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Continental WinterContact TS 870

Continental WinterContact TS 870

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Pros and cons

  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Short braking distance on snow
  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
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Competitors

The Continental WinterContact TS 870 emerges as a tire that consistently delivers well-rounded performance across various tests, making it a highly recommended choice for winter conditions. Its balanced performance profile is ideally suited to handling the unpredictable nature of winter driving in terms of safety, efficiency, and wear.


One of the tire’s standout qualities is its excellent performance in wet conditions. The Continental WinterContact TS 870 has been universally praised for offering superior wet grip, short braking distances, and impressively handling aquaplaning, making it a confident choice for rainy or slushy roads. Its prowess on wet surfaces is matched by secure and precise behavior on dry roads, offering drivers good feedback, precise steering, and safety reserves for sudden maneuvers. Its performance in dry conditions strikes a balance between high safety margins and lively handling that allows for more aggressive throttle through turns.


In terms of winter performance, the tire demonstrates very good snow braking and traction. Its abilities to maintain grip and control on snowy and icy surfaces have been commended, providing drivers with peace of mind during colder months. While its snow handling was noted to be average in some reports, its substantial safety reserves and precise steerability mitigate these concerns, offering a reassuring winter driving experience.


From an environmental and economical perspective, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 stands out as well. Its low rolling resistance contributes to reduced fuel consumption, which, combined with a high projected mileage and minimal wear, affirms its status as an efficient and durable winter tire. This makes it not only a safe and reliable option for winter driving but also a cost-effective and environmentally friendlier choice over its lifespan.


While specific tests had mixed conclusions regarding its outright leadership in certain categories, the overwhelming consensus is that the Continental WinterContact TS 870 does not exhibit any significant weaknesses. Its consistent top-tier performance across a wide array of driving conditions and its ability to deliver a balanced blend of safety, efficiency, and durability make it a commendable choice for anyone looking to navigate the winter months confidently and comfortably.

Sizes

Continental WinterContact TS 870 is made in 52 sizes, starting from 175/65 R14 up to 225/50 R17.
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Timeline

2021

Continental WinterContact TS 870 was launched and replaced Continental WinterContact TS 860.

2020

Continental WinterContact TS 870 was tested 1x (Autoexpress) and won the Autoexpress 205/55 R16 test.

2021

Continental WinterContact TS 870 was tested 4x (AutoMotorSport,...) and won the Autobild 205/55 R16 test.

2022

Continental WinterContact TS 870 was tested 6x (ADAC,...) and won the ADAC 185/65 R15 test.

2023

Continental WinterContact TS 870 was tested 2x (ADAC,...) and won the ADAC 225/45 R17 test.

Achievements

Best
Aquaplaning - cross
Adac 2023
Autozeitung 2022
Autoexpress 2022
Autoklubcr 2022
Best
Aquaplaning - longitudal
Adac 2023
Autozeitung 2022
Autoexpress 2022
Autoklubcr 2022
Best
Wet circle cornering
Autozeitung 2022
Autoexpress 2022
Autoklubcr 2022
Autoexpress 2020
Best
Wet handling
Autoexpress 2023
Autozeitung 2022
Tuv 2021
Autoexpress 2020
Best
Dry handling
Autozeitung 2022
Autoexpress 2022
Autobild 2021
Best
Wet braking
Adac 2023
Tuv 2021
Best
Interior noise
Autoexpress 2023
Autoexpress 2020
Best
Comfort
Autoklubcr 2022
Autoklubcr 2021
Best
Snow handling
Autoklubcr 2022
Autoexpress 2020
Best
Dry braking
Adac 2023
Best
Snow traction
Adac 2023
Best
Exterior noise
Automotorsport 2021

Continental WinterContact TS 870 in tyre tests

All tyre tests where Continental WinterContact TS 870 was featured:
Name Enviromental impactDriving safety
Best values in test1,82,0
Continental WinterContact TS 8702,02,0
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Autoexpress Winter tyre test 2023 225/45 R17
test winner
Ranked #1 of 7
The Continental WinterContact TS 870 emerged as the top performer among its seven competitors, securing the prestigious position of 1 out of 7. This remarkable achievement not only underscores its superior quality but also marks it as the 'Test winner.' The tyre has continued its legacy by collecting another win, showcasing a well-rounded performance that aligns perfectly with the demands of UK winters. While it showed excellent results in Sweden, leaving only the Vredestein behind, it remained close to the leading pack without significant setbacks. Notably, its performance in Germany was exceptional, where it never dropped below the top two positions. This was attributed to its robust wet grip and commendable fuel efficiency. Although it slightly veered off its goal of being the best in braking, it closely approached this target, standing out among the leaders. Furthermore, the tyre excelled in several specific disciplines, achieving the best scores in interior noise, rolling resistance, and wet handling. These attributes distinctly contributed to its overall success in the evaluation, complementing its balanced and adaptable performance for winter conditions.
Name
Continental WinterContact TS 870
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Tyre Reviews Winter tyre test 2022 225/45 R17
highly recommended
Ranked #2 of 9
Name
Continental WinterContact TS 870
Source: www.tyrereviews.com
Name WetDrySnowIceRolling resistanceNoiseWear
Best values in test1,71,91,81,91,72,51,5
Continental WinterContact TS 8702,12,32,22,51,83,02,0
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Autoexpress Winter tyre test 2022 225/45 R19

Ranked #1 of 6
Name Points total
Best values in test100
Continental WinterContact TS 870100
Source: www.autoexpress.co.uk
Name WetDrySnowIceRolling resistanceNoiseWear
Best values in test2,01,81,41,81,52,71,5
Continental WinterContact TS 8702,12,41,61,92,12,82,5
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Name Points totalWetDrySnow
Best values in test103,6108,3100,2102,1
Continental WinterContact TS 870103,6 108,3 99,7102,1
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Source: www.autoklub.cz
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test147143147
Continental WinterContact TS 870147 136147
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Source: www.autozeitung.de
Name Points totalWetDrySnowRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test8,79,69,3101010
Continental WinterContact TS 8708,27,97,98,410 10
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Source: www.auto-motor-und-sport.de
Name WetDrySnowRolling resistanceWear
Best values in test2+2+11-1
Continental WinterContact TS 8702+ 21- 2+1
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test32,127,3
Continental WinterContact TS 87034,227,7
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name Points totalWinterWetDryRolling resistance
Best values in test1102301,21501,21202,4109,6
Continental WinterContact TS 8701102 301,21 501,21 200100
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Source: reifenpresse.de
Name Points totalWinterWetDryRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test101,6299,9299,9100101,1100,7
Continental WinterContact TS 870101,6 299,9 299,9 93,8101,1 100,7
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Source: www.autoexpress.co.uk

Test ratings distribution

100% (5x)85% (3x)
Very goodHighly recommendedExemplaryTest winnerGood
1x1x1x2x3x

Ratings x Wheel size

R15R16R17
85% (1x)95% (3x)96.3% (4x)

Ratings x Width

185/xx Rxx195/xx Rxx205/xx Rxx215/xx Rxx225/xx Rxx
85% (1x)100% (1x)100% (1x)85% (1x)96.3% (4x)

FAQ

  1. Where is Continental WinterContact TS 870 made?

    Continental WinterContact TS 870 is made in France.

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