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Continental TechContact TC6 vs Continental UltraContact UC6

Continental TechContact 6 vs UltraContact 6 - Which Is #1?

Here are the key stats for the Continental TechContact TC6 and Continental UltraContact UC6 tyres, at a glance.
TechContact TC6UltraContact UC6
Vehicle SuitabilityPassengerPassenger
Driving StyleHigh Performance SummerPremium Touring Summer
SeasonSummerSummer
Release Date20212017
Run Flat?NoNo
Overall ScoreN/A73/100

Pricing

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Continental TechContact TC6 vs Continental UltraContact UC6 in Australia

The TechContact TC6 has been around in Australia for about 3 years, whereas the UltraContact UC6 has been on the market for about 7 years

The TechContact TC6 is rated for high 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 TechContact TC6 and the UltraContact UC6 tyres.

Benchmark Test Data

Here are the results from a number of magazine tests and benchmarks done on the TechContact TC6 and UltraContact UC6 tyres.
TechContact TC6UltraContact UC6
Dry PerformanceN/AExcellent
ComfortN/AGood
Wet PerformanceN/AGood
TreadwearN/AGood
HandlingN/AGood
Overall ScoreN/A73/100

Unfortunately, there is very little benchmark data available for the Continental TechContact TC6 tyres.

Comfort

Based on the results of a number of tyre benchmarks, the UltraContact UC6 scores 4 out of 5 for comfort. We don't have any comfort data for the TechContact TC6 tyres.

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.

Treadwear

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

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.

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.

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 18 sizes of the TechContact TC6, and all 19 sizes of the UltraContact UC6 tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width.

TechContact TC6 Sizes

Size
215/65 R16 98H
215/60 R17 96H
215/65 R17 99V
225/55 R18 98V
225/60 R17 99V
225/65 R17 102V
225/60 R18 100V
225/55 R19 99V
225/50 R18 95W
235/65 R17 108V XL
235/55 R17 99V
235/65 R18 106H
235/50 R19 99V
235/60 R18 103V
235/55 R19 105V XL
245/55 R19 103V
255/55 R19 111Y XL
255/55 R18 109Y XL

UltraContact UC6 Sizes

Size
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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