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Continental MaxContact MC6 vs Continental UltraContact UC6

Continental MaxContact MC6 vs UltraContact UC6 - [Test Data]

Here are the key stats for the Continental MaxContact MC6 and Continental UltraContact UC6 tyres, at a glance.
MaxContact MC6UltraContact UC6
Vehicle SuitabilityPassengerPassenger
Driving StyleMax Performance SummerPremium Touring Summer
Release Date20172017
Run Flat?NoNo
Overall Score74/10073/100


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Continental MaxContact MC6 vs Continental UltraContact UC6 in Australia

The MaxContact MC6 has been around in Australia for about 7 years, whereas the UltraContact UC6 has been on the market for about 7 years

The MaxContact MC6 is rated for max performance summer action, however the UltraContact UC6 tyres are classified as premium touring 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 UltraContact UC6 tyres.

  • AutoView: All-Season Tire Test R18

Benchmark Test Data

Here are the results from a number of magazine tests and benchmarks done on the MaxContact MC6 and UltraContact UC6 tyres.
MaxContact MC6UltraContact UC6
Dry PerformanceExcellentExcellent
Wet PerformanceGoodGood
Overall Score74/10073/100


Based on the results of a number of tyre benchmarks, the MaxContact MC6 scores 4 out of 5 for comfort and the UltraContact UC6 scores 4 out of 5.


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.


Unfortunately, we don't have any UTQG treadwear data available for either of these tyres.


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 available for either of these 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.

We don't have any UTQG temperature data available for either of these sets of tyres.


Unfortunately, we don't have any warranty information available for either of these tyres.

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!


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 UltraContact UC6 tyres get a score of 73 out of 100.

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 28 sizes of the MaxContact MC6, and all 19 sizes of the UltraContact UC6 tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width.

MaxContact MC6 Sizes

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

UltraContact UC6 Sizes

195/55 R16 87H
195/50 R15 82V
205/65 R15 94V
205/60 R16 96V
205/65 R16 95H
205/60 R15 91V
205/55 R16 91V
215/60 R17 96H
215/55 R17 94W
215/55 R16 93V
215/55 R18 95V
225/55 R16 95W
225/50 R17 98W
225/55 R17 101W
235/55 R17 99W
235/45 R17 97W
245/45 R17 95W
245/50 R18 100Y
255/45 R18 99Y
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