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Continental Extreme Contact DWS
 
Approximate retail price:
$148.00
Summary: The Continental Extreme Contact DWS has a 50,000 mile tread wear warranty in our tested size, 225/40ZR18. This tire is suitable for many coupes, sedans and sport cars.
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About - Continental Extreme Contact DWS

The Continental Extreme Contact DWS is part of the tire test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, ultra high performance all season tire models like the Extreme Contact DWS are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


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

Dry handling:
Dry 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 cornering grip on our skidpad; and subjective steering feel.

Wet braking:
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
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 Extreme Contact DWS
info Treadwear warranty 50,000
info Speed rating Y
info UTQG treadwear 540
info UTQG traction A
info UTQG temperature A
info Size tested 225/40R18
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User Reviews - Continental Extreme Contact DWS
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4.0
A solid Ultra Performance All Season
3/12/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Ride comfort
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Noise After 30k Miles
Noisy After 30k On Them
Best Uses
Comment:
I'm not going to say these are the best tires...in the world. But they're far far (one more) FAR better than the Goodyear RS-A junk that came on my Mazda 3s. I've had them on the car since Nov. 2011 and have 40k miles on them. I'm replacing them now but mostly because I hit a pothole that put a bulge in the sidewall. If not for that I would keep them until next winter. Still feel very confident in dry and wet conditions.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
3.0
Thought they were great at first....
2/13/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Value
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Noise
Ride comfort
Tread life
Best Uses
Comment:
I replaced some Big O tires with these on my wife's RX330 for better handling in bad weather. They do a much better job on wet and snow covered roads. On dry I have noticed more noise and a firmer ride now that there are 20K+ miles on them. Tread life seams to be losing out, looks like they may last another 20k. I have kept them rotated and balanced and put nitrogen in them to see if it really is better. Price was pretty even with other tires. I will be switching to Michelins though, my wife took on a curb doing 40mph and lost. Two of them didn't survive and bubbled from the impact. A friend of mine has them on his WRX and they seem to be holding up better than mine did. I do recommend them for a lighter vehicle.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Excellent Tire..even in the snow!
2/8/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Excellent All-season Tire
Noise
Ride comfort
Value
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
A Bit Soft For Uhp Rating
Best Uses
Comment:
I'm very picky about my cars and tires. This is an excellent tire. Very smooth and quite and if I have a complaint it's that it is a bit too soft. Turn-in is a little slow and a bit spungy on my SUV's tall sidewalls. I looked at lower profile versions and the sidewalls are much stiffer so they may differ. No idea what's with CU's snow rating. After much snow driving this winter I can say they are impressive. Way above expectations in snow and for their nice ride. CU needs to review this.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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