Continental VikingContact 7

Continental VikingContact 7 photo, test, review

Continental ContiVikingContact 7 is a Premium Touring studless winter tyre with directional tread pattern, designed for Passenger cars.

The tyre replaced the Continental VikingContact 6.

2020 Test World Continental VikingContact 7 Test

In 2020 experts of the Finnish organization Test World have tested Continental at size 205/55 R16 and compared to 11 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires. 1st place.

Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
7th place in Wet braking. +8.8m braking distance.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
6-7th place in Wet handling. +1m braking distance.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
3-6th place in Subj. Wet handling. Subjective score – 8 points.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
7-8th place in Dry braking. +1.3m braking distance.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
10-11th place in Subj. Dry handling. Subjective score – 7 points.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
3-8th place in Subj. Directional stability. Subjective score – 8 points.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
4th place in Ice braking. +1m braking distance.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
3-4th place in Ice handling. +0.3sec lap time.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
1-2nd place in Subj. Ice handling. Subjective score – 8 points.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
3-4th place in Ice traction. +0.2sec acceleration time.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Snow braking. -0.2m braking distance.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Snow handling. -0.1sec lap time.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
1-3rd place in Subj. Snow handling. Subjective score – 9 points.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Snow traction. -0.1sec acceleration time.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
1-7th place in Subj. Noise. Subjective score – 9 points.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
4th place in Rolling resistance. +2.1% fuel consumption.

2020 Vi Bilagare Continental Viking Contact 7 Test

In 2020 experts of the Swedish magazine Vi Bilagare have tested Continental at size 205/60 R16 and compared to 7 similar budget, medium and premium winter tires.

Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
3rd place in Dry braking. +0.95m braking distance.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
3-4th place in Dry handling. Subjective score – 4 points.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
5th place in Wet braking. +3.98m braking distance.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
5th place in Wet handling. +1.88sec lap time.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
4th place in Straight aqua. -9.2km/h float speed.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
2nd place in Ice braking. +0.52m braking distance.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Ice handling. -0.27sec lap time.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
2nd place in Ice traction. +0.05sec acceleration time.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
2nd place in Snow braking. +0.16m braking distance.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Snow handling. -0.5sec lap time.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
2-4th place in Snow traction. +0.01sec acceleration time.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
4th place in Rolling resistance. +0.16 l/100km fuel consumption.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Noise. Subjective score – 5 points.

2019 Za Rulem Continental VikingContact 7 Test

In 2019 experts of the Russian publication Za Rulem have tested Continental at size 195/65 R15 and compared to 11 similar budget, mid-range and premium tires.

Continental Conti Viking Contact 7 test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Wet braking. -0.1m braking distance.
Continental Conti Viking Contact 7 test, reviews, ratings
2-4th place in Dry braking. +0.3m braking distance.
Continental Conti Viking Contact 7 test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Ice braking. -0.1m braking distance.
Continental Conti Viking Contact 7 test, reviews, ratings
2nd place in Ice handling. -0.1sec lap time.
Continental Conti Viking Contact 7 test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Ice traction. -0.2sec acceleration time.
Continental Conti Viking Contact 7 test, reviews, ratings
1-2nd place in Subj. Ice handling. Subjective score – 10 points.
Continental Conti Viking Contact 7 test, reviews, ratings
2nd place in Snow braking. +0.3m braking distance.
Continental Conti Viking Contact 7 test, reviews, ratings
4-5th place in Snow traction. +0.2sec acceleration time.
Continental Conti Viking Contact 7 test, reviews, ratings
2-3rd place in Subj. Snow handling. Subjective score – 9 points.
Continental Conti Viking Contact 7 test, reviews, ratings
5-10th place in Rolling resistance. +0.2 l/100km fuel consumption.

2019 Vi Bilagare Continental Conti VikingContact 7 Test

Test by Swedish magazine Vi Bilagare in 2019. The experts have tested the tire at size 225/50 R17 and compared to 6 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter studless tires. Also they included into the test Continental TS860 as “European” winter tire type co compare results.

Continental ContiVikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Wet braking (among similar tires). -1.8m braking distance.
Continental ContiVikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
5th place in Wet handling. +3.02sec lap time.
Continental ContiVikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
Last place in Straight aqua. -13.4km/h float speed.
Continental ContiVikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
3rd place in Dry braking. +1m braking distance.
Continental ContiVikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
4-6th place in Dry handling. Subjective score – 3 points.
Continental ContiVikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Ice braking. -0.19m braking distance.
Continental ContiVikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Ice handling. -0.92sec lap time.
Continental ContiVikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Ice traction. -0.6sec acceleration time.
Continental ContiVikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Snow braking. -0.6m braking distance.
Continental ContiVikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Snow handling. -0.53sec lap time.
Continental ContiVikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Snow traction. -0.19sec acceleration time.
Continental ContiVikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
6th place in Rolling resistance. +0.19 l/100km fuel consumption.
Continental ContiVikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
1-2nd place in Noise. Subjective score – 5 points.

