Continental Eco Contact 5

Dry Grip 76%
Wet Grip 71%
Road Feedback 72%
Progressiveness 74%
Wear 79%
Comfort 68%
Buy again 70%
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 20 tyre reviews averaging 73% over 90,353 miles driven.

Reports

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
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Size Price Range  
185/60 R14 £37.99 - £49.00 (9 Prices) Compare Prices >>
185/65 R15 £39.79 - £67.80 (31 Prices) Compare Prices >>
195/55 R16 £61.84 - £102.70 (33 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £53.36 - £94.30 (81 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £77.49 - £91.31 (16 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/50 R17 £91.54 - £139.60 (17 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 41 tyre sizes - View all.

Continental Eco Contact 5 Reviews

Given 44% (breakdown) while driving a Fiat croma (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 15,000 spirited miles
Remember the story "Emperor's New Clothes" - everyone saying something because everyone else does as well? I had to learn hard way that Continental tyres are exactly this - overhyped garbage:

I ordered ContiPremium contact 5 online because it was voted best tyre by several magazines. When they arrived I was tired and was in terrible hurry, my friend picked them up; and I was exhausted after 1400 km of continuous driving, didn't look at the tyres, so I just drove to shop and had them changed. Next time on fuel station, I actually realized t hat I am driving on ContiECO contact instead. It was too late to change them, since I burned a full tank already. And this is what I can say after 3600 km on them - they suck!

1) I was driving trough warm April on Nokian WR D3,(winter tyre) once with 1600 kg and a passenger in the car and fuel consumption was less than with this eco garbage when empty (difference of 1.2 litres on 100 km) - so much about this garbage tyre being eco! I have never heard of summer tyre wasting more fuel during summer than winter tyre. Outrageous!!!
2) They wander when I am driving, and loose corners. I wasn't sure what is going on so I took car to the shop to check wheel geometry, guy there showed me results - car was OK 100% but said I am not first with these tyres to come with same problem.
3) they are by far loudest tyres I ever had, including situations when I had to drive with winter tyres trough simmer. Awful!!!
4) They give poor feedback and so far they perform far worse in rain than totally worn out Pirelli Cinturato I had on my car before.
5) overall bad performance and horrible unsafe feeling I have when I drive them.

If I were single and didn't have a wife that would nag me crazy for doing it, I'd take them down and burned them hatefully in my back yard. Now I hope to sell them on classifieds and buy something else. I will never again buy anything Continental makes because this for me is proof that they buy their tweak titles (read:bribe) for published results. No other explanation.
We have 3 cars in family and theese are tyres on them:(summer/winter)(rate/rate)
Lancia Delta Nuova - Michelin/BFGoodrich - 5/5
Citroen C1 -Toyo/Yokohama - 4.5/4.6
Fiat Croma - Continental/Nokian/KumhoWP51/ - -2/5/4.9 ( yes, two points below zero for Continental)

I make 60-70 000 km a year, and I was till recently a president of a vintage car club (120 members) - so I know what I am talking about.
Do not buy continental tyres! They are just overhyped marketed garbage. I should listen everyone who was telling me not to buy them.
I throw ashes on myself now, feel ashamed and stupid and admit my error, and will post this on so many places as I can!!!
I do not promote any other brand or work for any shop or seller connected to car parts.
Finally after 25000 km (15000 miles) I got the chance to replace them, they were distorted, egg shaped and in very very bad condition. I felt unsafe all the time I was driving on them, and as I said, only my wife stopped me to burn them in back yard... Guy in tire shop that changed them, took them and said he will maybe sell them as second hand, and I hope he didn't because I fear for safety whoever might have took them
Continental - NEVER on my car AGAIN!
-2 | - tyre reviewed on April 22, 2016   
Given 42% (breakdown) while driving a Renault Clio IV Sport Tourer 1.5 DCI (195/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 7,000 easy going miles
Never had a good Continental tyre and these are noy better...

Honest in dry conditions.

Average everydad tyre and dangerous on the wet/rain.

-1 | - tyre reviewed on October 12, 2015   
Given 39% (breakdown) while driving a Vauxhall (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 500 easy going miles
Just bought a new vauxhall corsa with these tyres fitted as standard.They are very,very noisy,on any road surface,will be changing them shortly for michelin energy tyres,maybe I can hear the wireless then.
0 | - tyre reviewed on October 2, 2015   
Given 30% (breakdown) while driving a Vauxhall (225/50 R17) on a combination of roads for 5,000 average miles
My first ever so called eco tyre. I have four on my Astra J, size 225/50 17. They are OK in the dry. Average/poor in the wet. Very easy to reach their limitations on a wet road. I'm very disappointed with their wet performance. Worst so called premium tyre, I've ever owned. I've had better wet performance from a budget tyre. An expensive waste of money. One to avoid. Not up to conti's usual standards.
0 | - tyre reviewed on September 4, 2015   
Given 51% (breakdown) while driving a Renault Clio IV TCe 90 (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 14,000 average miles
I have these tyres on my Renault Clio TCe 90 as OEM factory fitted tyres. During the first 4-6 months, they were 'ok' but soon after, these tyres became the most uncomfortable, rigid, noisy bumpy tyres I've had. And this is a situation of history repeating itself. Had the EcoContact 3 on my previous Renault Twingo and same thing happened. They are so uncomfortable, so unsettling, so rough and noisy that you will not believe that all this is coming from the tyres. Once, I had a bearing hum noise coming from the rear and I was 100% sure that it was the rear bearing since it had all the properties of a defected bearing (increase with speed, more on turns etc..) Went to my mechanic, almost ready to buy the wheel bearing when all of a sudden, he told me that surely it's not a bearing since the wheel free rotation was perfect. Changed the tyre with the spare wheel and the noise vanished! Incredible! Replaced my front tyres with brand new Goodyear Duragrip (which are relatively cheap to buy) and was astonished with the EXCELLENT comfort, grip, quietness and precision! And they lasted with such good characteristics for, at least 5 years!

