Continental EcoContact 6

With the new EcoContact 6, Continental has launched a high technology summer tire that delivers substantial improvements in terms of rolling resistance, mileage, steering precision and braking distances. Compared to its predecessor, the newcomer offers 20 percent higher mileage, 15 percent lower rolling resistance, even more precise handling and shorter braking distances on both wet and dry roads.

This tire replaced the Continental Eco Contact 5.

Tire Reviews

Dry Grip 76%
Wet Grip 69%
Road Feedback 59%
Handling 62%
Wear 54%
Comfort 72%
Buy again 44%

Tire review data from 44 tire reviews averaging 62% over 257,796 miles driven.

The EcoContact 6 is ranked 122nd of 136 Summer Premium Touring tires.

Latest Tire Test Results

2022 Summer Tire Market Overview - 21st of 44 tires

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2022 ViBilagare Eco vs Normal Tire Test - 8th of 10 tires

  • Positive - Low consumption. Good comfort.
  • Negative - Poor wet grip. Extended braking distances. Slow steering reaction.
  • Overall - While the sibling PremiumContact 6 becomes test winner, the EcoContact 6 finishes further down the field. The wet grip leaves a lot to be desired and often it is the rear that releases the grip first with an unwelcome slide. The stopping distance on wet roads is well over four meters longer than PremiumContact 6 at 80 km/h – a difference that grows significantly at higher speeds. With relatively low tread depth – 6.7 mm new – it aquaplanes early.
    In the dry the EcoContact 6 does not perform particularly well, it is a bit slow to react to steering input and change course. However, the high-speed stability is good.
    The Continental EcoContact 6 has the lowest consumption in the test and comfort s very high. But that cannot justify a buy.
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2022 Auto Bild Summer Tire Test - 19th of 22 tires

  • Positive - Short dry braking, very low rolling resistance, low wear.
  • Negative - Limited aquaplaning resistance, long wet and dry braking, slow steering with high levels of understeer.
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2022 Tire Tests

  • 7th: 2022 AZ SUV Tire Test (215/55 R17)
  • 8th: 2022 ADAC Summer Tire Test - 15 Inch (185/65 R15)
  • 8th: 2022 ViBilagare Eco vs Normal Tire Test (205/55 R16)
  • 19th: 2022 Auto Bild Summer Tire Test (215/55 R17)
  • 21st: 2022 Summer Tire Market Overview (215/55 R17)
  • 2020 Tire Tests

