Continental VikingContact 7

Continental VikingContact 7 photo, test, review

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

The tyre replaced the Continental VikingContact 6.

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 review

According to the test results the Continental took 1st place and became the winner.

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.

Similar tyres from the test:

1 star2 stars3 stars4 stars5 stars (296 votes, average: 3.62 out of 5)
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