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.

Dry Grip 75%
Wet Grip 59%
Road Feedback 57%
Handling 61%
Wear 51%
Comfort 69%
Buy again 38%

Tyre review data from 85 tyre reviews averaging 59% over 641,623 miles driven.

The EcoContact 6 is ranked 135th of 146 Summer Premium Touring tyres.

Latest Tyre Test Results

2022 ViBilagare Eco vs Normal Tyre Test - 8th of 10 tyres

  • 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 Tyre Test - 19th of 22 tyres

  • 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 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 Tyre Tests

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

  • 8th: 2020 ADAC SUV Summer Tyre 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

    2019-04-04 - What is your opinion on Continental EcoContact 6 in compare to Continental Premium Contact 6? I need advice for 205/55/16 Kia Ceed '07.

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    2020-03-24 - Is this a run-flat

    The Continental EcoContact 6 comes in various runflat sizes.

    2020-05-21 - Is Continental ecocontact 6 made in Slovakia?

    It is likely the Eco Contact 6 is made in multiple factories depending on size.

    2023-06-14 - Are these run flat, can they be repaired if punctured by a nail?

    If there are runflat versions of the EC6 they will be listed as SSR (Self Supporting Runflat) by the dealer. Generally these can be repaired using the same rules as regular tyres, a small hole in the centre 75% part of the tread and the tyre has not been run on flat means it can be repaired.

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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 472 - 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.
    Helpful 112 - 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).
    Helpful 82 - tyre reviewed on July 18, 2019
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    Latest Continental EcoContact 6 Reviews

    Given 10% while driving a Ford Fiesta (225/45 R17) on track for 3,000 average miles
    Very dangerous in the wet, I've already flown out of the curve twice!!!
    Helpful 1 - tyre reviewed on November 24, 2023
    Given 56% while driving a MINI Cooper D (195/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 15,000 average miles
    These tyres were factory-fitted on my car. There are much better tyres out there with lower price. Not recommended.
    Helpful 1 - tyre reviewed on November 22, 2023
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    Given 71% while driving a Dacia (205/60 R16) on mostly motorways for 20,000 easy going miles
    Dead tires after 20,000km
    Helpful 0 - tyre reviewed on November 16, 2023
    Given 44% while driving a Citroën C4 Grand Picasso (225/45 R18) on a combination of roads for 0 average miles
    The worst tyres I have ever had on a vehicle. The walls are terribly weak in comparison to any other tyre I have used.
    Doesn't matter if it's a shallow pothole, these do not survive.

    I have got tyre warranty with national tyres and I have had 8 tyres replaced in 11 months. It's always the walls bulging or popping.

