Continental TrueContact Tour Review
Continental’s longest-lasting all-season tire is designed to deliver a premium ride and excellent grip in varied environments for miles and miles.
- Wet weather grip
- Excellent warranty
- Quiet and comfortable
- Sold price for a premium tire
- Dry weather performance isn’t amazing
Known as a touring performance tire, the TrueContact Tour is designed to deliver excellent dry weather grip, wet weather traction and the comfort and quietness you’d expect of a tier-one tire brand. It delivers in all these categories except maybe one.
Using an unconventional four tread rib design, as opposed to five ribs, its lacking a continuous center tread section that is normally designed to deliver excellent turn-in response. Helping to overcome this re the tire’s shoulder tread blocks which, if you look closely, you’ll notice are actually joined together in sections of three. As a result, the tire has fantastic stability when pushed in the corners. We don’t suspect most drivers will see any issue with overall handling, but there is some room for improvement.
In every other way, this tire really delivers. The three large circumferential grooves easily evacuate water, aided deep swooshes in the center section to force water away. Continental claims best-in-class braking performance for this tire!
Generous siping and plenty of biting edges, particularly on the interior tread sections, also allow for better grip in snow than most all-seasons.
The tire makes use of Continental’s QuickView Indicators. These little D, W and S squares stamped on the tread itself let you know how the tire is performing. Standing for Dry, Wet and Snow, once one of them wears away, the tire is no longer optimal for use in those conditions.
As a premium tire it’s filled with additional benefits. TheTrueContact Tour makes used of Continental’s EcoPlus technology which includes Tg-F polymers in the tread compound to reduce rolling resistance and save you money at the pump and, therefore, reduces CO2 emissions. It also helps extend the tire’s life, allowing it to be paired with an impressive mileage warranty (see below)
Beyond all this, it’s both extremely quiet and exceptionally comfortable. With that mileage rating and a very attractive price point, this tire comes highly recommended.
Continental TrueContact Tour Price
Pricing for the Continental TrueContact Tour varies from roughly $90 per tire up to approximately $190 per tire.
Continental TrueContact Tour Warranty
Continental backs the TrueContact Tour with a 70,000 mile tread life warranty for V speed rated tires and an 80,000 mile warranty for T and H speed rated tires. It also comes backed by Continental’s Total Confidence Plan which includes a 60 day satisfaction guarantee, 12 months of road hazard protection (within the first 2/32-inch tread wear) and a free flat tire change (or 150-mile tow) for the first 35 months of ownership.
Continental TrueContact Tour Sizes
Is the Continental TrueContact Tour Good in Snow?
As far as all-season tires go, we rate the TrueContact Tour as above average when it comes to winter grip. We still recommend proper winter tires if you live somewhere with snow, however, the heavy siping and biting edges on the tread mean it grips better than most.