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.

235/50 R18
195/50 R16
205/45 R16
205/50 R16
205/55 R16
215/55 R16
225/50 R16
225/55 R16
205/45 R17
205/50 R17
215/45 R17
215/50 R17
215/55 R17
225/45 R17
225/50 R17
225/55 R17
235/45 R17
235/50 R17
235/55 R17
245/40 R17
255/40 R17
255/45 R17
215/40 R18
215/45 R18
225/40 R18
225/45 R18
225/50 R18
235/40 R18
235/45 R18
235/50 R18
235/55 R18
245/40 R18
245/45 R18
245/50 R18
245/55 R18
255/35 R18
255/40 R18
255/45 R18
255/55 R18
265/35 R18
265/40 R18
275/35 R18
275/40 R18
285/35 R18
295/35 R18
225/40 R19
225/45 R19
235/35 R19
235/40 R19
235/55 R19
245/35 R19
245/40 R19
245/45 R19
245/50 R19
255/35 R19
255/40 R19
255/45 R19
265/30 R19
265/35 R19
275/35 R19
275/40 R19
285/30 R19
285/35 R19
245/35 R20
245/40 R20
245/45 R20
255/45 R20
255/50 R20
265/35 R20
265/45 R20
275/30 R20
275/35 R20
275/40 R20
275/45 R20
285/30 R20
295/30 R20
295/40 R20
295/45 R20
305/30 R20
315/35 R20
245/35 R21
265/40 R21
295/35 R21
295/40 R21
255/30 R22
265/30 R22
265/35 R22
265/40 R22
275/40 R22
285/30 R22
285/35 R22
295/25 R22
235/50 R18
225/65 R17
235/65 R17
235/50 R18
235/60 R18
235/65 R18
245/60 R18
255/55 R18
255/70 R18
265/60 R18
285/60 R18
235/55 R19
245/55 R19
255/55 R19
265/50 R19
275/45 R19
245/45 R20
255/50 R20
255/60 R20
265/45 R20
275/60 R20
285/50 R20
295/40 R20
265/45 R21
Tread Photos
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Price range
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Brand
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Category
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Performance -> All Season Tires -> Ultra High Performance All-Season
Touring -> All Season -> Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season
Review
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Read a detailed review of each tire if you are still hesitating which option you should choose.

The ExtremeContact DWS 06 PLUS is Continental''s Ultra High Performance All-Season tire developed for drivers of sports cars, sports coupes, performance sedans, SUVs and CUVs. Designed to improve upon key metrics compared to its predecessor, like braking in dry and wet, along with increased traction in snow and ice, the ExtremeContact DWS 06 PLUS is built to deliver skillful handling and high-speed capability with increased confidence for inclement weather, even in light snow.

Featuring an updated, performance-tuned all-season tread compound molded into an updated asymmetric tread design and utilizing SPORTPLUS+ Technology, the ExtremeContact DWS 06 PLUS is built for enhanced handling and braking performance. Macro-Blocks and Chamfered block edges help improve ultimate dry road traction and provide increased cornering responsiveness. Generous high angle and circumferential grooves help evacuate water from the contact patch for increased hydroplaning resistance. 3D sipes help retain handling precision while increasing the number of biting edges for improved wet traction, while X-Sipes are utilized to improve lateral and longitudinal grip in inclement weather. Traction grooves within the circumferential channels further enhance winter weather traction by improving snow-to-snow traction.

ExtremeContact DWS 06 PLUS tires feature an Alignment Verification System to help identify vehicle misalignment concerns early in the tire''s life before wear patterns form. The system also confirms suitability for different driving conditions through Tuned Performance Indicators. Tuned Performance Indicators are visible letters molded into the second rib from the outboard shoulder to alert drivers of the tire''s performance levels. A visible "DWS" indicates the tire has appropriate tread depth for dry conditions, as well as wet roads and snow. After the "S" has worn away, the remaining "DW" indicates the tire only has appropriate tread depth for dry and most wet road conditions. After the "W" and "S" have both worn away, the remaining "D" indicates the tire has appropriate tread depth for dry conditions only.

The ExtremeContact DWS 06 PLUS incorporates a high strength, 2 ply sidewall construction for improved resistance to damage, along with a Sport Sidewall Insert for increased handling responsiveness. Continental''s new high-strength, triple action, hybrid cap ply helps combine the positive attributes of a stiffer cord material for improved handling characteristics, while simultaneously retaining the benefits of a more flexible cord, helping maintain a smooth and quiet ride with an optimized contact patch for even wear and longer tread life.

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The Latitude Tour HP is Michelin's Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season light truck tire developed for the drivers of premium crossover and sport utility vehicles. Used as Original Equipment by Acura, BMW, Lexus, Porsche and others, Latitude Tour HP tires are designed to combine comfort, handling and all-season traction, even in light snow.

The Latitude Tour HP features an all-season tread compound molded into a symmetric pattern that helps balance dry, wet and wintertime traction. Stable shoulder blocks and a continuous center rib boost responsiveness and highway stability, while wide circumferential grooves help resist hydroplaning and 2-D Active Sipes improve handling in rain and snow.

The tire's internal structure features twin steel belts reinforced with Michelin FAZ Technology (Filament At Zero degrees) that winds polyester and aramid/nylon cords spirally under the tread area to provide a stable feel and crisp steering, while polyester cord reinforced sidewalls enhance ride quality.

Note: While Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season light truck tires offer all-season versatility including traction in light snow, tire sizes featuring extremely wide tread widths may limit the traction this type of tire can provide in deep snow.

