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ControlContact Sport™ A/S

An all-season, ultra-high performance tire that delivers excellent driving control and superior responsiveness in a variety of conditions. Available exclusively at Discount® Tire.    

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ControlContact Sport™ A/S Specifications for

205/45ZR17 (88W)

Load Index 881235 lbs

Speed Rating W168 MPH

Tread Wear 540
Traction A
Temperature A
Article Number 15496840000
Approved Rim Width 6.5 - 7.5
Tire Diameter 24.3 in
Tire Weight 17.5 lbs
Max Load 1235 lbs
Rim Protect Yes
Max Inflation Pressure 51 psi
Side Wall BSW
Overall Section Width 8.4 (7.0) in
Tread Depth 10/32 in
Tire Metric Metric
Load Range XL
Revs Per Mile 855
UTQG 540 A A

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Superior Performance

With an all-season tread design that opens up and grips the road in wet and wintery conditions, the ControlContact™ Sport A/S creates grab even retains snow for confident winter traction.

The same tread design also maximizes road contact for improved dry traction, while providing stability and control during cornering. Great handling, superior traction, and cornering with confidence in dry or wet condtions makes the ControlContact™ Sport A/S a superior choice for performance-minded drivers.

Available exclusively at Discount® Tire. 

Mileage 8
Fuel Efficiency 7
Handling 8
Wet Traction 9
Snow Traction 8
Quiet Ride 8



Overall Ratings

50% Would Recommend
9 Reviews Average Overall Rating

Customer Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Noisy but great turning response I had a set of Continental DWS UHP tires on my Mazda three. One was ruined in a pothole. The store said that these Control Contact Sport A/S were very similar. They replaced 2 tires. The old DWS are not very noisy while the newer Conrol Contact Sport A/S are noisier than any other tire I can remember. They seem to make more noise at low speeds than high ones. Some people may not be bothered by the noise but I don't like it. I would select are tire with less performance that was quieter. I can say that for cornering if you turn the wheel fast the tires respond better than any other tire I have used...that part is super fun.
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not really an all season tire. I have a set of these on my Crown Vic. I live in Denver, CO and was told by the salesman that they would be a good replacement for the all-season tires that needed to be replaced. I bought the car used and was able to get two seasons out of the the tire I had. Dry and wet (rain) conditions with the Contact Sports and the tires are great. If there is just a bit of snow, my car is all over the place. Two inches of snow and I could barley make it up a slight incline (I mean slight) up to my kids school. Barley touch the pedal and they just spin (the car is stock). I know it is a rear wheel drive, but c'mon. I basically do not have an all season tire and wish I had not bought these. Should have went with the something a little more aggressive, but wanted an all season. Now I have to get a set of 'winter tires' just to make it through a little snow. Lesson learned.
Date published: 2016-01-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not happy with these tires I just read a review from Billy with a Subaru and I can ditto just about everything he said with my '06 VW Passat 3.6 fwd. I, too, was told that the tire was a replacement for the DWS, which they said was discontinued. The OE Michelins, even though they only had 36K miles on them, had started to dry rot and were scary in the wet and snow. I'll grant Continental this: absolutely unflappable in the wet and snow, but the tires are brutally noisy in my car at highway speed, particularly on GA. and FL. highways with their irregular asphalt. And even at lower speeds (35~40) they are loud. The Michelins had given me a consistent 30.5mpg hwy per the car's computer. That immediately dropped to an even 28mpg with the Control Contacts. I've put only about 7K miles on them. I actually asked my VW dealer to check the bushings in the front to see if they were still viable, which they were. Very disappointed with these skins. As a retiree near 70 years old, I can't afford to replace them with a tire better matched to my older driving style.
Date published: 2015-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding tire! I put these on my 2013 Nissan Altima. Almost went with a touring tire but decided on these because of the V6. Great tire for the spirited driving and commuting I do. This tire is great at resisting hydroplaning and even got me home safely in light snow.
Date published: 2015-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great performance to price ratio These had much better than expected snow traction while giving close to the performance of a standalone summer tire when it comes to acceleration and cornering. I'm very happy with the performance so far based on what I paid for these tires.
Date published: 2015-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from smooth I just got these on. What a noticeable change from the prior goodyear. They are not noisy at all, which has me wondering if the prior tires wore me down. These seems quiet, bite well in cold weather. So far I would highly recommend.
Date published: 2016-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Handles better than the DWS's plus good price I'm pretty pleased with these tires. They are wearing way better than the Conti DWS is had before. I have a BMW X6M and is a pretty heavy car and I do tend to drive a little spirited. But just comparing the tires on wear , noise and traction, everything is better. The price is better too than most other choices I had for this vehicle. So lets starts with dry weather traction. NO these will not bite in like a summer tire, and I actually thought they'd bite better than they do, so off the line traction isn't the greatest, but you don't my an all season tire for that. Wet weather, they don't hydro at all, at least not now, since I still have a lot of tread left, but as with any tire, replace at 4/32 if you are heading into winter, unless you live in the desert or something. Snow traction, I have not tried yet, the drought and all ya know. Cornering, these do feel way better than the DWS, more controlled and less sidewall roll. Overall, I get these again as I live where winters it snows sometimes and rains sometimes, so having a summer tire all year is out. My 4WD gives me more confidence in the snow as long as these tires grip. I'm satisfied with the wear so far and it looks like I'll get the 50K miles on them when they wear out. As far as road noise, these are very quiet! Can't figure people getting road noise out of these.
Date published: 2015-10-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not what I was expecting after having DWSs Long story short: I had Continental DWS tires that needed replacing and Discount Tire suggested these. There is some confusion at Discount Tire regarding these tires. Most of the customer service folks at the stores claim the DWS is discontinued and the ControlContact is the replacement. Being as I had DWS's, though, it does make for an apt comparison. I've had them five weeks and here are my impressions. 1. They are noisy, as in airplane-propellor droning noisy at 55 mph. Oddly, the noise on these tires seems most prevalent at 25-30 mph and again at 50-60 mph. Same road surface. The DWS tires were increasingly noisy as they aged, but the ControlContact A/S tires were noisy from minute one. 2. It feels like the ControlContact A/S tires have more sidewall flex than the DWS, almost to the point that I'd say they respond more like a touring tire than a UHP tire. 3. The ControlContact A/S tires don't seem to have the initial bite that the DWS did, instead understeering in turns that the DWS used to feel planted in. These observations have me confused since they, for the most part, don't seem to align with UHP tires. This has me wondering if the tires aren't well suited to my car (a 2005 Subaru Legacy GT) and/or the tires I received are behaving out of norm. Discount Tire noted that the issues I'm having are not prevalent with the ControlContact A/S tires, although the DWSs definitely had longevity issues on Subarus (a point I can confirm since I only got 27,000 miles out of them compared to the 50,000 warranty). As for the condition of my Subaru, it had new struts and an alignment done the week before installing the ControlContact A/S tires. At the request of Discount Tire, I had three different mechanics assess the car to see if the noise could be due to something other than the tires. All three mechanics noted that plausible Subaru noise issues such as wheel bearings were not present and agreed that the tires were the culprit. Could this issue be isolated to Subarus? Possibly. Since Subarus are known to not play well with some of the Continental UHP tires, might I suggest that Continental add a Subaru or two to their test fleet? I know of one that will be swapping tires soon...
Date published: 2015-05-03
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