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Continental EcoContact 6

Continental EcoContact 6 Review - Good Option? [Test Data]

Here are the key stats for the EcoContact 6, at a glance.
Key Info - Australia
Vehicle SuitabilityPassenger
Driving StylePremium Touring Summer
SeasonSummer
Release Date2018
Run Flat?No
Overall Score67/100

Pricing

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Continental EcoContact 6 in Australia

This offering by Continental has been around in Australia for about 6 years. Especially designed for regular passenger (non-SUV) vehicles, it comes in a total of 177 sizes.

This premium touring 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 EcoContact 6 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 141 sizes of the EcoContact 6 tyres by the European Union.

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

Fuel Efficiency

EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
Fuel Efficiency
(A - E)
ANo difference

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 EcoContact 6 tyres rank a A on a scale of A to E in the official fuel efficiency tests carried out by the EU (they call these rolling resistance tests).

This is the highest possible rating, and indicates excellent fuel efficiency relative to other tyres.

Comparison

Here's how the EcoContact 6 compares to similar tyres for fuel efficiency (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

Based on the comparison tyres we've selected, the EcoContact 6 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 EcoContact 6 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 EcoContact 6 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 (71 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 EcoContact 6 tyres produce 71.2 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 EcoContact 6 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 EcoContact 6 scores 4 out of 5 for comfort.

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Treadwear

We don't have any UTQG treadwear data for this tyre, unfortunately.

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.

We don't have any UTQG traction data for this tyre, unfortunately.

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.

We don't have any UTQG temperature data for this tyre, unfortunately.

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 premuim touring summer tyres? Check out our data-driven comparisons to similar tyres on the market in Australia!

Summary

With an overall rating of 67 out of 100, the EcoContact 6 tyres are a solid choice for anyone looking to replace their car rubber with some tyres designed for premuim touring summer action.

For fuel efficiency, they score a grade of A, which is outstanding, 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.

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 177 sizes of the EcoContact 6 tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width. Select your preferred size to compare prices across multiple suppliers.

Size
145/65 R15 72T
155/80 R13 79T
155/70 R14 77T
155/70 R19 84Q
155/65 R14 75T
155/70 R13 75T
155/60 R20 80Q
165/65 R15 81T
165/65 R13 77T
165/60 R14 75H
165/70 R14 81T
175/80 R14 88T
175/70 R13 82T
175/65 R15 84T
175/55 R15 77T
175/70 R14 84T
175/55 R20 85Q
175/65 R14 86T XL
175/65 R14 82H
175/60 R19 86Q
175/60 R15 81H
175/65 R14 82T
175/65 R15 84H
185/65 R14 86H
185/60 R15 84H
185/65 R15 92T XL
185/65 R14 86T
185/60 R15 84T
185/55 R15 82H
185/55 R16 83V
185/55 R15 86H XL
185/55 R16 83H
185/60 R14 82H
185/50 R16 81H
185/55 R16 87H XL
185/65 R15 88H
185/55 R15 86V XL
185/55 R14 80H
185/65 R15 88T
185/60 R15 88H XL
195/65 R15 91H
195/60 R15 88V
195/55 R15 85H
195/55 R16 91V XL
195/50 R15 82H
195/55 R15 85V
195/65 R15 95H XL
195/60 R18 96H XL
195/60 R15 88H
195/50 R16 88V XL
195/55 R16 87V
195/45 R16 84V XL
195/65 R15 91T
195/65 R15 91V
195/55 R16 87H
195/55 R16 87T
195/50 R15 82V
195/60 R16 89H
195/45 R16 84H XL
205/55 R16 94V XL
205/65 R15 94V
205/55 R16 94W XL
205/45 R17 88H XL
205/60 R16 92V
205/60 R15 91H
205/60 R16 92H
205/55 R16 94H
205/55 R17 91W
205/65 R15 94H
205/55 R16 91W
205/50 R19 94H XL
205/60 R16 96V XL
205/50 R17 93V XL
205/65 R16 95H
205/55 R17 91V
205/55 R16 91H
205/55 R17 95H XL
205/60 R16 96W XL
205/55 R15 88V
205/55 R16 91V
205/60 R15 91V
205/55 R16 94H XL
205/60 R16 96H XL
205/45 R17 88V XL
215/55 R16 97Y
215/40 R17 87V XL
215/60 R17 96H
215/50 R18 92W
215/50 R18 92V
215/50 R19 93T
215/45 R20 95T XL
215/55 R17 94V
215/55 R16 97H XL
215/65 R17 103V XL
215/60 R17 96V
215/55 R16 97Y XL
215/55 R17 98H XL
215/65 R16 102H XL
215/45 R16 86H
215/65 R16 98H
215/40 R17 87V
215/50 R17 95V XL
215/55 R18 95T
215/50 R18 96V XL
215/55 R17 98V XL
215/65 R17 99H
215/60 R16 95W
215/55 R16 97W XL
215/55 R17 98W XL
215/60 R16 99V XL
215/65 R17 99V
215/60 R16 95H
215/55 R17 98W
215/60 R16 95V
215/55 R16 93V
225/55 R16 95W
225/45 R18 95Y XL
225/50 R17 98Y XL
225/60 R18 104V XL
225/50 R17 94V
225/45 R18 91W
225/45 R17 94V XL
225/55 R17 101W XL
225/60 R17 99H
225/55 R16 99Y XL
225/60 R17 99Y
225/55 R17 97W
225/40 R18 92Y XL
225/45 R17 91V
225/60 R16 98W
225/55 R18 102Y XL
225/55 R17 101Y XL
225/55 R16 95V
225/55 R17 97Y
225/60 R15 96W
225/45 R19 96W XL
235/50 R18 97Y
235/50 R19 99W
235/45 R20 100T XL
235/50 R19 99V
235/45 R19 99V XL
235/45 R18 94W
235/50 R18 97V
235/55 R18 100W
235/50 R19 103V XL
235/45 R20 100V XL
235/55 R19 105V XL
235/50 R19 103T XL
235/55 R18 104V XL
235/55 R17 103Y XL
235/60 R18 103T
235/55 R18 100Y
235/65 R17 108V XL
235/55 R18 100V
235/55 R18 104T XL
245/35 R21 96W XL
245/40 R19 101Y XL
245/50 R19 105V XL
245/35 R20 95W XL
245/45 R18 100Y XL
245/40 R18 97Y XL
245/45 R20 103V XL
245/40 R19 98Y XL
245/50 R19 105W XL
245/45 R18 96W
255/45 R19 104V XL
255/45 R20 101V
255/55 R19 111H XL
255/40 R20 101V XL
255/45 R20 105W XL
255/50 R20 109V XL
255/45 R19 104Y XL FR
275/35 R19 100Y XL
275/35 R22 104Y XL
275/45 R20 110V XL
295/40 R20 110W XL
315/30 R22 107Y XL
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