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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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Continental WinterContact TS 870 P is ranked #97 of 947 winter tyres based on the results of tests carried out by Automotorsport 2023, Tyre Reviews 2023, and other organizations. Continental WinterContact TS 870 P belongs to the Premium segment and is made by a manufacturer from Germany. However, this particular model is made in Czech Republic. It is made in total of 83 sizes, 205/60 R16 being the smallest and 325/40 R22 the largest. This tyre was featured in tests 15 times, first test was carried in 2021. Continental WinterContact TS 870 P replaced an older model - Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P. This model received the best possible rating in 10 tests. Eu ratings can provide interesting overview over the available dimensions - 100% of Continental WinterContact TS 870 P has "B" wet grip rating and most (66%) of the dimensions has "C" fuel-saving rating. Noise is a strong quality of Continental WinterContact TS 870 P - most dimensions have below average noise level values - 100% of them produce 0db noise, which result in "a" rating. This tyre has a initial tread depth of 8.6 mm in 245/45 R19. It can be compared to Blizzak LM-005, which is a tyre from Bridgestone (Japan) and has a rating of 92%, compared to 97% of the Continental in question. There was a braking test that featured both Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 and Continental WinterContact TS 870 P held by autobild in 2023. It was tested on a Audi S3 with 225/40 R18 tyres. On the wet, the Bridgestone stopped from 80km/h earlier than the Continental - 31,4m, whereas the Continental took 34,9m to come to a full stop. On the snow, we can see that Continental stopped earlier at the 30,5m mark, compared to 30,9m of the Bridgestone.

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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

The Continental WinterContact TS 870 P, a premium segment tyre, has been extensively tested by some of Europe's most esteemed organizations that test tyres. The latest round of tests commenced in 2021 and concluded in 2022. In these tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P received an overall rating of 90%, which is considered an excellent rating for a premium tyre. The tyre was tested in different dimensions and weather conditions, including winter conditions. Autobild tested the tyre in two different dimensions and weather conditions and awarded it 3rd and 2nd place out of 9 and 56, respectively. AutoMotorSport put the tyre through its paces and ranked it 2nd out of 8. Tyre Reviews considered it the test winner out of 9 tested tyres. The Continental WinterContact TS 870 P also performed exceptionally well in specific disciplines such as dry braking, snow braking, dry handling, and snow handling. However, the tyre didn't perform well in Autobild's 215/55 R17 test, where it got 8th place out of 19. Overall, these tests show that the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P is a high-quality tyre that performs exceptionally well in almost all disciplines, and it is considered an excellent choice for drivers who value safety and performance.

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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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 field of 11 tires, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P stood out for its performance, securing a leading position. This tire was highlighted for its universally high level of performance across different conditions, offering stable handling no matter the weather. It also excelled in providing short braking distances on wet surfaces, producing low pass-by noise, and reducing fuel consumption due to its low rolling resistance. Despite these advantages, the tire was noted for its higher price point compared to its competitors. A standout feature of the WinterContact TS 870 P was its exceptional performance in two specific disciplines: it boasted the best exterior noise level and the most efficient rolling resistance, offering a quiet ride while minimizing energy loss during motion.
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Autobild Winter tyre test 2023 225/60 R18
test winner
Ranked #1 of 10
The Continental WinterContact TS 870 P excelled in a competitive field, proudly standing out with its performance. This tyre demonstrated stable driving characteristics under all weather conditions, with commendable snow performance and dynamic dry handling. Additionally, it was highlighted for its fuel-saving rolling resistance. Despite these strengths, its high price level was seen as its primary drawback. Notably, the tyre was absolutely best in the disciplines of dry handling and rolling resistance, marking itself as a top choice in these areas without finishing last in any tested property. The combination of these features and its final rating showcases the tyre's balanced performance across various conditions, making it a compelling choice for consumers looking for reliability and efficiency.
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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
In a comprehensive comparison involving 20 different competitors, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P distinguished itself by securing a noteworthy position. Renowned for its winter capabilities, it delivered balanced performances across various weather conditions. Highlighted for its dynamic handling on both wet and dry surfaces, the tyre also impressed with its short braking distances. Despite these strengths, it was observed to have a higher price point, which may concern some buyers. Among its exceptional achievements, it excelled specifically in dry braking, dry handling, and wet circle cornering, showcasing its superiority in these disciplines without finishing last in any category. This performance underscores the tyre's reliability and proficiency in handling diverse driving conditions.
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+2+11-
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P2+ 2+ 2+2-
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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
In a rigorous comparison among 19 contenders, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P distinguished itself by securing a commendable position, showcasing its prowess as a top winter tire option. This tire is acclaimed for its exceptional driving dynamics under all weather conditions, proving to be a standout in terms of performance. Additionally, it stands out for its fuel-efficient rolling resistance, making it an eco-friendly choice for drivers. However, it's not without its drawbacks; the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P was noted for its limited longevity and overall economic value, which might give potential buyers pause. In terms of specific disciplines, the tire excelled particularly in dry braking, dry handling, and snow braking, indicating its solid performance across essential safety measures, although it did not specifically lag in any tested category. Despite these minor faults, its strengths in crucial areas demonstrate its value on winter roads.
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+2+2+2+
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P2+ 2+ 1-3
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Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test2+2+2+
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P222+
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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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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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