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.

We say:

The AllSeasonContact remains an excellent tyre, but the edge it once had seems to have gone. Is this the time to update the design?

Blackcircles.com says:

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. 

Continental AllSeasonContactScorePosition
Snow braking98.40%3rd
Snow traction97.40%3rd
Straight aquaplaning97.10%2nd
Curved aquaplaning94.40%2nd
Wet braking96.10%4th
Wet handling99.20%=3rd
Wet circle100%1st
Dry braking93.60%7th
Dry handling99.90%3rd
Rolling resistance97.70%2nd
Cabin noise98.70%2nd
Overall99.50%4th

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