Continental WinterContact TS 870

The Continental WinterContact TS870 is the latest winter tire from Continental. The new tire offers 5 percent better ice braking and snow handling, 7 percent better mileage, and general improvement in the dry and wet when compared to the TS860, meaning the TS870 should be another class leading Central European winter tire.

This tire replaced the Continental WinterContact TS 860.

Tire Reviews

Dry Grip 90%
Wet Grip 98%
Road Feedback 70%
Handling 90%
Wear 93%
Comfort 95%
Buy again 100%
Snow Grip 100%
Ice Grip 95%

Tire review data from 4 tire reviews averaging 92% over 13,100 miles driven.

The WinterContact TS 870 is ranked 2nd of 50 Winter Premium Touring tires.

Latest Tire Test Results

2021 Winter Tire Market Overview - 4th of 49 tires

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2021 Auto Bild Winter Tire Test - 1st of 22 tires

  • Positive - New winter tire with convincing characteristics in any weather. short braking distances, precise steering, good aquaplaning resistance, lowest wear on test.
  • Negative - None mentioned.
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2021 AMS Winter Tire Test - 2nd of 10 tires

  • Positive - Excellent winter performance with high cornering safety in the snow and safe, good handling in the dry and wet, fuel efficient.
  • Negative - Small weakness in dry braking.
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2021 Tire Tests

  • 1st: 2021 Auto Bild Winter Tire Test (205/55 R16)
  • 2nd: 2021 AMS Winter Tire Test (195/55 R16)
  • 2nd: 2021 Auto Express Winter Tire Test (225/45 R17)
  • 4th: 2021 Winter Tire Market Overview (205/55 R16)
  • 2020 Tire Tests

  • 1st: 2020 Auto Express Winter Tire Test (205/55 R16)
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    Top 3 Continental WinterContact TS 870 Reviews

    Given 100% while driving a Skoda (205/55 R16) on mostly town for 100 easy going miles
    From the first few meteres, it felt just smoother. Better rolling feeling. I purchased a brand new Skoda Scala, which came with a set of Bridgestone Turanza T005. The feeling is far superior than anything I've driven in the past. It felt I had better grip and feel of the road on wet when I picked up the car in the evening, rather than on the same road when it was dry. 400 euros but worth it every penny. I feel protected and confident with them. I'll update after the first snowfall/ice of the season.
    Helpful 58 - tire reviewed on October 7, 2021
    Given 95% while driving a Volkswagen GOLF 7,5 Estate 4motion 2,0 TDI 150 Hp (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 0 spirited miles
    Very quiet, and very soft in drive feeling. My opinion the adaptive DSG transmission have a decent problem with them, still stays up and down shifting the gearbox. However the exact numbers say, that the performance against predecessor (Winter Contact T 860 ) is much better. But, the lazy feeling of driving remains...
    Helpful 20 - tire reviewed on November 21, 2021
    Given 87% while driving a Ford Fiesta (175/65 R14) on a combination of roads for 3,000 average miles
    Phenomenal grip on snow and great performance on ice. Perfect choice for deciding to go for some snow/ice dwelling in small cars (175/65/R14 in my case). Used it in complete pour with gigantic water streaks on near motorway speeds for more then 3 hours, no aquaplanning whatsoever, excellent wet performance. Just perfect on soft snow, never bogged down once in a 500 mile trip with big uphills, stops and goes in snow. Only stuck once for a brief time on an uphill with heavy ice. Obviously, in heavy ice, not a studded tire. But one of the better, if not best, winter tire on market. Noise levels are much better than average for a winter tire. Dry handling and performance is also very decent, but wear is significantly increased. Fuel efficiency though, not great. Definitely will buy again.
    Helpful 4 - tire reviewed on February 2, 2022
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