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Continental ContiSportContact 5

Continental ContiSportContact 5 Review - Our Thoughts

Here are the key stats for the ContiSportContact 5, at a glance.
Key Info - Australia
Vehicle SuitabilityPassenger
Driving StyleUltra High Performance Summer
SeasonSummer
Release Date2010
Run Flat?No
Overall Score82/100

Pricing

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Continental ContiSportContact 5 in Australia

This offering by Continental has been around in Australia for about 14 years. Especially designed for regular passenger (non-SUV) vehicles, it comes in a total of 299 sizes.

This ultra high performance summer tyre is a solid option for those looking for a summer tyre in the premium end of the market. Note that it is not a runflat tyre.

Read on to see how it stacks up against the competition!

How We Reviewed The ContiSportContact 5 Tyres

Unlike the Australian government, the European Union carries out standardised tests on all tyres sold in Europe. These tests are carried out in identical conditions, making them a reliable way to compare tyres.

For this review, we use averaged results from tests done on 160 sizes of the ContiSportContact 5 tyres by the European Union.

We then compare these to the same results for the following similar tyres, also rated for Ultra High Performance Summer usage and sold in Australia.

Fuel Efficiency

EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
Fuel Efficiency
(A - E)
C0.2L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$55 extra per year

The US Department of Energy estimates that around 25% of the fuel consumption of a vehicle is attributable to the tyres. That's a lot, and it means that choosing fuel efficient tyres can save you quite a bit of money.

The ContiSportContact 5 tyres rank a C on a scale of A to E in the official fuel efficiency tests carried out by the EU (they call these rolling resistance tests).

Relative to an A grade tyre, expect to use an extra 0.2L/100km. This works out to $55 extra spent on petrol per year, based on a typical 12,000 km driven per year.

Comparison

Here's how the ContiSportContact 5 compares to similar tyres for fuel efficiency (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

Based on the comparison tyres we've selected, the ContiSportContact 5 ranked # out of 0 tyres.

Grip & Handling

EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
Wet Grip
(A - E)
ANo difference

We'll now take a look at how these tyres compare in terms of grip and handling.

A good measure of this is 'wet grip', which is an indication of how well the tyres will allow the vehicle to come to a stop in wet conditions.

The ContiSportContact 5 tyres rank a A on a scale of A to E in the official fuel tests carried out by the EU.

This is the highest possible rating, and indicates excellent grip and handling in wet conditions relative to other tyres.

Comparison

Here's how the ContiSportContact 5 compares to similar tyres for wet grip (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

For wet grip, they scored # out of 0 comparison tyres.

Noise

EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
Noise
(A - C)
B (72 dB)2 times as noisy

Another key factor to consider when choosing a tyre is road noise. Once you're over about 40 km/h, the dominant source of noise you hear is from the contact of your tyres on the road.

There is a surprisingly wide variation in the amount of noise each tyre makes.

The ContiSportContact 5 tyres produce 72.2 dB of road noise, which corresponds to a rank of B on a scale of A to C in the standardised testing done by the EU.

Expect these tyres to produce about 2 times as much noise as an A grade tyre (the decibel scale is logarithmic).

Comparison

Here's how the ContiSportContact 5 compares to similar tyres for noise (1 = Grade C, 3 = Grade A).

For noise, they ranked # out of 0 comparison tyres.

Comfort

Based on the results of a number of tyre benchmarks, including those below, the ContiSportContact 5 scores 4 out of 5 for comfort.

  • Gute Fahrt: Compact SUV Summer Tire Test R18
  • ADAC: Summer Tire Test R17
  • TireRack: Best in Max Performance Summer

Treadwear

With a UTQG treadwear rating of 280, the ContiSportContact 5 would theoretically last 2.8 times longer than a tyre with a treadwear rating of 100.

Traction

The UTQG system measures traction as straight-line braking in dry conditions. The scale is AA, A, B, C, with AA being the best grade, and C the worst.

These tyres score a grade of AA.

Temperature Resistance

The UTQG temperature resistance tests measure how well tyres can dissipate heat that builds up due to friction with the road. The scale is A, B, C, with A being the highest grade.

These tyres score a grade of A.

Warranty

We don't have any warranty data for this tyre, unfortunately. Know how long the warranty period is? Let us know over at the contact page.

Comparisons With Similar Tyres

Still undecided as to whether to go with these ultra high performance summer tyres? Check out our data-driven comparisons to similar tyres on the market in Australia!

Summary

With an overall rating of 82 out of 100, the ContiSportContact 5 tyres are a solid choice for anyone looking to replace their car rubber with some tyres designed for ultra high performance summer action.

