Continental Premium Contact 2

Dry Grip 84%
Wet Grip 77%
Road Feedback 74%
Progressiveness 71%
Wear 62%
Comfort 74%
Buy again 61%
Continental Premium Contact 2

The Continental Premium Contact 2 is a Premium Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Continental PremiumContact

This tyre has been replaced by the Continental Premium Contact 5

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Tyre review data from 156 tyre reviews averaging 72% over 3,283,016 miles driven.

Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
185/55 R14 80H   E B 70 6.74kgs
175/60 R14 79H   E B 70 6.01kgs
195/60 R14 86V   E B 71  
195/60 R14 86H   C B 71 7.33kgs
155/65 R14 75T   C C 70  
175/65 R14 82T          
175/65 R14 82T   E C 70 6.40kgs
195/65 R14 89H   E B 71 7.29kgs
155/70 R14 77T   F C 70 6.01kgs
165/70 R14 81T   C B 70 6.28kgs
175/70 R14 84T   F C 70  
175/70 R14 84T   E B 70 6.77kgs
195/50 R15 82T   E B 71 7.63kgs
195/50 R15 82V   F B 71  
195/50 R15 82H   F B 71 7.33kgs
205/50 R15 86V   E B 71 8.09kgs
185/55 R15 82T   C B 70 6.63kgs
185/55 R15 86V XL   F B 71 7.61kgs
185/55 R15 82H   E B 70 6.73kgs
185/55 R15 86H XL   E B 71 6.79kgs
195/55 R15 85V   F C 71 7.17kgs
195/55 R15 85H   F B 71 7.10kgs
205/55 R15 88V   E B 71 7.77kgs
205/55 R15 88V   E B 71  
185/60 R15 84H   E C 70 7.29kgs
185/60 R15 84T   F B 70 7.64kgs
185/60 R15 88H XL   E B 71  
185/60 R15 84T   E B 70  
195/60 R15 88H   F C 71 7.64kgs
205/60 R15 95H XL   E B 72 8.43kgs
205/60 R15 91W   E B 71 8.42kgs
205/60 R15 91H   E B 71  
215/60 R15 98H XL   C B 72 8.70kgs
225/60 R15 96V   E B 71 9.55kgs
225/60 R15 96W   E B 71 9.55kgs
175/65 R15 84H   C B 70  
175/65 R15 84H   F C 70 7.08kgs
185/65 R15 88V   E B 70  
185/65 R15 88H          
195/65 R15 91H   C C 71 7.74kgs
195/65 R15 91T   C C 71 7.49kgs
195/65 R15 91H   E B 71  
195/65 R15 91V          
205/65 R15 94H   F B 71  
205/65 R15 94V   E B 71 8.55kgs
195/45 R16 84V XL   E B 72 7.33kgs
195/45 R16 84V XL   F B 72  
195/45 R16 84H XL   E B 72 7.79kgs
205/45 R16 83W   E B 71 8.21kgs
215/45 R16 90V XL   E B 72 8.88kgs
215/45 R16 86H   F B 71  
215/45 R16 90V XL   C B 72 8.75kgs
185/50 R16 81T   C C 70 6.99kgs
185/50 R16 81H   C B 69 6.70kgs
195/50 R16 88V XL   F B 72 7.86kgs
195/50 R16 84V   E B 71 8.21kgs
195/50 R16 84V   E B 71  
205/50 R16 87W   E B 71 8.36kgs
225/50 R16 92W   F B 71 9.43kgs
225/50 R16 92V   F B 71 9.43kgs
185/55 R16 83V   B B 70 7.40kgs
185/55 R16 83V   E B 70 7.69kgs
185/55 R16 83H   E C 70 7.59kgs
195/55 R16 87V   F C 71 7.62kgs
195/55 R16 87H   F C 71 7.73kgs
195/55 R16 87H   F B 71  
195/55 R16 87V   E C 71  
195/55 R16 91H XL   F B 72 10.69kgs
195/55 R16 87V   E B 71  
195/55 R16 87H   C C 71 7.96kgs
195/55 R16 91H XL   C B 72 7.80kgs
195/55 R16 87V   F B 71 10.02kgs
205/55 R16 91W   E B 71  
205/55 R16 91H   E B 71 8.37kgs
205/55 R16 91H   C B 71 7.96kgs
205/55 R16 94V XL   C B 72 8.26kgs
205/55 R16 91V   E B 71 8.33kgs
205/55 R16 94V XL   C B 72  
