Continental CrossContact LX 25 Review
One of our most recommended tires for crossovers and SUVs, the Continental CrossContact LX 25 will amplify many of your vehicle’s best traits.
- All-season grip
- Quiet ride
- Decently sporty
- Long tread life
- On the more expensive side
A premium touring tire, the CrossContact LX 25 is the perfect pairing for luxury utility vehicles and in most cases will improve non-premium models in almost every way.
It’s not designed to deliver any great sporty performance, but that said, it actually does offer reasonably nimble handling thanks to reinforced shoulder blocks. Each block section is joined together by a thin rib further towards the inside of the tire, allowing it to hold up well under heavy cornering loads.
Where this tire really shines is in offering an incredibly smooth and quiet ride while also offering some of the best all-weather grip out there. It’s no secret that all-season tires can often be a big disappointment in the snow and while we do still recommend a set of true winter tires if you live somewhere that needs them, the serrated tread blocks and extra biting edges on this tire give it more grip than you’d expect when the temperature drops or the snow begins to fall.
This tire also performs highly in wet weather, both in terms of handling and stopping capability.
As for the premium ride quality, the computer optimized tread compound is whisper quiet, while an extra absorption layer built into the tire beneath the tread helps soak up bumps incredibly well. This is particularly helpful on today’s premium utility vehicles with large wheels and low profile tires, which often results in stiffer ride quality.
In addition to this, the LX 25 is designed with Continental’s latest EcoPlus+ Technology tire compound which reduces rolling resistance to improve fuel economy, while still finding a balance between tread life and grip.
As for tread life, Continental backs the tire with either a 65,000 or 70,000 mile tread life warranty which is on the higher side of what you can expect for a tire of this capability.
Extremely highly rated by consumers, we did rate price in the Cons column above, but that’s really just so we can try to provide some objectivity. It is a more expensive tire than many, but it’s priced similarly to rivals from other tire one brands and outshines those easily.
All said, for what you get, this tire is a fantastic option and should be at the top of your shopping list no matter what utility vehicle you own.
Continental CrossContact LX 25 Price
Pricing for the Continental CrossContact LX 25 ranges from roughly $150 to $250 per tire with sizes ranging from 16- to 22-inches.
Continental CrossContact LX 25 Warranty
Continental backs the CrossContact LX 25 with a 70,000 mile tread life warranty for H and T speed rated tires and a 65,000 mile warranty for V speed rated tires.
In addition to a 60 day satisfaction guarantee, a standard limited warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship with a free replacement tire during the first 2/32-inch of tread wear or first year of ownership, whichever comes first. After that point and until six years from the date of purchase, defective tires will be replaced on a pro rated basis.
Continental also backs its tires with a Total Confidence plan that includes three years of roadside assistance for a flat tire change or a tow of up to 150 miles. Plus there’s even a Road Hazard warranty to cover incidents in the first 2/32-inch of tread wear.
Continental CrossContact LX 25 Sizes
Is the Continental CrossContact LX 25 Good in Snow?
With a tread pattern that’s designed to maximize grip in inclement weather, with heavy siping and a lot of added edges for grip, the CrossContact LX25 does better than most all-season tires in snow. However, it’s still an all-season and grip is limited when the temperature drops and the tread hardens up. If you live somewhere with snow, we recommend proper winter tires.