Continental - summer tyres 2023 - market overview, tests, reviews
We have selected just a few of the Continental summer tyres based on recent tests, focusing on the Continental PremiumContact 7, Continental SportContact 7, and Continental EcoContact 6.
The Continental PremiumContact 7 is a top-performing tyre that has received high rankings in multiple tests. It has notably replaced the Continental PremiumContact 6 and Continental ContiPremiumContact 5. In 2023 Autoklub tests, it ranked 1st for both the 205/55 R16 and 225/45 R18 sizes, and it was rated "excellent" in the Autobild test for the 225/45 R18 size. The tyre boasts sporty and dynamic handling qualities, precise steering behavior, and good mileage and economy. The only downside is its slightly higher price.
Continental's SportContact 7 is another high-quality tyre, following on from previous generations, including the Continental SportContact 6, Continental SportContact 5, and Continental SportContact 3. With multiple high scores in various tests, it is a proven tyre. In 2023, the SportContact 7 ranked first in the SportAuto test for the 225/40 R18 size, with excellent handling, short braking distances on wet surfaces, and a high grip level during braking and cornering on dry surfaces. One slight downside is the tyre's slightly lower grip in wet corners and higher noise levels when passing by.
The Continental EcoContact 6, replacing the Continental ContiEcoContact 5, aims to provide lower rolling resistance and improved efficiency. This tyre has received mixed reviews in recent tests. In the 2022 Autobild test for the 215/55 R17 size, the tyre was rated "satisfactory," with short dry braking distances, low rolling resistance, and excellent mileage. However, it has limited aquaplaning reserves, extended wet braking distances, and a somewhat sluggish steering response. The ADAC test in 2022 for the 185/65 R15 size also ranked the tyre as "satisfactory," citing its best fuel consumption and low wear, while noting its relative weakness in aquaplaning on wet surfaces.
There are other tyres available in the Continental summer range, such as the Continental SportContact 5 SUV and the newly introduced Continental PremiumContact 7, which should be considered alongside the above-mentioned tyres depending on your specific needs and driving conditions.
In conclusion, Continental offers a variety of summer tyre options to cater to different driving styles and requirements. The PremiumContact 7 and SportContact 7 models stand out due to their top-notch performance in recent tests, while the EcoContact 6 provides improved efficiency and fuel consumption. It is essential to consider each tyre's specific characteristics and match them to your vehicle and driving conditions to achieve the best performance and safety.
|Continental PremiumContact 7||Summer||Continental PremiumContact 6|
Continental ContiPremiumContact 5
|Continental SportContact 7||Summer||Continental SportContact 6|
Continental SportContact 5
Continental SportContact 3
|Continental EcoContact 6||Summer||Continental ContiEcoContact 5||2020|
Tyres which were evaluated in tests from mostly European autoclubs.
|#||Name||Our rating||Last test||Achievements||Smallest dimension||Largest dimension||Price from|
|1||Continental SportContact 7|
|Dry braking Dry handling Wet braking Wet circle cornering Wet handling …+1||225/40 R18||335/25 R22|
|2||Continental SportContact 6 ! Newer model available: Continental SportContact 7|
|Exterior noise Dry braking Dry handling Rolling resistance Wet circle cornering …+1||235/40 R18||295/35 R23|
|3||Continental SportContact 5 SUV|
|Dry braking Dry handling Handling on gravel Wet handling||215/50 R18||295/40 R22|
|4||Continental PremiumContact 6 ! Newer model available: Continental PremiumContact 7|
|Wet braking Dry braking Dry handling Wet circle cornering Wet handling …+1||185/65 R15||325/40 R22|
|5||Continental PremiumContact 7|
|Dry braking Wet braking Wet handling Comfort Dry handling …+1||205/55 R16||285/40 R21|
|6||Continental ContiPremiumContact 5 ! Newer model available: Continental PremiumContact 6|
|Aquaplaning - longitudal Wet braking Wet circle cornering Interior noise Wet handling …+1||185/60 R15||235/65 R17|
|7||Continental ContiSportContact 5||205/40 R17||275/40 R22|
|8||Continental EcoContact 6|
|Fuel efficiency Exterior noise Rolling resistance Dry handling Mileage …+1||155/70 R13||315/30 R22|
|9||Continental PremiumContact 5|
|Dry lane changing Dry steering response||165/70 R14||235/55 R17|
|10||Continental UltraContact||Aquaplaning - cross Aquaplaning - longitudal Dry braking Mileage Exterior noise …+1||155/70 R14||195/55 R20|
|11||Continental VanContact 200||195/65 R15||235/60 R17|
|12||Continental CrossContact AT||205/80 R16||245/70 R16|
|13||Continental SportContact 5P||225/45 R18||325/35 R22|
|14||Continental Cross Contact UHP|
Tested 8x in 2023, 8x in total.
