Continental Cross Contact UHP

Dry Grip 86%
Wet Grip 79%
Road Feedback 75%
Handling 74%
Wear 53%
Comfort 72%
Buy again 64%

The Continental Cross Contact UHP is a Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to SUV and 4x4

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Tyre review data from 31 tyre reviews averaging 72% over 757,387 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

2016 Off Road Summer SUV Tyre Test - 1st of 6 tyres

  • Positive - Short braking distances and good handling on wet surfaces, low rolling resistance
  • Negative - Tendency to understeer on dry surfaces, high price
  • Overall - Highly recommended

2013 Auto Bild SUV / 4X4 Tyre Test - 1st of 9 tyres

  • Positive - Short stopping distances on wet and dry roads, strong off road
  • Negative - Increased running noise, average ride comfort and average curved aquaplaning

2010 Auto Zeitung 4x4 Tyre Test - 1st of 8 tyres

  • Overall - The Continental Cross-ContactUHP scores well in all the key tests to win overall
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
0/0 R0 0         12.54kgs
0/0 R0 0         17.53kgs
235/60 R16 100H   E B 72 10.62kgs
235/60 R16 100H   E B 71 11.23kgs
235/55 R17 99H   E A 71 11.66kgs
275/55 R17 109V   E B 72 15.01kgs
255/60 R17 106V   C B 72 13.93kgs
255/60 R17 106V   C B 73 13.93kgs
235/65 R17 108V XL N0 E A 72 12.24kgs
285/50 R18 109W   C B 74 16.01kgs
225/55 R18 98H   C B 72 9.90kgs
225/55 R18 98V MMC F B 71 11.91kgs
255/55 R18 109V XL LR C B 73 13.96kgs
255/55 R18 109W XL   C B 73 15.21kgs
255/55 R18 109Y XL N1 F B 73 15.27kgs
255/55 R18 109Y XL N1 E A 73 15.22kgs
255/55 R18 105W MO E B 72 14.75kgs
255/55 R18 105W MO F B 73 14.51kgs
235/60 R18 107W XL AO E B 72 13.95kgs
255/60 R18 112H XL   E C 73 15.36kgs
255/45 R19 100V MO E B 72 12.51kgs
285/45 R19 107W MO E C 75 15.47kgs
285/45 R19 107W MO E C 74 15.50kgs
295/45 R19 109Y MO F A 75 15.74kgs
295/45 R19 109Y MO F A 74 15.74kgs
235/50 R19 99V   E B 72 12.45kgs
235/50 R19 99V MO E B 71 12.40kgs
255/50 R19 107V XL * E C 74 17.71kgs
255/50 R19 107V XL * E C 73 17.77kgs
255/50 R19 103W MO E C 72 13.48kgs
265/50 R19 110Y XL AUD E B 74 15.62kgs
265/50 R19 110Y XL         16.34kgs
235/55 R19 105W XL LR B C 72 11.76kgs
255/55 R19 111H XL   C C 74 16.59kgs
255/55 R19 111H XL   C C 73 16.60kgs
295/40 R20 106Y MO F B 75 17.05kgs
295/40 R20 110Y XL RO1 E B 76 16.94kgs
295/40 R20 110Y XL RO1 E B 75 16.64kgs
295/40 R20 106Y MO F B 74 17.05kgs
245/45 R20 103V XL   C C 73 12.86kgs
245/45 R20 103V XL   C C 72 12.88kgs
245/45 R20 103W XL LR C C 72 12.81kgs
255/45 R20 105W XL   E A 73 16.11kgs
275/45 R20 110W XL   C B 73 16.35kgs
295/45 R20 114W XL   C A 75 18.81kgs
295/45 R20 114W XL   C A 76 19.50kgs
255/50 R20 109Y XL   E C 73 14.52kgs
255/50 R20 109Y XL   E C 75 14.39kgs
265/50 R20 111V XL   C C 74 16.46kgs
275/50 R20 113W XL MO1       15.59kgs
275/50 R20 109W MO E B 72 16.16kgs
275/50 R20 109W MO E B 73 16.18kgs
285/50 R20 116W XL   C A 75 17.81kgs
235/55 R20 102W GM C A 71 13.72kgs
235/55 R20 102W XL   E B 71 13.85kgs
235/55 R20 102W GM F B 71 13.50kgs
295/35 R21 107Y XL N0 E A 75 15.58kgs
295/35 R21 107Y XL MO E A 76 15.53kgs
295/35 R21 107Y XL N0 F A 75 15.06kgs
265/40 R21 105Y XL MO B B 74 13.45kgs
265/40 R21 105Y XL MO B B 73 13.94kgs
295/40 R21 111W XL MO E C 75 16.63kgs
315/30 R22 107Y XL   E A 76 16.60kgs
275/35 R22 104Y XL   E A 73 14.46kgs
305/40 R22 114W XL   C A 75 16.76kgs
305/30 R23 105W XL   E A 75 16.01kgs

