Continental Premium Contact 5

Dry Grip 88%
Wet Grip 83%
Road Feedback 74%
Handling 77%
Wear 55%
Comfort 81%
Buy again 63%

The Continental Premium Contact 5 is a Premium Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Continental Premium Contact 2

This tyre has been replaced by the Continental Premium Contact 6

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Tyre review data from 73 tyre reviews averaging 74% over 605,668 miles driven.


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  • Positive - Best premium tyre without faults. Good steering precision, good margin against aquaplaning, short wet and dry braking, best wear.
  • Negative - Price.
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
185/60 R14 82H   E A 70 6.85kgs
175/65 R14 82T   C A 70 6.53kgs
165/70 R14 81T   E A 70 6.30kgs
195/50 R15 82V   E A 71 6.77kgs
195/50 R15 82H   E A 71 6.91kgs
185/55 R15 82H   C A 70 7.40kgs
185/55 R15 82V   C A 70 7.18kgs
195/55 R15 85H   C A 71 7.30kgs
195/55 R15 85V   C A 71 7.40kgs
185/60 R15 84H   C A 70 7.10kgs
185/60 R15 88H XL   C A 71 7.54kgs
195/60 R15 88H   C A 71 7.47kgs
195/60 R15 88V   C A 71 7.48kgs
205/60 R15 91H   C A 71 8.62kgs
205/60 R15 91V   C A 71 8.58kgs
175/65 R15 84H   C A 70 6.85kgs
185/65 R15 88T   C A 70 7.22kgs
185/65 R15 88H   C A 70 7.16kgs
195/65 R15 91T   C A 71 7.99kgs
195/65 R15 91H   C A 71 7.76kgs
195/65 R15 95H XL   C A 72 7.95kgs
195/65 R15 91V   C A 71 7.81kgs
205/65 R15 94V   C A 71 8.75kgs
205/65 R15 94H   C A 71 8.75kgs
215/65 R15 96H   C A 71 9.29kgs
225/50 R16 92W   C A 71 9.44kgs
195/55 R16 87V   C A 71 7.55kgs
195/55 R16 87T   C A 71 7.67kgs
195/55 R16 87H   C A 71 7.47kgs
205/55 R16 91H   C A 71  
205/55 R16 91W   C B 71 9.60kgs
205/55 R16 91W   C A 71 8.67kgs
205/55 R16 91V   C A 71 7.98kgs
205/55 R16 91V   C A 71 8.17kgs
205/55 R16 94W XL   C A 72 9.45kgs
205/55 R16 91V   C A 71  
205/55 R16 91H   C A 71 8.18kgs
215/55 R16 93Y   C A 71 8.61kgs
215/55 R16 93W   C A 71 8.68kgs
215/55 R16 93V   C A 71 8.65kgs
215/55 R16 93H   C A 71 8.69kgs
215/55 R16 97W XL   C A 72 8.69kgs
225/55 R16 95W   C A 71 9.49kgs
205/60 R16 92H   C A 71 8.21kgs
205/60 R16 92V   C B 71 8.80kgs
205/60 R16 96V XL   C A 72  
205/60 R16 92V   C B 71 12.05kgs
205/60 R16 92H XL          
215/60 R16 95W XL   C A 71 9.88kgs
215/60 R16 95V XL   C A 71 10.06kgs
215/60 R16 95H   C A 71 9.42kgs
215/60 R16 99H XL   C A 72 9.86kgs
215/60 R16 99V XL   C A 72 9.87kgs
215/65 R16 98H   C A 71  
215/65 R16 98H   C A 71 9.47kgs
205/55 R17 95V XL   C B 72 9.25kgs
205/55 R17 95Y XL   B B 72 8.93kgs
215/55 R17 94V   C A 71 9.93kgs
215/55 R17 94W   C A 71  
215/55 R17 94W   C A 71 11.34kgs
215/55 R17 94W   C A 71 10.05kgs
215/55 R17 94V   C A 71 11.31kgs
225/55 R17 101W XL   C B 72  
225/55 R17 97W XL   C A 71 11.33kgs
225/55 R17 101Y XL   C A 72 10.09kgs
225/55 R17 97Y   C A 71 10.22kgs
225/55 R17 97Y   B B 70 24.90kgs
235/55 R17 99V   C A 71 11.30kgs
235/55 R17 103W XL   E A 72 10.71kgs
215/60 R17 96H   C A 71 9.75kgs
225/60 R17 99V   C A 71 11.11kgs
225/60 R17 99H XL   C A 71 11.26kgs
225/60 R17 99H XL   B B 71  
235/65 R17 104V XL   C B 71 14.50kgs
235/65 R17 104W          
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Size Price Range  
175/65 R14 £41.21 - £46.67 (5 Prices) Compare Prices >>
185/65 R15 £48.81 - £69.96 (12 Prices) Compare Prices >>
195/65 R15 £45.97 - £77.57 (32 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £57.70 - £84.68 (40 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/55 R16 £103.67 - £109.10 (5 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 32 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Continental Premium Contact 5 Review

Given 70% (breakdown) while driving a Dacia Logan (185/65 R15 H) on mostly country roads for 15,000 average miles
Great grip on dry roads, acceptable car grips in the wet but with a negative part about wear.
132 - tyre reviewed on April 4, 2016   

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Given 60% (breakdown) while driving a Mazda 626 (195/60 R15) on a combination of roads for 25,000 average miles
I bought these tyres because they won most tyre tests. I was verry happy with them when they were new. Good grip on dry and wet, I was able to go faster then other cars when heavy rain (but that may be in drivers heads or tyre size and not the actual tyres).

