Continental PureContact Tire Reviews – The Most Honest Review

By David Barlow
Last Updated: August 7, 2021
Continental PureContact review

Continental or Conti is a German automotive part manufacturing company. They are one of the pioneers in the industry as founded so early in 1871. Their products have been capturing the market for decades, and one of the ubiquitous products is the PureContact tire. 

In 2012, Continental Tire released a premium model, the PureContact. This tire was an all-season tire that made the world go around the buzz. 

Tests and reviews about this tire, since it got introduced, have been taking over the internet. So, let’s explore our Continental PureContact tire review based on actual user experiences.

Several special traits are featured in this tire. The first is that it has a fairly deep tread design. This design is for the multi-purposes that the tire will serve as it adds to the product’s flexibility in different weather conditions. 

The application of Continental’s Eco Plus technology on the thread improves fuel efficiency, which will be beneficial over time for users’ budgets. 

The second is the visual Tuned Performance Indicators, which have the three letters DWS on the outer layer of the tire. These letters signal how much the tire is worn and what environment you should use it in. 

If you find the letter S (snow) faded from the tread, then you’ll know that the tire has lost its optimal grip in snowy weather. And D (dry) and W (wet) work in the same principle.  

Thirdly,  the brand uses ComfortRide technology that absorbs vibration with additional cushioning rubber placed inside the tire. This advancement promises users the most comfortable ride, bump-free, and quiet.  

And above are all the features specialized in Continental PureContact. Let’s sum up some of the main pros and cons. 

Continental PureContact Reviews: Pros And Cons

Pros
  • Compatible with different environments
  • Smart DWS system to indicate lifespan and suitable condition Good grip
  • Comfortable and quiet
  • Sharp and confident handling
  • Fuel-efficient
Cons
  • Frankly, no shortcomings

Tire Drive Test

In our opinion, this PureContact tire is a well-rounded performer that will satisfy most drivers with its on-road manners. 

We have tested it on various road conditions and concluded that it excels in light and heavy snow environments and performs strongly in wet and crisp handling in dry with very good traction.  

Some reviews state that the deep tread is not suitable for snow weather, for the cram of snow makes it too slippery to operate, and drivers might lose control. 

But subjectively, we found no problems driving in this condition. There were one or two slips here and there but never were we out of control of the steering wheel. 

Upon further research, some articles indicate that crammed snow in the tread helps hug the road better due to the traction between the snow itself, and we think that is what happens here. 

The DWS indicators are very visual and helpful, and after 10,000 miles of road, they all remain perfectly intact on our tires. 

It would have been a pity if we didn’t mention the visual Alignment Indicators that help with signals for proper alignment. As we see, there are no tilted tires or anything out of the ordinary, and there is even wear on the tires.  

We find the tires are very comfortable and easy to handle. The noise is minimum, even though we don’t think that its ComfortRide technology has much to offer. In our opinion, noise is rather dictated by the compound of the material than some extra cushions. 

We also have high expectations for the number of miles we’ll get from these tires (roughly 80,000 to 90,000 miles). According to many types of research and experiments, we are aware of the reasonable distance that these tires are capable of, and from our experiences, these researches are very probable.

Overall, the Continental PureContact is a legit all-season tire worth your bucks, and we appreciate Continental Tire for putting a lot of thought into making this product.

Treadlife Warranty:6 Years / 70,000 Miles (1)  Half mileage for rear if different size than front
Uniformity Warranty:1 Year / first 2/32″ of wear (1)
Workmanship & Materials Warranty:6 Years / Free replacement first year, 2/32″ or 25% of wear, then prorated until 2/32″ remaining depth
Manufacturer’s Road Hazard Warranty:1 Year / first 2/32″ of wear
Manufacturer Special Warranty:60-day satisfaction (1), 3-yr flat changing
Additional Information:(1) Repair voids warranty (2) Whichever comes 1st,purchase 4 exchange for another set of Conti.

