Continental UltraContact UC6

The Continental UltraContact UC6 is a Premium Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Tyre review data from 45 tyre reviews averaging 80% over 557,792 miles driven.

Dry Grip 87%
Wet Grip 83%
Road Feedback 73%
Handling 77%
Wear 80%
Comfort 84%
Buy again 77%

First On MarketJanuary 2018
Wheel Size15 - 18"
Width195 - 225mm
Profile50 - 55
Rolling ResistanceC - D
Wet GripB - C
Noise (dB)71 - 72
Winter RatingNot Winter Rated

The UltraContact UC6 is ranked 45th of 149 Summer Premium Touring tyres.

This tyre has been replaced by the Continental UltraContact UC7.

Sorry, we don't currently have any magazine tyre tests for the Continental UltraContact UC6

15 inch
195/50 R 15 82 VDC71
17 inch
215/55 R 17 98 V XLCB72
18 inch
225/50 R 18 95 VCC71
225/50 R 18 95 VCC71
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Questions and Answers for the Continental UltraContact UC6

2017-08-17 - Hi there. What is the recommended tyre pressure for uc6 205/50 R16. Thank you

The tyre pressure for the Continental UltraContact UC6 is vehicle and load specific. The correct tyre pressure for your vehicle can usually be found on a sticker in the door shut of the driver's door, or in the manufacturer's handbook.

2019-03-14 - I am looking for the best performance tyre in a 195 65 15 for a road race austin healey 3000. I was about to buy continental premium contact 5 when I was told that the ultra contact 6 is a far superior tyre. He said that was based on your web site. Yet you have not done any testing. Only comments from people with cars like a toyota corolla. So how can you possible give this tyre such a high score

The Continental UltraContact range is for the American market and not available in the UK, so if you were looking at the Premium Contact 5 which is a European pattern, it's unlikely you will be able to purchase both.

2020-12-16 - what is Road Feedback on tests list

Road feedback is how the tyre handles when driving

2021-09-24 - Hi What is the energy label for Continental ultra contact UC6 2021 205/55 /R16

Sorry, I don't have that data on file, it should be on the Continental website though :)

2022-03-08 - how much is the treadwear/traction and temperature of the ultracontact uc6?

That depends on the size, data can be found on the Continental website.

2023-04-30 - Is the UC6 good for a family use, town only, 10,000km/year average, on a citro├źn c4 2006 (5-door hatchback) ?

The UltraContact 6 would be fine for you, however it's worth noting the UC6 is a longer lasting tyre, and with your low mileage it might age out before it wears out. If available in your region I would opt for the Continental PremiumContact 7 for the slightly improved wet performance.

2023-08-28 - Hi, could you please compare it to primacy 4 on 205/55/16 my main priority is comfort and wear.

Continental seem to be promoting the UltraContact range more now so there's a chance I'll be able to test it next year, or if not, hopefully another test which will get databased on Tyre Reviews will have it in.

2023-09-30 - Are Continental UltraContact UC6 directional tires?

The Continental UltraContact UC6 is an asymmetric tyre.

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Top 3 Continental UltraContact UC6 Reviews

