Rated 4 out of 5 by TommyD This is a good tire.
I have had this tire on a new 2014 GLK 350 4-matic it was OEM on this car. The car is rated at 302 hp. and my driving style wore these out at 46K miles. That is a decent lifespan for an all wheel drive, medium heavy, performance SUV. There are many tires that will live longer but I think that I got my moneys worth from this tire. I would buy them again. They really perform well. I think the road noise was low when new but it did increase as the tires wore. So for me, I wish they had longer tread life but I wouldn't want to sacrifice grip for more mileage. I do wish they were more quiet after they started to wear. These are good tires!
October 10, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by WIk101 Terrible
Nothing like having a brand new vehicle fail it's first yearly inspection because these tires were nearly bald with only 11,000 highway miles. Oh, and noisier than a rock concert....... TERRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
April 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2012 Volvo XC70 Underrated
Without knowing all the variables in environments, situations and driving styles of each reviewer, including myself, it may not be a good idea to assume you will have the same experience with this tire that reviewers have had. That said, here's my take on these tires.
Many say this tire has terrible tread life. I just swapped out a set of 215 65 16 4x4's at 53800, and they could have gone a few thousand miles more.
Noise depends on road surface. On a new smooth road, these tires a completely quiet. On older roads, their hum can be about as noisy as the wind around the side rear view mirror, but still quieter than the XC 70's engine when it's revving before a gear change.
They handle very well around corners. They are very capable at high speeds on dry roads.
Snow has never been a problem, although I have never pushed them through more than two inches. If you want a tire to protect you from black ice though, you should probably go with a winter tire.
Because I wanted to stick to Volvo's recommended tires, I had a choice between these 4X4's, the Bridgestone Deulers, and the Pirelli Four Seasons. While the Deulers might have proved to be quieter, some reviewers indicated they were a bit squishy. Several reviewers said the Pirellis got noisy later on, and a friend of mine with an XC70 said he had tried the Pirellis and "they never tracked right," so while even Tire Rack's video of the Pirellis said they handle extremely well, I didn't want to sacrifice the low noise of the 4X4's for possibly better handling.
My conclusion is that these tires are underrated. I've given them straight "10's" to offset all the low numbers they've received from other reviewers. They really might not be as quiet as the Bridgestones, and the might not handle as well as the Pirellis, but since I had them on my XC70 for quite a while and was used to them, I didn't want to risk being disappointed by the Deulers or the Four Seasons.
February 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Longshot Great tires
Original equipment on 2013 GLK 350 4 Matic
Driven 41,500 miles still appears to have about 10-12000 miles left.
January 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shady Lady Great Tires
These tires were the original tires on my 2010 GLK350 Mercedes and I am now just looking to replace them after 5 yrs and 8 mos! Everyone has been directing me to Michelin Tires, but I have not had one person tell me exactly why! I'm leaning toward replacing my tires with the same Continentals.
September 14, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by sids continental tires
These tires hardly lasts 2 year or 30000 km on ML350.
September 9, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by NP29 Worst Tire Ever
I purchased a new Land Rover LR4 stocked with Continental 4*4 Contact 255/55/19 tires. Over a 2 year period, I have been through 6 of these tires. I would not recommend this tire or any Continental tire. The product is definitely not worth the high price tag.
May 20, 2015