On my new Clio, 1 year on, exactly the same problems. Will be replacing them with Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance in the coming future. Continental are disastrous. I can't understand why Renault have been fitting them as OEM tyres for all these years!
1 | - tyre reviewed on July 5, 2015   
Given 20% (breakdown) while driving a Fiat Panda (175/65 R14 T) on a combination of roads for 1,000 average miles
EcoContact5 are bad tyres: noisy inside the car on all surfaces while moving at any speed above walking pace; some surfaces are louder than others but they are never quiet, even on smooth fresh tarmac. They also lurch the car sideways if you hit unavoidable surface grooves or a series of ruts at high speed. When you need to track straight, it's tricky to keep even a narrow car like the Panda in lane, because you never know whether it's going to lurch right or left. Traction and braking on wet or dry roads are not great either: an abrupt halt required ABS on dry concrete to avoid running through a hidden Stop sign. Even the low-powered Fiat loses FWD traction too easily while trying to head uphill on wet tarmac.

The only improvement Continental have made with the EcoContact5 tyres is that they do steer the car around corners better than the previous generation EcoContact3, which would just plough diagonally. Better-gripping and quieter tyres are surely available to replace these on your car, which were probably installed at the factory by the vehicle maker.
0 | - tyre reviewed on April 27, 2015   
Given 70% (breakdown) while driving a Honda FRV (205/55 R16 V) on mostly town for 0 easy going miles
Very weak on sides. I replaced them twice.Sometimes rolling when starting drive.
1 | - tyre reviewed on March 15, 2015   
Given 95% (breakdown) while driving a Alfa Romeo (185/60 R14 H) on a combination of roads for 840 average miles
The first 1,350 km (840 miles) have been done with the brand new Eco Contact 5s, so these are my first impressions.

The dry grip is perfect. To such an extent that I was amazed at the speeds I could turn in without any signs of understeer (FWD car).

Wet Grip: Definitely better than my previous Eco Contact 3s, more than sufficient, again much higher cornering speeds than before. Also, no aquaplaning whatsoever.

Road Feedback: Excellent for my taste - a sporty car needs good feedback, and that's exactly what these tires do almost perfectly really. You always now what the tire is doing.

Progressiveness: Again almost excellent, when pushed to the limit the tires provide early warning of understeer.

I won't comment on wear yet since it's too early.

Comfort: Brilliant. Very quiet tires, they only pick a tiny bit of noise occasionally on truly rotten road surfaces (of which there are many in Greece). On motorways at 130 km/h for instance, they are much quieter than the Eco Contact 3s I had before.

Overall, up to now I would definitely buy those again, that's for sure. Very satisfied, great all-rounders.
1 | - tyre reviewed on November 18, 2014   
Given 87% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Mondeo (205/55 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 22,000 average miles
Bought these tyres after running a softer compound tyre of a different make, swapped to this make after problems with vibration from the softer tyres. Dry braking was slightly worse, but not enough to be a problem. Grip when pushed was also slightly worse, but again, acceptable. However wet grip, wear and comfort all very good. The best aspect for me is that the tyres wear evenly across the width compared to others I have had and they drive the same after 22000 miles / 35000 km and 18 months. They pick up a bit more noise on rough surfaces, but not too much that it bothers me. Overall slight improvement in fuel economy vs older softer tyres.
1 | - tyre reviewed on August 1, 2014   
Given 100% (breakdown) while driving a Fiat 500 Abarth (195/45 R16) on mostly country roads for 9 spirited miles
Originally I was skeptical about fitting Eco tires on my car, but I decided to get on with the suggestion from many friends. So, last year I got 4 brand new Eco Contact 5s and just waited to see the results.

These tires are exceptional, my 500 Abarth is gripping and gripping in both wet and dry roads. The tires are 16 months old and they still have 4mm thread rear and 3,5mm front - which I think is remarkable, given my abusive driving style. The provide warning of understeer early and they are also very quiet. So far I haven't noticed a performance drop, they perform just as they did after they were "ran-in" for about 1,500 km - not even slightly less.

Would I buy them again? Simple answer, Definitely - thanks to everyone for the recommendation - some people still don't believe (wrongly so, as it turns out) the Eco 5s are that capable in a hot little car.
0 | - tyre reviewed on June 23, 2014   
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