  • 8th: 2020 ADAC SUV Summer Tire Test (235/55 R17)
  • Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
    155/70 R13 75T   C B 70 5.37kgs
    175/70 R13 82T   B B 70 6.27kgs
    155/80 R13 79T   C B 70 5.91kgs
    185/55 R14 80H   A B 70 5.97kgs
    165/60 R14 75H   B A 70 5.76kgs
    185/60 R14 82H   A A 70 6.33kgs
    155/65 R14 75T   B B 70 5.33kgs
    175/65 R14 82H   B B 70 6.26kgs
    175/65 R14 86T XL   B B 70 6.55kgs
    175/65 R14 82T   B B 70 6.28kgs
    185/65 R14 86T   A B 70 6.65kgs
    185/65 R14 86H   A B 70 6.65kgs
    155/70 R14 77T   B B 70 5.53kgs
    165/70 R14 81T   B A 70 6.15kgs
    175/70 R14 84T   B B 70 6.46kgs
    175/80 R14 88T   B B 70 7.55kgs
    195/50 R15 82H   B B 71 6.88kgs
    195/50 R15 82V   B B 71 6.88kgs
    175/55 R15 77T   B B 70 6.09kgs
    185/55 R15 82H   A A 70 6.49kgs
    185/55 R15 86H XL   A B 70 6.60kgs
    185/55 R15 82H   A B 70 6.38kgs
    185/55 R15 86V XL   A A 71 6.52kgs
    195/55 R15 85V   B A 71 7.05kgs
    195/55 R15 85H   B A 71 7.05kgs
    205/55 R15 88V   A A 71 7.41kgs
    175/60 R15 81H   B B 70 6.28kgs
    185/60 R15 88H XL   A A 71 6.68kgs
    185/60 R15 84T   B A 70 6.63kgs
    185/60 R15 84H   B A 70 6.68kgs
    195/60 R15 88V   A B 71 7.02kgs
    195/60 R15 88H   A B 71 7.03kgs
    205/60 R15 91H   A A 71 8.69kgs
    205/60 R15 91V   A A 71 7.82kgs
    225/60 R15 96W   B A 71 9.23kgs
    145/65 R15 72T   B B 70 5.17kgs
    165/65 R15 81T   B B 70 6.25kgs
    175/65 R15 84T   B A 70 6.69kgs
    175/65 R15 84H   A B 70 6.27kgs
    185/65 R15 88T   A B 70 7.17kgs
    185/65 R15 88H   A A 70 7.06kgs
    195/65 R15 95H XL   A A 72 7.20kgs
    195/65 R15 91H   A A 71 7.75kgs
    195/65 R15 91T   A A 71 7.52kgs
    195/65 R15 91V   B A 71 8.16kgs
    205/65 R15 94H   B A 71 8.45kgs
    205/65 R15 94V   B A 71 8.45kgs
    195/45 R16 84H XL   A A 72 6.39kgs
    215/45 R16 86H   B A 71 8.85kgs
    185/50 R16 81H   A B 70 6.54kgs
    195/50 R16 88V XL   A A 72 7.11kgs
    185/55 R16 83V   A B 70 7.01kgs
    185/55 R16 87H XL   A A 71 7.08kgs
    185/55 R16 83H   A B 70 6.99kgs
    195/55 R16 87H   A B 71 7.17kgs
    195/55 R16 87V   B A 71 7.05kgs
    195/55 R16 87V   A B 71 7.77kgs
    195/55 R16 91V XL   A B 72 7.36kgs
    195/55 R16 87H REN       7.64kgs
    195/55 R16 87T   A A 71 7.23kgs
    205/55 R16 91H XL   A A 71 8.40kgs
    205/55 R16 94V XL   A A 72 8.40kgs
    205/55 R16 94H XL   A A 72 8.01kgs
    205/55 R16 94V XL   A A 72 8.39kgs
    205/55 R16 91W XL * B B 71 10.30kgs
    205/55 R16 91V   A A 71 7.87kgs
    205/55 R16 91W XL * A B 71 7.75kgs
    205/55 R16 91W   A A 71 7.87kgs
    205/55 R16 94W XL   A A 72 7.98kgs
    215/55 R16 97W XL   A A 72 8.45kgs
    215/55 R16 97H XL   A A 72 8.27kgs
    215/55 R16 97Y XL   A A 72 8.76kgs
    215/55 R16 93V   A A 71 8.46kgs
    225/55 R16 95W   A A 71 8.89kgs
    225/55 R16 95V   A A 71 8.89kgs
    205/60 R16 96W XL * A B 72 8.66kgs
    205/60 R16 96H XL   A A 72 8.22kgs
    205/60 R16 96W XL   A A 72 8.09kgs
    205/60 R16 96V XL VOL A A 72 8.23kgs
    205/60 R16 92V   A A 71 7.81kgs
    215/60 R16 99V XL VOL A A 72 8.86kgs
    215/60 R16 95V   A A 71 9.16kgs
    215/60 R16 95V   A B 71 10.43kgs
    225/60 R16 98W   A A 71 9.44kgs
    205/65 R16 95H XL   A B 71 8.02kgs