Every year, with depth of the tread going down, they were worse and worse. They got hard every year. Fifth year, they were worse then my winter tyres in spring when I changed tyres. They had about 4mm tread. So the more you drive, the worse the tyres get.
They were pretty expensive (comparing to others in this size) so I expected more from them.
Last year, I got puncture when I accidentally drive over hidden curb, sidewall was destroyed - 10 holes on outerside, 3 on innerside. Maybe my fault, but I got worse accident with different and older tyres (on old car) without problem.

Won't buy again, for me, Continental makes tyres for tests, tyres changes a lot with years and wear.
4 - tyre reviewed on September 26, 2017   
Given 85% (breakdown) while driving a Hyundai elantra (185/65 R15) on mostly town for 100 easy going miles
I bought a second hand 2012 elantra for the wife - cost $8000 aud - the first time I drove it home it wheel spun when taking off at the lights FWD in the dry - then in the wet it was worse - he wife even managed to spin the wheels on a normal take off at the lights - ESD did nothing - I decided its was down to the tyres - they were new with plenty of tread - but were a cheap kmart brand diamond back that the previous owner had put on about $160 the pair . The rears were hankook kinetic - I assume the fronts were the same when new .
I researched the best tyres in the wet and these premium contact 5s came up as best wet weather tyres - so I got 2 put on the front wheels fpr $240 - now I can say best decision I made - ive tried my hardest to get them to spin in the wet and they just don't - we don't get much rain here in perth WA but when it does roads are slippery for the first day or so during a wet period - with a baby on the way im glad I went with these tyres for our security . So if your having FWD wheel spin problems in wet or dry - change your tyres and get these - they stick like glue to the road - brilliant - cheers - Jon P
1 - tyre reviewed on July 20, 2017   
Given 71% (breakdown) while driving a Toyota Wish (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 12,000 average miles
Have driven the CPC5's on my car for about 20000 km now, over the course of 1.5 years.

All of my tyres have about 1mm of thread above the 3mm Continental Wear indicators (not the 1.6mm wear indicators; total 4mm thread left now, originally 8mm if I recalled correctly). This gives a wear rate of about 1mm per 5000km approximately on generally well-maintained asphalt roads. The wear rate aren't totally the same across one tyres. Even after 3 tyre rotation cycles, one particular tyre seems to be worn a bit more than the other 3, leading me to believe there's a significant difference in rubber compound quality between batches.

Performance (grip and comfort) has been superb when new, but at about part midlife, the tyres are getting noisy, transmit vibration and bumps to the cabin more than what I remembered initially, and squeaks more when turning in indoor carparks with smooth flooring. Did a couple of emergency braking on dry road and they performed admirably. Tyres have never slipped when accelerating or hard-braking on wet road so far. I don't remember it aquaplaning too when driven at speed over puddles. I drive the car spiritedly at times, but most of its time on the road is for average work-home commute in busy traffic 40-70 km/hr.
3 - tyre reviewed on June 21, 2017   
Given 93% (breakdown) while driving a Renault Clio 1.4 16v (185/55 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 3,000 easy going miles
In the dry these tyres fir 185 55 R15 are really great. With low rolling resistance you can glide up to lights and still be able to move off in second as the car is still moving- allows quick progress on motorway junctions. Do note that these tyres roll better compared to Dunlop winter tyres so you do need to watch how fast you come to lights as sometimes you can misjudge the timings and end up nearly going through red.

Wet- Very good, have driven in heavy rain up north and have been able to change lanes with ease and did not experience aquaplaning at all, compared to the Nexen`s that were on before.

Noise, the tyres are quite on smooth tarmac and are a pleasant to drive on however, on rough surfaces it is really loud and intrusive.

Wear, in 3000 miles they are now at 7mm compared to 8mm when new. so about average really.

Only thing to note is that regular checking of tyre pressure is needed as the sidewalls seem thin as I have had to have one tyre put on the back due to uneven tyre wear caused by low pressure. They seem to leak a bit of air but by checking tyre rpessures weekly and before long journey`s then this shouldn`t be a problem really.

For 185 55 R15 the fuel economy is C rated, Wet is A rated and noise is 70 decibels.

Once these tyres wear out I wont be buying again (there`s nothing wrong with them) as I will be going to Nokian Weatherproofs for all year round driving with the M+S three peak mountain snowflake I want for winter driving.
6 - tyre reviewed on March 17, 2017   
Mercedes Benz (225/50 R16 W) on mostly motorways for 0 easy going miles
The tyres are been fited on clk w209 200 compressor they were performing well on dry and wet surfaces but after 8000 km they start behave strangely especially when cornering on dry surface and in some places the road has a bit of moisture then sundenly the rear tyres soon loose grip dangerously that happens in meny acasions and in different type of asphalt surfaces

17 - tyre reviewed on March 9, 2017   

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