Continental ProContact
This is more of an all-season touring tire than any of the others in this guide, built with efficiency and fuel economy in mind. The ProContact was created with low-rolling resistance, and the EcoPlus technology uses polymers that are temperature- activated. That combination helps extend the life of the tire and is said to reduce CO2 emissions, which can also save a driver money at the pump. EcoPlus also uses an additive that enhances wet traction and wet braking. There are sizes for 15-to-18-inch wheels, and the tires come with an 80,000-mile limited treadwear warranty. Pricing starts at about $75.

Continental Tire
800/847-3349
www.conti-online.com