Primacy MXV4 Reviews: 2021 Guide

| Last Updated: August 13, 2021

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.

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TL;DR: Primacy MXV4

Before we dive into the details that make this tire so special, let's review its pros and cons.

Michelin Primacy MXV4

Michelin Primacy MXV4 All Season Radial Car Tire for Luxury Performance Touring, 215/55R17 94V

PROS

  • Excellent ride quality
  • Outstanding tread life
  • Good dry and wet traction levels
  • Eco-friendly tread pattern design

CONS

  • Somewhat expensive
  • Fair winter performance

Best For:

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. 

Primacy MXV4 Dry Performance

Dry Performance Ratings

Dry Overall

8.7

Cornering Stability

8.6

Dry Traction

9.0

Steering Response

8.6

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

Wet Overall

8.4

Hydroplaning Resistance

8.4

Wet Traction

8.4

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

6.8

Light Snow Traction

7.5

Deep Snow Traction

6.5

Ice Traction

6.4

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

Overall Comfort

8.7

Ride Quality

8.8

Noise

8.6

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

Treadwear

8.1

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

Treadlife 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.

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.

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.

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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.

Quick Recap

Michelin Primacy MXV4 All Season Radial Car Tire for Luxury Performance Touring, 215/55R17 94V

Michelin Primacy MXV4

Dry

8.7

Wet

8.4

Snow / Ice

6.8

Comfort

8.7

Treadwear

8.1

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.

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.