    215/65 R16 98H   A A 71 9.49kgs
    215/40 R17 87V XL   A A 72 9.38kgs
    205/45 R17 88H XL   A A 72 7.45kgs
    225/45 R17 94V XL   A B 72 8.79kgs
    225/45 R17 91V XL   A B 71 8.45kgs
    205/50 R17 93V XL   A A 71 8.19kgs
    215/50 R17 95V XL   A A 72 7.99kgs
    225/50 R17 98Y XL * A B 72 9.07kgs
    225/50 R17 94V   A A 71 8.57kgs
    205/55 R17 91W MO A B 71 8.29kgs
    205/55 R17 91V   A A 71 8.22kgs
    215/55 R17 98W XL   A A 72 9.07kgs
    215/55 R17 94V XL   A A 71 8.90kgs
    215/55 R17 94V   A A 71 10.30kgs
    215/55 R17 94V XL AO A A 71 10.41kgs
    225/55 R17 101Y XL * A B 72 10.39kgs
    225/55 R17 101W XL   A A 72 9.56kgs
    225/55 R17 97W * A B 71 10.04kgs
    225/55 R17 101Y XL   A A 72 9.95kgs
    235/55 R17 103Y XL   A A 72 10.33kgs
    215/60 R17 96H   A A 71 9.52kgs
    225/60 R17 99H   A A 71 9.66kgs
    215/65 R17 99V XL AO B A 71 10.87kgs
    215/65 R17 99H AO A A 71 10.26kgs
    215/65 R17 99V   A B 71 9.90kgs
    235/65 R17 108V XL   A A 72 13.45kgs
    225/40 R18 92Y XL AR A B 72 8.67kgs
    225/40 R18 92Y XL * A B 72 8.66kgs
    245/40 R18 97Y XL MO A B 72 10.42kgs
    245/40 R18 97Y XL MO A B 72 10.42kgs
    225/45 R18 95Y XL MO A B 72 9.25kgs
    225/45 R18 91W MO A B 71 9.02kgs
    225/45 R18 95Y XL MO A B 72 9.08kgs
    225/45 R18 95Y XL J A A 72 9.02kgs
    235/45 R18 94W   B A 71 10.70kgs
    235/45 R18 94W   B A 71 9.17kgs
    245/45 R18 96W OPE       13.39kgs
    245/45 R18 100Y XL MOE       14.70kgs
    245/45 R18 96W         11.08kgs
    245/45 R18 100Y XL * A B 72 9.86kgs
    245/45 R18 96W   A A 71 14.83kgs
    215/50 R18 92V         9.95kgs
    225/50 R18 99W XL * B B 72 12.36kgs
    215/55 R18 95T XL (+) A A 71 8.61kgs
    225/55 R18 102Y XL AO A A 72 10.33kgs
    235/55 R18 100V VOL A A 71 10.75kgs
    235/55 R18 100W MO A B 71 10.86kgs
    235/55 R18 100V   A A 71 12.24kgs
    235/55 R18 104T XL MO A B 71 11.66kgs
    275/35 R19 100Y XL MO A B 73 11.06kgs
    245/40 R19 98Y XL MO A B 72 10.12kgs
    225/45 R19 96W XL * B B 72 10.98kgs
    235/45 R19 99V XL VOL A A 72 13.01kgs
    255/45 R19 104Y XL MOE       18.95kgs
    255/45 R19 104V XL VOL A A 73 11.60kgs
    215/50 R19 93T XL (+) A A 71 10.79kgs
    235/50 R19 103V XL         12.29kgs
    235/50 R19 103V XL VOL A A 71 10.77kgs
    235/50 R19 99W MO A B 71 11.08kgs
    235/50 R19 103T XL MOE       14.77kgs
    235/50 R19 103T XL MO A B 71 11.58kgs
    245/50 R19 105W XL * A B 72 12.36kgs
    235/55 R19 105V XL VOL A A 72 12.02kgs
    235/55 R19 105V XL VOL A A 72 12.09kgs
    235/55 R19 105V XL VOL A A 72 11.74kgs
    255/55 R19 111H XL AO A A 73 14.05kgs
    155/70 R19 84Q   A B 70 6.30kgs
    245/35 R20 95W XL   A B 72 10.31kgs
    245/35 R20 95W XL         12.02kgs
    255/40 R20 101V XL VOL A A 73 13.74kgs
    215/45 R20 95T XL (+) A A 72 10.72kgs
    235/45 R20 100V XL VOL A A 72 9.47kgs
    235/45 R20 100V XL   A B 72 14.18kgs
    235/45 R20 100T XL MO A B 72 10.49kgs
    275/45 R20 110V XL VOL       18.84kgs
    155/60 R20 80Q   B A 70 6.28kgs
    245/35 R21 96W XL VOL B A 72 11.65kgs
    255/40 R21 102V XL VOL       14.71kgs
    315/30 R22 107Y XL * A A 75 15.62kgs
    265/35 R22 102V XL VOL       14.32kgs
    275/35 R22 104Y XL * A B 73 13.27kgs

