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This tyre has been replaced by the Continental EcoContact 6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 62 tyre reviews averaging 68% over 679,028 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 £42.85 - £63.67 (24 Prices) Compare Prices >>
195/55 R16 £73.74 - £105.60 (39 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/50 R17 £89.01 - £120.80 (23 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £54.30 - £94.20 (84 Prices) Compare Prices >>
215/55 R17 £95.36 - £140.51 (25 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £68.27 - £96.38 (18 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 44 tyre sizes - View all.

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!
69 - tyre reviewed on August 6, 2016   

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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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Given 47% while driving a Renault Clio IV TCe 90 (195/55 R16 H) on a combination of roads for 4,000 average miles
Fitted from new on a Scandinavian spec Renault Clio 0.9Tce Sport Tourer (estate).
Have now covered just over 4000mi / 6000km.

To summarise; these tyres have been good for fuel economy and reasonably grippy, but the steering and handling characteristics are not confidence inspiring or enjoyable, in my opinion. Can also be noisy on some surfaces.

These tyres might be ok if you want something for low speed city / town use, or if economy is your only major concern.

For me personally, I like a car to handle in a positive and responsive way. These tyres don't strike the balance I'm looking for, so they will soon be changed out for something more responsive.

Positive:
- Grip quite well in the dry
- Grip quite well in the wet too (no unexpected ABS / sliding / wheelspin to date)
- Low rolling resistance, hence good fuel economy.
- Seem to wear reasonably well (so far)

Negative:
- Slow / soggy steering response, seemingly due to soft sidewalls.
- Lack of steering feel or feedback. Numb around the dead-ahead.
- Car slops / wobbles around laterally on these tyres following a sudden steering input (e.g. if swerving to avoiding a pothole or something in the road). Seems to take a while for these tyres to settle following such a manoeuvre.
- Unexpectedly noisy on some road surfaces, though reasonably quiet on others.
- Not the most comfortable, despite apparent soft sidewalls. Can feel harsh / jittery over road imperfections such as drain covers and bridge expansion joints.
- Went out of balance within the first 3000km (2000mi).

Other Notes
Increasing the tyre pressures (above recommended for the Clio, but well within specification for tyre) helped to improve the steering response and feel, but the basic characteristics described above are still present.

Driving another Clio 0,9tce on a different brand of tyres (a dealer courtesy car) made me realise how lively the steering and handling on my car can / should be.


0 - tyre reviewed on June 8, 2019   
Given 79% while driving a Hyundai I10 (175/65 R14 T) on mostly town for 17,250 average miles
Grip is significantly decreased on wet, especially after a light rain.
3 - tyre reviewed on June 7, 2019   
Nissan Juke (225/45 R17 R) on a combination of roads for 14,000 average miles
I have bought Nisaan Juke in June 2018. Brand new car and brand new tyres. 14 000 miles later both front tyres are bold with metal bits sticking out. I am driving on A3 most of the time and locally near Guilford. Will avoid these tyres as much as possible. Will not recommend to anyone.
3 - tyre reviewed on May 9, 2019   

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