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Continental PureContact[H]
 
Approximate retail price:
$135
Summary: H speed rated performance all season tires are suited to many family cars. This tire has a 70,000 mile tread wear warranty.
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Type: H-speed rated tires
About - Continental PureContact[H]

The Continental PureContact[H] is part of the tire test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, performance all season tire models like the PureContact[H] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Dry braking:
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Wet braking:
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Handling:
Handling includes how well the tires gripped in an avoidance maneuver involving a swerve into the left lane and back into the right lane; dry and wet cornering grip; and subjective steering feel.
About This Brand

Continental is in a distant fourth place in North American and global sales, behind Goodyear, Bridgestone, and Michelin. Still, it offers a full complement of original and replacement tires. The Germany-based Continental Corporation is a top automotive supplier of brake systems and various vehicle components, in addition to tires. The U.S. tire operations have headquarters in Lancaster County, S.C. The company sells the Continental and General tire brands. In the past, General has shined for light-truck tires in our testing.

Features & Specs - Continental PureContact[H]
info Speed rating H
info Treadwear warranty 70,000
info UTQG treadwear 640
info UTQG traction A
info UTQG temperature A
info Size tested 215/60R16
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User Reviews - Continental PureContact[H]
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4.0
Worked well Summer and winter
11/18/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Safe Tires Are Worth It
Tread life
Value
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Bought based on CR review. Installed in Oct. 2013 on my 2010 Prius. As the snow hit they did well and would up using them all year even though I also have a set of Michelin X-ICE xi2 on separate wheels. Reasonably quiet, good feel and performance. My annual mileage excedes 40,000 and tires are critical. My son bought a set for his '08 Prius and he liked them. Just bought another set to be ready when the current set is worn out. Slightly lower MPG than the Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max that came with my car.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Very pleased with purchase
11/3/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Wet grip
Cons
Na
Best Uses
Comment:
I replaced my Subaru OEM tires with this set. These tires ride very well and are very quiet in comparison to the OEM tires. I have only had them a month but I am very pleased.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Great in Snow and Wet Conditions
6/24/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Value
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I replaced Pirelli P6s on my Audi A4Q with the PureContacts on a snowy day and immediately noticed the difference in traction. By the time the tires were on and I drove away from the tire dealer, the roads were even more snow covered but the Contis felt more secure than the old P6s. While not the quietest tires around, it was still relatively quiet and the ride was superb. I noticed slightly more lean on cornering but only if done in a fairly aggressive speed. Otherwise I was very happy with them. In fact, I sold my A4 and got an older Acura TL, and am about buy a set of the Contis for the TL as well.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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