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Okay, so this tire is BRAND NEW, billed by Continental as the 2nd Gen LX20 (new and improved). ;)

Full disclosure, I'm not a Conti fan. Purchased once on a 2000 Cadillac Seville STS, poured my heart and soul into getting the tires to be right on the car and finally bailed to a Michelin product. Never purchased Conti's again.

I have the Bridgestone Ecopia 422's on the Highlander now (OEM) and what a waste of time and money these tires are turning out to be. 8,500 miles, down to 7/32nds already. Estimate 18,000-20,000 miles and they'll be done. I live in Arizona, maybe our roads are hard on tires, maybe I'm just hard on tires? At 51-yo, I'm not doing burn-outs or donuts in the HL.

Does anyone have experience with the Conti's on the HL? I'm really interested in the new generation LX25, but if anyone has used the LX20's, I'd be interested too.

Michelin recommends the Latitude Tour but the reviews are all over the place and that doesn't give me the warm fuzzy feeling on a tire that costs as much as the Michelin.

Thanks!
 

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My previous Rav had oem continental cross contacts and they only lasted about 25K miles tops, so they would need to be improved.
 

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Had the Conti LX-20's on a 2016 Santa Fe and they were the NOISIEST tires ever. Worn out after 22k miles. Best tire on the market is the Michelin LTX. For so many reasons...
 

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Had the Conti LX-20's on a 2016 Santa Fe and they were the NOISIEST tires ever. Worn out after 22k miles. Best tire on the market is the Michelin LTX. For so many reasons...
Doesn't sound promising for the Conti's. Of course, I see that complaint a lot with the Michelin Latitude Tours too and they're not exactly inexpensive. I don't necessarily mind paying the money, but not for 20K miles off a 65-70K tire.
 

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Okay, so this tire is BRAND NEW, billed by Continental as the 2nd Gen LX20 (new and improved). ;)

Full disclosure, I'm not a Conti fan. Purchased once on a 2000 Cadillac Seville STS, poured my heart and soul into getting the tires to be right on the car and finally bailed to a Michelin product. Never purchased Conti's again.

I have the Bridgestone Ecopia 422's on the Highlander now (OEM) and what a waste of time and money these tires are turning out to be. 8,500 miles, down to 7/32nds already. Estimate 18,000-20,000 miles and they'll be done. I live in Arizona, maybe our roads are hard on tires, maybe I'm just hard on tires? At 51-yo, I'm not doing burn-outs or donuts in the HL.

Does anyone have experience with the Conti's on the HL? I'm really interested in the new generation LX25, but if anyone has used the LX20's, I'd be interested too.

Michelin recommends the Latitude Tour but the reviews are all over the place and that doesn't give me the warm fuzzy feeling on a tire that costs as much as the Michelin.

Thanks!
Just ordered these in 265/60 R18 for my 2015 LE+, can you comment on how they're holding up so far? Been a Toyo tire fan for quite some time but the Open Country Q/Ts I've had haven't performed in the wet as I expected.
 

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Just ordered these in 265/60 R18 for my 2015 LE+, can you comment on how they're holding up so far? Been a Toyo tire fan for quite some time but the Open Country Q/Ts I've had haven't performed in the wet as I expected.
I did not purchase the Conti's. I was just asking about the LX25 because it was newly introduced on the market. I did however, ditch the Bridgestone Ecopia HL422's (at 13k miles), and went with the Michelin Defender LTX. Problem solved.
 

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I got the Defenders about a month ago from Costco..great price and I love the Defenders....those Ecopias were crap.
 

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I had these on a 2012 Camry SE V6, they were great. The "D" "W" "S" in the tread is kind of cool as to which weather conditions they are still good for. I had about 30K on them and half tread life when I went to a Yokohama tire. Only changed as I was trying to get a little more height on my Camry after back surgery. If you go to Tireraick.com and look up 245-55-19 (HL Limited) tires, that tire is rated number 1 out of it's category. I will be buying again... I hate the Toyo Open Country!! Too soft and doesn't do well in the rain!! As in sucks, although your situation may prove different. Just one guys opinion. Good Luck, CSM-H
 

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I went with the Continental terrain contact A/T 255/55R19 and have been great for me. Very quiet smooth ride and great in all weather.
 

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I had these on a 2012 Camry SE V6, they were great. The "D" "W" "S" in the tread is kind of cool as to which weather conditions they are still good for. I had about 30K on them and half tread life when I went to a Yokohama tire. Only changed as I was trying to get a little more height on my Camry after back surgery. If you go to Tireraick.com and look up 245-55-19 (HL Limited) tires, that tire is rated number 1 out of it's category. I will be buying again... I hate the Toyo Open Country!! Too soft and doesn't do well in the rain!! As in sucks, although your situation may prove different. Just one guys opinion. Good Luck, CSM-H
Yes that's where I noticed them, they were #1 ranked on Tire Rack. I've always had good experience with Toyo, especially for the money, the Open Country Q/T's were smooth, quiet, comfortable, and held up well although I was disappointed with the tire slippage in the rain. Mostly a dry climate here in South Texas so wasn't a major issue. The Contis were the same price per tire and also have a $70 rebate so I figured I'd give them a try.
 
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