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Continental ContiSportContact 5 vs Continental SportContact 6

Continental SportContact 5 vs 6 - H2H Test Data [2024]

Here are the key stats for the Continental ContiSportContact 5 and Continental SportContact 6 tyres, at a glance.
ContiSportContact 5SportContact 6
Vehicle SuitabilityPassengerPassenger
Driving StyleUltra High Performance SummerMax Performance Summer
SeasonSummerSummer
Release Date20102015
Run Flat?NoNo
Overall Score82/10080/100

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Continental ContiSportContact 5 vs Continental SportContact 6 in Australia

The ContiSportContact 5 has been around in Australia for about 14 years, whereas the SportContact 6 has been on the market for about 9 years

The ContiSportContact 5 is rated for ultra high performance summer action, however the SportContact 6 tyres are classified as max 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

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 327 sizes of these tyres by the European Union.

Fuel Efficiency

EU Grade
(A - E)
Compared to an A grade tyre?
ContiSportContact 5C0.2L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$55 extra per year
SportContact 6D0.3L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$66 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).

The SportContact 6 tyres get a grade of D

Expect the lower grade tyre to consume an extra 0.0L/100km. This works out to $11 extra spent on petrol per year, based on a typical 12,000 km driven per year.

Here's a graph comparing the ContiSportContact 5 and SportContact 6 tyres for fuel efficiency (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

Grip & Handling

EU Grade
(A - E)
Compared to an A grade tyre?
ContiSportContact 5AThis is an A grade tyre for wet grip
SportContact 6AThis is an A grade tyre for wet grip

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.

The SportContact 6 tyres, on the other hand, get a grade of A.

As their wet grip grade is the same, expect negligible differences in terms of braking distance.

Here's a graph comparing the ContiSportContact 5 and SportContact 6 tyres for wet grip (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

Noise

EU Grade
(A - C)
Compared to an A grade tyre?
ContiSportContact 5B (72.2 dB)2 times as noisy
SportContact 6B (73.5 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.

On the other hand, the SportContact 6 tyres produce 73.5 dB of road noise, which means a grade of B.

As their noise grade is the same, don't expect many differences in terms of cabin noise.

Here's a visual representation of how the ContiSportContact 5 and SportContact 6 tyres stack up for noise (1 = Grade C, 3 = Grade A).

Comfort

Based on the results of a number of tyre benchmarks, the ContiSportContact 5 scores 4 out of 5 for comfort and the SportContact 6 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.

ContiSportContact 5SportContact 6
Treadwear280240
Traction
(AA - C)
AAAA
Temperature Resistance
(A - C)
AA

Treadwear

As per the UTQG guidelines, the ContiSportContact 5 tyres have a treadwear rating of 280, whereas the SportContact 6 tyres have a rating of 240. This means that the ContiSportContact 5 tyres will theoretically last 1.2 times as long as the SportContact 6 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.

As per the UTQG system, the ContiSportContact 5 tyres have a traction grading of AA, whereas the SportContact 6 tyres have a grading 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.

As per the UTQG system of tyre grading, the ContiSportContact 5 tyres have a temperature resistance grading of A, whereas the SportContact 6 tyres have a grading of A (on a scale of A, B, C).

Warranty

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!

Summary

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

All in all, the ContiSportContact 5 tyres get a score of 82 out of 100, while the SportContact 6 tyres get a score of 80 out of 100.

For fuel efficiency, ContiSportContact 5 score a grade of C, which is more or less average. SportContact 6 end up with a grade of D, which is below average.

More important is the wet grip, which gives you an indication of their traction and handling. In this regard, ContiSportContact 5 get a score of A, which is outstanding. SportContact 6 end up with a grade of A, which is outstanding.

More important is the wet grip, which gives you an indication of their traction and handling. In this regard, ContiSportContact 5 get a score of B, which is about typical. SportContact 6 end up with a grade of B, which is about typical.

The ContiSportContact 5 tyres have a UTQG treadwear rating of 280, whereas the SportContact 6 tyres have a rating of 240.This means that you can expect the ContiSportContact 5 to last 1.2 times as long as the SportContact 6 tyres.

The ContiSportContact 5 have a UTQG traction grading of AA, while the SportContact 6 tyres having a grading of AA.

The ContiSportContact 5 have a UTQG temperature grading of A, while the SportContact 6 tyres having a grading of A.

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 299 sizes of the ContiSportContact 5, and all 173 sizes of the SportContact 6 tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width.

