If you drive a luxury SUV, you may have already noticed that tires designed for sedans or sports cars do not provide the level of comfort you would expect from them.
Fortunately, today we will analyze the fantastic Michelin 4X4 Diamaris, a tire designed specifically for demanding drivers of luxury SUVs who require maximum performance and excellent ride quality.
TL;DR: Michelin 4X4 Diamaris
Ready to explore what makes this tire so special? Let's first go over its pros and cons.
Owners of luxury SUVs and luxury sports SUVs looking for a tire with a distinctive look, excellent ride quality, and good performance
Michelin 4X4 Diamaris Performance Ratings
One of the most important aspects to consider when analyzing tire performance ratings is the number of miles reported by users.
This tire has around 2.8M reported miles which indicates that its ratings are relatively dependable. In other words, the current ranking of 7 out of 9 in the Street/Sport Truck Summer Tires segment could vary slightly in the immediate future.
That said, we have prepared the following links to facilitate your navigation through the different categories.
- Dry Performance
- Wet Performance
- Comfort Performance
- Treadwear Performance
- Specs & Options
Michelin 4X4 Diamaris Dry Performance
Dry Performance Ratings
This is a tire used as original equipment on luxury sports SUVs such as the BMW X5 4.6is, the Porsche Cayenne S, and the Cayenne Turbo. For this reason, we are not surprised by its excellent dry grip.
If you are looking for a tire with predictable behavior at high speeds, this will not disappoint.
Michelin 4X4 Diamaris Wet Performance
Wet Performance Ratings
One aspect of this tire where Michelin has put the most emphasis is its performance in the wet. Proof of this is its wet weather tread compound and its asymmetric tread design with large outer shoulder blocks.
So if you are concerned about the performance of your SUV in heavy rain, this could be the solution you have been looking for.
Michelin 4X4 Diamaris Comfort Performance
Comfort Performance Ratings
Given that this is aimed at luxury sport SUVs, it was to be expected that its ride quality was so good. The same could be said for its noise levels, which are in line with a premium tire like this one. This is certainly a good alternative for drivers looking for an unparalleled driving experience.
Michelin 4X4 Diamaris Treadwear Performance
Treadwear Performance Rating
Although the Treadwear performance is fair, it is worth remembering that this is usual in OEM tires. That said, the internal structure features two high-tensile steel belts reinforced by Michelin's BAZ technology which gives it even wear no matter your driving style.
Michelin 4X4 Diamaris Warranty
6-year warranty or 25,000 miles. This warranty is halved when the rear and the front tires are different in size.
Complaints regarding these tires’ uniformity must be subscribed in the first year of use or the first 2/32" of wear.
Workmanship / Materials Warranty
Michelin provides an amazing 6-year warranty against defects in workmanship or materials. Moreover, it also offers free tire replacement for the first year, 2/32" wear, or 25% wear.
Road Hazard Warranty
Not available from Michelin for this type of tire.
Manufacturer Special Warranty
This tire comes with a special warranty consisting of 60-day satisfaction (in which you can exchange the tire for a BFGoodrich or Uniroyal equivalent), and a 3-year flat changing service.
Tire Rack Road Hazard Warranty
On top of the tread life warranty offered by Michelin, this tire features Tire Rack's leading warranty that covers refunds of up to $40 for repairs per tire per occurrence. Moreover, if the tire suffers non-repairable damage within the first 2 years, a refund of the original purchase price or replacement purchase price (whichever is less) will be made.
Despite its treadwear rating, this tire has one of the most comprehensive warranties for an OEM tire, making it an excellent choice for your luxury sports SUV.
Michelin 4X4 Diamaris Specs & Options
As is the case with most OEM wheels, this is only available in a few sizes. These are 235/65R17 (V and H rated) and 275/40ZR20.
Regarding its UTQG, this product is classified as 220 AA A, which is consistent with this type of tire. For more information about the UTQG, click here.
Despite being a tire with excellent performance, this tire is only available in sizes for 17 and 20-inch wheels.
Michelin 4X4 Diamaris Reviews
While most of the reviews are positive, useful conclusions can also be drawn from negative comments.
Starting with the positive aspects, the vast majority of drivers praise both the striking look of this tire and its ride quality. Considering that almost all drivers are used to the comfort offered by BMW and Mercedes-Benz sedans, this is a great achievement for Michelin.
On the other hand, we note that most of the "less positive" comments have to do with the durability.
According to the data provided by the drivers, it can be concluded that the average useful life of this tire is around 30k miles.
Given that this is an OEM tire and taking into account that almost all drivers admit that they have a spirited driving style, that figure seems quite reasonable to us. In addition, it is worth noting that a small portion of reviewers has managed to extend the life of the tire over 35k miles thanks to timely preventive maintenance.
All in all, this tire fulfills the mission for which it was created to provide a superior driving experience and a level of performance on par with luxury sport SUVs.
Michelin 4X4 Diamaris
End of the Road
This article has shown how Michelin has approached the market for OEM tires for luxury SUVs. The 4x4 Diamaris does not excel in any particular category when compared to other tires in the Street/Sport Truck Summer segment. Still, it does provide an excellent level of comfort and performance along with an appropriate tread life for its class.