Michelin 4X4 Diamaris Review: Your 2021 Guide

| Last Updated: August 12, 2021

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.

Michelin 4X4 Diamaris

Michelin 4x4 Diamaris Radial Tire - 235/65R17 108V

PROS

  • Excellent wet traction
  • OEM-level ride quality
  • Striking asymmetric tread design
  • Amazing steering response and cornering stability

CONS

  • Somewhat expensive 
  • Tread life may not be as high as some expect

Best For:

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.

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That said, we have prepared the following links to facilitate your navigation through the different categories.

Michelin 4X4 Diamaris Dry Performance

Dry Performance Ratings

Dry Overall

8.6

Cornering Stability

8.5

Dry Traction

8.8

Steering Response

8.5

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

Wet Overall

7.6

Hydroplaning Resistance

7.4

Wet Traction

7.9

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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

Overall Comfort

7.3

Ride Quality

7.5

Noise

7.2

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

Treadwear

6.0

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

Treadlife Warranty

6-year warranty or 25,000 miles. This warranty is halved when the rear and the front tires are different in size.

Uniformity Warranty

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

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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.

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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.

Quick Recap

Michelin 4x4 Diamaris Radial Tire - 235/65R17 108V

Michelin 4X4 Diamaris

Dry

8.6

Wet

7.6

Comfort

7.3

Treadwear

6.0

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.

Damaso has been in the automotive world since he was 14 years old and his father decided to bought an auto repair shop. Years later, his passion for electronics, computers, and automotive mechanics motivated him to graduate in Mechanical Engineering and venture into the sales of automotive equipment. For years Damaso worked as a technical advisor assisting car dealerships, tire shops, and even the plants of Toyota and Mitsubishi that operate in his country. He has over 25 years of experience reporting on topics ranging from DIY jobs, technological analysis, automotive news, and more. He is a wealth of information and a valued member of our team.