The PureContact with EcoPlus Technology is Continental’s Grand Touring All-Season tire developed for the drivers of luxury performance sedans, sporty coupes and crossover vehicles. PureContact tires are designed to balance long wear, a comfortable ride and low rolling resistance with wet grip and all-season traction, even in light snow.

Featuring a silica-enhanced, all-season tread compound, the PureContact with EcoPlus Technology incorporates Continental’s Tg-F Polymers and +Silane additives to improve treadwear, fuel efficiency and traction on slippery roads. The compound is molded into a computer-optimized asymmetric tread design that reduces pattern noise while chamfered tread block edges enhance dry-road handling. Independent tread blocks are siped to provide additional biting edges while Continental’s Traction Grooves (vertical ridges in the circumferential grooves) promote three-dimensional snow-to-snow traction.

PureContact with EcoPlus Technology’s tread pattern features Tuned Performance Indicators — visible letters molded into the outboard shoulder to alert drivers of the tire’s potential performance in various weather conditions. A visible “DWS” indicates the tire has sufficient tread depth for dry conditions, as well as wet roads and light snow. After the “S” has worn away, the remaining “DW” indicates the tire only has sufficient tread depth for dry and most wet road conditions. And after the “W” and “S” have both worn away, the remaining “D” indicates the tire has appropriate tread depth for dry conditions only.

The tire’s internal structure features twin steel belts reinforced with spirally wound jointless polyamide to blend high-speed durability with ride uniformity. Continental’s ComfortRide Technology includes a cushioning layer of rubber to absorb vibrations caused by road surface irregularities. PureContact tires also feature weight-optimized construction to reduce weight and rolling resistance.

3 COMMENTS

  1. I purchased the tires because it had virtually identical ratings to the Michelins I had before, only at a lower cost. I would agree that they were very similar, except the Continentals were much noisier, had less of a “bite” in snow and they had a much shorter life. I got 55,000 miles out of the Michelins, but will need to replace the Continentals after 35,000 miles – making the Continentals by far more expensive per mile.

  2. This is the 3rd set of tires on my Cruze. And I can say, I will be buying these again! The original Firestone FR710 tires wore poorly, and had poor overall performance. The tires were replaced with Michelin Defenders which wore acceptably. I achieved 55,000 on. The tires were at 40% when replaced, however, they had poor wet traction and my MPG was suffering. These new tires ride better than any tire I have tested, they have superb traction, are extremely quiet, and return excellent MPG. My parents had a Passat TDI with these tires and it did extremely well in the snow with these tires.

  3. Bought these to replace OEM on my Prius. The performance of these tires was about as good as snow tires for winter traction at least for first 24K before fading. Tread wear is excellent. Mileage close to OEM. The road noise was good for the first several thousand miles, but then became progressively louder especially after 20,000 miles. I ended up buying snows when these go older, so now looking for something with less road noise. If you don’t need/use snow tires, then these tires are a great value.

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