Continental AllSeasonContact - All-Season Tyre Test 2021
Fourth spot for the Continental AllSeasonContact with decent performance across the board
- Score: 99.50%
- Rating: 4th
- Price: £91.27
The AllSeasonContact has won twice since it first appeared in 2018, and the year it didn’t triumph it was runner-up, so this result is something of a surprise. The key, though, is how close these top four are, with very little between them.
The Continental might not have repeated its multiple wins of last year, but there were still lots of podium finishes. Yet while we’re used to seeing the brand’s tyres dominating in the wet, this time it could only manage fourth place. The slight gap to Bridgestone and Hankook could be felt in the car. The Continental remained stable and felt sharp, with a good balance, but the others had an edge.
Aquaplaning is not always a strong point for Continental, but it was second twice in the deep water. Braking is a priority for the German producer though, so the fourth place was unexpected. Good performance on snow was evident, with a third place in both tests but, as we’ve seen before, it’s weakest in the dry. It feels sharp, but braking let it down. Continental has also managed to find a good balance between wet grip and fuel economy.
The AllSeasonContact remains an excellent tyre, but the edge it once had seems to have gone. Is this the time to update the design?
This tyre has been praised by buyers, and many reviews focus on the impressive wet grip and comfortable ride. There are more than 120 reviews, giving an overall score of 4.6/5.
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- 5Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 - 5thThe fifth placed Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 is great in the snow
- 6Continental AllSeasonContact - 4th - currently readingFourth spot for the Continental AllSeasonContact with decent performance across the board
- 7Vredestein Quatrac - 3rdGreat in the wet, the Vredestein Quatrac nails third place in this all-season tyre test
- 8Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO - 2ndThe Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO narrowly misses out on top spot, despite winning several categories
- 9Hankook Kinergy 4S2 - 1stIt's hard to fault the affordable Hankook Kinergy 4S2 as comes out on top in our 2021 all-season tyre test
- 10Verdict & results by categoryTables show which all-season tyres performed well where, and how they compare