Continental ContiSportContact 5 Tire Review & Rating

As a maximum high-performance  summer tire, the Continental ContiSportContact 5 has been engineered with high performance tire technology to go along with a reasonable price. Created for drivers of higher performing coupes and sedans, this model utilizes cutting edge technology for consistent traction and handling, as well as a smooth ride.

Continental’s unique Black Chilli compound has been molded into an asymmetrical design with a macro-block outboard shoulder to allow the tire to adapt and react to each individual road surface. This provides superior traction that responds differently depending on the conditions and also contributes to enhanced cornering and overall consistency.

Continental ContiSportContact 5 Tire Review

The four circumferential grooves help to expel water away from the tires and increase wet traction, while Continental’s continuous center rib and notched intermediate rib technology provides responsive, reliable and high quality steering and ride comfort, which is a plus for this tire.

Handling is further enhanced by twin steel belts that are reinforced with spirally wrapped polyamide and short-chain polymers, which also reduce braking distance by reducing the heat build up in the tire.

The ContiSportContact 5 comes in 18-22 inch sizes, and speed ratings of V, W and Y are also available.


  • Innovative Continental technology for good traction and stability   
  • Great summer driving in dry conditions   
  • Effective braking and responsive steering   
  • Low road noise   


  • Treadlife could be longer  

Overall Thoughts

The Continental ContiSportContact 5 is a model that we rank in the middle of this category. On dry conditions the tires handle confidently while also delivering a comfortable ride without a lot of excessive road noise. Short braking times and overall stability is provided by the range of technology that is on-board with this tire.

Where this tire falls short is going to be with its poor treadlife. We’ve heard quite a few driver reviews mentioning this as well, despite regularly rotating the tires and not driving on them like they stole them.

Overall, while we do like this tire for the performance it delivers, we would suggest going with the Continental ExtremeContact DW or Michelin Pilot Super Sport as better alternatives.

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What Vehicles Will The ContiSportContact 5 Fit?

(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)

  • Acura NSX, RSX   
  • Alfa Romeo 159   
  • Aston Martin DB9   
  • Audi S4, A5, TT, A6, RS4   
  • BMW M3, 335i, Z4, 330i, M5, 550i, Z8   
  • Cadillac CTS   
  • Chevrolet Corvette, Camaro   
  • Dodge Neon SRT4   
  • Ford Focus SVT, Mustang GT   
  • Honda Civic, Accord, S2000   
  • Mazda Miata, Mazda6   
  • Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG, SLK500, C Class, E Class   
  • Nissan 350Z, Altima, Maxima   
  • Pontiac GTO, G8   
  • Porsche Boxster, 911   
  • Saab 9-3, 9-5   
  • Subaru Forester, Impreza WRX   
  • Volkswagen Passat, Golf R32, GTi, Jetta, Beetle   
  • Volvo V70, S60   

Tire Sizes


225/45R17 91V BSW
225/45R17 91W BSW
225/45R17 91Y BSW
225/50R17 94W BSW
245/40R17 91W BSW
245/40R17 91Y BSW
245/45R17 95W BSW
245/45R17 95Y BSW
245/45R17 XL 99Y BSW
255/45R17 98Y BSW


225/40R18 XL 92Y BSW
225/45R18 XL 95Y BSW
235/50R18 97Y BSW
235/60R18 103W BSW
245/35R18 XL 92Y BSW
245/40R18 93Y BSW
245/50R18 100W BSW
245/50ZR18 100Y BSW
255/35R18 XL 94Y BSW
255/55R18 105V BSW
255/55R18 105W BSW
275/45R18 103W BSW
275/45R18 103Y BSW
275/45ZR18 103Y BSW


235/40R19 92V BSW
235/55R19 101Y BSW
245/45R19 XL 102Y BSW
245/45ZR19 XL 102Y BSW
255/45R19 XL 104Y BSW
255/50R19 103W BSW
275/40R19 101Y BSW
275/40ZR19 101Y BSW


255/40R20 XL 101Y BSW
265/45ZR20 XL 108Y BSW


245/35R21 XL 96W BSW
255/40R21 XL 102Y BSW
285/35R21 XL 105Y BSW
295/40ZR21 XL 111Y BSW


295/40R22 XL 112Y BSW

Price Range

Continental ContiSportContact 5 prices range from approximately $159 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Continental provides a limited tread warranty on the ContiSportContact 5. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for one-year or the first 2/32 inch of wear. Materials and workmanship are warranted for 6-years and include free replacement during the first year or first 2/32 inch of wear. A prorated amount is given for the remaining time or down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.

Also included is a one-year or first 2/32 inch road hazard warranty, as well as Continental’s 30-day customer satisfaction trial that allows you to exchange the tire if you are not completely satisfied.

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