    Questions and Answers for the Continental EcoContact 6

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    Top 3 Continental EcoContact 6 Reviews

    Given 84% while driving a Volkswagen Polo 1.4 16v (175/65 R14) on mostly town for 500 easy going miles
    Nice , very nice and comford for my polo 9n.
    Very stable when i drive for 120-150 kmh at motorways , warm early at town but note is very soft for long distance every day use .
    Fine for daily use at town and a cool trip every weekend , thats all .
    Helpful 453 - tire reviewed on October 19, 2018
    Given 10% while driving a Volkswagen Golf 7 TDI (205/55 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 14 average miles
    I bought a pair of these for the front of my car and drove them approximately 14 miles home today. I have measured the tread depths and found them to be approximately 6.5 mm. The Continental Premium Contact 5 which were removed had done about 28000 miles and had worn down to approximately 3 to 4 mm. These tires were original equipment on the car and I am pretty sure the tread depths were of the order of 8 mm when they were new. When I have bought quality tires in the past, they have generally had around 8 mm of tread. If the tires wear at the same rate, it appears I will have to replace them at a much lower mileage. It is possible that the new tires will wear at a considerably reduced rate. However, I am sceptical and suspect that I will have to replace then at rather less than 28000 miles.
    Are manufacturer's quietly reducing the life of their tires for commercial reasons?
    This practice is surely environmentally unsound. More used tire casings will be produced for a given vehicle mileage. Greater stress should be placed on tread depth (and longevity) of tires when they are advertised new. Perhaps a statement of the tread depth in the description should be legally required. This would help to sort out the tendency of tire manufacturers toward selling tires of reduced tread depth.
    I will try and add a further review when I have had the tires for a bit longer.
    Helpful 72 - tire reviewed on February 19, 2019
    Given 71% while driving a Opel Astra K 1.6 CDTI (205/55 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 6,000 average miles
    I have this on my car since march this year and after aprox. 9000km they have 1mm wear (from 6.5 when they come in new to 5.5 this week). I drove around 1300km straight (prague-bucharest) in 15h and they felt stable at 200km/h on highway. I would not buy again because of the low profile (6.5mm new).
    Helpful 65 - tire reviewed on July 18, 2019
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    Latest Continental EcoContact 6 Reviews

