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Comparison: Continental WinterContact TS 860 vs. Firestone Winterhawk 4

In this comparison, we are comparing a tyre from a manufacturer from Germany (Continental) against a tyre from a manufacturer from USA (Firestone). Generally, Continental winter tyres are slightly better rated (87%) than Firestone (72%). In this particular case, the Continental WinterContact TS 860 has a better rating of 90% compared to 84% of the Firestone Winterhawk 4. The first tyre test of Continental WinterContact TS 860 was done in 2016, compared to 2020 when was the Firestone Winterhawk 4 first tested. Important for this comparison is also the ADAC 2021 225/50 R17 test, where both the WinterContact TS 860 and the Winterhawk 4 were tested. See more mutual tests below. When it comes to comparison, eu labels can be also interesting - 100% of Continental WinterContact TS 860 dimensions has B wet grip rating. Most (100%) of the Firestone Winterhawk 4 also have B wet ratings. If you wonder where the tyres in question are made, the WinterContact TS 860 is made in Portugal/Slovakia and Winterhawk 4 is made in Italy.

# Continental WinterContact TS 860
Firestone Winterhawk 4

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DimensionsR13 - R17 R14 - R20
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Mutual tests

Name WetDrySnowIceNoiseWear
Best values in test1,61,91,52,12,71,5
Continental WinterContact TS 860
Rating: Satisfactory
Firestone Winterhawk 4
Rating: Satisfactory
2,13,31,92,1 2,92,5
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Name Stopping distance on dryStopping distance on wetStopping distance on ice
Best values in test13,914,816,4
Continental WinterContact TS 86015,416,421,7
Firestone Winterhawk 414,415,925,3
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