Tested 4x in 2023, 4x in total.
Tested 7x in 2023, 36x in total.
Tested 1x in 2023, 1x in total.
Tested 4x in 2023, 5x in total.
Tyres which were not featured in any test - new models, older models and non-mainstream models.
|#||Name||Smallest dimension||Largest dimension||Price from|
|1||Continental PremiumContact C||235/50 R20||235/45 R21|
|2||Continental 4X4 SportContact||275/45 R19||275/40 R20|
|3||Continental Crosscontact Lx20||255/55 R20||275/55 R20|
|4||Continental VancoCamper||215/70 R15||225/75 R16|
|5||Continental SportContact 5P SUV||295/35 R21||295/35 R21|
|6||Continental PremiumContact 5 SUV||225/60 R17||225/65 R17|
|7||Continental EcoContact 6 SUV||255/55 R19||255/55 R19|
|8||Continental ContiTrac SUV||255/70 R16||255/70 R16|
|9||Continental Contact CT 22||165/80 R15||165/80 R15|
|10||Continental EcoContact EP||175/55 R15||175/55 R15|
|11||Continental CrossContact LX||255/70 R16||265/60 R18|
|12||Continental LM90||225/75 R16||225/75 R16|
|13||Continental Conti.eContact Electro||125/80 R13||125/80 R13|
|14||Continental sContact||115/70 R15||145/65 R20|
|15||Continental Contisportcontact 5P||235/45 R18||285/40 R22|
|16||Continental Hcs||12/0 R0||325/95 R24|
|17||Continental Htr2||205/65 R17||385/65 R23|
|18||Continental EcoContact 6 Q||195/55 R16||285/30 R21|
|19||Continental CrossContact RX||255/70 R16||285/40 R23|
|20||Continental SportContact 3 ! Newer model available: Continental SportContact 5||195/45 R16||285/35 R20|
|21||Continental SportContact||205/55 R16||255/40 R18|
|22||Continental SportContact 6 SUV||265/45 R20||335/30 R24|
|23||Continental CrossContact LX Sport||215/65 R16||295/30 R22|
|24||Continental SportContact 2||195/45 R15||265/40 R21|
|25||Continental PremiumContact||185/50 R16||275/50 R19|
|26||Continental 4X4 Contact||195/80 R15||275/55 R19|
|27||Continental PremiumContact 2||155/70 R14||235/55 R18|
|28||Continental VanContact Eco||195/70 R15||235/60 R17|
|29||Continental EcoContact 3 ! Newer model available: Continental EcoContact 6||145/70 R13||195/65 R15|
|30||Continental VancoContact 2||165/70 R13||225/60 R16|
|31||Continental Vanco 2||185/75 R14||235/60 R17|
|32||Continental VanContact 100||165/70 R14||235/60 R17|
|33||Continental EcoContact 5 ! Newer model available: Continental EcoContact 6||165/65 R14||195/55 R20|
|34||Continental ContiEcoContact 5 ! Newer model available: Continental EcoContact 6||175/65 R15||235/60 R18|
|35||Continental Contact CST17||115/70 R15||165/60 R20|