BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S vs Continental Extremecontact DWS 06: A 2021 Analysis

| Last Updated: September 28, 2021

If you are looking for high-performance all-season tires, then this review may be useful to you. Today, we will compare two of the best options available on the market, the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S and the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06.

Both tires are excellent alternatives for drivers with a spirited driving style, and both provide balanced performance in different road conditions.

However, the ExtremeContact DWS 06's approach is different from the one used by BFG on the g-Force COMP-2 A/S, which may (or may not) be in line with your personality.

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TL;DR: COMP-2 A/S vs ExtremeContact DWS 06

Before we dive into the subject, let's quickly review the pros and cons of each tire.

BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S

BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S Tire 225/45ZR18/XL 95W

PROS

  • Excellent all-season performance
  • Slightly better cornering performance
  • Eye-catching asymmetric tread design

CONS

  • Limited market coverage
  • No road hazard warranty
  • Somewhat lower overall comfort

Best For:

Drivers of sports cars and muscle cars looking for a high-performance tire with a striking look and proven quality

Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Continental Extreme Contact DWS06 All-Season Radial Tire - 235/45ZR18 98Y

PROS

  • Better ride quality
  • Comprehensive warranty
  • Better traction in snow/ice
  • Extensive market coverage

CONS

  • Slightly more expensive
  • Rather lower cornering stability

Best For:

Luxury sports car drivers looking for a tire with a perfect balance between performance, ride quality, and warranty

Performance Rating: COMP-2 A/S vs ExtremeContact DWS 06

Have you ever wondered how reliable tire ratings are? No? Well, you should. The ratings we will discuss in the following sections are based on the number of miles reported by users. Why is this important? Because the reliability of the ratings is directly related to those numbers. 

Statistically, the more miles reported, the more "stable" the ratings are, which is another way of saying that they are reliable enough to draw conclusions from them.

That said, the two tires we will analyze have over 10 million reported miles, which makes their ratings extremely reliable. Simply put, we do not expect their rankings in the Ultra High-Performance All-Season Tires segment (11th and 6th, respectively) to change significantly.

Since we will be discussing many categories in this review, we have provided the following links for your convenience.

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Dry Performance: COMP-2 A/S vs ExtremeContact DWS 06

Dry Performance Scores

g-Force Comp-2 A/S

ExtremeContact DWS 06

Dry Overall

9.2

9.0

Cornering Stability

9.2

8.9

Dry Traction

9.3

9.3

Steering Response

9.2

8.8

There is no doubt that one of the most important categories for an Ultra-High-Performance tire is its dry performance. In this respect, the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S manages to outperform its rival, the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06, by a small but consistent margin in all tests. 

The advantage of the g-Force COMP-2 has a lot to do with BFG’s aggressive V-shaped directional tread pattern, which gives it better cornering performance than Continental's SPORTPLUS+ technology that favors road contact at the expense of handling. 

All in all, the performance difference between these tires is so small that we doubt you will be able to tell the difference.

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Wet Performance: COMP-2 A/S vs ExtremeContact DWS 06

Performance Category

BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S

Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Wet Overall

8.9

9.0

Hydroplaning Resistance

8.8

8.9

Wet Traction

9.0

9.0

The advanced silica-enhanced tread compound used by Continental in the ExtremeContact DWS 06 and the aforementioned SPORTPLUS+ technology have snatched the victory in this category from BFG. However, the margin is so narrow that one could say that BFGoodrich's UltiGrip Technology has proven to be equally efficient in the wet.

Both these tires have demonstrated amazing hydroplaning resistance and wet traction, making any of them an excellent choice for your car.

Snow / Ice Performance: COMP-2 A/S vs ExtremeContact DWS 06

Performance Category

BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S

Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Snow / Ice Overall

7.1

7.7

Light Snow Traction

7.8

8.4

Deep Snow Traction

6.9

7.5

Ice Traction

6.5

7.1

To this point, both tires have proven to perform quite similarly. However, the differences in the designs adopted by each brand start to become apparent when both tires face the cold of snow and ice.

The unconventional asymmetric design used by the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 pays off when it comes to light snow, deep snow, and ice traction. This is clear from its ratings which show a clear advantage over the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S.

If you live in an area where winters are long and harsh, then the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 will clearly give you an edge regarding traction on both snow and ice.

Comfort Performance: COMP-2 A/S vs ExtremeContact DWS 06

Performance Category

BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S

Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Overall Comfort

8.0

8.5

Ride Quality

8.3

8.8

Noise

7.7

8.3

BFG has never been known for making tires focused on comfort. And the g-Force COMP-2 A/S is no exception. While this tire has excellent ride quality and noise level ratings, they are a far cry from the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06.

The structural stiffness of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06, along with its tread pattern that favors maximum contact with the road, makes this tire one of the best choices for drivers who like an upscale driving experience.

