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ExtremeContact DWS - Size: 225/50ZR16

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  • Size: 225/50ZR16
  • Serv. Desc: 92W
  • UTQG: 540 A A
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Tire Rack Test ResultsContinental ExtremeContact DWS

Ultra High Performance All-Season: Single-Focus or Well-Rounded? (05:00)
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You drive a sporty car, want responsive handling and good overall traction. You need one tire to do it all, and it needs to perform during the summer, as well as cope with winter weather. We tested two of the newest tires to see if they're single-focus specialists or one of the more well-rounded athletes on the Ultra High Performance All-Season team.

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View Snow Traction/Handling Results Video

Ratings & reviews Continental ExtremeContact DWS

CONSUMER SURVEYS
Based on 4,339 submissions of our online survey.
Average Rating:
Performance Category: Ultra High Performance All-Season
  • Survey Stats
  • 50,463,681 Total Miles Reported
  • 6 out of 27 in Ultra High Performance All-Season Tires
  • 93% vs. best in Ultra High Performance All-Season Tires
Would You Recommend?
7.5 - Good
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Wet Performance
8.8 - Excellent
  • 8.8 Hydroplaning Resistance
  • 8.8 Wet Traction
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Dry Performance
8.4 - Good
  • 8.2 Cornering Stability
  • 8.8 Dry Traction
  • 8.2 Steering Response
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Winter/Snow Performance
7.6 - Good
  • 8.2 Light Snow Traction
  • 7.4 Deep Snow Traction
  • 7.0 Ice Traction
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Comfort Performance
8.4 - Good
  • 8.6 Ride Quality
  • 8.2 Noise
Treadwear Performance
8.1 - Good
Note: Consumer Survey Ratings are from 0-10 with 10 being the highest.
CONSUMER REVIEWS

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  • Testing Ultra High Performance All-Season Tires (04:01)
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    In the do-it-all world we live in today, it's no surprise we want one tire that can do everything: have reasonable road manners for our commute, responsive handling when a back road blast beckons, and slush and light snow winter traction.

    We did a Real World Road Ride and Performance Track Drive to see if one tire really could do it all.

    Read the full test report.

  • Is the Pilot Sport A/S 3 the New Benchmark for All-Season Tires? (05:30)
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    Michelin wants to change the game and reduce seasonal performance trade-offs with the Ultra High Performance All-Season Pilot Sport A/S 3. Packed with new technology, it's traction/handling levels approach those of summer performance tires and offer winter traction as well.

    To see if they've raise the bar, we compared it to the top tires in the category.

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  • Is the Pilot Sport A/S 3 the New Benchmark for All-Season Tires? - Winter Update (03:02)
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    Michelin wants to change the game and reduce seasonal performance trade-offs with the Ultra High Performance All-Season Pilot Sport A/S 3. Packed with new technology, it's traction/handling levels approach those of summer performance tires and offer winter traction as well.

    How well do they perform in winter? We found out during our tests in Sweden where snow and ice prevail!

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    View Road Manners & Dry/Wet Track Results Video

  • Raising the Bar - Testing New Ultra High Performance All-Season Tires (04:31)
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    Tire companies always work to improve on successful designs. Many succeed, but not all. Continental hit a home run with the ContiExtremeContact Ultra High Performance All-Season tire but then challenged their design team to improve dry road handling and road manners without sacrificing winter traction. Their solution - the new ExtremeContact DWS.

    Pirelli faced a similar challenge with the popular P Zero Nero M+S as they developed the P Zero Nero All Season.

    Did Continental and Pirelli succeed in raising the bar? Watch the video to learn how.

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  • Testing Bridgestone's Potenza RE970AS Pole Position Ultra High Performance A/S Tire (02:52)
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    After a successful run as a top-selling Ultra High Performance All-Season tire, Bridgestone replaced the Potenza RE960AS Pole Position with the new Potenza RE970AS Pole Position. While only a few numbers in the name have changed, there is plenty of advanced technology packed into this tire.

    Watch as we test it against three top tires in the category.

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  • Testing Bridgestone's Potenza RE970AS Pole Position Ultra High Performance All-Season Tire: Winter Update (02:03)
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    How well do Ultra High Performance All-Season tires perform in the snow and on the ice? We took the top-selling Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS and three other tires from the category to Sweden to find out.

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  • Ultra High Performance All-Season Tires: Specialists or Well-Rounded Athletes? — Winter Update (02:57)
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    You drive a sporty car, want responsive handling and good overall traction. You need one tire to do it all, and it needs to perform during the summer, as well as cope with winter weather.

    To find out if the newest tires are single-focus specialists or more well rounded athletes, we went to Sweden…where winter reigns supreme.

    Read the Full Test Report

    View Road Manners & Dry/Wet Track Results Video

  • Ultra High Performance All-Season: Single-Focus or Well-Rounded? (05:00)
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    You drive a sporty car, want responsive handling and good overall traction. You need one tire to do it all, and it needs to perform during the summer, as well as cope with winter weather. We tested two of the newest tires to see if they're single-focus specialists or one of the more well-rounded athletes on the Ultra High Performance All-Season team.

    Read the Full Test Report

    View Snow Traction/Handling Results Video

  • Winter Testing at the Arctic Circle: Ultra High Performance All-Season (05:07)
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    Our three-part Arctic Circle winter series from January of 2009 concludes with this evaluation of the effectiveness of Ultra High Performance All-Season tires -- during the height of the winter season -- in Northern Sweden.

    These tires' three-season focus usually comes at some expense in the fourth season's wintertime traction levels. Our test revealed just how much, or little, snow traction is provided in these all-season designs by comparing the Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position, Continental ExtremeContact DWS, Goodyear Eagle F1 All Season, Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus and Yokohama Avid W4s.

    Read the Full Test Report.

    Related Videos: Winter Testing at the Arctic Circle: Studless Ice & Snow| Winter Testing at the Arctic Circle: Introduction| Winter Testing at the Arctic Circle: Studdable Winter / Snow

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