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Continental MaxContact MC6 vs Michelin Pilot Sport 4

Continental MaxContact MC6 vs Michelin Pilot Sport 4 [2024]

Here are the key stats for the Continental MaxContact MC6 and Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres, at a glance.
MaxContact MC6Pilot Sport 4
Vehicle SuitabilityPassengerPassenger
Driving StyleMax Performance SummerMax Performance Summer
SeasonSummerSummer
Release Date20172015
Run Flat?NoNo
Overall Score74/10081/100

Pricing

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Continental MaxContact MC6 vs Michelin Pilot Sport 4 in Australia

The MaxContact MC6 has been around in Australia for about 7 years, whereas the Pilot Sport 4 has been on the market for about 9 years

Both tyres are rated for max performance summer action. Both tyres are designed for use with regular passenger (non-SUV) vehicles.

Both of these are considered summer tyres. Neither of them are runflat tyres. Both brands are considered to be in the premium part of the market.

Read on to see how each of these tyres stack up against each other!

How We Reviewed These Tyres

We've analysed results of the following tyre benchmarks to make data-driven comparison of the MaxContact MC6 and the Pilot Sport 4 tyres.

  • Auto Bild: Summer Tire Test R17
  • Tyre Reviews: UHP Summer Tyre Test
  • Auto Bild Sportscars: Summer Tire Test R18
  • Auto Bild Sportscars: Summer Tire Test R18
  • Evo: UHP Summer Tire Test R18
  • Auto Motor und Sport: UHP Summer Tire Test R18
  • Sportauto: Summer Tire Test R19
  • TCS: Summer Tire Test R18
  • ADAC: UHP Summer Tire Test R18
  • Auto Bild: Summer Tire Test R18
  • Auto Bild: Summer Tire Test R18
  • Auto Zeitung: Summer Tire Test R18
  • The Best European UHP Summer Tires in 2023 by TiresVote
  • Auto Bild: Summer Tire Test R19
  • Evo: UHP Summer Tire Test R18
  • Tyrereviews: Best UHP TIres for 2020
  • Auto Motor und Sport: Summer Tire Test R19
  • AUTO Straßenverkehr: Summer Tire Test R19
  • TireRack: Best in Max Performance Summer

Benchmark Test Data

Here are the results from a number of magazine tests and benchmarks done on the MaxContact MC6 and Pilot Sport 4 tyres.
MaxContact MC6Pilot Sport 4
Dry PerformanceExcellentExcellent
HandlingGoodExcellent
Wet PerformanceGoodExcellent
ComfortGoodGood
TreadwearGoodGood
Price/QualityN/AGood
Overall Score74/10081/100

Comfort

Based on the results of a number of tyre benchmarks, the MaxContact MC6 scores 4 out of 5 for comfort and the Pilot Sport 4 scores 4 out of 5.

UTQG Data

Introduced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the USA, the Uniform Tire Grading System (UTQG), is a system for comparing one tyre product to another on the basis of some standardised tests.

MaxContact MC6Pilot Sport 4
Treadwear320
Traction
(AA - C)
AA
Temperature Resistance
(A - C)
A

Treadwear

The MaxContact MC6 tyres have a treadwear rating of 320, which means that they would last 3.2 times longer than a tyre with a rating of 100. There's no treadwear data available for the MaxContact MC6 tyres.

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.

The Pilot Sport 4 tyres have a traction grade of AA (on a scale of AA, A, B, C). There's no UTQG traction grading data available for the MaxContact MC6 tyres.

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.

The Pilot Sport 4 tyres have a temperature resistance grade of A (on a scale of A, B, C). There's no UTQG temperature resistance grading data available for the MaxContact MC6 tyres.

Warranty

The Pilot Sport 4 tyres have a warranty of 6 years. There is no time-based warranty available for the MaxContact MC6.

Comparisons With Similar Tyres

Still on the fence about these tyres? Check out how they compare to other similar tyres on the market in Australia!

Summary

Let's now take a look at the main differences between these two sets of tyres.

All in all, the MaxContact MC6 tyres get a score of 74 out of 100, while the Pilot Sport 4 tyres get a score of 81 out of 100.

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 28 sizes of the MaxContact MC6, and all 150 sizes of the Pilot Sport 4 tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width.

MaxContact MC6 Sizes

Size
205/40 R17 84W XL
205/50 R17 93W XL
205/45 R17 88W XL
215/45 R17 91W XL
215/50 R17 95W XL
215/55 R17 94W XL
215/45 R18 93W XL
225/40 R18 92Y XL
225/45 R18 95Y XL
225/50 R17 98W XL
225/55 R17 101W XL
225/50 R18 95W
225/45 R17 94W XL
235/45 R18 98Y XL
235/50 R18 101W XL
235/40 R18 95Y XL
235/55 R18 104Y XL
235/45 R17 97W XL
245/35 R19 93Y XL
245/45 R18 100Y XL
245/40 R19 98Y XL
245/45 R17 99W XL
245/40 R19 98Y
245/40 R17 95W XL
245/40 R18 97Y XL
245/35 R20 95Y XL
255/35 R20 97Y XL
275/35 R20 102Y XL