For fuel efficiency, they score a grade of C, which is more or less average, though this isn't a super important factor.

More important is the wet grip, which gives you an indication of their traction and handling. In this regard, they get a score of A, which is outstanding.

Finally, for road noise, they receive a B grade, which is about typical.

In terms of data out of the US, they have the following UTQG ratings:

  • Treadwear: 280
  • Traction: AA (scale: AA, A, B, C)
  • Temperature Resistance: A (scale: A, B, C)

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 299 sizes of the ContiSportContact 5 tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width. Select your preferred size to compare prices across multiple suppliers.

Size
195/45 R17 81W FR
205/45 R17 88W XL FR
205/50 R17 89V
205/45 R17 88V XL
205/50 R17 88V
205/40 R17 84V XL
205/40 R17 81W
205/45 R17 84V
215/45 R17 91W XL
215/40 R18 84Y
215/50 R17 95W
215/45 R17 91W
215/50 R17 95W XL FR
215/50 R17 91V
215/50 R17 91W
215/45 R17 89V
215/35 R18 84Y XL
215/35 R18 98Y
215/40 R18 89W XL
215/40 R18 85Y
215/50 R18 92W
225/45 R18 95W XL
225/40 R19 93V XL FR
225/45 R18 92W
225/45 R18 95Y XL
225/40 R19 103W
225/40 R18 92Y
225/45 R19 89Y
225/40 R18 92W
225/35 R18 92W
225/45 R19 96W XL
225/35 R18 87Y
225/40 R19 103Y
225/50 R17 91W
225/50 R17 94Y FR
225/50 R18 99W XL
225/45 R19 92W FR
225/50 R18 95Y
225/50 R17 98Y XL
225/40 R18 87W
225/60 R18 100H
225/50 R17 94W
225/45 R18 88Y
225/45 R17 91V
225/40 R18 92Y XL FR
225/45 R19 96W
225/35 R18 87Y XL
225/35 R18 87W XL FR
225/40 R18 92W XL FR
225/40 R19 93Y
225/45 R18 91V
225/45 R18 95Y
225/40 R19 89W
225/45 R18 95W
225/50 R17 98Y
225/45 R18 91Y
225/35 R18 89W
225/45 R19 93Y
225/50 R17 94V
225/60 R18 95W
225/45 R17 91W FR
225/40 R19 93V
225/40 R19 93Y XL
225/45 R17 91Y FR
235/55 R19 101Y
235/45 R18 94W FR
235/55 R19 101V FR
235/55 R18 100V FR
235/45 R19 99V XL
235/45 R18 95W
235/40 R18 100H
235/40 R19 96W
235/40 R18 99W
235/55 R19 101W FR
235/60 R18 103W
235/50 R18 97Y FR
235/50 R17 94W
235/40 R19 92V
235/55 R19 105W XL
235/60 R18 100V
235/50 R18 97W FR
235/50 R17 96W
235/40 R19 96Y XL FR
235/35 R20 92Y XL
235/45 R20 100V XL
235/45 R18 98Y
235/45 R18 94V
235/50 R18 101W XL
235/60 R18 103H
235/50 R18 101V XL FR
235/55 R19 105V
235/65 R18 106W
235/40 R17 90W FR
235/50 R18 101V
235/55 R18 101W
235/45 R17 90W
235/40 R17 94W
235/50 R19 95V
235/60 R18 103V
235/55 R19 105W
235/45 R17 94W FR
235/45 R19 92V
235/45 R18 98Y XL
235/55 R18 97V
235/65 R18 103V
235/45 R19 96Y
235/50 R18 97V
235/40 R18 95Y XL
235/45 R20 100W XL
235/55 R19 99V
235/50 R18 94W
235/50 R19 99V FR
235/40 R19 92W
235/55 R19 105V XL FR
235/40 R18 95W XL FR
235/45 R20 111W
245/40 R18 93Y FR
245/50 R18 (100Y)
245/40 R19 105W
245/45 R19 102W
245/45 R17 99Y XL FR
245/45 R17 95W FR
245/45 R18 100W
245/45 R19 (102Y) XL
245/45 R18 96W
245/35 R18 106W
245/40 R19 98Y XL
245/45 R19 102Y XL FR
245/40 R18 88Y
245/40 R18 92Y