*Specific sizes featuring Green X technology are identified as such on the Sizes tab, as well as on the tire's Specs tab.

Related Information: Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing

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Tires Scores Compare

How we score

Would You Recommend?

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Treadwear Performance

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N/A

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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7.9

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.

Hydroplaning Resistance
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The hydroplaning resistance is measured by the hydroplane depth test and the dynamic aquaplaning test, which measures how much water can be accumulated on the tire's surface before hydroplaning occurs.

7.8
Wet Traction
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Wet traction estimates the level of grip on wet pavement. Tread design with deep grooves dramatically improves confidence when driving in the rain as they channel the water out much better.

8
Steering Response
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The vehicle's steering response largely depends on the tread depth, tire width, air pressure, and aspect ratio. Wide high-performance tires are equipped with a continuous center rib providing instant steering response.

8.3

Dry Perfomance

N/A
8.2

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

Cornering Stability
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A dynamic cornering test is often used to assess cornering stability under dry conditions.

8.2
Dry Traction
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Dry traction level depends on many factors, including tread design, profile shape, and compounds.

8.2
Steering Response
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The vehicle's steering response largely depends on the tread depth, tire width, air pressure, and aspect ratio. Wide high-performance tires are equipped with a continuous center rib providing instant steering response.

8.3

Comfort Perfomance

N/A
8.3

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

Ride Quality
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The excellent ride quality means you do not feel the bumps or cracks on the road. Larger tires with thick and deep tread patterns decrease the number of jolts allowing you to glide over bumpy road textures.

8.3
Noise
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If you would enjoy a quiet chat with the passengers while children are sleeping or listening to music, not the sound of tires, definitely pay attention to the noise score.

8.3

Winter Performance

N/A
6.1

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.

Light Snow Traction
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Snow traction is the ability of a tire to push snow out of its path. When driving on packed snow, tires with good snow traction will help you accelerate and maintain control.

6.8
Deep Snow Traction
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Deep Snow Traction test results compare how the tires deal with the deep snow. To successfully cope with the job, such tires should feature aggressive tread patterns, a tremendous amount of siping, and most elastic compounds.

5.8
Ice Traction
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Ice traction tires feature ice grip and build friction when using the brakes or steering wheel to get through icy surfaces safely.

5.6
Price range
Tire Sizes
235/50 R18
195/50 R16
205/45 R16
205/50 R16
205/55 R16
215/55 R16
225/50 R16
225/55 R16
205/45 R17
205/50 R17
215/45 R17
215/50 R17
215/55 R17
225/45 R17
225/50 R17
225/55 R17
235/45 R17
235/50 R17
235/55 R17
245/40 R17
255/40 R17
255/45 R17
215/40 R18
215/45 R18
225/40 R18
225/45 R18
225/50 R18
235/40 R18
235/45 R18
235/50 R18
235/55 R18
245/40 R18
245/45 R18
245/50 R18
245/55 R18
255/35 R18
255/40 R18
255/45 R18
255/55 R18
265/35 R18
265/40 R18
275/35 R18
275/40 R18
285/35 R18
295/35 R18
225/40 R19
225/45 R19
235/35 R19
235/40 R19
235/55 R19
245/35 R19
245/40 R19
245/45 R19
245/50 R19
255/35 R19
255/40 R19
255/45 R19
265/30 R19
265/35 R19
275/35 R19
275/40 R19
285/30 R19
285/35 R19
245/35 R20
245/40 R20
245/45 R20
255/45 R20
255/50 R20
265/35 R20
265/45 R20
275/30 R20
275/35 R20
275/40 R20
275/45 R20
285/30 R20
295/30 R20
295/40 R20
295/45 R20
305/30 R20
315/35 R20
245/35 R21
265/40 R21
295/35 R21
295/40 R21
255/30 R22
265/30 R22
265/35 R22
265/40 R22
275/40 R22
285/30 R22
285/35 R22
295/25 R22
235/50 R18
225/65 R17
235/65 R17
235/50 R18
235/60 R18
235/65 R18
245/60 R18
255/55 R18
255/70 R18
265/60 R18
285/60 R18
235/55 R19
245/55 R19
255/55 R19
265/50 R19
275/45 R19
245/45 R20
255/50 R20
255/60 R20
265/45 R20
275/60 R20
285/50 R20
295/40 R20
265/45 R21
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.

235/50 R18 97 W SL
235/50 R18 97 V SL
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.

560 AA A
440 A A
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.

97 (1610 lbs)
97 (1610 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.

W
V (149 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.

51 | 25
44 | 29
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.

25
29
Rim width range
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Tires may be used on rims of varying widths while still fulfilling their intended function.

6.5-8.5""
6.5-8.5""
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.

27.25
27.25
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.

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

US
US
How tires look on cars
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Check out pics from car enthusiasts that mounted these tires on their vehicles.

The Michelin Latitude Tour HP provides better results for 10 test features out of 10 in total.

When it comes to the UTQG of each tire, the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 Plus shows its superiority with a rating of 560 AA A versus 440 A A of the Michelin ExtremeContact DWS 06 Plus. To learn more about the UTQG, we suggest you read this article.

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.

In terms of market coverage, the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 Plus takes the lead. This tire is available in 91 sizes ranging from 16 inches to 22 inches.

Price

As for the pricing policy, Latitude Tour HP is more expensive than ExtremeContact DWS 06 Plus.

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See how these two tires compare against competitors



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