The Cross Contact LX Sport is one of Continental's Crossover and SUV touring all season tire that was developed to help crossovers, and sport utility vehicles perform better on and off the highway. The Cross Contact LX Sport was designed to combine the reduced noise technology and enhanced ride comfort with it all-season, year-round traction, even in light snow. The Cross Contact LX Sport features an asymmetric tread design which helps to blend its high performance traction and high speed capable handling, with reduced highway noise. Its notched outboard shoulder is centered by a circumferential rib which helps to enhance the ride comfort, steering response, and stability while on the road. Continental makes all Cross Contact LX Sports with extra deep siped central tread blocks, along with independent shoulder blocks which both help to enhance all season traction and braking even in light snow and wet weather. The tire's internal structure includes twin steel belts which, like other Continentals tires, are reinforced by nylon to provide strength on top of a polyester cord body that helps cushion the ride. The Cross Contact LX Sport sidewall has built in rim protectors, which to help reduce the possibility of curb damage to expensive wheels.