2019 Test World Continental Viking Contact 7 Test

Test by Finnish organization Test World in 2019. The experts have tested Continental at size 205/55 R16 and compared to 8 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires. Also they included into the test Michelin CrossClimate+ as Al Season tire to compare results.

Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
6th place in Wet braking. +4.8m braking distance.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
3-4th place in Wet handling. +0.8sec lap time.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
3-8th place in Subj. Wet handling. Subjective score – 7 points.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
7th place in Dry braking. +1.1m braking distance.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
6-8th place in Subj. Dry handling. Subjective score – 7 points.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
5th place in Ice braking. +4.1m braking distance.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Ice handling. -0.9sec lap time.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Subj. Ice handling. Subjective score – 9 points.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
2-4th place in Ice traction. +0.4sec acceleration time.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Snow braking. -0.4m braking distance.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Snow handling. -0.3sec lap time.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
1-4th place in Subj. Snow handling. Subjective score – 9 points.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Snow traction. -0.2sec acceleration time.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
1-6th place in Subj. Noise. Subjective score – 10 points.
Continental VikingContact 7 test, reviews, ratings
9th place in Rolling resistance. +2.6% fuel consumption.

2018 Autofil Continental VikingContact 7 test

In 2018 experts of the Norwegian magazine Autofil have tested the Continental Viking Contact 7 at size 205/55 R16 and compared it with nine similar budget, mid-range and premium studless winter tyres.

test Continental VikingContact 7 review
4th place in Dry braking. The braking distance difference with the leader was 0.4 meters longer.
test Continental VikingContact 7 review
5h place in Subj. dry handling and one of the best result.
test Continental VikingContact 7 review
4-7th place in Dry diractional stability.
test Continental VikingContact 7 review
6-7th place in Wet braking. The braking distance difference with the leader was 3.9 meters longer.
test Continental VikingContact 7 review
2nd place in Wet handling. The tyre was 0.5 seconds slower, than the leader.
test Continental VikingContact 7 review
2-4th place in Subj. wet handling. The same result with Michelin and Nokian.
test Continental VikingContact 7 review
7th place in Snow braking. The braking distance difference with the leader was 1.4 meters longer.
test Continental VikingContact 7 review
1st place and the best result in Snow handling. Continetal was 0.4 seconds faster, than the closest next tyre.
test Continental VikingContact 7 review
1st place and the best result in Snow handling.
test Continental VikingContact 7 review
1-3rd place in Snow traction.
test Continental ContiVikingContact 7 review
1st place in Ice braking with a slight advantage.
test Continental ContiVikingContact 7 review
2nd place in Ice handling. Pirelli was 1.3 seconds slower, than the leader.
test Continental ContiVikingContact 7 review
1-5th place in Ice handling.
test Continental ContiVikingContact 7 review
1st place in Ice traction and the best result with a slight advantage.
test Continental ContiVikingContact 7 review
7th place in Rolling resistance test. The fuel consumption difference with the leader was 1.2% bigger.
test Continental ContiVikingContact 7 review
1st place and the best result in Noise level test.

Overall Continental VikingContact 7 Reviews

1. 2020 Test World (205/55 R16) – 1st place.

Main conclusions:

  • Relatively long wet braking distance and good handling.
  • Good dry performance.
  • Short ice braking distance and great handling.
  • The best results on the snow.
  • Low noise.
  • Average rolling resistance.

2. 2020 Vi Bilagare (205/60 R16) – 1st place.

Main conclusions:

  • Short dry braking distance and good handling.
  • Good wet performance.
  • Average straight aquaplaning resistance.
  • Short ice braking distance, the best handling and good traction.
  • Great results on the snow.
  • The lowest noise.
  • Low rolling resistance.

3. 2019 Za Rulem (195/65 R15) – 1st place.

Main conclusions:

  • The shortest wet braking distance.
  • Short dry braking distance.
  • Good ice handling speed, the best braking distance and traction.
  • Good snow performance.
  • Average rolling resistance.

4. 2019 Vi Bilagare (225/50 R17) – 1st place.

Main conclusions:

  • Short wet braking distance but average handling speed.
  • The lowest straight aquaplaning resistance.
  • Good dry braking and average handling.
  • The best ice performance.
  • The best results on the snow.
  • Relatively high rolling resistance.
  • Low noise.

5.2019 Test World (205/55 R16) – 1st place.

Main conclusions:

  • Average wet performance.
  • Average results on the dry.
  • Average ice braking distance, the best handling and good traction.
  • The best results on the snow.
  • High rolling resistance.

6. 2018 Autofil (205/55 R16) – 1st place.

Main conclusions:

  • Very good dry braking and handling.
  • Good wet handling, but relatively long braking distance.
  • The best snow handling and traction, but relatively long braking distance.
  • The best result on the ice.
  • The lowest noise level.
  • Average rolling resistance.

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