WinterContact™ SI

4.6 out of 5 (34 Reviews)

The ultimate winter tire with powerful grip in rain, snow and even ice. PolarPlus Technology keeps the WinterContactSI glued to the ice and snow in tough winter conditions. Command the winter.

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WinterContact™ SI Specifications for

225/65R16 (104T)

Load Index 1041984 lbs

Speed Rating T118 MPH

Tread Wear N/A

Traction N/A
Temperature N/A
Article Number 15390640000
Approved Rim Width 6.0 - 7.0
Tire Diameter 27.5 in
Tire Weight 28.4 lbs
Max Load 1984 lbs
Rim Protect Yes
Max Inflation Pressure 51 psi
Side Wall BSW
Overall Section Width 9.0 (6.5) in
Tread Depth 10/32 in
Tire Metric Metric
Load Range XL
Revs Per Mile 755

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Superior Performance

The ultimate winter tire, the WinterContact™ SI is enhanced with Continental PolarPlus™ technology, increasing grip with tremendous efficiency in critically rain and snow-soaked conditions. The special traction grooves are engineered to add total confidence on the snow and ice and keep you on the road in challenging winter conditions.

The unique multi-angled tread pattern and powerful Continental +Silane™ technology work together to maximize the snow-biting power of the WinterContact™ SI, greatly improving braking and traction in treacherous foul-weather conditions.

Whether you're traveling to your next meeting on snow packed roads or picking the kids up at school in icy weather or just get caught in a winter rain, the WinterContact™ SI helps you get there with confidence. Command the winter.

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





Overall Ratings

100% Would Recommend
34 Reviews Average Overall Rating

Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Tires Bought these tires about a month ago. I live in CT where we get some snow annually but I knew I was going to need some winters for the few times I venture up to VT for ski trips. Boy, am I glad I got these tires! Vermont got about 3 feet of snow in the 4 days I was up in the mountains and these tires kept me on the road and in control. They're predictable, dependable and they were able to find traction with over 6 inches of snow blanketing the roads and very little plowing along VT-30 and select back roads around Stratton. I cannot yet comment on how well they wear, but I can mention that they ride pretty smoothly on dry tarmac, perhaps only a tiny but louder than my all-seasons. Would highly reccomend!
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Confidence Inspiring Winter Tires I've had my WinterContact SI's on my 2018 Subaru WRX for about 2500 miles now and while I've only driven them in temps between 20-60F but only a slight dusting of snow I can say these tires are surprisingly grippy and decent in corning. Of other snow tires I've over over the years these are loud but most M+S are and there is increased breaking in warmer temps. Despite this I'm looking forward to using this in snow and given the light dusting I drove through recently without so much as a consideration for grip concerns I believe they will be a solid performer.
Date published: 2017-12-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great on brakes, so so while under power I live in south west PA and drive a Subaru and we have had a generally mild winter. The tires are quiet during dry conditions and work excellent under braking regardless of the road conditions. I am not sold 100% on the traction capabilities though in snow and wet conditions. I climb a mountain daily on my commute and on days where the road was beginning to be covered with snow, I would lose traction fairly easily mostly on curves for my car being AWD with new Snow Tires. Also on slower tight curves the car would push straight ahead very easily rather than complete the turn. I have run the Pure Contact tires and in my opinion they are every bit as good as the WinterContact in terms of winter use and you get the benefit of an all season tire.
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent winter traction I do a lot of winter driving, between a 60 mile round trip daily commute and skiing up north most weekends. I am entering my 3rd winter season on WinterContact SI tires. They are 205/50/17 on a 2015 VW GTI with the performance package ltd slip differential. I feel like this car with these tires gives up little in most winter driving conditions compared to AWD. Seriously. Note: most 17s won't clear the PP pack GTI front brakes (same issue with Golf R). Be careful if you try to emulate this setup. Make sure the offset works, as well as how the wheel weights are installed. Anyway, these are excellent snow tires. I chose them based on my prior excellent experience with Continental DWS all -seasons on a Mazda3 and will probably buy another set after this season.
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Snow Tire for the Money These winters were great last year. I got through a couple terrible snow storms and was able to drive around several people on cr@ppy rubber with ease. My only complaint is that I have to suffer for those not prepared for the elements during winter. The WinterContacts are sure footed and predictable in cold, snowy and icy conditions. I was also impressed in the cold/dry conditions. they arent as floppy and soft as Blizzaks I've owned in the past. I will def recommend these and would buy again.
Date published: 2018-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Tire! I bought these last year as a stud-less winter tire because the road conditions and weather are unpredictable anymore in the Northeast U.S. So far, these tires have performed exceptionally well, especially in the early mornings, when a driver has to deal with over-night frozen slush that tends to feel like driving on the moon. And don't even get me started on the edges of the roads. Thank you for a tire that handles the second-world roads in the north-central part of PA!
Date published: 2017-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High Performer I bought these tires for my 2017 VW Alltrack which has the 4 Motion AWD system. I live in the Greater Boston Area. So far the tires have performed flawlessly in mostly wet and dry conditions. It hasn't snowed yet very much but it wasn't the performance in snow that concerned me as these are winter tires. I was concerned about the performance on dry roads as I like to drive fairly spirited. I have a VW GTI that has high performance all-season tires on it so I am used to excellent handling. My Alltrack with the WinterContact SI performs very well by comparison. I have had no wheel slip accelerating, nor over-steer going around turns. The tires are not noisy and I am not experiencing loss of mpgs compared to the Conti ProContact all seasons that came with the car. This winter should be fun with the SIs; its the other drivers that worry me!
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm impressed! Bought a set of 235/45/18 WinterContact SIs for my Ford Fusion. A very quiet winter tire. I had no issues in any of the conditions I drove in from deep snow to slush and ice, the tires never came loose on me and felt confident all the time. I put about 9000 Kms on them this winter they're all a hair under 9/32" so tread wear so far has been excellent. I should easily get 4-5 full winters at this rate.
Date published: 2019-03-15
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