205/55 R16 91H   F B 71 8.72kgs
205/55 R16 91V   F B 71 8.84kgs
205/55 R16 94H XL   C B 72  
215/55 R16 93W          
215/55 R16 97W XL   C B 72  
215/55 R16 97V XL   C B 72  
215/55 R16 93H   E B 71 8.52kgs
215/55 R16 93V   E B 71 8.52kgs
215/55 R16 93Y   E B 71  
225/55 R16 95W   E C 71 10.57kgs
225/55 R16 99Y XL   B B 72 10.27kgs
225/55 R16 95W   E B 71 13.33kgs
225/55 R16 95V   E B 71  
225/55 R16 99W XL   B B 72 10.31kgs
225/55 R16 95V   E C 71 10.60kgs
225/55 R16 95Y   F B 71 9.89kgs
225/55 R16 95W   B B 71 9.75kgs
195/60 R16 89V   F B 71 8.59kgs
195/60 R16 89H   E B 71 7.94kgs
205/60 R16 92H   C C 71 9.17kgs
205/60 R16 92W   F B 71  
205/60 R16 92H   E B 71  
205/60 R16 92H   E B 71 8.92kgs
205/60 R16 96V XL   E B 72 8.77kgs
205/60 R16 92H   E B 71 11.33kgs
205/60 R16 92V   C B 71 9.29kgs
205/60 R16 96H XL   E B 72 9.77kgs
205/60 R16 96H XL   E B 72 10.87kgs
205/60 R16 96W XL   E B 72  
215/60 R16 99V XL   E B 72 9.02kgs
215/60 R16 95H   E B 71 9.59kgs
215/60 R16 99W XL          
215/60 R16 95H   E B 71 10.74kgs
215/60 R16 95V   E B 71 9.85kgs
215/60 R16 95V   E B 71 11.10kgs
225/60 R16 98V   E B 71 9.90kgs
225/60 R16 98W   E B 71 9.90kgs
225/60 R16 102V XL   C B 72 9.90kgs
235/60 R16 100W   E B 71 10.42kgs
235/60 R16 100V   E B 71 10.42kgs
235/60 R16 100W          
215/65 R16 98H   C B 71  
205/70 R16 97H   C B 71  
205/70 R16 97H   C B 71 11.03kgs
215/40 R17 87W XL   C B 72 9.00kgs
215/40 R17 87V XL   E B 72 8.23kgs
215/40 R17 87W XL AO E B 72  
215/40 R17 87Y XL   E B 72 8.24kgs
215/40 R17 87Y XL   E B 72 8.18kgs
205/50 R17 89V   E C 71 9.13kgs
205/50 R17 89Y   E B 71 10.00kgs
205/50 R17 89W   E B 71 10.23kgs
205/50 R17 89H   E B 71 8.53kgs
225/50 R17 98V XL   E B 72 12.69kgs
225/50 R17 98V XL   E B 72 11.21kgs
225/50 R17 98H XL   E B 72 11.21kgs
225/50 R17 98H XL   E B 72 12.69kgs
205/55 R17 91V   E B 71 9.14kgs
205/55 R17 91V   E B 71 9.15kgs
205/55 R17 91V   F B 71 11.18kgs
205/55 R17 95H XL   E B 72 9.08kgs
215/55 R17 94V   E B 71 10.03kgs
215/55 R17 94W   E B 71  
225/55 R17 97Y   F B 71 14.29kgs
225/55 R17 97W   F B 71 11.40kgs
225/55 R17 97Y   F B 71 11.54kgs
235/55 R17 99W   E B 71 10.69kgs
245/55 R17 102W   F C 71 17.02kgs
215/60 R17 96H   E C 71 10.22kgs
215/60 R17 96H   E B 71  
235/60 R17 102Y   F B 71 12.55kgs
235/50 R18 97V   F B 71  
235/50 R18 97W   F B 71 12.00kgs
215/55 R18 95H   E C 71  
215/55 R18 95H   E B 71 10.03kgs
215/55 R18 99V XL   C C 72 10.16kgs
235/55 R18 100V XL   E B 71 11.38kgs
235/55 R18 104Y XL   E B 72 12.70kgs
235/55 R18 100Y   E B 71 12.11kgs
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Size Price Range  
185/55 R15 £50.18 - £88.00 (38 Prices) Compare Prices >>
195/65 R15 £45.51 - £66.88 (34 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £48.72 - £90.53 (96 Prices) Compare Prices >>
215/55 R16 £81.32 - £110.00 (37 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Continental Premium Contact 2 Reviews

