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Continental ContiCrossContact LX Sport

Continental CrossContact LX Sport Review - A Good Buy?

Here are the key stats for the ContiCrossContact LX Sport, at a glance.
Key Info - Australia
Vehicle SuitabilityLight Truck / SUV
Driving StyleCrossover/SUV Touring All-Season
SeasonAll Season
Release Date2015
Run Flat?No
Overall Score77/100

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Continental ContiCrossContact LX Sport in Australia

This offering by Continental has been around in Australia for about 9 years. Especially designed for 4WDs, SUVs and light trucks, it comes in a total of 103 sizes.

This crossover/suv touring all-season tyre is a solid option for those looking for an all season tyre in the premium end of the market. Note that it is not a runflat tyre.

Read on to see how it stacks up against the competition!

How We Reviewed The ContiCrossContact LX Sport Tyres

Unlike the Australian government, the European Union carries out standardised tests on all tyres sold in Europe. These tests are carried out in identical conditions, making them a reliable way to compare tyres.

For this review, we use averaged results from tests done on 39 sizes of the ContiCrossContact LX Sport tyres by the European Union.

We then compare these to the same results for the following similar tyres, also rated for Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season usage and sold in Australia.

Fuel Efficiency

EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
Fuel Efficiency
(A - E)
C0.2L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$42 extra per year

The US Department of Energy estimates that around 25% of the fuel consumption of a vehicle is attributable to the tyres. That's a lot, and it means that choosing fuel efficient tyres can save you quite a bit of money.

The ContiCrossContact LX Sport tyres rank a C on a scale of A to E in the official fuel efficiency tests carried out by the EU (they call these rolling resistance tests).

Relative to an A grade tyre, expect to use an extra 0.2L/100km. This works out to $42 extra spent on petrol per year, based on a typical 12,000 km driven per year.

Comparison

Here's how the ContiCrossContact LX Sport compares to similar tyres for fuel efficiency (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

Based on the comparison tyres we've selected, the ContiCrossContact LX Sport ranked # out of 0 tyres.

Grip & Handling

EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
Wet Grip
(A - E)
C5 metre greater stopping distance when braking at 80km/h

We'll now take a look at how these tyres compare in terms of grip and handling.

A good measure of this is 'wet grip', which is an indication of how well the tyres will allow the vehicle to come to a stop in wet conditions.

The ContiCrossContact LX Sport tyres rank a C on a scale of A to E in the official fuel tests carried out by the EU.

Relative to an A grade tyre, expect these tyres to require about an extra 5 metres to come to a complete stop when braking at 80km/h.

Comparison

Here's how the ContiCrossContact LX Sport compares to similar tyres for wet grip (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

For wet grip, they scored # out of 0 comparison tyres.

Noise

EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
Noise
(A - C)
B (72 dB)2 times as noisy

Another key factor to consider when choosing a tyre is road noise. Once you're over about 40 km/h, the dominant source of noise you hear is from the contact of your tyres on the road.

There is a surprisingly wide variation in the amount of noise each tyre makes.

The ContiCrossContact LX Sport tyres produce 72.4 dB of road noise, which corresponds to a rank of B on a scale of A to C in the standardised testing done by the EU.

Expect these tyres to produce about 2 times as much noise as an A grade tyre (the decibel scale is logarithmic).

Comparison

Here's how the ContiCrossContact LX Sport compares to similar tyres for noise (1 = Grade C, 3 = Grade A).

For noise, they ranked # out of 0 comparison tyres.

Comfort

Based on the results of a number of tyre benchmarks, including those below, the ContiCrossContact LX Sport scores 4 out of 5 for comfort.

Treadwear

With a UTQG treadwear rating of 480, the ContiCrossContact LX Sport would theoretically last 4.8 times longer than a tyre with a treadwear rating of 100.

Traction

The UTQG system measures traction as straight-line braking in dry conditions. The scale is AA, A, B, C, with AA being the best grade, and C the worst.

These tyres score a grade of A.

Temperature Resistance

The UTQG temperature resistance tests measure how well tyres can dissipate heat that builds up due to friction with the road. The scale is A, B, C, with A being the highest grade.