    Given 61% while driving a Kia Motors Sportage (225/60 R17) on a combination of roads for 4,609 average miles
    These tires performed reasonably well in all categories but are very poor value indeed due to short tire lifetime. All tires I have ever purchased have had a tread depth of 7mm or more when new - to my surprise the Continental EcoContact 6 tires, fitted to a brand new car I recently hired, only had a tread depth of 6.3mm. The GoodYear Efficiency tires on my previous newly hired car had a tread depth of 7.5mm. I checked with the supplier that the Continental tires were new, which they confirmed. So I phoned Continental UK and spoke to one of their technical staff who, to my surprise, confirmed that the manufactured tread depth was indeed 6.3mm, within some 1/10th mm tolerance. The continental advertising blurb claimed that their superior technology made the tires more wear resistant, so I decided to wait, measure, and check that is true. It isn't. The front Continental EcoContact 6 tires on my fwd drive car have done only 4609 miles in their first year (Covid limited mileage) and their measured tread depth is now 5.3mm, a loss in tread depth of 1.0mm which projects to 2.2mm tread depth reduction per 10k miles. The equivalent figure for my previous car tires (Toyota Avensis estate with GoodYear Efficiency 215/55/R17) was a bit better than that, at 1.9mm/10kmiles, challenging Continental's claim of extra wear resistance. And because Continental EcoContact 6 tires are manufactured with only 6.3mm tread, 1.2mm less than GoodYear, I get about 5.5k miles less 'life' from them than from the GoodYear tires; the missing 1.2mm would have extended the tire's 'lifetime' by 4609 miles x 1.2mm/1.0mm = 5.5k miles.
    Helpful 1 - tire reviewed on June 13, 2022
    Given 63% while driving a Ford Kuga (225/60 R18) on mostly town for 6,000 average miles
    OEM tires on a new Ford Kuga mk3. I think the worst tire a had in my 35 years driving experience. Thinking of replacing them in autumn(10000km). Feeling unsafe in wet
    Helpful 3 - tire reviewed on May 26, 2022
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    Given 53% while driving a Volvo XC60 (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 2,000 easy going miles
    These tires came on my Volvo XC60. They perform ok, but the thread is so shallow on a brand new tire that they look used. Will be replaced with Michelin or Goodyear...
    Helpful 2 - tire reviewed on April 23, 2022
    Given 79% while driving a Hyundai Tucson (215/65 R17) on a combination of roads for 12,000 average miles
    Average tire , confortable ride , reasonable wear : tread depth alter 18000 km is about 5.5 mm
    Helpful 3 - tire reviewed on March 30, 2022
    Given 50% while driving a Renault Clio V Tce 100 (205/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 10,000 spirited miles
    Tires came with the car when I bought it. The new 5th gen Clio is very capable car for a small eco car, so the fact that these tires disappointed me, tells a lot. First the positives: very low wear, excellent fuel consumption. The bad: Below average in dry, but kind of expected from eco tires. The horrendous: Dangerous in wet! It might be fine for city driving, but when you are going to need to stomp on brakes or just go into a corner a little too quick, there wont be any buffer zone where the tire would save you. It works then you want a little bit more from it... ...and the grip is gone. Full on braking in rain feels many times like braking on ice. My personal conclusion: The negatives far outweigh the positives. For me, I started to avoid driving in rain because I usually drive very spirited and these tires are simply not very reliable choice for driving outside of city areas.
    Helpful 2 - tire reviewed on March 16, 2022
    Given 51% while driving a Volvo V40 D3 (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 15,000 spirited miles
    Decent grip in the dry, low in the wet. Front tires are almost gone after about 20.000km. Boring tires
    Helpful 3 - tire reviewed on March 7, 2022
    Given 97% while driving a Dacia Sandero Stepway II 0.9 2105 (205/55 R16) on mostly country roads for 30,000 easy going miles
    Great grip on dry, actually here in Israel most days are dry, accept few rainy days a year. Where I am living, when it’s winter there is snow. The tires are handling and no sign of slipping when driving calm. Less noisy then falken 310 I had or Dunlop enasave.
    Helpful 6 - tire reviewed on January 28, 2022
    Given 64% while driving a Volvo XC40 (235/50 R19) on mostly town for 200 easy going miles
    BEWARE New ECO CONTACT 6 now coming new with 5mm tread, by lucky to get 10,000, dont bother is my honest opinion. Others are offering much better tread and performance.
    Helpful 12 - tire reviewed on December 6, 2021
    Given 63% while driving a Opel Astra K 2020 (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 12,000 average miles
    No major complain, a bit too noisy, expecially when the tarmac isn't the smoothest. They were fitted as OE, and probably I will not buy them again.
    Helpful 6 - tire reviewed on November 10, 2021
    Given 47% while driving a Hyundai Tucson (225/60 R17) on a combination of roads for 7,000 easy going miles
    Since buying 3 hyundai cars (which fit these tires as standard) from 2015 i have had 16 punctures in these tires. Had to replace tires on 4 occasions. The most recent, 4 punctures in 8 weeks. I learnt these tires are a softer rubber and more prone to punctures. Reviews of these from others say the same thing. I don't rate them as a tire at all in 32 years of driving the previous 26 i had 8 punctures WITHOUT continental tires. Now i replace them with tires that are harder rubber that are less prone to the tire being penetrated by metal on the road. I hear the brand new Hyundai now use Michelin Tires. I wonder why they switched?. Obviously too many complaints like mine.
    Helpful 5 - tire reviewed on November 3, 2021
    Given 76% while driving a Dacia Logan (225/45 R17) on track for 5,000 average miles
    Noisy tires, but good in the rest.
    Helpful 2 - tire reviewed on October 24, 2021
    Given 41% while driving a Volvo V60 T3 (205/60 R16) on mostly town for 10,000 average miles
    In the beginning the Tire behaved very well but immediately after 3 or 4 months I started feeling vibrations on the steering wheel even though I was checking the pressure every week. I visited the tire fitting garage and checked/weighted the wheels but the vibrations did not stop. Finally the tires had an uneven wear so now I have to use 2.5 -2.6 bars of pressure in order to avoid vibrations. The overall wear is significant and after exactly 1 year of use I will need to replace them. Not a very good tire for heavier cars even with moderate use.
    Helpful 6 - tire reviewed on September 21, 2021