Michelin Primacy MXM4 Review: 2021 Guide

| Last Updated: August 13, 2021

If you drive a luxury car, then you know how difficult it is to choose a tire that meets your expectations in terms of quality and performance. 

Fortunately, in this article, we will explore one of the most reliable Grand Touring All-Season tires for luxury cars, the fabulous Michelin Primacy MXM4

Interested? Then read on.

TL;DR: Michelin Primacy MXM4

Ready to explore the features that make this tire unique? Let's start by reviewing its pros and cons.

Michelin Primacy MXM4

Michelin Primacy MXM4 All Season Radial Car Tire for Luxury Performance Touring, 235/40R19 92V

PROS

  • Excellent dry/wet performance
  • Favors lower fuel consumption
  • Provides an upscale driving experience
  • Available in many sizes and speed ratings

CONS

  • Expensive
  • Fair snow/ice traction

Best For:

Luxury sedan and coupe car owners looking for a tire that provides outstanding ride quality along with excellent dry/wet grip

Michelin Primacy MXM4 Performance Ratings

This product occupies an average position in the Grand Touring All-Season tire segment (22 out of 56). However, before jumping to conclusions, it is important to keep in mind a key aspect. 

Most tires in this segment have less than 1M miles reported, which makes their ratings unreliable. On the other hand, it has over 12M reported miles, making its ratings quite solid.

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Michelin Primacy MXM4 Dry Performance

Dry Performance Ratings

Dry Overall

8.7

Cornering Stability

8.6

Dry Traction

8.9

Steering Response

8.5

This is an environmentally friendly tire that uses a low rolling resistance compound that improves fuel economy. Generally, this type of compound limits the traction level of the tire. Fortunately, in the case of this product, Michelin has succeeded in giving the tire a predictable steering response and solid cornering stability and dry traction.

Michelin Primacy MXM4 Wet Performance

Wet Performance Ratings

Wet Overall

8.3

Hydroplaning Resistance

8.3

Wet Traction

8.3

Michelin's achievement is even more remarkable with this product in adverse weather conditions. Both the hydroplaning resistance and wet traction are congruent with what is expected of a premium all-season tire. If you are looking for a tire with an excellent wet grip, this offering will not disappoint.

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Michelin Primacy MXM4 Snow / Ice Performance

Snow / Ice Performance Ratings

Snow / Ice Overall

5.6

Light Snow Traction

6.6

Deep Snow Traction

5.3

Ice Traction

5.0

One of the biggest challenges of all-season tires is their performance in snow and ice. In this regard, it offers a level of traction barely suitable for roads with little snow. If you live in an area where winters are harsh, we recommend using an appropriate winter tire during the season instead of this option. 

Michelin Primacy MXM4 Comfort Performance

Comfort Performance Ratings

Overall Comfort

8.3

Ride Quality

8.5

Noise

8.1

The combination of Michelin Comfort Control Technology and the rigid internal structure of the Michelin Primacy MXM4 make it undoubtedly one of the tires that provides the best driving experience in its class. If you are looking for a tire worthy of use on your luxury sedan, then this is one of the best choices today.

Michelin Primacy MXM4 Treadwear Performance

Treadwear Performance Ratings

Treadwear

7.2

The Treadwear rating may not seem outstanding, but in practice, the durability of this tire is hard to beat.

The use of state-of-the-art manufacturing technology and premium materials make this one of the longest-lasting tires in its segment.

Michelin Primacy MXM4 Warranty

Treadlife Warranty

6-year warranty or 55,000 miles (H and V rated), 45,000 miles (W, Y & Z speed rated), whichever occurs first.

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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

Sadly, none.

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.

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Another plus point of this fabulous tire is its extraordinary warranty. Few tire manufacturers in the segment offer such complete support as Michelin gives to this product. The combination of the standard warranty, special manufacturer's warranty, and the Tire Rack warranty make this a tire that is hard to pass up.

Michelin Primacy MXM4 Specs & Options

Given that this is one of the best-selling tires in its segment, we are not surprised by its excellent market coverage.  

It is available in tire sizes ranging from 17 inches to 20 inches and tire widths from 215 to 275. 

On the other hand, the UTQG of this tire is 500 A A, which is acceptable for a tire with low rolling resistance. If you want to know more about the UTQG, we invite you to read this article.

This offering has great market coverage, making it easy for any luxury sedan or coupe owner to opt for this tire.

Michelin Primacy MXM4 Reviews

This tire has a huge number of reviews which allows us to draw many interesting conclusions.

On the positive side, the vast majority of drivers praise the grip of the tire both on dry and wet roads. Likewise, almost all of the reviews point out how quiet and smooth it is in daily driving.

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Interestingly, the most criticized aspect is its price, which many drivers consider too high. Another fascinating factor has to do with the durability of this tire. 

We have noticed several reviews complaining about a life expectancy of "only 60k miles". It should be noted that these same drivers consider their driving style "spirited," so we consider it quite an accomplishment to have reached 60,000+ miles in such conditions.

All in all, the overwhelming amount of positive feedback makes this a safe bet for any driver who needs a reliable tire that delivers a combination of performance and comfort to their car.

Quick Recap

Michelin Primacy MXM4 All Season Radial Car Tire for Luxury Performance Touring, 235/40R19 92V

Michelin Primary MXM4

Dry

8.7

Wet

8.3

Snow / Ice

5.6

Comfort

8.3

Treadwear

7.2

End of the Road

While the Michelin Primacy MXM4 does not lead any category in the Grand Touring All-Season tire segment, it does deliver a level of performance and ride quality consistent with what the most demanding driver expects. If you also consider its successful track record and the large number of reviews that support it, this product is undoubtedly one of the best options available today.

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.