The CrossContact LX is Continental’s Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season tire developed to help crossovers, sport utility vehicles and light-duty pickup trucks perform on the highway and in light off-road conditions. The CrossContact LX is designed to reduce noise and rolling resistance* while enhancing ride comfort and all-season traction, even in light snow.

The CrossContact LX molds Continental’s Tri-net silica tread compound into an asymmetric tread design that delivers all-season handling and traction. Its notched outboard shoulder supported by a continuous circumferential rib promotes on-road steering response, straight-line stability and ride comfort. Three rows of independent central tread blocks featuring interlocking sipes enhance traction in light snow while four broad circumferential grooves feature a tapered profile (widening at the tread surface) to enhance hydroplaning resistance and reduce the possibility of tire damage from stones becoming caught in the tread design. Continental’s Acoustic Alterra Technology, derived from the study of sound over all surfaces, helps reduce road noise.

The tire’s internal structure includes twin steel belts to provide strength on top of a polyester cord body that helps cushion the ride. All sizes of the CrossContact LX come with a flanged lower sidewall to help reduce the possibility of curb damage to expensive wheels.

*Specific sizes featuring low rolling resistance technology are identified as such on the Sizes tab, as well as on the tire’s Specs tab.


  1. Down to close to the wear bars for a “70,000” mile tire after only 34,000. Back to Michelin! How can people post reviews after so few miles? Tire Rack should have a minimum experiencer, say 15,000 miles…..after the honeymoon?

  2. These tires came standard on our 2015 Rav4 AWD. Just did a tire rotation and am slightly disappointed at the tread depth. The front tires I just put on the back have about 3/32 and the rears I put to the front have about 4/32 left on them. I expect to get them through this winter and summer of 2019 but next winter they will probably need to be replaced. That will be about 9,000 miles from now so the car will have about 44,000 miles on it. So its average for tread wear. On a different car I had multiple sets make it to 60,000+ miles so these are average.

  3. Continental CrossContact 225/65/R17 came OEM on my 2016 Toyota Rav4. All maintenance appointments were kept and tires were rotated on schedule. My Toyota dealer said the tires were worn-out ar 19,0000 miles and needed to be replaced. They wouldn’t even rotate them, as per the maintenance schedual, because they said there was no point in doing so, anyway. They said that ‘sometimes some tires will just wear fast’. The Toyota Service Representative said Toyota won’t do anything about it but said they would contact the manufacturer…I haven’t heard back from either.

  4. Even on a dry road the tires tend to understeer excessively on sharp corners. The equivalent Michelin tires are so much better offering better traction and steering response.

  5. I changed them today, they lasted 5 years and 43K miles. Thread was already 4/32. Only got one puncture, and years later it was losing air through the repaired zone, so it couldn’t be repaired again. Replaced them with the hankook synergy PT 737, due to far better pricing and great reviews.

  6. Good performing noisy tire. Worn out after 34000 miles only, despite 2 tire rotations and regular pressure checks. Driven mostly on hilly highways in northwestern South Carolina. Was expecting better from Continental.


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