245/45 R19 98Y
245/45 R18 100Y XL
245/40 R17 91W FR
245/50 R18 96W
245/35 R18 103H
245/35 R21 110W
245/40 R17 91Y FR
245/40 R18 97Y
245/35 R21 96Y XL FR
245/45 R17 99Y
245/40 R19 93Y
245/45 R18 96Y
245/35 R21 110Y
245/40 R17 96W
245/45 R18 100W XL
245/45 R19 98W
245/40 R20 (99Y) XL
245/45 R18 93Y
245/40 R20 95W
245/45 R19 102Y
245/35 R21 96W XL
245/45 R17 91W
245/50 R18 100Y FR
245/35 R19 105W
245/40 R20 100V
245/50 R18 100W FR
245/45 R19 102W XL
245/45 R17 95Y
245/35 R18 92Y XL FR
245/45 R18 97Y
245/40 R18 97Y XL FR
255/55 R19 111Y XL FR
255/40 R20 101W
255/55 R19 111W XL
255/55 R18 103H
255/60 R18 108Y
255/35 R19 96Y XL
255/40 R20 101Y XL FR
255/60 R18 112V XL
255/45 R19 96W
255/50 R19 107W XL
255/45 R18 94Y
255/55 R19 111V XL
255/50 R19 103W
255/55 R19 (111Y) XL
255/55 R19 111W
255/40 R20 101W XL
255/45 R20 101W
255/60 R18 105W
255/50 R21 102Y
255/50 R21 109Y FR
255/60 R18 109V
255/55 R18 109V
255/45 R18 95Y
255/50 R20 109W XL
255/35 R19 92Y
255/55 R19 107W
255/45 R17 98W
255/40 R18 90Y
255/45 R19 100W
255/50 R20 101V
255/45 R18 99Y
255/55 R19 103W
255/45 R18 103H XL
255/45 R22 111Y
255/55 R18 105W
255/55 R19 111V
255/35 R18 100Y
255/40 R20 101V
255/35 R19 102Y
255/40 R20 101V XL
255/50 R19 100V
255/55 R18 109H
255/35 R18 94Y XL FR
255/35 R19 102W
255/40 R19 96Y
255/45 R17 98Y
255/40 R19 100W XL
255/35 R18 100W
255/40 R20 99Y
255/55 R18 99W
255/45 R19 100V
255/45 R19 104Y
255/40 R21 96W
255/40 R21 102Y XL
255/45 R19 104Y XL
255/45 R18 103H FR
255/45 R22 107Y XL
255/50 R21 109Y XL
255/40 R20 95W
255/45 R19 100V
255/50 R19 103Y
255/45 R20 101Y
255/45 R17 95W
255/55 R19 111Y
265/45 R21 108W XL
265/45 R20 108W XL FR
265/50 R20 104Y
265/45 R20 101W
265/40 R21 101Y
265/45 R20 108Y
265/35 R18 97Y XL
265/60 R18 110V
265/50 R20 111V XL
265/45 R20 109W
265/45 R20 104Y
265/40 R21 102Y
265/45 R20 108Y XL FR
265/45 R21 109Y
265/40 R21 (101Y)
275/50 R19 101Y
275/40 R19 101Y
275/50 R20 110V
275/50 R20 113W XL
275/45 R18 103Y
275/40 R19 111V
275/45 R21 108W
275/50 R19 112Y XL FR
275/45 R18 112V
275/55 R19 111W
275/45 R21 101Y
275/45 R18 108Y
275/45 R20 110V XL
275/40 R20 108W
275/45 R19 108Y XL
275/40 R19 105W XL
275/45 R20 106W
275/45 R19 105W
275/45 R20 110Y XL
275/50 R20 109W
275/45 R21 107Y
275/45 R18 (103Y)
275/40 R19 (101Y)
275/45 R21 110Y XL
275/55 R19 108Y
275/45 R20 111V
275/45 R18 103W
275/50 R19 (112Y) XL
275/40 R20 106Y XL
275/45 R21 110Y
275/40 R19 111Y
285/40 R21 109Y XL FR
285/35 R21 110Y
285/45 R21 105Y
285/45 R21 113Y XL
285/45 R20 113W
285/35 R21 105Y FR
285/35 R21 107Y
285/40 R22 110Y XL
285/45 R19 112Y
285/40 R22 111Y
285/45 R20 112Y XL
285/35 R21 105Y XL
285/40 R21 105Y
295/35 R21 103Y FR
295/35 R21 (103Y)
295/40 R22 107Y
295/40 R22 112Y XL FR
295/40 R20 109W
295/40 R20 106Y
295/40 R21 113Y
295/40 R21 111Y XL
295/40 R22 110Y
295/35 R21 109Y
315/40 R21 111Y
315/40 R21 103Y
315/35 R20 110Y XL
315/35 R20 112Y
315/35 R20 106Y
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