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Continental PureContact[V] Tire

 
Approximate retail price:
$145
Summary:

V 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: V-speed rated tires
About - Continental PureContact[V]

The Continental PureContact[V] is part of the tire test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, performance all season tire models like the PureContact[V] 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[V]
info Speed rating V
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[V]
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5.0
Improved snow traction!
1/13/2015
Pros
Braking
Noise
Ride comfort
Winter traction
Cons
Value
Best Uses
Comment:
I replaced the Hankook tires on my 2012 Sonata at 28,000 miles. The original tires were not worn out, but those tires were terrible in snow! These tires have improved winter traction beyond my expectations. They ride well & are no noisier than the Hankooks were. I wish I had purchased these tires sooner. I felt like these tires were very expensive, however I rarely keep cars long enough to replace tires and this was my first time buying 18 tires.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Superb in rainy weather
12/19/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Noise
Ride comfort
Wet grip
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Really grip the road in rain (and dry pavement) and brake well in wet and dry conditions. I look forward to updating this review after some driving in snow. I replaced Yokohama S3 tires with the Pure contacts after reading CR's review of tire and am pleased so far. Tires look very sleek on my Sonata, too.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
UpDatE
9/17/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Tread life
Value
Wet grip
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I now have close to 21k miles on my Continental PureContact V rated Eco`s and they have been wonderful.<br />Summer months i`m averaging 26.8-28.6 mpg driving back and forth to work and 32 mpg straight highway on my Legacy with these tire`s running 2lbs ABOVE car specs (34psi) (Winter 25.3-26.7/ 30hwy mpg)<br />These tires are great in rain ,good in snow and overall good quiet smooth ride. I wish they made a size to go on my truck!!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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