The overall comfort provided by the ExtremeContact DWS 06 demonstrates that Continental has achieved a tire that offers a better balance between performance and rides quality than BFG's g-Force COMP-2 A/S.

Treadwear Performance: COMP-2 A/S vs ExtremeContact DWS 06

Performance Category

BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S

Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Treadwear

7.7

7.9

The results speak for themselves. In terms of Treadwear performance, both these tires offer similar treadwear life. While Continental has a slight advantage in theory, it could be said that in practice, both contenders achieved a tie in this category.

In terms of durability, you can't go wrong choosing either of these two tires. These quality tires use premium compounds and state-of-the-art manufacturing processes.

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Warranty: COMP-2 A/S vs ExtremeContact DWS 06

Warranty Type

BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S

Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Treadlife Warranty

6-year warranty or 45,000 miles (whichever occurs first). Half mileage if rear tires are not the same size as front ones

6-year warranty or 50,000 miles (whichever occurs first). Half mileage if rear tires are not the same size as front ones

Uniformity Warranty

One year of use or the first 2/32" of wear

One year of use or the first 2/32" of wear

Workmanship / Materials Warranty

6-year warranty and free tire replacement for the first year, 2/32" wear, or 25% wear

6-year warranty and free tire replacement for the first year, 2/32" wear, or 25% wear

Road Hazard Warranty

None

One year of use or the first 2/32" of wear

Manufacturer Special Warranty

None

60-day or first 2/32” trial, 3-year flat changing

Tire Rack Road Hazard Warranty

Refunds of up to $40 for repairs per tire per occurrence. Refund of the original purchase price or replacement purchase price (whichever is less) when the tire suffers non-repairable damage (valid within the first 2 years of use).

Refunds of up to $40 for repairs per tire per occurrence. Refund of the original purchase price or replacement purchase price (whichever is less) when the tire suffers non-repairable damage (valid within the first 2 years of use).

Continental’s warranty on the ExtremeContact DWS 06 is nothing short of amazing. Not only does it exceed the Treadlife warranty of the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S in mileage, but it also provides a generous road hazard warranty that, together with the special warranty, makes the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 the undisputed winner from every point of view.

Specs & Options: COMP-2 A/S vs ExtremeContact DWS 06

You might think that two tires so similar in performance would have identical market coverage. However, in this case, it is not so. 

On the one hand, the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 is available in sizes ranging from 16-inch to 22-inch wheels with rim widths from 195 to 295. On the other hand, the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S comes in sizes ranging from 16 inches to 19 inches, with rim widths from 205 to 275.

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UTQGs are different too. 400 AA A for the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S and 560 AAA for the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06. For more information on UTQG, click here.

Market coverage is another area where the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 achieves a resounding victory over the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A / S. No matter what type of sports car you drive, the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 is most likely to have the right size available.

Reviews: COMP-2 A/S vs ExtremeContact DWS 06

The high level of satisfaction of drivers who have used these tires does not surprise us. After all, both tires' wet and dry performance and durability are technically the same.

In fact, despite the differences between these tires in terms of snow/ice performance and overall comfort, users of the g-Force COMP-2 A/S seem to be very pleased with the driving experience these tires provide.

Overall, both tires have verified reviews from drivers who have used them for over 65k miles in combined city/highway conditions which confirms that the quality of both tires is top-notch.

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Another aspect worth noting is that many drivers have expressed their intention to repurchase the same set of tires when the time comes to replace them. In other words, both BFG and Continental have fully met the expectations of their customers.

All of the above confirms that regardless of your driving style or the area you live in, you can't go wrong choosing between these two options, as both will provide your luxury sports car with an unparalleled driving experience.

Quick Recap

BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S Tire 225/45ZR18/XL 95W

BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S

Dry

9.2

Wet

8.9

Snow / Ice

7.1

Comfort

8.0

Treadwear

7.7


Continental Extreme Contact DWS06 All-Season Radial Tire - 235/45ZR18 98Y

Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Dry

9.0

Wet

9.0

Snow / Ice

7.7

Comfort

8.5

Treadwear

7.9

End of the Road

Throughout this review, it has become clear that both the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 and the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S are premium tires

However, considering that the price difference between the two tires is minimal, we are inclined to prefer the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 since it provides a better warranty, superior winter performance, and unbeatable ride quality.

Damaso has been in the automotive world since he was 14 years old and his father decided to bought an auto repair shop. Years later, his passion for electronics, computers, and automotive mechanics motivated him to graduate in Mechanical Engineering and venture into the sales of automotive equipment. For years Damaso worked as a technical advisor assisting car dealerships, tire shops, and even the plants of Toyota and Mitsubishi that operate in his country. He has over 25 years of experience reporting on topics ranging from DIY jobs, technological analysis, automotive news, and more. He is a wealth of information and a valued member of our team.