Continental PureContact Review

Released in September 2012, the Continental PureContact revolutionized the fuel-efficient tires market with Continental’s Eco Plus technology and its all-season tread compound. 

The tire was designed to deliver reliable year-round traction and excellent handling capabilities. It’s actually one of the most comfortable and quiet tires released by Continental, not to mention being extremely fuel-efficient. 

In this review, we cover everything you need to know about the Continental PureContact, from its sizes and specs to its pricing and warranty, so you should definitely stick around. Check out our Reviews of the Continental Tire to find more Continental tires.



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Bottom Line The Continental PureContact revolutionized the fuel-efficient tires market with Continental’s Eco Plus technology and its all-season tread compound.
Pros Responsive steering and braking capabilities and reliable performance on all types of terrain
Cons Performance in deep snow can be improved
Tire sizes 20″, 19″, 18”, 17″, 16”and 15″
Price range Starts from approximately $109.
Warranty 70,000 miles or 6-year warranty.

Continental PureContact (Our Review)

Overall Assessment

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There’s a lot to like and virtually nothing to dislike about the PureContact, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it’s one of the most popular all-season touring tires on the market today. 

Whether you’re driving on sun-scorched or snow engulfed ground, the PureContact will deliver superior traction and complete stability. No matter how fast you’re going, you’ll enjoy complete control, sharp steering, and crisp cornering. In addition, the PureContact’s braking capabilities are as reliable as can be. 

We feel the need to point out, however, that this isn’t a winter-specific tire, meaning that even though it delivers an admirable performance in snow, it’s not going to outperform a winter tire, so you should consider using it in light snow rather than deep snow. 

Consider checking the other types of Contact tires by reading the Review of Control Contact Touring Continental and also Continental DWS06 ExtremeContact Review.

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If you’re concerned about the environment or looking to limit fuel costs without compromising comfort or control, the Continental PureContact is right up your alley

You don’t have to worry about durability with this tire, as it utilizes high-quality polymers for its tread construction. Not only that, but it’s backed by a sweet 70,000-mile tread guarantee. You just can’t lose with this tire. 


  • Reliable performance on all types of terrain
  • Responsive steering and braking capabilities
  • Does an excellent job of reducing fuel costs
  • Provides a comfortable and quiet experience
  • Backed by a solid 70,000-mile tread warranty


  • Performance in deep snow can be improved

Vehicles That Can Use Continental PureContact

The Continental PureContact is designed mainly for sedans, coupes, crossovers, and minivans. Vehicles that don’t belong to the above-stated categories aren’t compatible with the Continental PureContact

Below is a list of some of the most popular PureContact-compatible vehicles. Just note that the list below isn’t the complete list of vehicles that are compatible with the PureContact. 

  • Chevrolet: Cobalt, Cruze, Malibu, Impala
  • BMW: 135i, 330i 
  • Honda: Civic, Insight, Accord, CR-V
  • Nissan: Cube, Altima, Versa, Maxima, Leaf
  • Volkswagen: Touareg, Jetta, Passat
  • Kia: Rondo, Optima
  • Dodge: Grand Caravan, Nitro, Neon
  • Ford: Focus, Taurus, Mustang, Fusion 
  • Subaru: Legacy, Impreza WRX, Outback 
  • Toyota: Camry, Prius, Sienna  Avalon

Sizes and Specs

SizeAvailable Specs
15 Inches195/65R15 91H BW
16 Inches205/55R16 91V BW
205/55R16 91H BW
205/60R16 92H BW
205/60R16 92V BW
205/65R16 95H BW
215/55R16 97H BW
215/60R16 95V BW
215/60R16 95H BW
17 Inches205/50R17 93V BW
215/50R17 95V BW
215/55R17 94V BW
225/45R17 91H BW
225/45R17 91V BW
225/50R17 98V BW
225/55R17 97V BW
235/45R17 94H BW
235/50R17 96V BW
235/55R17 99H BW
245/45R17 99V BW
245/50R17 99V BW
18 Inches225/45R18 91V BW
225/60R18 100H BW
235/45R18 94V BW
235/50R18 97V BW
235/55R18 100V BW
245/40R18 97V BW
245/45R18 100V BW
245/50R18 100V BW
19 Inches245/40R19 98V BW
255/45R19 100V BW
20 Inches245/45R20 99V BW


You’d expect the Continental PureContact to be somewhat expensive considering how the vast majority of fuel-efficient tires are, but quite frankly, the PureContact is priced reasonably, starting at around $109. The price will vary based on the size and specs you choose. 

You should also keep in mind that prices tend to vary from one dealer to another. Moreover, you might find discounts, coupons, rebates, and other special offers on the Continental PureContact

Feel free to compare prices reading our TerrainContact A/T Continental Review and also our Review Continental TrueContact Tour.


When it comes to backing products with superb warranties, Continental is second to none, and the PureContact is an excellent example of that, as it’s backed by a 70,000-mile or 6-year tread warranty. As far as the uniformity warranty, the PureContact is supported for one year or a treadwear of 2/32-inch.

Both the workmanship and materials are covered for up to 6 years. Further, the company offers free replacement for the first year or 2/23-inch of wear. For the rest of the warranty period, you get an apportioned amount. This also applies to the last 2/32-inch of wear. 

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One thing you keep in mind is that Continental cuts the mileage by half in the event of the rear being sized differently than the front.

And lastly, Continental offers a 60-day customer satisfaction trial period.

Review of CrossContact LX20 Continental and also our ContiProContact Continental Review are articles you should check.

Continental PureContact Tire Customer Review

Michael A. says: “Truly a perfect blend between comfort and sporty performance. I drive a 2010 Lincoln MKZ, and I couldn’t be happier with how quiet and comfortable these tires are. As far as fuel efficiency, I’m currently putting it to the test, but I’m very optimistic.”

Michael A. posted 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5) review

Arnold W. says: “Got around 78,000 miles out of my set of PureContacts. I could’ve gotten more mileage out of them, but I chose to replace them to ensure the safety of my family. I drive a 2015 Ford Focus.”

Arnold W. posted 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5) review