The ContiCrossContact Winter has excellent traction and braking performance because of an advanced silica compound. Due to the optimised sipe concept with progressive sinus sipes, the stable outer shoulder guarantees outstanding characteristics on dry roads.The wide circumferential tread grooves for draining and flow optimised pattern carvings on the outer shoulder ensure high aquaplaning safety.
Excellent traction and braking on snow and ice. Engineered in Germany, Continental offers premium tyres with optimum braking performance and safety. Excellent traction and braking performance on snow and wet roads. Rated as 'recommended' by AutoBild in their winter tyre test 2013 for the dimension 215/65 R16 T/H
Exceptional braking and traction performance. Rows of siped tread blocks ensure outstanding braking and traction performance – even on wet surfaces.
Outstanding protection against aquaplaning. Wide lateral grooves and open shoulders allow excellent water absorption and expulsion. This offers optimal protection against aquaplaning.
Especially good directional stability and smooth performance. Three circumferential offset staggered blocks enter the road surface smoothly and progressively. This results in exceptional directional stability and extremely smooth and quiet running performance for an all-terrain tire.
Excellent traction and braking performance on snow
Outstanding handling on snow-covered and dry roads
High protection against aquaplaning
Quiet and low rolling resistance
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm. This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow. Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.
Continental ContiCrossContact Winter tyre review
Average based on 13 test results
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18.08.2019fromSandy Whetton Extremely good- very good tyre that always makes you feel safe . Unbelievable longevity- this is my second set having replaced after 43500 miles! ( and they were all still within the legal limit)
03.10.2015fromMel Baker great service. They were the only people who provided this tyre. Was delivered and fitted in 2 days.
09.04.2013fromJ. Howell Probably the WORST tires I ever had in any of my cars. From 4X4 (Japanese, Americans, British and the Military Portuguese UMM) to 3.5T Pick-Ups (from the company I run) or sportive ones (Porsche, Mazda, BMW). Expensive tires, they were DANGEROUS since the beginning with Aquaplane, Ice and Snow. A Nightmare in MUD! Besides noisy and, after 10.000 Kms they already were with half of the drawing. NEVER AGAIN! Michelin or Bridgestone. Not BFGoodrich just because they get dead quite fast too. And they are now expensive (more than the other two brands) without explanation. A last detail, my driving it's Scandinavian style: calm, secure and saving mechanic and fuel.