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  • Size: 225/55R17
  • Part #: 15493700000|
  • SKU: 964966|
  • (P) Passenger



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Continental PureContact

A skillful balance of luxury and all-season performance designed for long wear, a comfortable ride and best-in-class wet braking
  • A skillfull balance of luxury and all-season performance designed for long wear, a comfortable ride and best-in-class wet braking.
  • Luxury performance touring all season
  • Stop shorter, last longer, save money EcoPlus Technology improves fuel efficiency by reducing rolling resistance while providing an optimum balance of exceptional wet grip and extended tread life
  • Extra measure of confidence Tuned Performance Indicators - DWS Dry, Wet Snow Indicators disappears when tire is no longer tuned for optimum performance in either dry, wet or snow.

70,000 Miles
Tire Size
Ultra High Performance225/55R17
Tire Type
Speed Rating
Load Index
Load Range


Safety Rating is a combination of two values: Load Index and Speed Rating for P-Metric and Euro Metric tire sizes; and Load Range and Speed Rating in the case of heavy duty LT (light truck) sizes.

Speed Rating is based on the speed that the tire is designed to be driven at for extended periods of time. All tires in the in the U.S. are designed to maintain legal U.S. speed limits. The speed rating of tires must match the maximum driving speed of the vehicle.

Load Index is used on P metric and Euro Metric sized tires and denotes a tire's load-carrying capacity at a specified inflation pressure. The load index is represented by a number, the higher the Load Index Value the greater the load the tire can safely carry. Vehicle manufacturers recommend a maximum load capacity based on a recommended minimum load index.
(P) Passenger
Tire Class


Tire Class reflects how the tire will be used. There are four major categories: All-Season, Max Performance, Summer-Only and Winter-Use.

All-Season tires are suitable for year-round driving in all weather conditions.

Summer-Only & Max Performance tires are specifically designed for high-performance driving. Tire compound, tread design and speed ratings all combine to hug the road and maintain grip. Summer tires by nature are not ideal for winter driving due to lack of siding to grip winter roads.

Winter-Use tires have tread compounds and patterns that are specially designed for grip on snowy or icy road surfaces. They are not suitable for year-round use. The rubber compound used will wear more quickly on dry, summer roads. It is recommended that winter tires are fitted as a complete set to avoid potential handling issues.
Everday Use
All Season
All Season

Off-Road Off-Road

Summer-Only Summer-Only

Winter-Use Winter-Use
Tread Type


Tread Type is an important consideration when choosing a tire. There are four main types: Passenger, Highway, All-Terrain and Mud-Terrain.

Passenger denotes a tread that is suitable for normal use, a good all-round tread for normal driving.

Highway is a tread type unique to SUV and truck tires. The tread is optimized for normal everyday driving on paved surfaces. These tires can be driven off pavement, but are not ideally suited for off road traction. Highway tread patterns deliver a quiet ride.

For light trucks and specialty vehicles, All-Terrain tread types provide better off-road traction than standard highway truck tires. There more aggressive tread tends to be less quiet on paved roads. All Terrain tires are suitable for everyday use.

Mud-Terrain treads are specifically designed with wider tread blocks and higher void ratios to gain traction in off-road conditions. Mud Terrain tires can generate higher noise levels and tend to carry lower mileage warranties than other tread designs.
Passenger Passenger
Highway Highway
All-Terrain All-Terrain
Mud-Terrain Mud-Terrain

UTQG - Uniform Tire Quality Grade

UTQG (Uniform Tire Quality Grade) is made up of three values: treadwear, traction and temperature.

Treadwear is a relative numeric score, based on manufacturer tests, showing how well a tire can be expected to wear compared to other tires. A higher score means a tire could be expected to wear better.

Traction measures the tire's ability to stop a vehicle on wet roads. It doesn't reflect a tire's acceleration, cornering, or hydroplaning performance. Traction grades range from AA (highest) to C (lowest).

Temperature grades the tire's ability to withstand heat build-up, with A being the highest grade and C the lowest.

A - Over 115 mph
B - Between 100 to 115 mph
C - Between 85 to 100 mph
Treadwear: 700
Traction Asphalt - gForce
AA - Above 0.54
A - Above 0.47
B - Above 0.38
C - Less Than 0.38
A - Over 115 mph
B - Between 100 and 115 mph
C - Between 85 and 100 mph

Drive / Ride Performance Characteristics

All tires have the following six performance characteristics, divided into three sets of trade-offs. In most cases, a tire may perform excellently in one characteristic but only standard in the other.
Standard Ride Comfort & Standard Handling
Handling: Get stiff side wall for precise steering and cornering but settle for a firm ride with increased road noise.
Ride Comfort: Enjoy a quiet, smooth ride but lose some cornering ability.
Standard Treadwear & Standard Traction
Traction: Stop faster in wet conditions but expect a shorter tread life.
Treadwear: Get long, uniform wear across your tread pattern but expect less traction in wet conditions.
Standard Low Rolling Resistance & Standard High Speed Performance
High-Speed Performance: Get increased performance at higher speeds but sacrifice some fuel economy.
Low Rolling Resistance: Enjoy improved fuel efficiency but expect less high-speed cornering ability.


Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 24 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Totally awsome! Well balanced tire that gripped the road, very well. Just went to South Carolina, which is 1450 miles, round trip. We got caught in a fast moving storm that felt and looked like a windy car wash! But the tires held the road and did not slip! October 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by I like the handling and feel-of-the-road with these Continentals! Excellent tires! A couple months ago, I spoke with one of Pep Boys service people about purchasing a set of tires, and we compared several brands. Although the Continental Purecontacts were more expensive, I decided to go with them because of their reputation and mileage guarantee. I couldn't be more pleased with my decision because the tires have a great feel. I look forward to driving them this winter, too. I've been a customer of Pep Boys for a number of years (a Rewards Club member, as well), and was pleased with their work installing these tires in anticipation of a new inspection sticker. They found some unexpected work that had to be done in order to get the sticker (spent more$ than I had planned), but they did what they promised in a timely manner. I'll certainly continue to go back to Pep Boys for my car maintenance. August 16, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Not a good choice in hot locales These tires were OEM on my nissan versa. Although they handled well in rain, they are quite noisy, and wear down extremely quickly. Upgraded to pirellis after just 30k miles. Overall, they are a nice looking tire, and that's about their only redeeming quality.. Btw, they are very receptive to any and all sharps that it encounters on the road. The most flats, by far, of any tire I've ever had. September 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent tires I replaced my Subaru Imperza Sport Limted OEM tires with this set. These tires ride very well and are very quiet in comparison to the OEM tires. I have only had them a month but I am very pleased. September 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Tires! Bought these tires and they deliver! Feels like a new car ride all over again. Very satisfied. August 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great performance and value These don't need more praise but I love them on a Mazda 3, 205/50/17, aggressive driving. Big upgrade over the now discontinued Bridgestone Grid 019. Grippy and smooth, good price, what's not to like. August 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Satisfied I am happy with the tires at 500 miles. Had some heavy rain and they were fine and in dry conditions no complaints. No snow yet so I can't say. The store I had them installed at was great and I been back for an oil change and I am still satisfied. July 5, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good tires. I had tires installed and had an appointment. It was nearly an hour before they started work. They seemed very casual about installing the tires. I would buy the tires again but I would not buy at Pepboys because of the extremely long wait time to get them installed. June 30, 2015
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