Continental Eco Contact 5

Dry Grip 79%
Wet Grip 67%
Road Feedback 67%
Handling 67%
Wear 74%
Comfort 67%
Buy again 54%

The Continental Eco Contact 5 is a Premium Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Continental Eco Contact 3

This tyre has been replaced by the Continental EcoContact 6

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Tyre review data from 64 tyre reviews averaging 68% over 717,053 miles driven.

Reports

Latest Group Test Results

2018 Gute Fahrt Summer Tyre Test - 5th of 12 tyres

  • Positive - Best rolling resistance on test, good wet braking.
  • Negative - Average dry braking, poor aquaplaning resistance.
  • Overall - Good.

2016 GF All Season Tyre Test - 7th of 11 tyres

  • Positive - In this test, the summer Continental was the standard in the dry and wet
  • Negative - Extremely weak on snow

2015 European Tyre Test 205/55 R16 - 14th of 19 tyres

  • Positive - Good on dry roads, relatively low fuel consumption and wear, top marks in noise
  • Negative - Weak in the wet
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
185/60 R14 82H   B B 70 5.80kgs
165/65 R14 79T   C B 70  
175/65 R14 86T XL   B B 71  
175/65 R14 86T XL   B B 71  
175/65 R14 82T   B B 70  
175/65 R14 86T XL   B B 71  
185/65 R14 86H   B B 70 8.68kgs
165/70 R14 81T   B B 70 5.96kgs
165/70 R14 85T XL   B B 68 6.29kgs
175/70 R14 84T   B B 70 6.72kgs
175/70 R14 88T XL   B B 71 6.75kgs
185/70 R14 88T   C B 70 7.55kgs
195/50 R15 82V   B B 71 7.72kgs
185/55 R15 82H   B B 70  
185/55 R15 86H XL   B B 71 7.25kgs
185/55 R15 82H   B B 70 6.95kgs
195/55 R15 85V   B B 71 7.31kgs
165/60 R15 77H   C B 70 6.28kgs
185/60 R15 88H XL   B B 71 6.95kgs
185/60 R15 84T   B B 70 11.88kgs
185/60 R15 84H   B B 70 7.35kgs
195/60 R15 88H   B B 71 7.15kgs
205/60 R15 95V XL   B B 72 8.34kgs
175/65 R15 84H   B B 70  
175/65 R15 84T   B B 70 6.69kgs
185/65 R15 88T   B B 70 7.43kgs
185/65 R15 88H   B B 70 7.58kgs
185/65 R15 92T XL   C B 71 7.68kgs
195/65 R15 95H XL   B B 72  
195/65 R15 95H XL   B B 71 9.59kgs
195/65 R15 91V   B B 71 7.83kgs
195/65 R15 91H   B B 72 7.67kgs
205/65 R15 94V   B B 71 8.41kgs
195/45 R16 84H XL   B B 72  
195/45 R16 84H XL   C B 72 7.33kgs
205/45 R16 83H   C B 71 7.90kgs
185/50 R16 81H   B B 70 7.30kgs
195/55 R16 87H   C B 71  
195/55 R16 91H XL   C B 72 8.29kgs
195/55 R16 87H   C C 71  
195/55 R16 87H   B B 71 7.94kgs
195/55 R16 91V XL   B B 72 7.99kgs
205/55 R16 91H   B B 71 8.79kgs
205/55 R16 91V   A B 71 8.39kgs
205/55 R16 91V   B B 71 8.51kgs
205/55 R16 91W   C B 71 8.86kgs
205/55 R16 94W XL   B B 72 8.49kgs
205/55 R16 94V XL   B B 72 8.78kgs
205/55 R16 94H XL   B B 72 8.34kgs
205/55 R16 91V   B B 71 8.74kgs
215/55 R16 97W XL   B B 72 8.85kgs
215/55 R16 93W   B B 71 8.66kgs
225/55 R16 99Y XL   B B 72 9.46kgs
225/55 R16 95W   B B 71  
225/55 R16 95Y   B B 71 9.65kgs
225/55 R16 95V   C B 71 12.89kgs
195/60 R16 93H XL   B B 71 8.05kgs
195/60 R16 93V XL   B B 72 7.89kgs
205/60 R16 92W   C B 71 9.20kgs
205/60 R16 92H   B B 71 7.81kgs
205/60 R16 96W XL   B B 72 8.74kgs
205/60 R16 92H   B B 71 9.12kgs
205/60 R16 96H XL   B B 72 8.45kgs
205/60 R16 92V XL          
205/60 R16 92V   B B 71 8.80kgs
205/60 R16 92V   B B 71  
215/60 R16 95H   B B 71 9.43kgs
215/60 R16 99V XL   B B 72 9.28kgs
215/60 R16 95V   B B 71 9.20kgs
225/60 R16 98V XL   C B 71  
215/65 R16 98H   B B 71 10.33kgs
215/65 R16 98V XL   B B 71 10.27kgs
215/65 R16 98H XL   B B 71 9.64kgs
215/45 R17 87V   C B 71 9.24kgs
225/45 R17 94V XL   B B 72 9.10kgs
225/45 R17 91V   C B 71 9.08kgs
205/50 R17 93V XL   B B 72 8.84kgs
205/50 R17 89V   B B 71 9.23kgs
205/50 R17 93V XL   B B 72 10.16kgs
225/50 R17 94V   B B 71 9.18kgs
205/55 R17 95V XL   B B 72 9.41kgs
205/55 R17 91V   B B 71 8.86kgs
205/55 R17 95V XL   B B 72 8.92kgs
215/55 R17 94V   B B 71 11.22kgs
215/55 R17 94V   B B 71 9.80kgs
225/55 R17 101V XL   B B 72 10.51kgs
225/55 R17 101W XL   B B 72 10.69kgs
225/55 R17 97W   B B 71 9.99kgs
225/55 R17 97W   C B 71 10.45kgs
235/55 R17 103H XL   A B 72  
215/60 R17 96H   B B 71  
235/60 R18 103V   B B 71 12.23kgs
235/55 R19 105V XL   B B 72 12.96kgs
195/55 R20 95H XL   A B 71 9.33kgs

