Continental Control Contact Touring A/S Review

The Continental Control Contract Touring A/S is a promising all-season tire that delivers outstanding comfort and performance for sedans, coupes, minivans, and crossovers. 

The tire is quite similar to the TrueContact as far as the tread pattern. It also shares the same UTQG rating and warranty. The main difference between the two tires is that the ControlContact features a five-rib pattern, which ensures a more comfortable driving experience than the TrueContact’s four-rib pattern. Check out the difference between ControlContact and ContiProContact by reading our Continental ContiProContact Review.

TIRE REVIEW 

 

Control Contact Touring A/S
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Bottom Line The Continental Control Contract Touring A/S is a promising all-season tire that delivers outstanding comfort.
Pros Extremely smooth and comfortable ride quality and it offers excellent traction on dry and wet surfaces.
Cons Doesn’t deliver reliable traction in deep snow
Tire sizes 17” and 16”, 15”, 14”.
Price range Starts from approximately $85.
Warranty 90,000 miles.

Should you invest in the Continental Control Contact Touring A/S tire, especially if you already own the TrueContact? This review attempts to address that very question. Read our other reviews like the Review of Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 also our PureContact Continental Review as well as the Review of Continental TerrainContact A/T.

Continental ControlContact Touring A/S (Our Review)

Overall Assessment

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Like the Continental TrueContact, the ControlContact features a tread compound that utilizes Tg-F polymers as well as silane additives to deliver superior traction on all sorts of terrain, be it dry or wet, so you’re guaranteed excellent overall handling. 

The ControlContact also features full-depth sipes that offer a biting edge for enhanced grip on wet and snowy surfaces. The sipes do a great job of reducing the stopping distance as well. 

One of the features that help set this tire apart from other competitors is the comfort band that’s found around the tire. It sits between the tread and the steel belts, aiding in absorbing impacts resulting from driving over obstacles and ensuring a more comfortable ride quality. 

Compared to other touring all-season tires, the ControlContact Touring A/S truly shines in the comfort department. It’s also priced notably lower than other competitors in its class. The only issue with this tire is the lack of traction in deep snow, which is common amongst all-season tires. After all, this isn’t a winter-specific tire. Check out other Continental tires in special Continental Tire Reviews.

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Pros:

  • Extremely smooth and comfortable ride quality 
  • Offers excellent traction on dry and wet surfaces
  • Performs adequately in light to moderate snow
  • Tread compound is made from quality materials

Cons:

  • Doesn’t deliver reliable traction in deep snow

Vehicles That Can Use Continental ControlContact Touring A/S

The ControlContact Touring A/S is designed for drivers of all types of coupes, sedans, minivans, and crossovers. Below is a list of the most popular vehicles compatible with the ControlContact Touring A/S.

  • Ford: Focus, Fusion, Taurus   
  • Honda: Accord, Civic, Odyssey    
  • Kia: Optima, Soul, Forte   
  • Volkswagen: Passat, Jetta 
  • Dodge: Grand Caravan, Avenger, Caliber   
  • Mitsubishi: Lancer, Galant   
  • Nissan: Cube, Versa, Altima, Sentra
  • Subaru: Impreza, Legacy   
  • Chevrolet: Cobalt, Malibu, Impala   
  • Toyota: Avalon, Corolla, Prius, Camry, Sienna

Sizes and Specs

SizeAvailable Specs
14 Inches185 /65 R14 86T SL BSW
15 Inches185 /60 R15 84T SL BSW
185 /65 R15 88T SL BSW
195 /60 R15 88T SL BSW
195 /65 R15 91T SL BSW
205 /65 R15 94T SL BSW
215 /65 R15 96T SL BSW
16 Inches205 /55 R16 91T SL BSW
205 /60 R16 92T SL BSW
215 /60 R16 95T SL BSW
215 /65 R16 98T SL BSW
225 /60 R16 98T SL BSW
225 /65 R16 100T SL BSW
235 /65 R16 103T SL BSW
17 Inches215 /60 R17 96T SL BSW
215 /65 R17 99T SL BSW
225 /55 R17 97T SL BSW
225 /60 R17 99T SL BSW
225 /65 R17 102T SL BSW
235 /65 R17 104T SL BSW

Prices

The Continental ControlContact Tour A/S is listed at a starting price of around $85, which is very reasonable considering the tire’s capabilities. Further, it’s worth noting that you may find special offers such as discounts, rebates, and coupons. Bear in mind that the prices may vary from one dealer to another, and they’ll definitely vary depending on the size and specs you choose. 

Warranty

The ControlContact Tour A/S is backed by an impressive 90,000-mile tread warranty as well as a uniformity warranty that covers the first year of use or the first 2/32 inch of wear. Materials and workmanship are both covered for a period of 6 years, with free replacements during the period of uniformity. 

Feel free to check our other reviews such as the Review of Continental TrueContact Tour and Continental CrossContact LX20 Review.

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Continental ControlContact Touring A/S Tire Customer Review

Bruce C.says: “Amazing tires! I bought these bad boys back in 2015 and I have over 150,000 miles on them so far. They’re extremely long-lasting and comfortable. Highly recommended.”

Bruce C. posted 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5) review

Christian R. says: “I took the salesman’s advice and decided to buy a set of ControlContacts for my Ford Taurus. I have to say, I’m very impressed with their performance, especially when driving on wet roads.”

Christian R. posted 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5) review