Continental Crosscontact LX25 Tires

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Pueblo county CO
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CX-5 Sport 16.5 6M
When I checked the specs on Continental CrossContact LX25 for 225/55R19 99V and 235/55R19 101H from Tire Rack, the difference is more than I thought it’d be:

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225 is V rated but 235 is H rated. Some people insist they want V rated tires to match factory V rating on 19” tires.

225 is 10/32” but 235 is 12/32” on tread depth.



225 has 28.7” and 235 has 29.2” on overall diameter, and 235 is 1.7% larger than 225.

225 has 723 and 235 has 712 revolutions per mile and 235 has 1.5% less revolutions than 225.

Finally, 225 is made in the USA, but 235 is made in Portugal.

I wonder about the 235/55 "105V XL"?

How do tire manufacturers come up with these confusing differences?
 
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CX5 GT-R
With your slightly bigger rolling diameter, you will be going a little faster than the speedometer says, and be getting a little better fuel economy that what is reported. Acceleration will be a little slower. All subtle.
I have LX25's, and speedometer signs get my speed to the same mph well past 70, as my HUD.
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
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Plano, Texas, USA
With your slightly bigger rolling diameter, you will be going a little faster than the speedometer says, and be getting a little better fuel economy that what is reported. Acceleration will be a little slower. All subtle.
I have LX25's, and speedometer signs get my speed to the same mph well past 70, as my HUD.
murky was referring to AVC’s post that he chose bigger 235/55R19 101H LX25 tires for his CX-5.

So pulled the trigger on a set of LX25's on Tuesday, from Discount Tire; 235/55/19 101H, which are cheaper than 225/55/19, don't rub the suspension that I can tell, and only a hair difference on speedo; 70/71mph on GPS vs 70mph on speedo/cruise display. The guys at Discount Tire said they have installed 235's on many CX-5 the last 3 years, as 225's aren't that popular and more $$. There might be a slight drop in MPG. Will monitor, as I reset the counters at every fill.

Paid $831 for tires+installation+disposal, before tax. $183 each tire-only. There is a $70 rebate from Continental until Dec 31.

Got 39.6K mi out of the factory A39 (UTQG 300 AA). Hoping to get 80/85k or more out of LX25 (UTQG 740AA).

Even with Discount Tire filling them to *39 psi, there is markedly less road shock transmitted to body and steering over expansion joints and rough pavement, as compared the to A36. I know some of that is because there is full tread depth on the LX25 vs 3/32 on the A36, but the LX25 carcass seems more compliant. I plan to drop the pressure to 35psi and discern further improvements in shock isolation, vs loss of turn in.

The steering turn/response seems as sharp as the A36 (either at 7/32 or at 3/32). LX25 are noticeably quieter than the A36 on textured concrete freeways, and slightly quieter on blacktop--the A36 were very quiet on blacktop. Straight-ahead tracking seems very good--the tires don't readily follow pavement grooving.

*apparently their way to keep your TPMS from coming on with North TX Winter temp swings from 20F to 75F.
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
Contributor
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Plano, Texas, USA
Unobtanium, be careful out there ⋯ ;)

The forecast says the low will be 1°F / -17.2°C on coming Monday 2/15 in Dallas area, whereas the previous same day record low is 15°F / -9.4°C! Not to mention it won’t be coming out of the freezing point on highs for 5 consecutive days starting from Sunday 2/14!
 
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17 CX-5
I had these installed on our CX5 last Saturday. Immediate impressions, they are quieter and smoother than the horrible Argus tires the dealer put on when they CPO’d it. Can’t wait to try them out in cold stuff this weekend.
 

AVC

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'17 CX-5 Select
With your slightly bigger rolling diameter, you will be going a little faster than the speedometer says, and be getting a little better fuel economy that what is reported. Acceleration will be a little slower. All subtle.
Actually, the trip cpmputer will (and is) showing somewhat worse MPG, as it accumulates fewer miles (3% fewer than my 2/32" A36) over a given run time or tank of gas. The trip computer reports about 2MPG lower than before (29 vs 31 MPG avg per tank), or about 6% lower. Possible some of the additional reduction is due to ambient temps; I changed tires about the same time as it got markedly colder in North Texas. I've settled on 34 PSI for now, BTW.

I never manually calculated MPG (odo miles/ refill gallons) with the A36, so I only have the trip computer comparo. As for the speedo; it reads less than 1 MPH higher @ 70MPH, as compared to GPS. And last, no detectable rubbing of the tires on the strut assy's.
 
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17 CX-5
Alrighty, put nearly 3k miles on these tires over the past week, in hot climates, cold climates, snow, sleet, freezing rain, ice, and warm rain - and the tires took it all like a champ. Felt confident in snow, only had 1 moment where I lost traction over ice - quick throttle release and loosening hands on the steering wheel fixed that.

These are great tires. Even my wife, who doesn't care about cars, and always buys the cheapest tires available at pep boys noticed how much better the CX-5 felt on these tires when it was her turn to drive.
 
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CX5 GT-R
Well, I did suffer a failure. 17* incline, 8" of snow. They just couldn't bite hard enough once the snow packed down, to pull me up.
 
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Pueblo county CO
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CX-5 Sport 16.5 6M
I read Continental is recalling certain tires because of manufacturing defects in some tire carcasses. I haven't found any specific info yet.