The CrossContact LX20 is one of Continental Tire's best ecologically friendly Crossover and SUV touring all-season tire. The Continental CrossContact was developed to help crossovers, SUVs, and light-duty pickup trucks, perform better on the highway and in mild off-road conditions. The CrossContact LX20 is built to enhance driving pleasure, save fuel, and to increase grip when braking on wet surfaces while also providing long highway life and all-season traction, even in light snow. The CrossContact LX20 uses an enhanced all-season tread compound featuring Continental's patented Tg-F Polymers and Silane additives to help improve tread wear, fuel efficiency, and traction in wet and dry conditions even on slippery roads. The compound is then molded into a symmetric tread design with notched shoulder blocks, independent intermediate tread blocks, and continuous center ribs to blend on road steering response and stability with reduced noise and enhanced ride comfort. Circumferential grooves enhance wet traction while Continental’s traction grooves, promote three dimensional snow to snow traction. Snow-to-snow traction is the only way to gain traction while in the snow, it creates friction which in turn help the tire grip the road. The tire's internal structure includes two steel belts which are reinforced with spirally wrapped polyamide on top of a polyester cord casing which combines enhanced strength with ride comfort. All sizes of the CrossContact LX20 come with built in rim protectors on the lower sidewall to help reduce the possibility of curb damage to expensive wheels.