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Max Performance Summer Tires: In Search of What Fits Your Needs (04:44)
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Max Performance Summer tires are designed to offer the highest blend of dry/wet traction and handling via the latest in design and technology. Want it all in a tire you can drive and live with on the street? These might be for you.

Today the choices are plentiful and in this test we compare two of the newest. How do they do against the category's top rated?

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Ratings & reviews Continental ExtremeContact DW

CONSUMER SURVEYS
Based on 1,194 submissions of our online survey.
Average Rating:
Performance Category: Max Performance Summer
  • Survey Stats
  • 8,765,626 Total Miles Reported
  • 6 out of 33 in Max Performance Summer Tires
  • 92% vs. best in Max Performance Summer Tires
Would You Recommend?
7.6 - Good
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Wet Performance
8.8 - Excellent
  • 8.8 Hydroplaning Resistance
  • 8.8 Wet Traction
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Dry Performance
8.6 - Excellent
  • 8.6 Cornering Stability
  • 9.0 Dry Traction
  • 8.3 Steering Response
Winter/Snow Performance
N/A
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Comfort Performance
8.5 - Good
  • 8.7 Ride Quality
  • 8.3 Noise
Treadwear Performance
7.7 - Good
Note: Consumer Survey Ratings are from 0-10 with 10 being the highest.
CONSUMER REVIEWS

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  • Challenge at the Motown Mile - Braking (03:47)
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    From the city of Detroit, cutting edge tire technology meets high performance driving during the Tire Rack Challenge at the Motown Mile. Two BMW club members experience how tires affect braking when they compare Original Equipment tires to performance tires on this specially designed test course at Coleman A. Young airport.

    Related Videos: Challenge at the Motown Mile � Slalom| Challenge at the Motown Mile � Timed Mile
  • Challenge at the Motown Mile - Slalom (03:42)
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    This is the Tire Rack Challenge at the Motown Mile. Two BMW club drivers experience the difference between Original Equipment and performance tires as they take the corners in both wet and dry conditions during slalom testing on the specially designed runway course at the Coleman A. Young airport in Detroit — Road & Track's Motown Mile.

    Related Videos: Challenge at the Motown Mile � Braking| Challenge at the Motown Mile � Timed Mile
  • Challenge at the Motown Mile -Timed Mile (04:46)
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    On a well-worn runway at the Coleman A. Young airport in Detroit, Road & Track simulates the real world of broken, imperfect roads -- the Motown Mile. During the Tire Rack Challenge at the Motown Mile, two BMW club drivers experience the difference between Original Equipment and performance tires with a timed mile lap around the punishing course.

    Related Videos: Challenge at the Motown Mile � Braking| Challenge at the Motown Mile � Slalom
  • Clash of the Titans: Testing Two New Max Performance Summer Heavy Hitters (03:38)
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    Recently, two titans in the tire world launched new Max Performance Summer tires: Bridgestone and their Potenza S-04 Pole Position and Michelin with the Pilot Super Sport. Both are long-awaited replacements for very capable and popular products from each brand.

    How do they compare to the other heavy hitters in the category?

    Read the full test report.

  • Max Performance Summer Tires: In Search of What Fits Your Needs (04:44)
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    Max Performance Summer tires are designed to offer the highest blend of dry/wet traction and handling via the latest in design and technology. Want it all in a tire you can drive and live with on the street? These might be for you.

    Today the choices are plentiful and in this test we compare two of the newest. How do they do against the category's top rated?

    Read the Full Test Report

  • Testing Max Performance Summer Tires (03:17)
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    In Max Performance Summer tires, high traction levels are paramount and some refinement in road manners is also critical. Low profile sizes, high speed ratings, and O.E. fitments on some of the world's best vehicles are hallmarks of the category.

    Kumho's new Ecsta LE Sport takes on the top tires in the category in our recent test.

    Read the full test report.

  • Testing Max Performance Summer Tires Tuned for North American Drivers (03:46)
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    Driving in the U.S. and Canada vs. Europe or Asia is very different. The condition of our roads, the mix of urban driving plus extended highway cruising and even consumer preference vary. Continental Tire recognizes this as they develop tires tuned specifically for North American drivers.

    To find out how well their most recent example, the ExtremeContact DW, meets the needs of the North American market, we compared it to three other Max Performance Summer tires: the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric, Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 and Pirelli's P Zero.

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