Continental CrossContact LX20 Review

Designed for trucks, crossovers and SUVs, the Continental CrossContact LX20 is for those who prioritize long tire life over performance. That’s not to say the tire doesn’t deliver solid traction, but it’s primary focus is on saving you money, both at the pump and by buying tires less often.

PROS

  • Long life
  • Impressive fuel economy
  • Decent on-road performance
  • Quiet ride

CONS

  • Treadwear warranty could be longer
  • Not a suitable off-road tire

FEATURES

The CrossContact LX20 makes use of what Continental calls its EcoPlus Technology, which is built into the tread’s design to deliver numerous benefits. Chief among those is treadwear, meaning these tires are guaranteed to last 70,000 miles – so expect even more.

In addition, both a quiet ride and a overall fuel economy are top reasons to buy this tire.

Impressively, the LX20 boasts strong wet weather traction (particularly when it comes to braking) and even some snow capability. The tire even features Continental’s Traction Groove Technology which allows to grab and hold snow, which helps the tire grip against snowy surfaces.

It is not, however, a certified winter tire, but an all-season with a Mud + Snow rating.

Despite it’s long-mileage claims, complaints of the tire wearing out early are common and the tire doesn’t come highly recommended by owners.

 

What Vehicles Will The Continental CrossContact LX20 Fit On?

  • Buick Enclave
  • Cadillac SRX
  • Chevrolet Tahoe, Traverse, Avalanche, Trailblazer
  • Dodge Nitro, Ram, Dakota
  • Ford Escape, F-150
  • GMC Sierra, Acadia, Envoy
  • Honda Element, Pilot
  • Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee, Wrangler
  • Kia Sorento
  • Land Rover Range Rover
  • Mercedes Benz GL450
  • Nissan Armada, Titan, Frontier, Murano
  • Saturn Outlook, Vue
  • Toyota 4Runner, Highlander, FJ Cruiser, Tacoma, Land Cruiser, Tundra
  • Volkswagen Touareg
  • Volvo XC90, XC60

Continental CrossContact LX20 Price

Extremely affordable for both the performance and long life, the CrossContact LX20 retails for $117 per tire to start. Retailers may sell for less.

Continental CrossContact LX20 Warranty

The CrossContact LX20 comes with a 70,000 mile limited treadwear warranty. While impressive, it’s about 10,000 miles short of the warranty from the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus.

However, these Contis come with the brand’s Total Confidence Plan which includes flat tire roadsize assistance that will change your tire and install a spare, or give you a tow for up to 150 miles. If your tire is destroyed due to a road hazard in the first 12 months, Continental will replace it free of charge. And if you’re not happy with your tires after the first 60 days of ownership, you can return them for a refund.

Continental CrossContact LX20 Sizes

16-inch tires

235/75R16
245/75R16
265/75R16
215/70R16
225/70R16
235/70R16
245/70R16
265/70R16
235/65R16
255/65R16

17-inch tires

245/70R17
265/70R17
265/70R17
225/65R17
235/65R17
235/65R17
245/65R17
255/65R17
265/65R17
265/65R17
60 275/60R17

18-inch tires
255/70R18
265/70R18
235/65R18
255/65R18
265/65R18
275/65R18
235/60R18
245/60R18
265/60R18
275/60R18
255/55R18

19-inch tires
255/60R19
245/55R19
255/50R19

20-inch tires
275/60R20
275/55R20
285/50R20
285/45R22