Continental Eco Contact 3

Dry Grip 80%
Wet Grip 78%
Road Feedback 72%
Handling 68%
Wear 74%
Comfort 77%
Buy again 66%

The Continental Eco Contact 3 is a Premium Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre has been replaced by the Continental Eco Contact 5

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Tyre review data from 53 tyre reviews averaging 73% over 1,132,800 miles driven.

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2011 Long Term Subjective Touring Shootout - 1st of 4 tyres

  • Positive - The Continental ECO Contact 3 was the surprise winner in 4 of the 6 categories. Not only did it manage to offer the best dry and wet grip, it was also the quitest tyre, the most comfortable and offered better MPG than the others. It seems at least with tyres, you do get what you pay for.
  • Negative - The one draw back of the Continentals excellent ride quality and comfort was steering feel. The dynamic properties of the tyre were poor, leaving you guessing what the tyre was doing under you at times, with the old feeling of the tyre folding onto the sidewalls under hard cornering.
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
165/65 R13 77T   F B 70 5.40kgs
175/65 R13 80T   E B 70 6.23kgs
145/70 R13 71T   E B 70 4.51kgs
155/70 R13 75T   F B 70 5.13kgs
165/70 R13 83T XL   C B 71 5.95kgs
165/70 R13 79T   E B 70 5.88kgs
175/70 R13 82T   E B 70 5.98kgs
185/70 R13 86T   E B 70 7.37kgs
145/80 R13 75T   F B 70 5.28kgs
155/80 R13 79T   F C 70 5.89kgs
165/80 R13 83T   C B 70 5.93kgs
165/60 R14 75T   E B 70 5.86kgs
165/60 R14 79T XL   E B 71 5.85kgs
165/60 R14 75H   E B 70 5.88kgs
185/60 R14 82T   E B 70  
155/65 R14 75T   E B 70 5.28kgs
165/65 R14 79T   E B 70 5.36kgs
175/65 R14 82H   F B 70 6.33kgs
175/65 R14 82T   F C 70 6.31kgs
175/65 R14 82T   F B 70  
185/65 R14 86T   E B 70 6.66kgs
165/70 R14 81T   E B 70 6.50kgs
175/70 R14 84T          
185/70 R14 88T   E B 70  
185/70 R14 88H   C B 70 7.31kgs
175/80 R14 88T   C B 70 7.53kgs
175/80 R14 88H   E B 70 7.63kgs
175/55 R15 77T   E B 70 7.03kgs
155/60 R15 74T   E B 70 5.93kgs
175/60 R15 81H   E B 70 6.69kgs
165/65 R15 81T   E B 70 6.65kgs
175/65 R15 84T   E B 70  
185/65 R15 88T   E C 70  
185/65 R15 88T   E E 70 7.83kgs
185/65 R15 88H   E B 70 7.42kgs
185/65 R15 88T   E C 69 7.60kgs
195/65 R15 91T   E B 71 8.53kgs
195/65 R15 91T   E B 71 7.35kgs
195/65 R15 95H XL   C C 72  
195/65 R15 91H   E B 71 7.87kgs
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Size Price Range  
155/80 R13 £51.44 - £52.90 (2 Prices) Compare Prices >>
175/65 R14 £38.10 - £75.52 (21 Prices) Compare Prices >>
185/65 R14 £49.70 - £64.20 (7 Prices) Compare Prices >>
185/65 R15 £49.50 - £75.30 (21 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 19 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Continental Eco Contact 3 Review

Given 76% while driving a Opel Corsa 1.2 80Hp (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 38,000 average miles
They still have good thread after 8 years and 60.000km. They were used only as summer tyres and not during winter.
This year they've started to get unbalanced again and again, but given their age I think they've lasted very well.
Dry grip is not excellent even for a 1.2 engine and the sidewalls are very very soft which makes them comfortable, but not sporty at all.

I had to switch to Pirelli, the only premium tyre in stock and will come with feedback, comparison soon.
36 - tyre reviewed on July 26, 2016   

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Given 80% while driving a Dacia Logan (185/65 R15 T) on a combination of roads for 50,000 average miles
I got these tires mounted on my (then) brand new Dacia Logan 2008 edition. After 11 years of running them for ~9 months each yer and summing up close to 80.000km (50.000 miles, only on these) I think this model is definitely a winner as a premium touring tire.

I really need to point out that they are getting put aside because of safety concerns due to their age, they still have rubber on them for another 20.000km easy.
Pro: low rolling resistance, fairly quiet ride, good wet and dry grip and nice braking, awesome wear longevity!
Con: not such a good road feedback from them (my car is not the sportiest one in the yard, by far, but i can say that these tires are awesome for long roads, but not for the sporty driver that likes to get a good feedback in bends).

Now upgraded to Continental EcoContact 6 (DOT 2019), if this set lasts as much as the 3's then Continental, you have yourself a satisfied client!
0 - tyre reviewed on April 26, 2019   
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Given 61% while driving a Skoda Octavia (195/65 R16) on mostly town for 50,000 easy going miles
I have ContiEco Contact 3 on Skoda Octavia 2 since 2011 and they are very good tyres: very good on dry road, good on wet road, no aquaplaning , silent on hi speed and very resistant. The wear is excellent for these tyres, I have been owning it for 7 years and they are still good. On the other hand they have 2 problems: low driving feedback and the rubber is getting older. Now, after 7 years, they became noisy and not so confident as they were new.
1 - tyre reviewed on April 22, 2019   
Given 70% while driving a Suzuki Swift (165/70 R14 T) on mostly town for 31,068 average miles
Good tire, but there are drawbacks. It adheres very well on dry roads but loses its grip on wet roads. Relatively loud, but not very disturbing. It responds well to steering movements. The big drawback is that they wear very fast. I was just able to drive him 50,000 km because I was cautious. Good tire, but I wouldn't buy it again. He had an original tire for Suzuki. I changed to Hankook K425 and I have not regretted it so far.
2 - tyre reviewed on April 10, 2019   
Given 79% while driving a Volkswagen Golf MK6 1.6 tdi (195/65 R15 T) on a combination of roads for 50,000 average miles
I had these tyres as original fitted on my father's VW Golf 6 1.6 Tdi the car is from january 2012 and the tyres were produced end of 2011.
the tyre qualities are comfortable and silent ride and under braking they are still excellent
the tyres weaknesses are the wear on the shoulders when used a little more sporty than usual.
All in all is a sincere tyre made for a quiet driving style.
Now is almost time to replace them and there is very little choice on the market could buy again.
3 - tyre reviewed on October 13, 2018   

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