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.

195/55 R16
195/55 R16
205/55 R16
205/60 R16
215/60 R16
205/50 R17
215/50 R17
215/55 R17
225/45 R17
225/50 R17
225/55 R17
235/45 R17
235/50 R17
245/45 R17
225/40 R18
225/45 R18
235/45 R18
235/50 R18
235/55 R18
245/40 R18
245/45 R18
235/40 R19
245/40 R19
245/45 R19
255/45 R19
245/45 R20
195/55 R16
175/65 R14
185/60 R14
185/65 R14
195/60 R14
175/65 R15
185/60 R15
195/55 R15
205/65 R15
225/60 R15
185/55 R16
195/50 R16
195/55 R16
205/50 R16
205/60 R16
205/70 R16
215/70 R16
225/50 R16
225/70 R16
235/65 R16
205/45 R17
205/55 R17
225/45 R17
225/60 R17
235/45 R17
235/65 R17
245/65 R17
265/70 R17
215/50 R18
225/40 R18
225/60 R18
235/55 R18
235/60 R18
235/65 R18
245/40 R18
245/45 R18
255/55 R18
255/60 R18
265/60 R18
265/65 R18
245/45 R19
245/55 R19
255/50 R19
235/55 R20
245/60 R20
265/50 R20
275/55 R20
275/60 R20
265/40 R21
275/40 R21
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 -> All Season -> Grand Touring All-Season
Touring -> All Season -> Standard 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 PureContact LS is Continental's Grand Touring All-Season tire developed for drivers of family sedans, coupes, minivans and small crossovers looking for responsive handling and sporty steering feel, along with quiet comfort and year-round traction. PureContact LS tires are designed to combine the refined ride of a premium touring tire with an engaging driving experience and confident grip in dry, wet and wintry conditions, including light snow.

Temperature-activated functional polymers in the all-season tread compound of the PureContact LS increase compound bonding and help improve tire wear and fuel efficiency. The asymmetric pattern features stable tread blocks in the shoulders for lateral grip and high-speed handling, and the wide, central rib provides solid on-center feel and confident straight-line tracking. Comfort Ride Technology incorporates an underlay beneath the tread that is designed to isolate the tread from the casing and reduce the amount of perceptible vibration in the cabin. Continental's +Silane additives enhance traction in slippery conditions, and the sweeping grooves combine with deep, circumferential channels to help resist hydroplaning. Siped shoulders and intermediate tread blocks create the biting edges needed for grip in snowy or icy conditions, and traction grooves trap snow in the tread to provide snow-to-snow traction.

The internal construction of the PureContact LS features a single ply, polyester casing. The mid- to high-apex balances responsive handling and performance with ride comfort, while dual steel belts are reinforced by two polyamide overlays to enhance durability and high-speed uniformity.

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The Tiger Paw Touring A/S is Uniroyal's Standard Touring All-Season tire developed for the drivers of coupes, sedans, crossover and SUVs looking for a satisfying blend of comfort, long tread life and traction for all-seasons, even in light snow.

Uniroyal utilizes an all-season tread compound molded into a symmetric pattern, focused on lowering road noise and providing a comfortable ride. A continuous center rib enhances steering response and braking consistency, and is part of an optimized footprint featuring Uniroyal's Tru-Last Technology helping manage the tire's contact patch for longer, even tread wear. Four wide circumferential grooves and large lateral notches help evacuate water and reduce hydroplaning. Slippery condition traction is further enhanced by a high sipe density design, providing biting edges for wet and snow covered roads.

Internal construction of the Tiger Paw Touring A/S consists of twin steel belts supported by a two-ply polyester sidewall, balancing ride comfort and durability. A single, nylon reinforcement ply above the belts is utilized to increase high speed capability and responsiveness.

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Tires Scores Compare

How we score

Would You Recommend?

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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

9.2
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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.

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.

9.2
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.

9.2
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.

9.2

Dry Perfomance

9.1
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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.

9.1
Dry Traction
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Dry traction level depends on many factors, including tread design, profile shape, and compounds.

9.1
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.

9.2

Comfort Perfomance

9.1
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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.

9.1
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.

9.1

Winter Performance

8
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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.

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.

8.6
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.

7.9
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.

7.4
Price range
Tire Sizes
195/55 R16
195/55 R16
205/55 R16
205/60 R16
215/60 R16
205/50 R17
215/50 R17
215/55 R17
225/45 R17
225/50 R17
225/55 R17
235/45 R17
235/50 R17
245/45 R17
225/40 R18
225/45 R18
235/45 R18
235/50 R18
235/55 R18
245/40 R18
245/45 R18
235/40 R19
245/40 R19
245/45 R19
255/45 R19
245/45 R20
195/55 R16
175/65 R14
185/60 R14
185/65 R14
195/60 R14
175/65 R15
185/60 R15
195/55 R15
205/65 R15
225/60 R15
185/55 R16
195/50 R16
195/55 R16
205/50 R16
205/60 R16
205/70 R16
215/70 R16
225/50 R16
225/70 R16
235/65 R16
205/45 R17
205/55 R17
225/45 R17
225/60 R17
235/45 R17
235/65 R17
245/65 R17
265/70 R17
215/50 R18
225/40 R18
225/60 R18
235/55 R18
235/60 R18
235/65 R18
245/40 R18
245/45 R18
255/55 R18
255/60 R18
265/60 R18
265/65 R18
245/45 R19
245/55 R19
255/50 R19
235/55 R20
245/60 R20
265/50 R20
275/55 R20
275/60 R20
265/40 R21
275/40 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.

195/55 R16 87 V SL
195/55 R16 87 F 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.

700 A A
600 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.

87 (1202 lbs)
87 (1202 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.

V (149 mph)
F
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 | 18
44 | 20
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.

18
20
Rim width range
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Tires may be used on rims of varying widths while still fulfilling their intended function.

5.5-7""
5.5-7""
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""
10.5/32""
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.

24.44
24.44
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.

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

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

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The Continental Purecontact Ls provides better results for 10 test features out of 10 in total.

When it comes to the UTQG of each tire, the Continental Purecontact Ls shows its superiority with a rating of 700 A A versus 600 A A of the Uniroyal Purecontact Ls. 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 Uniroyal Tiger Paw Touring A/s takes the lead. This tire is available in 49 sizes ranging from 14 inches to 21 inches.

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See how these two tires compare against competitors

Purecontact Ls

Tiger Paw Touring A/s

Tiger Paw Touring A/s N/A


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