Tire Sizes
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The competing tires may come in different numbers of sizes. You may compare the identical and alternative tire sizes.

235/70 R15
235/70 R15
255/55 R18
255/55 R18
Tread Photos
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Price range
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Brand
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Category
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Each tire belongs to a specific category. If both tires fall into different categories, choose the type that best fits your needs.

Touring -> Summer -> Grand Touring Summer
Winter / Snow -> Studless -> Light Truck/SUV Performance Winter / Snow
Review
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Read a detailed review of each tire if you are still hesitating which option you should choose.

The Turbosteel 70 is a Grand Touring Summer tire member of AVON Tyres' family of Original Equipment tires. The Turbosteel 70 is designed to bestow comfort and confidence to the drivers of European prestige sedans by providing traction, handling and steering response in dry and wet road conditions. The Turbosteel 70 is not intended to be driven in snow.

On the outside, the Turbosteel 70 features a summer tread compound molded into a six-rib tread design to enhance traction, steering response and cornering stability. The tread design provides constant rubber-to-road contact to enhance straight line tracking while reducing noise levels. The location of the zigzag circumferential grooves blends dry road performance with wet road traction.

On the inside, the Turbosteel 70 features twin steel belts reinforced by nylon that helps resist distortion at high speeds and while cornering, along with a rayon cord casing that enhances ride comfort.

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The 4x4 WinterContact SSR is Continental's Light Truck/SUV Performance Winter tire designed to combine good snow and ice traction with `European` high-speed winter driving performance. It is designed to deliver temporary self-supporting run-flat mobility for a distance of 50 miles at up to 50 miles per hour, even after a puncture has allowed complete air loss. The 4x4 WinterContact SSR tire is for the drivers of performance sport utility vehicles who require winter driving traction on dry, wet and snow-covered roads.

The 4x4 WinterContact SSR tire molds an advanced silica tread compound into an asymmetric tread design that features broad, rounded outer shoulder blocks to enhance dry road handling performance. These features are combined with intermediate tread blocks separated by wide circumferential and lateral grooves to enhance wet road traction and hydroplaning resistance. The tread blocks also feature progressive sipes to provide the multiple biting edges necessary to enhance snow and ice traction without resorting to traditional metal studs.

Continental 4x4 WinterContact SSR performance winter tires meet the industry's severe snow service requirements and are branded with the three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) symbol.

Install 4x4 WinterContact SSR tires in sets of four only.

Related Information: What is the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol (3PMSF)?

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Tires Scores Compare

How we score

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Treadwear Performance

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Treadwear is vital to many things, not just how often the tires need replacement. Hydroplaning and wet weather are both critical factors that wear down your tire quickly. The warranty covers any defects in what you bought but only for a limited period or when there's minimal tread left on them.

Wet Perfomance

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The wet performance score is a new thing that tire manufacturers are trying to achieve. The hydroplaning resistance, wet traction, and steering response all influence this new grading system.

Dry Perfomance

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Tires with good dry performance should be able to perform smoothly and safely, even when cornering aggressively.

Comfort Perfomance

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The comfort performance score is designed to measure the balance between ride quality and noise level.

Winter Performance

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Winter Performance score helps us understand if the tire is the appropriate option for winter conditions that your vehicle will face. Dedicated winter tires provide a firm grip when driving through snow and on ice. Performance winter tires boast a higher speed rating and better handling but deliver modestly lower ice and snow traction.

Tire Sizes
235/70 R15
235/70 R15
255/55 R18
255/55 R18
Size
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Tire size may be indicated in two formats:
– metric (P255/45R18 103H)
– high flotation (30x9.5 R15 104 F C)
In the metric system, P - stands for the passenger vehicles (LT - for Light Trucks, ST - Special Trailer) with a width of 255 millimeters, aspect ratio (sidewall height) equal to 45% of the tire height. R means it is radially constructed with a diameter of 18 inches. 103 denotes the tire's load index and H determines the speed rating.
In the high flotation system, the first number (30) is the overall diameter of the tire, the second number (9.5) is the width in inches.

235/70 R15 101 S SL
255/55 R18 109 H XL
Utqg
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Uniform Tire Quality Grade Standards (UTQG) were designed to offer consumers with useful information about the treadwear, traction, and temperature capabilities of their tires in order to make better decisions when purchasing new tires.

160 A A
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Max. load
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The maximum weight that a tire can carry is the greatest amount of weight it's designed to bear. Because load carrying capability is dependent on a tire's size and construction, as well as how much air pressure is actually utilized, maximum loads are measured with the tire inflated to an industry standard inflation pressure.

101 (1819 lbs)
109 (2270 lbs)
Max. speed
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The maximum speed that a tire with this type of tread can safely travel for an extended amount of time is indicated by the tire speed rating, which is usually shown by a letter or two.

S
H (130 mph)
Max inflation pressure
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The highest "cold" inflation pressure that a tire is meant to contain is its maximum inflation pressure.

44 | 28
51 | 43
Tire weight
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The tire weight is determined by the type and size of the tire. As the tread depth of the tire wears down over time, so does its weight.

28
43
Rim width range
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Tires may be used on rims of varying widths while still fulfilling their intended function.

6-8""
7-9""
Meas. rim width
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The measuring rim width is the common industry minimum rim width at which a tire must be mounted to validate that it meets design specifications.

10/32""
10/32""
Overall diam.
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The overall diameter of a tire is the outer diameter of the tire, measured in the center of the tread. This measurement is made without any load placed on the tire and after it has been properly mounted on its industry-assigned measuring rim and inflated to its test pressure after 24 hours.

27.95
29.04
Revs.per mile
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The revolutions per mile figure indicates the number of times a tire rotates during one mile's travel.

721.64/mi
694.51/mi
Country of origin
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The short name of the country where the given tire was manufactured.

GB
DE
How tires look on cars
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Both the Avon Turbosteel 70 and Continental 4x4 WinterContact SSR perform well in 0 categories out of 10 test features that we use to compare tires side by side.

Specs & Options

Though in general one tire may look superior to the other one, we recommend you compare the available sizes for each model as well. Just choose the tire sizes from the dropdown menu. Upon comparing different sizes, you may find certain differences of both tires.

All in all, the both Avon Turbosteel 70 and Continental 4x4 WinterContact SSR have a wide market coverage. Both tires are available in 1 sizes.

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See how these two tires compare against competitors

Turbosteel 70

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4x4 WinterContact SSR

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