These tyres score a grade of A.

Warranty

We don't have any warranty data for this tyre, unfortunately. Know how long the warranty period is? Let us know over at the contact page.

Comparisons With Similar Tyres

Still undecided as to whether to go with these crossover/suv touring all-season tyres? Check out our data-driven comparisons to similar tyres on the market in Australia!

Summary

With an overall rating of 77 out of 100, the ContiCrossContact LX Sport tyres are a solid choice for anyone looking to replace their SUV or truck rubber with some tyres designed for crossover/suv touring all-season action.

For fuel efficiency, they score a grade of C, which is more or less average, though this isn't a super important factor.

More important is the wet grip, which gives you an indication of their traction and handling. In this regard, they get a score of C, which is more or less average.

Finally, for road noise, they receive a B grade, which is about typical.

In terms of data out of the US, they have the following UTQG ratings:

  • Treadwear: 480
  • Traction: A (scale: AA, A, B, C)
  • Temperature Resistance: A (scale: A, B, C)

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 103 sizes of the ContiCrossContact LX Sport tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width. Select your preferred size to compare prices across multiple suppliers.

Size
215/70 R16 100H
215/65 R16 98H FR
215/60 R17 96H
225/65 R17 102V
225/60 R17 99H
225/65 R17 102H
235/55 R19 105H
235/60 R18 103V
235/60 R18 107V XL
235/65 R17 104H
235/55 R19 101H
235/60 R18 107V
235/65 R17 104V
235/65 R18 106T FR
235/60 R18 107H
235/50 R18 97V FR
235/55 R19 101W
235/65 R17 108V XL FR
235/65 R18 110H
235/55 R19 105W XL
235/55 R19 101V
235/65 R17 108V
235/55 R19 105H XL FR
235/60 R18 103H
235/55 R17 99V FR
235/55 R19 105V
235/65 R18 106H
235/50 R18 97H FR
235/60 R20 108W XL
245/60 R18 105H FR
245/65 R17 111T XL
245/45 R20 99V
245/50 R20 102V FR
245/70 R16 111T XL
245/60 R18 105T XL
245/60 R18 105T
245/55 R19 103H
245/45 R20 103W XL
245/45 R20 103V
245/50 R20 102H
245/55 R19 103V
255/45 R20 101V
255/50 R19 107H
255/55 R18 105H
255/60 R18 112V
255/60 R18 112V XL FR
255/55 R19 111W
255/45 R20 101H
255/55 R18 109V
255/50 R19 107H XL
255/50 R20 109H XL
255/55 R18 109H XL FR
255/45 R20 101H XL
255/55 R19 111H XL FR
255/50 R20 105T
255/50 R20 109W
255/60 R18 108W FR
255/60 R19 109H
255/50 R20 105T XL
255/55 R19 111W XL
255/45 R20 105H
255/55 R18 109H
255/40 R20 97V
255/45 R20 105H XL
265/45 R21 104V
265/45 R20 108H
265/45 R20 104H
265/45 R20 108V XL FR
265/45 R20 104W FR
265/40 R21 101V
265/45 R20 108H XL
265/45 R21 108W XL
265/35 R22 102W XL
265/45 R21 108H XL
265/35 R22 102W
265/40 R22 106Y XL
265/45 R20 108V
275/45 R21 110W
275/45 R21 110Y XL
275/45 R21 110W XL
275/40 R22 108Y
275/40 R21 107H XL
275/45 R20 110V XL
275/50 R20 113H XL FR
275/45 R21 110V
275/45 R20 110V
275/45 R21 107H FR
275/45 R21 110Y
275/45 R20 110H XL FR
275/45 R20 110H
275/40 R22 108Y XL FR
275/40 R21 107H
285/45 R21 113H XL
285/40 R22 110Y XL
285/45 R21 113H
285/40 R22 110H XL
285/40 R21 109H XL
285/45 R20 112H
295/40 R20 106W FR
295/30 R22 103W
315/40 R21 115V
315/40 R21 111H FR
315/40 R21 115V XL
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