The TrueContact is Continental’s Standard Touring All-Season tire developed for coupes, sedans, inivans and crossover vehicles. Featuring Continental’s EcoPlus Technology to help conserve fuel, extend treadwear and maintain wet braking grip, TrueContact tires are designed to provide all-season traction in dry, wet and wintry conditions, as well as in light snow.

Continental TrueContact
TrueContact tires use an all-season tread compound that features Continental’s Tg-F Polymers and +Silane additives to improve treadwear, fuel efficiency and traction on slippery roads. The compound is molded into a symmetric design that provides continuous tread contact with the road to enhance steering response and handling while three wide circumferential grooves promote hydroplaning resistance and wet traction. Siped intermediate tread blocks and Continental’s Traction Grooves (vertical ridges in the circumferential grooves) provide additional biting edges to promote three-dimensional snow-to-snow traction.

The tire’s internal structure includes twin steel belts reinforced with spirally wound jointless polyamide that stabilizes the tread area to promote strength, treadwear and ride uniformity. Continental’s ComfortRide Technology includes a cushioning layer of rubber to absorb vibrations caused by road surface irregularities.


  1. Very disappointed with excssive tire wear. An 80,000 mile tire that is down to the wear bands at 33,000 miles and need to be replaced. The tread wear projections of 80,000 miles are pure fantasy……not just this brand.

  2. These tires are at least as good and/or better than any others I’ve ever had on any vehicle in all of the conditions I’ve thus far used them in. That includes some V-rated Michelin Pilots that I owned probably a decade ago on a similar Subaru that I thought were great then. Admittedly, I’m only rating these for non-winter use, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how well they stick in just about all weather. I drive some curvy, hilly roads and sometimes push the limits of the car in corners in ways that I probably shouldn’t, and I haven’t yet had a situation where they broke traction unexpectedly. When they do start to loosen their grip (which takes quite a lot), they do so consistently and predictably.I used these Continentals as replacements after the OEM tires that came with the vehicle (which were as horrible as I expected) wore out at maybe a total of 30K miles. I had about 40K miles on the car in total at the time, but I’m subtracting about 10K, since I use dedicated snow tires in the winter. I’ve put at least 10K miles on them (possibly pushing 15K) throughout a spring, summer, and fall in Western Massachusetts, and they barely show any wear yet. I know that they’re rated as a 100K tire. I don’t expect them to actually make it that far, but if I get maybe 80K miles on them before replacing them and they maintain most of their performance throughout that, I’ll call these a great buy, even if they did cost maybe 20% more than some other sets I’ve bought in the past. So far, I’m happy with them, and expecting to stay that way.

  3. After owning these for a little over 3 years and 39K miles, I will not likely purchase again. Not nearly the expected mileage. Otherwise, they are good, but I think they should be advertised for what they are, a good tire with moderate mileage expectations, not high mileage expectations.

  4. Total garbage. I’m convinced these tires are defective. Just had my 2nd flat tire, so that makes 2/4 tires that had defects in the side walls. In 15,000 miles, I can’t believe half the tires magically had structural failures in the sidewalls… both in about the same location close to the rim. This car is driven pretty conservatively. We aren’t slamming through potholes or rough roads with these tires. If you go with these, make sure you get the 2yr protection on them. So glad Tire Rack continues to take care of me on these junk tires. Next set of 4 tires for my vehicle won’t be Continentals.

  5. I’ve put 50,000 miles on these tires, I am a spirited driver, hard cornering sometimes. These tires have been awesome, I will have to replace them before winter, as the wear bars are not far away, I expect them to last 55k miles or so. I’ve rotated the tires a total of three times in that 50k miles. Tires don’t usually last this long for me. They have provided excellent wet, dry, snow, and ice traction. The sidewalls, while not super stiff, are predictable. Very comfortable tire, not noisy. I would definitely buy these again.

  6. This tire is excellent. I drive a modified mini-van with an additional 1000 lbs of extra weight and these tires are very responsive with handling the extra load. The vehicle stops quickly and has great traction in both the wet and dry. The noise is significantly reduced compared to the tires that they replaced. I’d recommend these to anyone who is looking for all season quality, although, I have not yet experienced driving these tires in snow or on ice.


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