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Continental MaxContact MC6 vs Michelin Pilot Sport 5

Continental MaxContact MC6 vs Michelin Pilot Sport 5 (PS5)

Here are the key stats for the Continental MaxContact MC6 and Michelin Pilot Sport 5 tyres, at a glance.
MaxContact MC6Pilot Sport 5
Vehicle SuitabilityPassengerPassenger
Driving StyleMax Performance SummerExtreme Performance Summer
SeasonSummerSummer
Release Date20172022
Run Flat?NoNo
Overall Score74/100N/A

Pricing

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Continental MaxContact MC6 vs Michelin Pilot Sport 5 in Australia

The MaxContact MC6 has been around in Australia for about 7 years, whereas the Pilot Sport 5 has been on the market for about 2 years

The MaxContact MC6 is rated for max performance summer action, however the Pilot Sport 5 tyres are classified as extreme performance summer. 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 5 tyres.

  • Tyre Reviews: UHP Summer Tire Test R16
  • Auto Bild 2023: Summer Tire Test R18
  • Tyre Reviews: Summer Tire Test R17
  • ACE/ARBÖ/GTÜ 2023: Summer Tire Test R18
  • Auto Bild Sportscars 2023: Summer Tire Test R18
  • Auto Zeitung: UHP Summer Tire Test R19

Benchmark Test Data

Here are the results from a number of magazine tests and benchmarks done on the MaxContact MC6 and Pilot Sport 5 tyres.
MaxContact MC6Pilot Sport 5
Dry PerformanceExcellentExcellent
HandlingGoodExcellent
Wet PerformanceGoodExcellent
ComfortGoodExcellent
TreadwearGoodN/A
Price/QualityN/AExcellent
Overall Score74/100N/A

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 5 scores 5 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 5
Treadwear340
Traction
(AA - C)
A
Temperature Resistance
(A - C)
A

Treadwear

The MaxContact MC6 tyres have a treadwear rating of 340, which means that they would last 3.4 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 5 tyres have a traction grade of A (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 5 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 5 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.

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 28 sizes of the MaxContact MC6, and all 43 sizes of the Pilot Sport 5 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 5 Sizes

Size
205/40 R18 86Y XL
205/45 R17 88Y XL
205/40 R17 84Y XL
215/45 R17 91Y XL
215/55 R17 98Y XL
215/40 R18 89Y XL
215/45 R18 93Y XL
225/45 R19 96Y XL
225/40 R19 93Y XL
225/45 R18 95Y XL
225/40 R18 92Y XL
225/45 R17 94Y XL
225/50 R17 98Y XL
225/55 R17 101Y XL
235/50 R18 101Y XL
235/45 R18 98Y XL
235/45 R19 99Y XL
235/40 R19 96Y XL
235/40 R18 95Y XL
235/35 R19 91Y XL
245/45 R19 102Y XL
245/40 R19 98Y XL
245/35 R20 95Y XL
245/40 R18 97Y XL
245/45 R17 99Y XL
245/35 R19 93Y XL
245/45 R18 100Y XL
245/40 R17 95Y XL
245/35 R18 92Y XL
255/35 R21 98Y XL
255/45 R19 104Y XL
255/40 R18 99Y XL
255/45 R18 103Y XL
255/35 R18 94Y XL
255/35 R19 96Y XL
255/40 R19 100Y XL
255/35 R20 97Y XL
255/40 R20 101Y XL
265/35 R18 97Y XL
275/45 R20 110Y XL
275/40 R18 103Y XL
275/35 R19 100Y XL
285/40 R19 107Y XL
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