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Continental WinterContact TS 870 P

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P

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Pros and cons

  • Low rolling resistance/low fuel consumption
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Low drive-by noise levels
  • Exceptional traction on snow
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Competitors

The Continental WinterContact TS 870 P emerges as a highly competent winter tire across various tests and conditions, marked by its balanced performance portfolio that caters to a broad spectrum of weather conditions. Especially lauded for its capabilities on snow and wet surfaces, the tire exhibits strong grip and short braking distances, alongside a notable performance in handling and aquaplaning resistance. This makes it an ideal choice for drivers seeking confidence in winter's unpredictable weather.


On dry roads, while the tire generally secures a favorable assessment for safety and handling, some tests have pointed out minor weaknesses in precision and steering feedback. However, these shortcomings do not significantly detract from its overall robust performance, including effective emergency maneuvering capabilities and above-average braking efficiency.


A consistent highlight across the evaluations is the TS 870 P's commendable environmental footprint, primarily attributed to its low rolling resistance. This quality not only fosters fuel efficiency, making it an appealing option for eco-conscious consumers and those driving electric vehicles, but also contributes to the tire's notable efficiency without compromising safety or comfort.


In terms of durability, opinions appear mixed. Some sources criticize the tire for its limited tread life and overall cost-effectiveness, suggesting a trade-off between upfront investment and long-term value. Despite these concerns, the tire's projected longevity is deemed satisfactory by other reviewers, adding to its appeal as a well-rounded winter tire choice.


In sum, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P stands out for its excellent adaptability to varying winter conditions, bolstered by its safe and stable performance on both snowy and wet roads. Its environmental considerations further enhance its appeal, notwithstanding the reservations about its precision on dry surfaces and discussion around its longevity and price point. Such a profile positions the WinterContact TS 870 P as a robust contender in the winter tire market, suitable for drivers prioritizing safety, efficiency, and environmental responsibility.

Sizes

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P is made in 83 sizes, starting from 205/60 R16 up to 325/40 R22.
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Timeline

2021

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P was launched and replaced Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P.

2021

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P was tested 1x (Tyre Reviews) and won the Tyre Reviews 225/40 R18 test.

2022

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P was tested 4x (Autobild,...)

2023

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P was tested 10x (ADAC,...) and won the Autobild 225/60 R18 test.

Achievements

Best
Dry handling
Autobild 2023
Autobild 2023
Sportauto 2023
Automotorsport 2022
Best
Dry braking
Adac 2023
Autobild 2023
Automotorsport 2022
Autobild 2022
Best
Exterior noise
Adac 2023
Autobild 2023
Autobild 2022
Autobild 2022
Best
Aquaplaning - cross
Adac 2023
Automotorsport 2023
Autobild 2022
Best
Wet braking
Adac 2023
Autobild 2022
Best
Aquaplaning - longitudal
Adac 2023
Best
Snow traction
Adac 2023
Best
Interior noise
Automotorsport 2022
Best
Snow braking
Sportauto 2023
Best
Wet circle cornering
Autobild 2023

