Continental Eco Contact 5

Dry Grip 76%
Wet Grip 68%
Road Feedback 70%
Handling 72%
Wear 77%
Comfort 68%
Buy again 66%
Continental Eco Contact 5

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 26 tyre reviews averaging 71% over 200,853 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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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!
9 - tyre reviewed on August 6, 2016   

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Given 44% (breakdown) while driving a CitroŽn DS5 2.0 Hdi (335/45 R18 V) on a combination of roads for 12,000 average miles
Came nearly new on my second hand DS5 - All other corners running Nexens. Probably not the tyres fault, however due to the funky tread pattern it was causing pulling when high-speed cruising, braking and accellerating - so had to put it on the back.

Admittedly the suspension setup on the DS5 is known for being a little twitchy, however noticeably when the Continental was on the outside (it was on the off-side right, so when turning left and the weight was over it) it would step out if there was any sort of deformity in the road surface.

Also, very uneven wear despite being at the recommended pressures. Car had an alignment as I'd spotted the wear starting to happen (alignment was fine apparently) but i'd say around 12,000 miles on it and it was spent down to the wear bars, right on the widest part of the centre of the tread pattern.

Probably perform better when fitted all round, but replacing with a Nexen as per the others the car feels so much better. I certainly don't recommend it on it's own.
0 - tyre reviewed on December 2, 2016   
Given 43% (breakdown) while driving a Audi A4 (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 8,000 average miles
Having these tyres for 13.000 kms now. In dry warm weather they perform quite ok. Not noisy at all and quite good feedback on the road. When the humidity reaches above 5% these tyres will try to kill you. It's like they suddenly wake in an angry destructive mood. They deliver tons of wheel spinning, no grip at all and at occasional intervals will treat you to the feeling you are driving in the mud. Super dangerous, it's not safe at all.

Can't vouch for the wear, gave it an overall 7. I am really hoping they wear out pretty quick.
0 - tyre reviewed on November 30, 2016   
Given 70% (breakdown) while driving a Skoda Octavia estate (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
These tyres came fitted on my new 2016 Skoda Octavia estate. They are efficient and relatively quiet, but probably the worst tyres in the wet that I've ever had. It's hard not to spin the front wheels on cold wet hill starts or junctions from a standstill where you need to nip into rush hour traffic.

When it comes to replacements it will be Dunlop Sport BluResponse, Goodyear Efficient Grip or perhaps even Michelin Cross Climates.
0 - tyre reviewed on November 25, 2016   
Given 45% (breakdown) while driving a Renault Clio 1.5 dCi 86 (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 3,500 easy going miles
I got them on my new clio car. Honestly I do not feel safe on those tyres specially when road is wet. Dry performance is also not satisfying me since I need to slow down before taking a bend where I took with higher speeds before with same car.
I'don't recommend anybody to buy those tyres.
0 - tyre reviewed on September 17, 2016   
Given 91% (breakdown) while driving a Toyota Vios (225/45 R17) on mostly motorways for 40,000 spirited miles
Absolutely love these tyres. Was forced to swap to other brands due to shortage and got rightly stuffed.
Can't recommend enough, especially in wet.
0 - tyre reviewed on September 5, 2016   

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