4.8 out of 5 (20 Reviews)

A powerful winter tire for extreme winter driving, featuring outstanding traction performance in both dry and snowy conditions. 

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ExtremeWinterContact™ Specifications for

215/70R16 (100Q)

Load Index 1001764 lbs

Speed Rating Q99 MPH

Tread Wear 540
Traction A
Temperature A
Article Number 15531720000
Approved Rim Width 5.5 - 7.0
Tire Diameter 27.9 in
Tire Weight 26.5 lbs
Max Load 1764 lbs
Rim Protect No
Max Inflation Pressure 44 psi
Side Wall BSW
Overall Section Width 8.7 (6.5) in
Tread Depth 11/32 in
Tire Metric Metric
Load Range SL
Revs Per Mile 745
UTQG 540 A A

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Superior Performance

Designed to deliver powerful traction on snow and ice covered roads, the ExtremeWinterContact™ remains flexible in freezing temperatures, enhancing grip and keeping you on the road. 

The special tread design is engineered to provide maximum grip and enhanced braking capabilities on the snow. The ExtremeWinterContact™ is meticulously designed to get you on the wintry road and keep you there with confidence. 

Mileage 8
Fuel Efficiency 6
Handling 6
Wet Traction 8
Snow Traction 10
Quiet Ride 8



Overall Ratings

94% Would Recommend
20 Reviews Average Overall Rating

Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best non studed Tires on the market I bought a set of P235/45R17's for my Bonneville to drive to the Alps from Germany. Installed on Thursday, drove on Friday through a huge snow storm that left 3" of ice on the road. Doing my part not to make any abrupt accelerator and brake in-put, I never lost traction or spun a wheel. Not only that, the drive upto the snow was at 90+ mph (autobohn) and the tires never missed a beat. Growing up south of Buffalo, NY, I have seen winter tires, but never the quality of these. Thank you for an outstanding product. Tire Rack.com comparison of winter tires was my basis for choosing these tires. Exceeded my expectations. Thank you.
Date published: 2012-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet performance These tires are the quietest snows I ever had. Excellent performance in cold, dry, wet and of course snow/ice. Wear seems to be a little high but for the improved cold performance well worth the trade off. Being able to cross rotate helps with noise/wear as compared to directional versions. Dry road handling on par or even better than factory all seasons. Sidewalls a little soft giving slight mushy feel for response but great for absorbing bumps and smooth ride. 10" fresh snow and able to drive in a Hyundai Sonata (until the snow packed to far in front and underneath) backed out no problems. Other snow/ice occasion, friends 4WD trucks stuck on hill with all seasons all 4 spinning. I stopped to check if they needed help and then drove off in my front wheel drive with ExtremeWinterContacts.
Date published: 2011-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Traction I live in Nebraska and drive a RWD vehicle without limited slip. I have about 5,000 miles on these since new. They are fantastic on snow and ice. They have totally transformed my winter driving experience. They ride smoother and are much quieter than the original equipment, all-season tires. I drive about 25,000 miles / year, and intend to use these year-round. I hope to get two years out of them, then replace with the same thing.
Date published: 2011-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Tires I put a set of these on my A4 quattro last winter. They didn't miss a beat. I like the softer ride that they have unlike the all-seasons I usually use. The quattro already went through the snow pretty well with the all-seasons, but those tires didn't stop well. These winter tires transform my heavy A4. It stops unbelievably quick now, and there is little if any wheelspin. The only thing that will stop my car now is snow so deep that it's dragging under the car or being plowed by the bumper. I'll never go without these winters they're simply great tires.
Date published: 2012-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really a smooth riding great tire ! Fun ride, secure and smooth. Quiet too. So far driven only 4K miles. Can't wait to drive in the snow and report. Definitely well worth the buy. I drive on winding hilly terrain and usually my tires last only about 35K or so miles. Hope to get a lot more with these Continentals based on the ratings. Currently too early to tell about tread life. PS: Mileage is slightly traded off for traction, which is well worth the extra safety.
Date published: 2010-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Tire In live in Southern Virginia, work in Northern Maryland and live in Southern Maryland during the week. I put over 1,000 miles per week on my truck. I've driven in deep snow and ice with these tires and they never lost grip. They are very smooth riding warm weather highway tires. I'm very pleased with these tires and will buy again. I highly recommend you check out these tires if you need to purchase a light pick up tire.
Date published: 2010-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Winter Tires! I live in northern Ontario Canada, and put these on my 2010 Mazda3 Sport GT-E, performed superbly on both ice and snow, and bare pavement as well. By far the best winter tires I've ever used!
Date published: 2011-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tire This winter tire is like day and night compared to an all season in winter. Very stable and are quiet at highway speeds.
Date published: 2010-12-24
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