Continental Eco Contact 5

Dry Grip 77%
Wet Grip 67%
Road Feedback 70%
Handling 71%
Wear 78%
Comfort 68%
Buy again 62%

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

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Tyre review data from 31 tyre reviews averaging 71% over 232,553 miles driven.

Reports

Tyre Test Highlights

2014 ADAC 175/65 R14 Summer Tyre Test - 1st of 16 tyres

  • Positive - Very balanced tyre with top grip on dry roads, exceptionally good at fuel consumption and wear

2012 European Summer Tyre Test - 165/70 R14 - 1st of 15 tyres

  • Positive - Very balanced, very low fuel consumption.

2012 Auto Express Summer Tyre Test - 6th of 8 tyres

  • Overall - Continental seem to have traded rolling resistance for wet grip. The usually strong in the wet EcoContact averaged 6th best in the wet tests, and could only manage 5th for noise, but had an extremely low rolling resistance and was the best in dry braking
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  
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Top Continental Eco Contact 5 Review

Given 96% (breakdown) 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!
30 - tyre reviewed on August 6, 2016   

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Given 50% (breakdown) while driving a Vauxhall corsa sri (195/55 R16 H) on a combination of roads for 10,200 average miles
These came fitted as standard on my Corsa E 1.4 Turbo SRI.
Dry grip seems reasonable but nothing to shout about but what lets these tyres down is the wet grip, if it was not for the fact they say continental on them I would of though I had ultra cheap budget tyres fitted instead they are that bad.
Wheel spin pulling off or out of junctions with hardly any throttle and taking on a roundabout in the wet with these is an eye opener, the front just seems to drift away from you unless you are ultra careful.
Even on dry motorways the car feels very skittish on these tyres so doesn't inspire much confidence, sligtest undulation or bump makes the car go off line.
Maybe it's just a bad fit for this particular car but I have had enough and will try out some Nexen N Blue HD Plus on all four wheels and see if that makes an improvement on handling.
0 - tyre reviewed on July 19, 2017   
Given 42% (breakdown) while driving a Hyundai I10 (175/65 R14) on a combination of roads for 6,000 easy going miles
Came on a 22 month old Hyundai i10 with only 4500 miles on it/them.
(maybe they don't appreciate low usage?)
Terribly noisy, sounds like they transmit all noise into the cabin.
Sound Ok on very smooth roads but on anything else they really are incredibly loud (loudest noise in a car I've ever heard from tyres).
They also feel very firm, the ride is very jittery.
Grip seems Ok ish.
Will be replacing them shortly with Michelin CrossClimates like I had on my previous Toyota Corolla, much quieter and more comfortable tyres.
0 - tyre reviewed on June 3, 2017   
Given 84% (breakdown) while driving a Peugeot 208 1.2VTi (185/65 R15 T) on a combination of roads for 12,000 easy going miles
These are fitted as standard on my Peugeot 208, now on 11600 miles from new. I have recently purchased the car, so cannot comment on how they are from new, but the front tyres are just on 3mm, rears on 5mm.
I am changing the fronts because they are are at 3mm, which is too worn for my safety conscious mind!
I have reviewed lots of different tyres this week, and partly due to cost, have decided to replace the worn fronts with the same tyre. This is because as soon as I drove the car, I felt comfortable, and safe, despite them being so low in tread depth.
I'm hoping for more than 12000 miles from these as I drive pretty carefully.
0 - tyre reviewed on May 27, 2017   
Given 100% (breakdown) while driving a Fiat Panda (175/65 R14) on a combination of roads for 3,000 average miles
Came fitted on new 2016 panda pop since day till now 3000 MLS later think they are a great all rounder ,only a bit noisier on some road surfaces & slight wheel spin at junctions on cold wet nights ,but probably more to do with my driving & road conditions,all in all would have no hesitation in recommending or buying again when the time comes 9/10 .
1 - tyre reviewed on April 16, 2017   
Given 57% (breakdown) while driving a Fiat 500 (185/55 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 500 average miles
Came new on Fiat 500C TwinAir 105 delivered in the second week of December 2016. I paid no attention to the tyres until the temperature dropped and the roads were wet. Shocked to find that they had no grip at all. There's wheel spin at junctions when the road is even slightly wet, and I aquaplaned on a dual carriageway when driving at a sensible speed well under the limit. Incredibly disappointed that Fiat would deliver a new car in December with Summer tyres especially when the dealership isn't in an urban setting. Going to change to Michelin All Weathers as soon as possible having spoken with the dealer.
0 - tyre reviewed on January 2, 2017   

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