A skillful balance of luxury and all-season performance with improved treadwear, increased fuel efficiency, a comfortable ride and best-in-class wet braking.The PureContact is an all-season tire designed for drivers who desire the luxury of a smooth, quiet ride combined with fuel efficeincy and the safety of best-in-class wet braking.

Continental's ComfortRide Technology reduces noise by absorbing vibrations caused by the road while EcoPlus Technology offers savings at the gas pump and safety on the road with enhanced tread grip, even in rain and snow. For peace and quiet inside, and peace of mind outside.

  • Tread compound with Tg-F polymers and +Silane additives for long wear, fuel economy, and powerful traction
  • Computer-optimized asymmetric tread pattern promotes a quiet, luxurious ride
  • Chamfered tread block edges for precise handling on dry roads
  • Tuned performance indicators let you know when it’s time to replace the tire
  • Twin steel belts reinforced with polyamide for uniformity and durability
  • ComfortRide Technology soaks up bumps in the road for a smooth ride
  • Weight-optimized construction helps improve fuel economy

Detailed Information

Type and Size
Tire Model
Continental PureContact
Car Type
All Season
Rim Diameter
15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 "
195 / 205 / 215 / 225 / 235 / 245 / 255 mm
Aspect Ratio
40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 %
Special Features
Mud and Snow
Extra Load
Speed and Load
Speed Index
H (max 130 mph) ... V (max 149 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)

Continental PureContact Sizes & Specifications

Rim Model Size Index Features
R15 195/65 R15 91H 195/65 R15 91H
R16 205/55 R16 91H 205/55 R16 91H
R16 205/55 R16 91V 205/55 R16 91V
R16 205/60 R16 92H 205/60 R16 92H
R16 205/60 R16 92V 205/60 R16 92V
R16 205/65 R16 95H 205/65 R16 95H
R16 215/55 R16 97H 215/55 R16 97H
R16 215/60 R16 95H 215/60 R16 95H
R16 215/60 R16 95V 215/60 R16 95V
R17 205/50 R17 93V 205/50 R17 93V
R17 215/50 R17 95V 215/50 R17 95V
R17 215/55 R17 94V 215/55 R17 94V
R17 225/45 R17 91H 225/45 R17 91H
R17 225/45 R17 91V 225/45 R17 91V
R17 225/50 R17 98V 225/50 R17 98V
R17 225/55 R17 97V 225/55 R17 97V
R17 235/45 R17 94H 235/45 R17 94H
R17 235/50 R17 96V 235/50 R17 96V
R17 235/55 R17 99H 235/55 R17 99H
R17 245/45 R17 99V 245/45 R17 99V
R17 245/50 R17 99V 245/50 R17 99V
R18 225/45 R18 91V 225/45 R18 91V
R18 225/60 R18 100H 225/60 R18 100H
R18 235/45 R18 94V 235/45 R18 94V
R18 235/50 R18 97V 235/50 R18 97V
R18 235/55 R18 100V 235/55 R18 100V
R18 245/40 R18 97V 245/40 R18 97V
R18 245/45 R18 100V 245/45 R18 100V
R18 245/50 R18 100V 245/50 R18 100V
R19 245/40 R19 98V 245/40 R19 98V
R19 255/45 R19 100V 255/45 R19 100V
R20 245/45 R20 99V 245/45 R20 99V

Amazon Reviews Continental PureContact

Questions and Answers

  • Aug 30, 2018

    Tested: The Best Keep Getting Better in Grand Touring All-Season | Tire Rack

    The "jack-of -all-trades" Grand Touring All-Season tires aren't as proficient in the (warm) dry or wet as a Max Performance Summer tire or as capable in ice and snow as a dedicated winter tire. But the best in class continue to improve and expand the performance envelope in all directions.

  • Aug 01, 2018 Best in Grand Touring All-Season

    1. 100 Vredestein Quatrac 5
      Dry Performance Noise Wet Performance Comfort Treadwear Winter / Snow Performance
    2. 96 Michelin Premier A/S
      Wet Performance Dry Performance Comfort Noise Deep Snow Mud Light Snow
    3. 95 Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus
      Wet Performance Dry Performance Comfort Noise
    4. 92 BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport
      Treadwear Wet Performance Dry Performance Noise
    5. 92 Continental PureContact
      Wet Performance Dry Performance Deep Snow Light Snow
    6. 92 General Altimax RT43
      Wet Performance Dry Performance Noise
    7. 90 Cooper CS5 Ultra Touring
      Wet Performance Dry Performance Comfort Value
    8. 89 Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring
      Wet Performance Dry Performance Comfort
    9. 89 Michelin Primacy MXV4
      Wet Performance Dry Performance Comfort Noise
    10. 88 Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus
      Treadwear Wet Performance Dry Performance Comfort Winter / Snow Performance
    11. 88 Riken Raptor HR
      Treadwear Dry Performance Comfort Winter / Snow Performance
    12. 87 Yokohama AVID Ascend
      Treadwear Dry Performance Comfort Winter / Snow Performance
    13. 86 Bridgestone DriveGuard
      Wet Performance Dry Performance Comfort Noise Winter / Snow Performance
    14. 85 Firestone Champion Fuel Fighter
      Wet Performance Dry Performance Comfort Winter / Snow Performance
    15. 85 Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum KU27
      Dry Performance Comfort Winter / Snow Performance
  • Mar 09, 2015

    Tested: Michelin Premier A/S Touring Tire in Winter

    Michelin set their sights on being #1 in Grand Touring All-Season, so their Premier A/S delivers long wear and a smooth ride while also emphasizing wet traction -- not just when new, but through the tire's life. But what about when it snows? We went to Sweden to test this tire where winter reigns supreme.

  • Jul 11, 2013

    Tested: Grand Touring All-Season Tires w/a Sporty Edge | Tire Rack

    Grand Touring All-Season tires are designed to be long-wearing while blending a smooth, quiet ride with a performance tire's looks. So how do the new "sporty" Grand Touring All-Season tires do at emphasizing comfort while also delivering reassuring handling and good traction? We compared some to find out.

  • Sep 28, 2012

    Tested: Grand Touring All-Season Tires | Tire Rack

    Which Grand Touring All-Season tire matches how, what and where you drive? It may not be the tire your vehicle came with. Non-O.E. designs aren't based on parameters dictated by a vehicle engineer. Tire companies are free to tune tires as they see fit to better align with the characteristics drivers want.

  • Jul 18, 2012

    Continental Tire PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

    The PureContactTM brings together our innovative technologies into one luxury all-season tire. We've married our EcoPlus Technology, Comfort Ride Technology and Tuned Performance Indicators for a replacement tire that will help our customers arrive to their destinations safely while also helping to save money and be kind to the environment.