The Michelin Primacy MXV4 is a tire designed for drivers who favor tread life, comfort, and ride quality above all else, making it an excellent alternative for daily driving family cars.
However, does it really deliver? In this review, we'll find out.
TL;DR: Primacy MXV4
Before we dive into the details that make this tire so special, let's review its pros and cons.
Drivers of sedans, minivans, crossovers, station wagons, and other family cars looking for a tire with exceptional tire life, excellent ride quality, and good wet and dry performance.
Primacy MXV4 Performance Ratings
This is one of the best-selling tires in its class. Proof of this is the more than 31M miles reported by users, making its ratings highly reliable. This also means that the current ranking of this product in the Grand Touring All-Season tires segment (19 out of 57) should not change much over time.
That said, for your convenience, we have provided the links for each of the categories below.
- Dry Performance
- Wet Performance
- Snow / Ice Performance
- Comfort Performance
- Treadwear Performance
- Specs & Options
Primacy MXV4 Dry Performance
Dry Performance Ratings
This tire is aimed at family vehicles, so its dry performance is not surprising. This is a tire that provides predictable cornering control and excellent stopping power. If you are looking for a tire with a good dry performance, this offering will not disappoint.
Primacy MXV4 Wet Performance
Wet Performance Ratings
In addition to its excellent dry performance, it also offers adequate hydroplaning resistance and a remarkable level of wet traction. This is certainly an alternative to consider for drivers looking for a reliable tire when driving in adverse weather conditions.
Primacy MXV4 Snow / Ice Performance
Snow / Ice Performance Ratings
Snow / Ice Overall
Light Snow Traction
Deep Snow Traction
While the overall snow/ice performance rating is not very impressive, this is a tire that features a tread design intended to provide an adequate level of traction in various winter conditions. This may not be a tire capable of dealing with the rigors of a harsh winter, but at least it provides a solution for cold weather and light snow roads.
Primacy MXV4 Comfort Performance
Comfort Performance Ratings
Its incredible ride quality and low noise levels are two aspects that have made this one of the most popular tires in the Grand Touring segment. In this regard, Michelin's Comfort Control Technology has paid off. If you are looking for a quiet tire that gives you an exceptional driving experience then this is the right option for you.
Primacy MXV4 Treadwear Performance
Treadwear Performance Ratings
Another factor that makes this product unique is Michelin's Advanced MaxTouch Construction. This technology allows for long-lasting, even treadwear which makes it one of the most durable tires on the market. In terms of durability, few tires will offer as long a treadwear life as this one.
Primacy MXV4 Warranty
6-year warranty or 60,000 miles (H and V rated), 45,000 miles (W speed rated), whichever occurs first. 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
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.
This is one of the best supported tires in its segment. Not only does it have an amazing standard warranty, but it also enjoys the special warranty of Michelin and Tire Rack which makes it one of the best options for family cars.
Primacy MXV4 Specs & Options
While this tire has many advantages, market coverage is not one of them. This tire is only available in 17- and 18-inch wheel sizes and 215 and 235 rim widths.
As for its UTQG, its 500 A A value is in line with a low rolling resistance tire like this one. To learn more about UTQG read this article.
This tire is only available in a few sizes, which limits its use on a large number of daily driving cars.
Primacy MXV4 Reviews
Given that this is one of the best-selling tires in its class, we are not surprised by the huge number of positive reviews.
Considering its small market coverage, the success of this product in the Grand Touring segment is even more remarkable. There are several aspects to highlight from the hundreds of reviews made by drivers.
On the one hand, almost all drivers praise the ride quality. For the family car market, having a quiet tire is certainly a plus.
On the other hand, there is one of the aspects that most satisfied drivers, and that is the tire's service life. A huge number of reviews are written by people who have used this tire for over 85k miles, quite an accomplishment for a tire with a 60,000-mile warranty.
All in all, in terms of driver satisfaction, few tires in this segment have the overwhelming approval of this one.
Michelin Primacy MXV4
Snow / Ice
End of the Road
Although only available in a few wheel sizes, the Michelin Primacy MXV4 is certainly an outstanding option to consider for sedans, coupes, minivans, and crossovers for daily driving. Its amazing durability along with its balanced wet and dry performance, low noise level, and excellent ride quality make it one of the best in its class.