Given 90% while driving a Mazda Mazda2 (185/55 R16 V) on mostly motorways for 0 average miles
The difference between Dunlop Enasave Ec 300 and Continental UC6 is big. I can go 100kph without realizing it with my Mazda 2 sedan. I find that the dry and wet grip of the tyre is very good if compared to my original stock Dunlop tyre. I'm not sure about the wear rate as i've just fitted the tyre for only 2 months. UC 6 might not have the same comfort level with the CC6 but for a tyre meant for handling and griping, i find it surprisingly comfortable. The downside of the tyre is that it costs me a fortune even though it was made in Malaysia , my own country, the price shouldn't be setting that high. Overall i would recommend UC 6 to those who wish to seek for good handling and comfort if one dont wish to use sport tyres .
Helpful 481 - tyre reviewed on May 26, 2017
Given 100% while driving a Honda City (205/50 R16) on a combination of roads for 10,000 spirited miles
Driven for over 30000km , satisfied with the quality . Wet nor dry , it perform well most of the time . Most of my friends said michelin ps4 is the best , but for me personally , this is one of those cheaper tyre that offers same quality and performance as ps4 is .
Helpful 139 - tyre reviewed on January 25, 2020
Given 80% while driving a Mazda 3 SkyactiV (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 1,000 average miles
Dry Grip 8/10 ;Wet Grip 8/10 ;Handling 8/10 ;Wear 7/10 ;Comfort 9/10 ; Noise : Improved Compare to Primacy3st
Helpful 64 - tyre reviewed on February 27, 2022
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Given 80% while driving a Ford Ecosport (205/60 R16) on a combination of roads for 20,000 spirited miles
I started out using UC6 in India. Currently on my second set and I can say it is a hot sell in this country.
I've got them on a ford ecosport and the sidewalls are certainly soft and thin. I get punctures and flats if I go too much off the road but it's a good tire. It also doesnt lose it's handling properties during long runs like the Apollo or the MRFs do.
Talking about wet as well as dry handling, i've driven these tires in the past and I can say it's the best out of all of them:
- Bridgestone turanzas, Potenzas and Ecopias are all much worse (Had them on a Corolla)
- Much Better than Apollo tires (A suzuki)
- Not in the same class but better grip than Yokohama A Drive R1 and Michelin Primacy 3ST (A mercedes benz)

