Continental IceContact 3

Continental IceContact 3 photo, test, review, ratings, stud

Continental Ice Contact 3 is a Premium Touring studded winter tire with directional tread pattern, designed for Passenger Cars and SUV.

The tire replaced the Continental IceContact 2.

2019 Vi Bilägare Continental IceContact 3 test

In 2019 experts of the Swedish publication Vi Bilägare have tested Continental IceContact 3 at size 225/50 R17 and compared to 6 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter studded tires. In addition they included into the test studless Continental VikingContact 7 for comparison of results.

Continental IceContact 3 stud test, review, rating
1st place in Wet braking. -1m the braking distance (compared to the next studded tire).
Continental IceContact 3 stud test, review, rating
6th place in Wet handling. +0.94sec wet lap time in seconds (compared to the leader).
Continental IceContact 3 stud test, review, rating
3rd place in Straight aqua. -1.9km/h float speed in km/h.
Continental IceContact 3 stud test, review, rating
1st place in Dry braking (among studded tires). -1.3m dry braking distance.
Continental IceContact 3 stud test, review, rating
6-7th place in Dry handling. Subjective score – 2 points.
Continental IceContact 3 stud test, review, rating
1st place in Ice braking. -0.75m ice braking distance.
Continental IceContact 3 stud test, review, rating
1st place in Ice handling. -0.25sec ice handling time in seconds.
Continental IceContact 3 stud test, review, rating
1st place in Ice traction. -0.13sec acceleration time.
Continental IceContact 3 stud test, review, rating
1st place in Snow braking. -1.2m ice braking distance.
Continental IceContact 3 stud test, review, rating
1st place in Snow handling. -1.84 snow lap time.
Continental IceContact 3 stud test, review, rating
1st place in Snow traction. -0.11sec acceleration time.
Continental IceContact 3 stud test, review, rating
4-5th place in Rolling resistance. +0.09 l/100km fuel consumption.
Continental IceContact 3 stud test, review, rating
3-4th place in Noise. Subjective score – 4 points.

Overall Continental IceContact 3 review

1. 2019 Vi Bilägare (225/50 R17) – 1st place overall

Main conclusions:

  • The best ice performance: the shortest braking distance, the lowest acceleration and handling time.
  • Great results on the snow: the best braking distance, handling and acceleration time.
  • A bit unbalanced on the wet: the shortest braking distance but average handling time.
  • Same on the dry: the best braking distance but one of the lowest subjective handling score.
  • Average noise and rolling resistance.
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