15″16″
195/65R15205/55R16215/55R16
205/60R16215/60R16
205/65R16
17″18″
205/50R17235/45R17225/45R18235/55R18
215/50R17235/50R17215/50R17245/40R18
215/55R17235/55R17215/55R17245/45R18
225/45R17245/45R17225/45R17245/50R18
225/50R17245/50R17
225/55R17
19″20″
245/40R19255/45R19245/45R20

PureContact prices range approximately from $119.99 – $227.99Tire Buyer

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PureContact Ratings By Consumer

PureContact Ratings By Consumer
Dry
93%
Wet
93%
Snow
83%
Comfort
83%
Noise
97%
Treadwear
90%

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    Ace

    There is no need to spend extra to replace the OE Michelin’s in my 2017 Chrysler Pacifica eHybrid minivan. They were significantly cheaper and I found them to be comparable in comfort and handling to the Michelins after more than 1500 miles. The eco technology tread material seems to be very effective. My EV mileage has not been affected. Although I have never driven Continentals before now, I am a huge fan. In the near future, I will replace the OE tires on my Toyota Avalon with Continentals.

    August 4, 2021

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    Romeo

    These ContiProContact’s were replaced on my Rabbit by the same set that I had on my Honda Crosstour. They have been great on my Honda. They are quiet, easy to use in Florida rain, and can withstand 50,000 miles of wear. This is especially important on Florida’s hot roads.

    May 24, 2021

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    Ross

    My 2016 Civic Touring came with the OEM Firestone FT140s. The Continental PureContact replaced them. I was sick of listening to the ABS chatter in Boston during winter and wanted better winter traction. These tires are worth it! They’ve covered 300 miles so far. I can only comment on winter performance, but I can tell you that I noticed a significant improvement in road comfort and wet/dry handling when I replaced my Saab 96’s bias ply tires with radials in 1967. Although it is probably an exaggeration, the FT140s made driving the Civic much more enjoyable. It was also less tiring than before. Any Civic owner who drives on FT140s will probably agree with me. One thing that I cannot confirm from the reviews is a decrease in road noise. Although I think I have the audio set to a click or two lower, I can’t be certain. I find this strange, as the FT140s are noisy tires. My aging ears may not be able to hear the road frequencies as well as the frequencies that I listen to. Civics are notorious for being quite loud. I would guess that YMMV applies to all tires, makes and models. Although it’s useful to hear the opinions of other drivers, honestly, while I can be certain that some tires are louder than others, I don’t believe subjective audio measures should be taken. It begs the question: Has anyone actually done any proper research on it?

    May 13, 2021

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    Jaylin

    It was changed from ContiProContact SR on my 2014 BMW 320i xDrive. 1. Comfort and noise -> It’s so much better. It’s great. 2. MPG -> slightly decreased on highway, but improved in the city. Grip on dry roads -> slightly decreased 4. Grip on wet roads -> slightly improved 5. Grip on snow -> quite disappointing. It’s still a fair performance, but not as good as ContiProContact 6. Tread life -> It’s still a question mark, but it looks good for now. 7. Driving performance -> this is something you would not do if you were a racer.

    April 16, 2021

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    Miguel

    The Rabbit is a pleasure to drive on wet surfaces, but it was able to go on rails previously. The tires are too soft for turns and lack confidence. The car feels under-steered on high speed turns such as the off-ramps of the interstate. I feel like the car is accelerating more. It is fun to drive the Rabbit at a zippy 5 speed. It’s not as much fun right now.

    September 5, 2020

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    Robert

    Extremely satisfied! These tires were a direct comparison to 4 other top tires. They were very affordable and performed as promised. They are great in the dry and amazing in the wet. I don’t know if they have snow traction, but I do run them during New England winters.

    June 1, 2020

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Hi everyone, I’m David (Tireguy). I believe that finding tires can lead to a lot of confusion and frustration for almost every driver. That’s why I would like to bring my experiences and knowledges to develop World Tire Review blog, it will give people a deeper understanding of what choosing the right tire is really like!