Questions and Answers for the Continental Eco Contact 5

2016-09-29 - Is this tyre suitable for Indian Roads?!

While they are suitable, we'd suggest the soft sidewall of the tyre might be a problem on the rougher parts of Indian roads.


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Size Price Range  
175/65 R14 £41.20 - £85.70 (24 Prices) Compare Prices >>
185/55 R15 £52.80 - £84.42 (23 Prices) Compare Prices >>
195/55 R16 £77.90 - £110.09 (24 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £56.40 - £101.80 (84 Prices) Compare Prices >>
215/55 R17 £92.70 - £142.43 (25 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £68.30 - £95.52 (18 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Top Continental Eco Contact 5 Review

Given 96% while driving a Ford Connect LWB Van (205/55 R16 H) on a combination of roads for 45,000 average miles
great tires! had it on my work/camper ford transit connect (lwb). took it to russia & back twice. all over europe. as long as on the road it felt great in any condition, though off road or little in the mud it looses grip quickly. wear is amazing - bough these with 53k miles on the clock - now almost 100k and are almost gone (did swap front/rear half way). since i go travelling more often camping in forests i might get something more grippy next, but otherwise if in the city then i highly recommend!
73 - tyre reviewed on August 6, 2016   

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Given 43% while driving a Volkswagen (B8) 1.4 TSI (150 Hp) DSG ACT (205/55 R16 V) on mostly country roads for 300 average miles
The continental tyres came with my new 2019 Golf 7.5 110TSI Wagon and appeared to be OK until I drove on typical course bitumen that we often find on Australian roads, even on freeways. On some surfaces there was so much loud, intense, low frequency sound that it was almost unbearable and my passenger blocked her ears! On different, smoother sections of the freeway, there was negligible road noise and otherwise the Golf is very quiet. On the same, familiar road our 2003 Mercedes ML350 with Michelin tyres is consistently quiet, and even my 16 year old Magna with 300,000km on the clock with Michelin tyres, was much quieter on the course bitumen.
These tyres are completely unsuitable be the Australian market. I'll be approaching my VW dealer and VW Australia to find some resolution as I can not live with the severity of the noise on roads that I am typically driving on.
0 - tyre reviewed on December 4, 2019   
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Given 67% while driving a Vauxhall Viva (2015 19) (185/55 R15 H) on mostly country roads for 38,000 spirited miles
Good in mild dry and mild wet, good mpg.
Based on the scoring options they appear 'on paper' to be decent tyres.
But - and there's a big but -

They're lethal on muddy, icy, snowy or cold roads - the most dangerous and unpredictable tyre I've ever experienced in autumn/winter weather which is why I'd never buy them again, nor any other eco-labelled tyre.
2 - tyre reviewed on October 21, 2019   
Given 69% while driving a Suzuki Vitara 2015> (215/60 R16 H) on a combination of roads for 25 spirited miles
Lasted quite well after 3 years and 25k miles. good fuel consumption ( as much as I can compare with similar cars, no way to say precisely until after I change the tyres). ok in dry, wheel spin on occasion, especially uphill (light car?). more wheel spin in the wet when accelerating in 2nd, not great on breaking in the wet. Just had them understeer fairly dangerously in a roundabout. the back is coming out in bends on dry and wet, not too hard to control usually but it can surprise you. terrible in snow, got stuck in a parking lot, seems to be able to reverse out but unable to drive forwards in snow! About to replace them, hope for something with better grip.
0 - tyre reviewed on October 20, 2019   
Given 87% while driving a Suzuki SX4 Scross 1.4T Boosterjet (215/55 R17 V) on a combination of roads for 33,554 easy going miles
Those are the original tyres on my car. I have driven them for 54000 km, so in my opinion they are very durable . Their grip is good on dry and wet surface (my driving style is moderate). I haven't experienced any problems so far. I feel confident on any road. Maybe the only problem is that they are a little bit noisy.
I want to replace them because the tread depth is reaching its limit and I want to do so before the winter . If it wasn't for their high price I would have purchased them again. I definitely recommend these kind of tyres.
0 - tyre reviewed on September 7, 2019   

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