Continental ContiCrossContact Winter

Brand: Continental
Tire: ContiCrossContact Winter
Category: Light Truck/SUV Performance Winter / Snow
UTQG (treadwear): Not Rated

This performance truck winter tire is among a very small number of entrants into this particular performance category. The ContiCrossContact Winter was developed by Continental for powerful and heavy duty 4 wheel drive vehicles (though they'll easily work on 2wd trucks too). These tires are very small volume right now, only being produced in a single 16" and 22" wheel versions. So if you are looking for a tire in this performance category, you'll likely have to look elsewhere. Just the same with all other winter tires, Continental recommends that you only install these in sets of four.

You can use these tires year round, but that's not really something recommended by the manufacturer. It's one of the few winter tires that will perform well in both dry and warmer temperatures. I think you'll likely get around 30,000 miles out of a set, which is a bit under average for the broad winter tire category. If you can find a deal on these, and are looking for a specific winter tire, then this might be a good one to consider. Otherwise I'd recommend looking towards other dedicated winter tires that have a broader size offering. There are better options out there.