Given 54% (breakdown) while driving a Fiat 500 (185/55 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 1,000 easy going miles
Premium Contact 2 are the only tyres made by Continental that are worth considering for purchase. I drove them on two different rental cars (a Fiat 500 and a Chevy Trax FWD small SUV) and found them to roll quietly and track straight along the highway, ride comfortably over bumps, and to grip quite well around corners on dry surfaces. I did not encounter so cannot report about wet or wintery road performance. The dry road characteristics were in pleasing contrast to prior bad experiences with ContiEcoContact tyres installed on other cars, which were noisy on all road types, lurched or wandered off the straight line on motorways, and ploughed diagonally instead of steering around corners.

I generally advise against buying Continental tyres, having had bad experiences with noisiness and directional instability, even at the correct pressures. In addition, in more than a quarter million miles of driving over 33 years, only two tyres of the dozens of brands on which I have have driven ever disintegrated internally while I was driving: both were Continental. These blowouts were despite rigorous visual inspection and pressure maintenance (I travel with and use my own tyre gauge, finding rental cars almost always have wrong air pressures when I pick them up: as many as four different readings on the same car, some too high and some too low).
0 | - tyre reviewed on June 22, 2016   
Given 53% (breakdown) while driving a Fiat Fiat Punto 1.9 JTD (225/45 R17) on mostly motorways for 6,000 easy going miles
These were original equipment on a Skoda Citigo and were replaced for all-season tyres after 150 miles, then fitted to my Fiat along with a wheel alignment. Very nice tyre, good grip in dry and wet conditions.

Only problem is: The front tires are worn beyond the wear indicators almost to the metal tread after 6000 miles have to be replaced. After three months mostly on the motorway. Avoid at all cost (even though they come cheap, being mounted on a variety of new cars).
0 | - tyre reviewed on June 15, 2016   
Given 50% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Fiesta (195/50 R16 V) on mostly motorways for 13,670 spirited miles
Tyre came stock with the car, dry grip was just so-so, when cornered hard it tends to understeer and boy does it screech so loud, wet grip was just ok. Road noise tends to creep in a bit at the end of its life. Finished in 20k KM but maybe due to my very aggresive driving style.
0 | - tyre reviewed on May 29, 2016   
Given 71% (breakdown) while driving a Fiat 500 Abarth (195/45 R16) on mostly country roads for 3,000 spirited miles
I'd like to state that those tyres have been used on my weekend toy car, meaning that 90% of miles they've done were on full open throttle.

The tyres are nicely matched with the car (Abarth 500). The grip loss is very gradual and complimented the car's tendency to shift to the side with all four wheels (no over/under steer) at the same time very well. The grip levels in dry are on par with Pirelli P-Zero Nero (compared when run on my friend's Fiesta ST) but those Continentals seemed to be seriously more grippy and predictable in the wet.

