The Continental SportContact 7 has received mostly positive reviews across various tests for its performance as a summer tire. This new model provides excellent handling characteristics on dry surfaces, with good aquaplaning reserves and short braking distances. Furthermore, it offers a safe driving experience in wet conditions, showcasing impressive wet braking and handling capabilities. The tire also has high aquaplaning safety and a fine balance of wet grip with strong understeering.
However, there are a few drawbacks noted in some tests. The tire falls short in terms of comfort, with it being criticized for its moderate rolling comfort and increased rolling noise in some cases. Some tests have also reported a tendency for understeering during dry handling and marginally lower grip in wet curves. Additionally, it has been flagged for having poor aquaplaning resistance and increased rolling resistance in one test.
Overall, the Continental SportContact 7 delivers commendable performance, offering a well-rounded balance between sportiness, efficiency, and safety. Its reasonable sportiness and outstanding everyday safety reserves make it a top choice for a summer tire.
Continental SportContact 7 is made in 90 sizes, starting from 225/40 R18 up to 325/35 R23.
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Continental SportContact 7 is made in Czech Republic/Slovakia/Portugal.