Pilot Sport 4 Sizes

Size
195/45 R17 81W
205/40 R17 84Y XL
205/55 R16 91W
205/45 R17 88V XL
205/45 R17 88Y XL
205/45 R17 (88Y) XL
205/55 R16 (91Y)
205/40 R18 (86Y) XL
205/55 R16 94Y XL
205/40 R18 86Y XL
205/40 R18 86W XL
205/40 R17 (84Y) XL
205/50 R17 93Y XL
205/50 R17 (93Y) XL
205/55 R16 (94Y) XL
205/55 R16 91Y
205/45 R17 88W XL
215/45 R17 (91Y) XL
215/40 R18 85Y
215/45 R18 (93Y) XL
215/40 R18 89Y XL
215/40 R18 (89Y) XL
215/55 R17 (98Y) XL
215/50 R17 (95Y) XL
215/45 R18 89Y
215/55 R17 98Y XL
215/40 R17 87Y XL
215/50 R17 95Y XL
215/45 R18 93Y XL
215/40 R17 (87Y) XL
215/45 R17 91Y XL
215/60 R16 95V
225/55 R17 (101Y) XL
225/45 R17 94W XL
225/45 R18 95W XL
225/45 R18 (95Y) XL
225/50 R18 (99Y) XL
225/40 R19 93Y XL
225/50 R17 98W XL
225/55 R19 103Y XL
225/40 R18 (92Y) XL
225/45 R17 (91Y)
225/45 R17 91V
225/40 R18 92Y XL
225/45 R17 (94Y) XL
225/50 R16 92Y
225/50 R17 (98Y) XL
225/45 R19 96W XL
225/45 R17 94Y XL
225/40 R19 (93Y) XL
225/50 R16 (92Y)
225/50 R18 99Y XL
225/45 R18 91W
225/50 R17 98Y XL
225/45 R18 95Y XL
225/45 R17 91Y
225/55 R17 101Y XL
225/40 R18 92W XL
235/45 R18 98Y XL
235/40 R19 96Y XL
235/35 R19 87Y
235/45 R19 99Y XL
235/40 R18 95Y XL
235/50 R18 101Y XL
235/45 R19 (99Y) XL
235/40 R18 91W
235/50 R18 (101Y) XL
235/35 R19 (91Y) XL
235/35 R19 91Y XL
235/40 R18 (95Y) XL
235/45 R17 (97Y) XL
235/45 R18 (98Y) XL
235/35 R19 (87Y)
235/45 R17 97Y XL
235/40 R19 (96Y) XL
245/40 R19 98Y XL
245/40 R18 93Y
245/40 R18 97Y XL
245/45 R17 99Y XL
245/45 R19 102Y XL
245/35 R18 (92Y) XL
245/40 R19 101Y XL
245/35 R20 95Y XL
245/35 R18 92Y XL
245/50 R18 (100Y)
245/40 R17 (95Y) XL
245/45 R18 (100Y) XL
245/35 R20 95W XL
245/40 R18 (97Y) XL
245/40 R19 (98Y) XL
245/45 R17 (99Y) XL
245/40 R17 95Y XL
245/45 R20 103Y XL
245/50 R18 100Y
245/40 R18 (93Y)
245/45 R19 (102Y) XL
245/45 R18 100Y XL
255/40 R18 (99Y) XL
255/45 R18 103Y XL
255/35 R18 94Y XL
255/40 R19 100W XL
255/45 R19 (104Y) XL
255/35 R20 97W XL
255/35 R20 97Y XL
255/40 R19 (100Y) XL
255/40 R19 100Y XL
255/35 R19 96Y XL
255/40 R20 101Y XL
255/35 R19 (96Y) XL
255/40 R17 98Y XL
255/40 R18 99Y XL
255/45 R17 (98Y)
255/45 R18 (103Y) XL
255/35 R18 (94Y) XL
255/45 R17 98Y
255/45 R19 104Y XL
255/40 R17 (98Y) XL
265/35 R18 97Y XL
265/45 R19 105Y XL
265/45 R19 (105Y) XL
265/40 R18 (101Y) XL
265/35 R18 (97Y) XL
265/40 R18 101Y XL
275/35 R19 (100Y) XL
275/40 R20 (106Y) XL
275/45 R18 (107Y) XL
275/40 R20 106Y XL
275/35 R18 99Y XL
275/40 R18 (103Y) XL
275/35 R21 (103Y) XL
275/40 R19 105Y XL
275/35 R19 100Y XL
275/35 R21 103Y XL
275/40 R19 (105Y) XL
275/45 R18 107Y XL
275/40 R18 103Y XL
275/35 R18 (99Y) XL
275/45 R19 108Y XL
285/40 R19 (107Y) XL
285/40 R22 110Y XL
285/40 R19 107Y XL
285/40 R20 108Y XL
295/40 R19 108Y XL
295/40 R19 (108Y) XL
315/30 R21 105Y XL
315/35 R20 110Y XL
315/30 R21 (105Y) XL
315/35 R20 (110Y) XL
325/30 R21 (108Y) XL
325/30 R21 108Y XL
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