Continental Tire Reviews

Updated 4/2/21

Continental Tire is one of the oldest and largest tire companies in the world. It is actually a German company, with U.S. headquarters in South Carolina. They also own the General Tire company. They provide the OEM tire for many German makes such as Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche. You will find that most of their tires have the word "Contact" in the name, and they have even trademarked them, for example, ExtremeContact™.

Touring All-Season

Continental TrueContact
4.7 out of 5 based on 57 user ratings as of 4/2/21.
The TrueContact is on our Best Tires list in the Touring category for cars and crossover vehicles. It is one of the best All-Season tires in light and deep snow situations, even though it is not a substitute for a true winter tire. However, if you can't or don't want to maintain a separate set of snow tires, the TrueContact is a great 4-season tire. Read all Continental TrueContact Reviews at TireBuyer

Grand Touring All-Season

Continental PureContact LS
4.4 out of 5 based on 34 user ratings as of 4/2/21.
Rated #1 performance tire pick for 2016 by Consumer Reports, due to excellent handling, dry/wet traction and hydroplaning resistance. Individual reviewers also report good wet traction and ride comfort. Continental also provides a long 70k mile warranty. Read all PureContact Reviews at TireBuyer

Continental ContiProContact
4.3 out of 5 based on 701 user ratings as of 10/27/18. We cannot recommend this tire. Some reviewers found they had to replace their tires earlier than expected due to faster than expected wear. We saw the same experience multiple times, with some reviewers stating that they rotated their tires as scheduled. The PureContact is a far better pick if it comes in your tire size. Read all ContiProContact Reviews at TireBuyer

Ultra High Performance All-Season

Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06
4.3 out of 5 based on 701 user ratings as of 10/27/18. The ExtremeContact DWS 06 has the best snow traction rating among UHP A/S tires at the Tire Rack, making this a fantastic choice for those who need a true 4-season tire on their performance vehicle. One negative is that the steering response/feel is not as good as other UHP A/S tires. Buyers should take note that numerous drivers have complained that the tires feel "squirmy" during aggressive driving. Continental offers a 50k mile limited warranty. Read all DWS 06 Reviews at TireBuyer

ExtremeContact DWS
4.7 out of 5 based on 420 user ratings as of 10/27/18. The original ExtremeContact DWS has been replaced by the DWS 06 - see above. You may still be able to order it in a few 20" sizes. Check ExtremeContact DWS availability at TireBuyer

Snow / Winter Tires

Continental WinterContact SI
4.6 out of 5 consumer rating based on 37 user ratings as of 10/27/18.

For 2017, we added the Continental WinterContact SI. A slightly different model not sold in the U.S., the WinterContact TS 860, was recently rated first place in both ADAC's 2017 winter tests as well as in German magazine Auto Bild's tests. Initial reviews of the WinterContact SI for sale in the U.S. are off to a decent start, though there are minor differences between the two Continental WinterContact models. The tread pattern is based on the same principle, though Continental has many marketing labels applied to the TS 860 (Cool Chili, Liquid Layer Drainage, Snow Curve+) that are not present in the marketing labels for the SI (PolarPlus+). Therefore, we aren't recommending the SI as one of our top tires, but it's worth considering given Continental's experience based in winters of Northern Europe.

Read reviews for the Continental WinterContact SI at

Max Performance Summer

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Light Truck / SUV Tire Reviews

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