They are excellent tyres really as they were designed to be good all around tyres but when driven extremely aggressively on a fairly rough tarmac they held up quite well.

The downside is definitely a price (at least for what I need my tyres to do on this particular car) as for this price you can get something that's 100% performance oriented.

Also I did manage to get the inner edges on front tyres down to 4.5mm (70% wear) in less then 3000 miles while running about -1.5 degree negative camber.

I definitely recommend those tyres as the performance they provide exceeds the original purpose of those tyres. They are great, safe and predictable daily tyres that won't let you know when pushed to and past the limit of your car.
1 | - tyre reviewed on May 4, 2016   
Given 57% (breakdown) while driving a Skoda Citygo (175/65 R14 S) on a combination of roads for 4,000 easy going miles
Had these tyres factory-fitted to my 2015 car, but was not really impressed. As Continental have now stopped producing them, & have now introduced the 5 series, it would seem that Continental weren't that impressed either.
Not being overly confident about them, I "binned" them at just over 4000 miles, & fitted Goodyear 4seasons Generation 2 instead.
The improvement (in every aspect) is remarkable, & although it cost me a few hundred quid, it was worth the expense - I now feel totally happy & safe.

A point well worth remembering, is that if one buys a "budget" car (aka a City car) then quite large economies have been practiced somewhere, to make them both desirable & affordable - possibly with the Clutch system & the brakes being targeted, but fitting cheap (even though "adequate") tyres, is also a very obvious place to exercise cost-cutting.
0 | - tyre reviewed on April 30, 2016   
Given 84% (breakdown) while driving a Hyundai i20 (185/60 R15) on a combination of roads for 18,000 average miles
The tyres have done almost 30000km and wear is showing that I could get another 30000km .The grip is excellent in wet and dry.Stopping distance is much less compared to the original Hankook K415 tyres.You can rely on these tyres with your life.
1 | - tyre reviewed on March 26, 2016   
Given 47% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Fiesta (195/55 R15 R) on a combination of roads for 8,000 easy going miles
My tyres are just over 2 years old (date stamp is month 48 year 2013)with 8,000 miles on the clock and I was given an advisory warning at service for "mild cracking on all 4 tyres in between the treads" (not on the side wall). Remaining tread left = 6mm back and 4mm front - I will need to replace all 4 tyres before its first mot march (2017)! very poor quality tyres, needless to say I will not be replacing them with this brand! Ive been driving for over 30 years and I have never seen tyres as bad as these
0 | - tyre reviewed on March 22, 2016   
Given 83% (breakdown) while driving a Honda Civic (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 27,500 average miles
These tyres fitted as standard on New Honda Civic, the tyres have covered 27,500 miles completely trouble free miles, just passed first MOT, with 4mm front, 4.5mm rear tread remaining. I have never had tyres that last anywhere near as long as this in 30 years of driving. The car feels very secure on the road, with little grip lost, when car pushed hard in corners, although, comfort wise, a touch on the firm side, this may be due to the car itself. I normally fit Michelin tyres, and have a set of Primacy 3 in the garage, I doubt if they will last as long.
1 | - tyre reviewed on March 16, 2016   
Given 60% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Fiesta (195/50 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
They're a good, but expensive tyre to buy. Better mid range tyres out there, for a lot less cash. Pays to do your research first. Extremely poor for winter use.
Wouldn't buy again, not good value for money. Your paying for the brand, rather than performance.
-1 | - tyre reviewed on January 19, 2016   
Given 69% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Mondeo (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 15,000 spirited miles
Fine but make the steering unnecessarily heavy. No better traction grip than budgets. Wear average. Same as Sportcontact2 review I'll leave on Ford Focus.
0 | - tyre reviewed on January 14, 2016