    25 years of driving experience and never seen anything like it
    Helpful 0 - tyre reviewed on November 14, 2023
    Given 67% while driving a Volkswagen Arteon 2,0L Tsi (245/45 R18) on a combination of roads for 10 average miles
    The car came fitted with this tyre and after about 10k km I think that I can share my opinion with them. To start with the good things i will say that the tyre is comfortable, has low fuel consumption(my 2.0tsi arteon cand average between 5-5.5l/100km when driven normally) , not very noisy and the wear is very good(yes they have aprox. 6.5-6.7 when new but after 10k km they have worn less than 1mm). Emergency braking în dry on normal and rough tarmac is good but over very smooth roads it is shockingly bad. The dry handling is also average and If you start to push the car înto bends it does lean and start to understeer quiet a lot(fwd car may also influence this, but it does seem a bit much). Without a doubt the worst part of the eco contact 6 is its wet grip. I haven't had any issues with aquaplaning but the wet traction is horrible. I can barely start from a standstill at anything but a sedated pace without wheelspin. Also at one time I could barely crawl to a start on a hill during a rainy day with the esp kicking in multiple times.
    All in all I think that if you want a comfortable, efficient tyre that is not noisy and you drive sedately this tyre might satisfy your needs. But if you are driving a relatively heavy car and looking for a tyre that has above average grip and are concearned about handling I think that there are much better options out there.
    Helpful 1 - tyre reviewed on November 6, 2023
    Given 54% while driving a Volvo XC40 T5 Plug In Hybrid (235/50 R19) on mostly town for 11,900 easy going miles
    In city/town speed use I have no major problems. However last year passing through Austria on the motorway late at night in heavy rain the tyres had ‘moments of tyre grip loss in straight lines when the vehicle had done less than 6000 miles from new and therefore the tread depths were good.
    At just under 12000 miles I have 3mm front and 4-4.5mm rear left so I don’t think tyre wear is very good but I do except that PHEV’s and Fully electric vehicles are heavier and wear quicker.
    My local driving is mostly short journeys on electric and I pride myself on the smoothness of my driving which I think is chauffeur like. Once on the motorways or in bad weather they are not as good as I would expect for an expensive tyre. I’m now considering fitting an all season tyre such as the Michellin cross contact 2
    Helpful 1 - tyre reviewed on October 29, 2023
    Given 53% while driving a Ford Focus (215/50 R17) on mostly town for 6,000 average miles
    I wish I had found this site sooner. These Continental EcoContact 6’s were the factory-fitted tyre on my car and with all of the recent torrential wet weather I’ve noticed that they are somewhat unstable on wet road surfaces and really knock your confidence driving on them.
    You can find the limit of wet grip quite quickly such as sliding when joining a motorway sliproad from a roundabout or even getting unwanted wheelspin on mini-roundabouts.
    It feels as if the front tyres are struggling to bite into the surface, I think the EU tyre lane A-rating for wet grip is a bit of a gimmick especially for what is probably a very hard, low rolling resistant compound.
    The tread depth is at mid wear point of 4-5mm, but the lack of wet grip has been persistent from the start and I can only imagine it’ll get worse.
    I would not recommend these tyres for a LWB estate/SW car, I would probably opt for an Avon ZV7 or Hankook ventus prime 3 as a replacement as both perform very well in the wet from previous experience.
    Helpful 3 - tyre reviewed on October 25, 2023
    Given 66% while driving a Dacia duster 4x2 2011 (215/65 R16) on mostly country roads for 13,960 easy going miles
    Bought car with 7560 miles on clock,now nearly 14000 +tyres nearly down to wear marks,wet +dry handling fine for me,being 69 no boy racer,very steady acceleration +braking but tyres have worn out evenly +quickly,even went to garage to make sure pressures were correct,won't be buying the same when I replace them.
    Helpful 3 - tyre reviewed on October 12, 2023
    Given 54% while driving a Skoda (235/45 R18) on a combination of roads for 29,000 easy going miles
    These were factory fit on a Skoda Superb Combi. They started with 6.5mm tread and covered 47,000km to end up with 2.5mm tread. The wheels were rotated diagonally every 10,000km. I felt that they should have lasted longer given that they were not driven hard and I'd normally get at least another 10,000 km out of a set of tyres. I normally replace my tyres when the tread gets to 2mm but these were replaced early at 2.5mm as they began to feel unsafe in wet conditions. From the start, they were noisy on anything but smooth asphalt to the point where conversation in the car was difficult. They were grippy and predictable on dry roads and felt like they had low rolling resistance. They were acceptable in terms of comfort but felt very stiff over bumps. At 2.5mm they started to become unpredictable in the wet and had to be replaced. I would not recommend this tyre which has all the hallmarks of something developed to help manufacturers meet their emissions targets.
    Helpful 2 - tyre reviewed on September 13, 2023
    Given 79% while driving a Hyundai Tucson (215/65 R17) on a combination of roads for 30,000 average miles
    Update of my previous reviews , after 40.000 km , tread still at 3,5 mm
    Helpful 0 - tyre reviewed on September 11, 2023
    Given 31% while driving a Ford Kuga (215/65 R16) on a combination of roads for 5,000 average miles
    Vague feeling in turns, unstable on worn roads.
    Wet grip while turning = sliding/under-steering...
    Very noisy on rough asphalt, but quiet on fresh...
    Cheap tire isn't always the best...
    Helpful 9 - tyre reviewed on August 7, 2023
    Given 44% while driving a Volkswagen ID3 (215/50 R19) on mostly town for 20,000 spirited miles
    One of the few officially available for VW ID.3 with 19 diameter. The good thing is a noise - almost none in the salon. The bad things outperform heavily: in 30 kkm (two years) they are gone (twisty roads + Greece where half of the year asphalt is well above 70 degrees). Wet handling was really bad from the start - several times electronics saved the car (and me). Wet braking is bad. At dry asphalt (winter, +15...+25) they are completely fine while during summer (+30 and above) becomes slippery (soft rubber mixture). Try to find something else.
    Helpful 2 - tyre reviewed on July 23, 2023