Questions and Answers for the Continental Cross Contact UHP

2017-10-16 - What is the performance like in wet snow

Unfortunately we've never seen the Continental Cross Contact UHP be tested for snow performance. You can expect it to be a little bit better than a normal summer tyre, but not as good as an all season or winter tyre.


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Size Price Range  
235/50 R19 £117.80 - £181.99 (10 Prices) Compare Prices >>
245/45 R20 £188.36 - £232.58 (4 Prices) Compare Prices >>
255/50 R19 £132.00 - £242.30 (22 Prices) Compare Prices >>
255/55 R18 £117.49 - £185.00 (52 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Top Continental Cross Contact UHP Review

Given 86% while driving a Kia Motors (225/55 R17) on a combination of roads for 25,000 easy going miles
I have had these tyres (two sets) on my sportage since new and manage to get about 25000 miles per set out of them which i consider pretty good. All high centre of gravity vehicles will scrub the tread off the rear tyres quite quickly if you corner hard and tyres do not last as long as they do on cars. The continentals perform well in the snow (softer rubber?) and have done well off road providing you accept that they are not true off road tyres. Off road tyres are awful on tarmac! The tyres are fairly quiet on motorways and I have had no problems in the wet. Just about to fit another two!
58 - tyre reviewed on September 4, 2015   

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Given 57% while driving a Land Rover Range Rover Evoque (245/45 R20) on mostly town for 36,000 average miles
I got these tyres with my car from my dealer in 2016. I live in Bahrain (Mostly sunny/summer weather). It gets as hot as 45 degrees Celsius. The tyres has excellent dry grip when I initially started using the car. Wet grip was fairly OK. Breaking distance was excellent in the beginning.

However my main concern is how easily the tyres were worn out. I drove 58,000 km (36,000 miles) in 3 years.

The grip has become extremely poor and breaking distance got worse. I ended up in an accident because the car wouldn’t stop (even though I pushed the breaks on time). The car drifted/swayed in long curved roads multiple times (it was a sunny day and i was driving 60-70 km/hr on a dry asphalt surface)

Conclusion: Early on i was very impressed with the grip, comfort, handling and breaking distance. However, they wear out very fast and driving becomes dangerous in these tyres if not changed.
0 - tyre reviewed on August 16, 2019   
Jeep Grand Cherokee (265/50 R20) on a combination of roads for 20,000 spirited miles
They came as factory equipped tyres.
Poor performing tyre. Wore very fast, i got around 20000 miles from the set.
Dry in the grip and wet ok. Rigid tyre over bumps.
Around corners they are loosing grip and squeeking (the 18 inch Nokians for Winter don't).
Never buy again.
10 - tyre reviewed on April 15, 2018   
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Given 94% while driving a Mercedes Benz ML (225/45 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 25,000 average miles
I have used these tyres on my ML 320 for the past two years - I have managed to get about 25k out of them during this time. Having also used Pirelli’s, the UHP’s are by far a better wearing tyre. At around £160 per tyre, cost and wear is obviously a primary concern.The driving has been mostly around towns is Wales, so quite hilly, but we’ve done some seriously long haul runs too. I can’t praise these tyres enough.

As far as performance is concerned, I have no quibbles, wet , dry,snow, they perform very well.
3 - tyre reviewed on December 8, 2017   
Given 84% while driving a Land Rover Discovery 2 (255/50 R19 W) on a combination of roads for 15,000 spirited miles

I live in France. I run a late Landrover Discovery 2 TD5 amongst other vehicles. I have been using Continental Cross Contact UHP 255 50 R19 tyres for some years. I must admit that these tyres have proved excellent in most if not all weathers. I believe they are summer tyres but on the French west coast we rarely see any ice or snow. Prior to these I ran Goodyear F1 tyres of the same size and they were also excellent and eve better the the Continental tyres in the wet. I have to admit at this point I used to race cars so I know where the limits are and the differences between understeer and oversteer and how to cope with them.
23 - tyre reviewed on February 19, 2017   

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