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P in tyre tests

All tyre tests where Continental WinterContact TS 870 P was featured:
Tyre Reviews Winter tyre test 2023 225/45 R18
highly recommended
Ranked #3 of 11
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Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
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Automotorsport Winter tyre test 2023 255/45 R20
very good
Ranked #4 of 7
Finishing 4th out of 7 competitors, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P showcased a commendable performance in the winter automotorsport event. It earned a final rating of "Very good," reflecting its strong capabilities under wintry conditions. Officials praised the tyre for its robust corner grip and decent traction on snow, as well as its balanced snow handling capabilities. On top of that, it stood out for its exceptional protection against aquaplaning and its active driving behavior with good corner stability on dry roads. The tyre's very low rolling resistance was also highlighted as a significant advantage, helping to offset its few shortcomings. These included somewhat reduced braking performance on snow and weak braking, reduced driving stability, and limited reserves on wet surfaces. Additionally, a slight instability was noted during fast lane changes on dry surfaces. Despite these drawbacks, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P excelled in aquaplaning resistance in cross conditions, rolling resistance, and snow cornering, proving itself a formidable choice for winter driving conditions.
Name
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
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Name Enviromental impactDriving safety
Best values in test22.1
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P2.52.3
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Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test31,429,2
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P34,930,5
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Autobild Winter tyre test 2023 225/40 R18
exemplary
Ranked #3 of 11
In a competitive evaluation featuring 11 contenders, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P secured an impressive third-place finish. This tire was celebrated for its well-balanced high performance level, offering stable handling across various weather conditions, short braking distances on wet surfaces, low exterior noise, and fuel-efficient rolling resistance. It earned an 'Exemplary' final rating, underscoring its exceptional qualities. Despite its higher price point, the tire stood out by performing best in categories such as exterior noise and rolling resistance, highlighting its superiority in delivering a quiet ride without compromising on energy efficiency.
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Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
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Autobild Winter tyre test 2023 225/60 R18
test winner
Ranked #1 of 10
In a competitive evaluation, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P emerged as the standout performer, clinching the top spot and securing the prestigious final rating of 'Test winner.' This tyre impressed with its stable handling attributes across varying weather conditions, showcasing remarkable performance on snow and dynamic handling on dry surfaces. Furthermore, it was recognized for its fuel-efficient rolling resistance, marking a significant advancement in reducing fuel consumption. Despite its superior performance, a notable drawback was its high price point. Remarkably, the tyre excelled in specific disciplines, particularly in dry handling and rolling resistance, where it was unmatched.
Name
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
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Sport Auto Winter tyre test 2023 225/40 R18
very good
Ranked #4 of 9
Finishing 4 out of 9 competitors, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P was acclaimed for its performance, securing a final rating of "Very Good." Testers praised the tire for its secure handling on snow and dry surfaces, highlighting its well-balanced nature. However, it did face criticism for substantial understeer in wet corners and a lack of reserves. The tire rolled efficiently and offered solid grip on snow, but its performance dipped on wet roads. It stood out in several disciplines, excelling in dry handling, objective dry handling, dry lane changing, dry steering response, and rolling resistance, along with snow braking. These strong points underscore the tire's overall competence in winter conditions, balancing minor drawbacks with exceptional performance in key areas.
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Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
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ARBÖ Winter tyre test 2023 235/55 R18
recommended
Ranked #4 of 10
Name WinterWetDryRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test636443188
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P60564218 7
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Autobild Winter tyre test 2023 225/45 R18
exemplary
Ranked #3 of 20
Finishing a commendable 3rd out of 20 competitors, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P tire was awarded an 'Exemplary' rating, showcasing its remarkable performance. Highlighted for its winter prowess, the tire received praise for its balanced performance in all weather conditions, dynamic handling on both wet and dry surfaces, and notably short braking distances. However, its elevated price point was mentioned as a downside. Among its top achievements, the tire stood out in disciplines such as dry braking, dry handling, and wet circle cornering, underscoring its exceptional capabilities in these critical areas.
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+2+11-
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P2+ 2+ 2+2-
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Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
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Autobild Winter tyre test 2022 215/55 R17

Ranked #2 of 56
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test32,825,4
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P34,625,5
Autobild Winter tyre test 2022 215/55 R17
good
Ranked #8 of 19
The Continental WinterContact TS 870 P impressively secured the second spot among 19 competitors, showcasing its prowess as a top winter tire. It stood out for its exceptional driving dynamics across all weather conditions and its fuel-efficient rolling resistance, which were highly praised by testers. However, critiques were directed towards its limited mileage and overall cost-effectiveness. Highlighting its strengths, the tire excelled in specific disciplines, being unbeatable in dry braking, dry handling, and snow braking. This performance solidifies its reputation as a reliable choice for winter driving, balancing excellent grip and efficiency despite concerns over longevity and economic value.
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+2+2+2+
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P2+ 2+ 1-3
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test2+2+2+
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P222+
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AutoMotorSport Winter tyre test 2022 245/45 R19
very good
Ranked #2 of 8
The Continental WinterContact TS 870 P secured an impressive second place out of eight competitors, earning a final rating of "Very good." According to tester feedback, the tyre exhibited very controllable handling on snow with ample reserves and performed well on wet surfaces, boasting short braking distances, neutral behavior, precision, and strong grip on dry roads. However, its performance on wet roads showed room for improvement, notably in braking, early-onset aquaplaning, and reduced cornering grip. Despite these minor deficits, particularly in curve grip, its strength was undeniable in several disciplines. It excelled in dry braking, dry handling, objective dry handling, interior noise, rolling resistance, and objective snow handling, confirming its versatility and robust performance across various conditions.
Name WetDrySnowRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test9,39,4101010
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P7,59,4 8,310 8
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Source: reifenpresse.de
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Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
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Source: www.tyrereviews.com

Test ratings distribution

100% (10x)85% (3x)
Highly recommendedTest winnerExemplaryExemplaryVery goodRecommendedGood
1x3x2x1x3x1x2x

Ratings x Wheel size

R16R17R18R19R20
85% (1x)85% (1x)98.1% (8x)100% (2x)100% (1x)

Ratings x Width

205/xx Rxx215/xx Rxx225/xx Rxx235/xx Rxx245/xx Rxx255/xx Rxx
85% (1x)85% (1x)100% (6x)92.5% (2x)100% (2x)100% (1x)

FAQ

  1. Where is Continental WinterContact TS 870 P made?

    Continental WinterContact TS 870 P is made in Czech Republic.

  2. Is this tyre suitable for SUVs?

    Yes, this tyre is also made in SUV sizes.

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