Continental EcoContact 6

With the new EcoContact 6, Continental has launched a high technology summer tyre 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 tyre replaced the Continental Eco Contact 5.

Tyre Reviews

Dry Grip 76%
Wet Grip 69%
Road Feedback 58%
Handling 63%
Wear 53%
Comfort 72%
Buy again 45%

Tyre review data from 42 tyre reviews averaging 62% over 247,187 miles driven.

The EcoContact 6 is ranked 120th of 134 Summer Premium Touring tyres.

Latest Tyre Test Results

2022 ADAC Summer Tyre Test - 15 Inch - 8th of 16 tyres

  • Positive - Lowest rolling resistance, low wear.
  • Negative - Relatively low aquaplaning resistance.
  • Overall - The Continental EcoContact 6 performs exceptionally well in terms of fuel consumption and also gets a very good rating in terms of wear. While it can still secure a good rating on dry roads, it does not get more than a satisfactory rating in the wet due to its weaknesses in aquaplaning behavior. In the sum of its properties, the tire is recommended.
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2022 AZ SUV Tyre Test - 7th of 10 tyres

  • Overall - With a top value for rolling resistance, the Continental Eco Contact 6 confirmed its label efficiency rating in seventh place. Grippy in the wet, but significant aquaplaning weaknesses.
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2022 Summer Tyre Market Overview - 21st of 44 tyres

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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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EcoContact 6 Prices

Size Price Range  
175/65 R15 £64.79 - £100.30 (21 Prices) Compare Prices >>
195/65 R15 £57.89 - £94.40 (44 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £67.89 - £108.49 (64 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/40 R18 £86.30 - £120.80 (20 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £79.69 - £110.17 (17 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R18 £125.29 - £169.80 (40 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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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 .
451 - tyre 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 tyres 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 tyres in the past, they have generally had around 8 mm of tread. If the tyres wear at the same rate, it appears I will have to replace them at a much lower mileage. It is possible that the new tyres 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 tyres for commercial reasons?
This practice is surely environmentally unsound. More used tyre casings will be produced for a given vehicle mileage. Greater stress should be placed on tread depth (and longevity) of tyres 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 tyre manufacturers toward selling tyres of reduced tread depth.
I will try and add a further review when I have had the tyres for a bit longer.
68 - tyre 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).
62 - tyre reviewed on July 18, 2019   
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Latest Continental EcoContact 6 Reviews

Given 53% while driving a Volvo XC60 (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 2,000 easy going miles
These tyres came on my Volvo XC60. They perform ok, but the thread is so shallow on a brand new tyre that they look used. Will be replaced with Michelin or Goodyear...
0 - tyre 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
1 - tyre reviewed on March 30, 2022   
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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.
0 - tyre 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 tyres are almost gone after about 20.000km. Boring tyres
1 - tyre 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.
4 - tyre 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.
10 - tyre 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.
3 - tyre 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 tyres as standard) from 2015 i have had 16 punctures in these tyres. Had to replace tyres on 4 occasions. The most recent, 4 punctures in 8 weeks. I learnt these tyres 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 tyre at all in 32 years of driving the previous 26 i had 8 punctures WITHOUT continental tyres. Now i replace them with tyres that are harder rubber that are less prone to the tyre being penetrated by metal on the road. I hear the brand new Hyundai now use Michelin Tyres. I wonder why they switched?. Obviously too many complaints like mine.
3 - tyre reviewed on November 3, 2021   
Given 76% while driving a Dacia Logan (225/45 R17) on track for 5,000 average miles
Noisy tyres, but good in the rest.
0 - tyre 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 Tyre 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 tyre fitting garage and checked/weighted the wheels but the vibrations did not stop. Finally the tyres 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 tyre for heavier cars even with moderate use.
3 - tyre reviewed on September 21, 2021   
Given 49% while driving a Volvo XC40 (235/55 R18) on a combination of roads for 10,000 average miles
Used for around 10.000 km on a Volvo XC40 (OEM equipped). Not satisfied. Low grip on wet. Very prone to aquaplaning. Low tread as new (+/- 6,5mm). Wet tread wear indicator at 4mm... not much usable in a wet weather like Belgium...
4 - tyre reviewed on July 16, 2021   
Given 41% while driving a BMW 118d M Sport (225/45 R18) on a combination of roads for 3,000 spirited miles
On a brand new car they’ve just not performed to expectation
7 - tyre reviewed on July 10, 2021