I get this tire because there are not many comfortable options given the very stiff suspension on the ecosport. I am always looking for alternatives since it's too soft for my liking.
Helpful 26 - tyre reviewed on July 13, 2023
Given 79% while driving a Daihatsu Perodua Myvi (195/55 R15) on a combination of roads for 25,000 average miles
The tires are comfortable but a bit soft.Road noise seems a bit quite than CC6. The grip is awesome in dry and also wet,except cornering at wet tarmac.At 50 - 60% tread remaining, I'm start feeling this tire a bit sliding during wet road surface Treadwear at 380,it last for 25K miles(3 years) until it reach the replace mark.A solid tires performance at it's price range.For me,PS3 a bit better than UC6
Helpful 29 - tyre reviewed on June 16, 2023
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Given 91% while driving a Mazda mazda 2 active (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 60,000 spirited miles
I used this set of tires for 104,0000 kilometers before replacing a new one.Whether it's raining, sunny, waterlogged, no problem.The controls are very good. The sound of tires and roads is not very loud.
Helpful 21 - tyre reviewed on May 30, 2023
Given 66% while driving a BMW 328i (225/50 R18) on a combination of roads for 15,000 spirited miles
Noticeably noisier at high speed. I find the wet grip diminished after prolonged driving in heavy rain which is a bit baffling... although I'm not sure if it's something to do with my car's braking system. Sidewall hard enough and assisted slow drives to repairs during minor punctures.
Helpful 28 - tyre reviewed on March 31, 2023
Given 84% while driving a Mazda 2 1.5 sport (205/50 R17) on track for 600 average miles
comfy and silent
Helpful 21 - tyre reviewed on March 12, 2023
Given 57% while driving a Volkswagen Jetta 1.4 TSI (205/55 R16) on mostly town for 620 average miles
Totally disappointed with the UC6. Changed from F1D5 to UC6 knowing that it is not sporty as the F1D5. The MC6 is not available in this size and CC6 is known to perform badly in grip. Although there some mixed reviews on UC6 online, mostly are on the positive side. Initially everything seem OK on city driving. The ride was quiet & comfort, even-though the steering feedback is numb, which is still OK for me, I was not expecting the handling like the F1D5. However, things started to get worse as it went on highway. The UC6 rolling tyre noise is noticeably loud. It was unbearably loud even at the speed of 90km/h on certain rough highway surface. I could not bear with the noise generated from the UC6 and changed to Eagle F1 Sport after 1 month of usage. I were using the CPC2 before the F1D5, never expected the UC6 to perform so badly. The Eagle F1 Sport performs as good as the F1D5. No complain.
Helpful 36 - tyre reviewed on August 10, 2022
Given 69% while driving a Honda HRV (215/55 R17) on a combination of roads for 50 spirited miles
These tyres came from the dealership new. Covered just over 50,000kms thus far on less than perfect roads albeit I do alignment, balancing and tyre rotation every 10,000kms. Living in a hot wet country and they have done well thus far. My only complaint is like most Continental Tyre's, the stiffer sidewalls which aide cornering, end up hurting this tyre's comfort and NHV. I experienced the same with the premium contact 2 and sport contact 5 on other vehicles. Is it a premium tyre, yes. Is it refined, no Will i replace with the same tyre possibly.
Helpful 40 - tyre reviewed on July 20, 2022
Given 76% while driving a proton x50 (215/55 R18) on mostly town for 27,000 average miles
Dry grip it's good enough, but wet road it's bad less grip. Overall for this tyres it's alright. I would like to replace it MC6 and tried it out
Helpful 30 - tyre reviewed on July 10, 2022
Given 94% while driving a (215/55 R17) on mostly motorways for 7 average miles
Quiet, comfort and superb grip in dry. Much, much better than the Hankook Ventus K114 and the Falken ZE914 that I've used before. I drive mainly on the highways to work, and these tires are top notch. Handling is above average, but hey, I don't drive a sports car anyway. Will definitely buy them again!
Helpful 32 - tyre reviewed on July 3, 2022
Given 47% while driving a VW Polo 6R 1.6 TDI Bluemotion (/55 R19) on mostly town for 33,000 average miles
Had this cz the OEM-equipped tire for my car model, so UC6 SUV type. It will not last for any more than 2 years as at 21k km, the front tire already had sign-off wear on the outer side even though send it for alignment, balancing, and rotates. The dry is ok but not that great as the well known Michelin PS3, PS4 on my other car. The worst is during heavy rain, it just a class below the Michelin tyre grip. Pro is it really quite vs Michelin. Guess the Traction Rating of A instead of AA as Michelin play parts here. Will make it worn out maybe another 1 year and change to other brand like Michelin or Hankook or other brands.
Helpful 27 - tyre reviewed on May 5, 2022
Given 60% while driving a Volkswagen Polo 6R 1.2 TSI MT (205/50 R16) on mostly town for 2,000 average miles
Changed from CPC2 to UC6. Was on 215/45/16 with the CPC2, unfortunately couldn't get the same size so had to settle for the closest which is 205/50/16. Was extremely happy with the CPC2, ended up clocking 70,000 KM with it, pretty bald when I changed. Overall handling feels ok, I'm using them on my VW Vento 1.2 turbo. As it is still pretty new, dry and wet braking as well as handling all feels good, but the UC6 is definitely softer than my previous CPC2. The sidewall feels way softer, can feel it clearly during corners, somewhat wobbly feel. I initially thought it is due to the increased ratio but 45 on 215 is almost the same as 50 on 205, not that much different. I am still on 32PSI, will try increasing it to see if the sidewall hardens up. I still don't know if I'll buy again, but if it lasts more than 50,000 KM then it is a bang for bucks for this workhorse of mine.
Helpful 33 - tyre reviewed on January 19, 2022
Given 63% while driving a Toyota Raize (225/50 R18) on mostly town for 100 easy going miles
I bought this tyre because a lot of positive review how comfort this tyre rating, i replace my stock tyre dunlop enasave ec300 with tihis UC6. Im really dissapoint how very noisy this tyre compare to dunlop because this tyre almost 3 times more pricey than enasave.
Helpful 24 - tyre reviewed on December 27, 2021