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Continental UltraContact UC6 SUV

Continental UltraContact UC6 SUV Review - Test Data [2024]

Here are the key stats for the UltraContact UC6 SUV, at a glance.
Key Info - Australia
Vehicle SuitabilityLight Truck / SUV
Driving StyleStreet/Sport Truck Summer
SeasonSummer
Release Date2018
Run Flat?No

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Continental UltraContact UC6 SUV in Australia

This offering by Continental has been around in Australia for about 6 years. Especially designed for 4WDs, SUVs and light trucks, it comes in a total of 30 sizes.

This street/sport truck summer tyre is a solid option for those looking for a summer tyre in the premium end of the market. Note that it is not a runflat tyre.

Read on to see how it stacks up against the competition!

How We Reviewed The UltraContact UC6 SUV 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 1 sizes of the UltraContact UC6 SUV tyres by the European Union.

We then compare these to the same results for the following similar tyres, also rated for Street/Sport Truck Summer usage and sold in Australia.

Fuel Efficiency

EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
Fuel Efficiency
(A - E)
B0.1L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$24 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 UltraContact UC6 SUV tyres rank a B on a scale of A to E in the official fuel efficiency tests carried out by the EU (they call these rolling resistance tests).

Relative to an A grade tyre, expect to use an extra 0.1L/100km. This works out to $24 extra spent on petrol per year, based on a typical 12,000 km driven per year.

Comparison

Here's how the UltraContact UC6 SUV compares to similar tyres for fuel efficiency (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

Based on the comparison tyres we've selected, the UltraContact UC6 SUV ranked # out of 0 tyres.

Grip & Handling

EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
Wet Grip
(A - E)
ANo difference

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 UltraContact UC6 SUV tyres rank a A on a scale of A to E in the official fuel tests carried out by the EU.

This is the highest possible rating, and indicates excellent grip and handling in wet conditions relative to other tyres.

Comparison

Here's how the UltraContact UC6 SUV compares to similar tyres for wet grip (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

For wet grip, they scored # out of 0 comparison tyres.

Noise

EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
Noise
(A - C)
B (71 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 UltraContact UC6 SUV tyres produce 71.0 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.

Expect these tyres to produce about 2 times as much noise as an A grade tyre (the decibel scale is logarithmic).

Comparison

Here's how the UltraContact UC6 SUV compares to similar tyres for noise (1 = Grade C, 3 = Grade A).

For noise, they ranked # out of 0 comparison tyres.

Treadwear

We don't have any UTQG treadwear data for this tyre, unfortunately.

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 for this tyre, unfortunately.

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 for this tyre, unfortunately.

Warranty

We don't have any warranty data for this tyre, unfortunately. Know how long the warranty period is? Let us know over at the contact page.

Comparisons With Similar Tyres

Still undecided as to whether to go with these street/sport truck summer tyres? Check out our data-driven comparisons to similar tyres on the market in Australia!

Summary

The UltraContact UC6 SUV tyres are a solid choice for anyone looking to replace their SUV or truck rubber with some tyres designed for street/sport truck summer action.

For fuel efficiency, they score a grade of B, which is above average, though this isn't a super important factor.

More important is the wet grip, which gives you an indication of their traction and handling. In this regard, they get a score of A, which is outstanding.

Finally, for road noise, they receive a B grade, which is about typical.

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 30 sizes of the UltraContact UC6 SUV tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width. Select your preferred size to compare prices across multiple suppliers.

Size
215/65 R16 98H
215/60 R17 96H
215/70 R16 100H
225/70 R16 103H
225/55 R19 99V
225/65 R17 102V
225/60 R18 100V
225/60 R17 99V
225/55 R18 98H
235/55 R19 101V
235/50 R19 99V
235/60 R17 102V
235/65 R18 106H
235/65 R17 108V
235/55 R19 105V
245/60 R18 105V
245/65 R17 111H
245/55 R19 103V
245/50 R20 105V
255/60 R18 112V
255/45 R20 101W
255/50 R19 107W
255/55 R18 109Y
255/50 R20 109Y
255/55 R19 111Y
255/45 R20 105W
265/50 R20 111V
265/40 R21 105Y
275/45 R21 110Y
275/45 R20 110Y
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