ContiSportContact 5 Sizes

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

SportContact 6 Sizes

Size
225/35 R20 90Y XL FR
225/40 R19 93Y XL
225/30 R20 (85Y) XL
225/35 R19 (88Y) XL
225/40 R19 (93Y) XL
225/35 R19 88Y XL FR
225/35 R20 (90Y) XL
235/35 R19 (91Y) XL
235/45 R19 (99Y) XL
235/30 R20 (88Y) XL
235/50 R19 99Y
235/45 R21 (101Y) XL
235/45 R21 101Y XL
235/30 R20 88Y XL FR
235/40 R19 (96Y) XL
235/40 R18 95Y XL FR
235/35 R20 (92Y) XL
235/35 R20 92Y XL FR
235/40 R19 96Y XL FR
235/35 R19 91Y XL FR
235/45 R19 99Y
245/35 R19 (93Y) XL
245/35 R20 95Y XL
245/35 R19 93Y XL FR
245/30 R19 (89Y) XL
245/40 R19 98Y
245/30 R20 90Y XL
245/30 R21 91Y XL FR
245/40 R20 99Y XL FR
245/35 R20 (95Y) XL
245/40 R18 97Y XL
245/30 R19 89Y XL
245/30 R21 (91Y) XL
245/40 R20 (99Y) XL
245/45 R19 102Y XL
245/40 R19 98Y XL
245/45 R19 (102Y) XL
245/40 R20 99V XL
245/35 R19 93Y
245/40 R21 100Y XL
245/30 R20 (90Y) XL
245/40 R19 (98Y) XL
255/30 R19 (91Y) XL
255/30 R19 91Y XL
255/30 R20 92Y XL FR
255/40 R20 101Y XL FR
255/45 R20 105Y XL FR
255/30 R21 93Y XL FR
255/35 R21 (98Y) XL
255/35 R20 (97Y) XL
255/30 R22 (95Y) XL
255/35 R21 98Y XL FR
255/40 R19 (100Y) XL
255/40 R19 100Y XL FR
255/30 R22 95Y XL FR
255/45 R20 (105Y) XL
255/30 R21 (93Y) XL
255/30 R20 (92Y) XL
255/35 R19 96Y XL FR
255/45 R19 104Y XL FR
255/40 R21 102Y XL FR
255/35 R20 97Y XL FR
255/35 R19 (96Y) XL
265/40 R21 105Y XL
265/40 R22 106H FR
265/40 R19 (102Y) XL
265/30 R22 97Y XL FR
265/35 R19 98Y XL FR
265/30 R22 (97Y) XL
265/35 R20 99Y XL FR
265/40 R20 (104Y) XL
265/35 R22 (102Y) XL
265/45 R20 108Y XL
265/45 R20 (108Y) XL
265/30 R19 (93Y) XL
265/30 R21 (96Y) XL
265/40 R22 106H XL
265/35 R20 (99Y) XL
265/35 R22 102Y XL
265/40 R19 102Y XL FR
265/35 R19 98Y
265/35 R19 (98Y) XL
265/30 R21 96Y XL FR
265/30 R19 93Y XL FR
275/25 R21 92Y XL FR
275/45 R21 107Y FR
275/30 R19 96Y XL FR
275/35 R19 100Y XL FR
275/35 R20 (102Y) XL
275/40 R18 (103Y) XL
275/30 R20 97Y XL FR
275/25 R21 (92Y) XL
275/35 R19 (100Y) XL
275/35 R21 (103Y) XL
275/30 R19 (96Y) XL
275/35 R20 102Y XL FR
275/45 R21 110Y XL
275/30 R20 (97Y) XL
285/40 R20 104Y FR
285/30 R22 (101Y) XL
285/35 R20 (100Y)
285/30 R22 101Y XL FR
285/30 R20 99Y XL FR
285/35 R21 105Y XL
285/25 R20 93Y XL FR
285/35 R20 100Y XL FR
285/35 R22 (106Y) XL
285/40 R22 110Y XL
285/40 R21 109Y XL
285/35 R19 (103Y) XL
285/45 R21 113Y XL
285/35 R23 107Y XL FR
285/35 R19 103Y XL FR
285/30 R20 (99Y) XL
285/25 R20 (93Y) XL
285/35 R21 (105Y) XL
285/35 R22 106Y XL
295/30 R22 103Y XL FR
295/25 R21 (96Y) XL
295/30 R21 (102Y) XL
295/30 R19 (100Y) XL
295/35 R19 104Y XL FR
295/35 R23 (108Y) XL
295/35 R24 110Y XL FR
295/25 R21 96Y XL FR
295/35 R24 (110Y) XL
295/30 R20 101Y XL FR
295/25 R20 (95Y) XL
295/35 R19 104Y
295/40 R20 110Y XL
295/35 R22 108Y XL FR
295/30 R19 100Y XL FR
295/25 R20 95Y XL FR
295/40 R20 (110Y) XL
295/35 R20 (105Y) XL
295/30 R22 (103Y) XL
295/35 R23 108Y XL FR
295/35 R19 (104Y) XL
295/30 R20 (101Y) XL
295/30 R21 102Y XL FR
305/30 R20 (103Y) XL
305/25 R20 (97Y) XL
305/25 R22 99Y XL FR
305/30 R20 103Y XL FR
305/25 R20 97Y XL FR
305/25 R21 98Y XL
305/25 R22 (99Y) XL
305/30 R19 (102Y) XL
305/30 R19 102Y XL FR
305/25 R21 (98Y) XL
315/30 R22 (107Y) XL
315/25 R23 102Y XL FR
315/40 R21 115Y XL
315/30 R22 107Y XL FR
315/40 R21 111Y FR
315/25 R19 98Y XL FR
315/25 R19 (98Y) XL
315/25 R23 (102Y) XL
325/30 R21 (108Y) XL
325/25 R20 (101Y) XL
325/25 R21 102Y XL FR
325/35 R20 108Y XL FR
325/35 R20 (108Y)
325/30 R21 108Y XL
325/25 R20 101Y XL FR
325/25 R21 (102Y) XL
335/30 R24 112Y XL FR
335/30 R24 (112Y) XL
335/30 R23 111Y XL
335/25 R22 105Y XL FR
335/25 R22 (105Y) XL
335/30 R23 (111Y) XL
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