The Michelin Primacy MXV4[H] is part of the tire
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, performance all season tire
models like the Primacy MXV4[H] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
Handling includes how well the tires gripped in an avoidance maneuver involving a swerve into the left lane and back into the right lane; dry and wet cornering grip; and subjective steering feel.
About This Brand
A French company, Michelin has its North America headquarters in Greenville, S.C. As a global tire maker, it offers tires for nearly all applications. In North America, it owns the BFGoodrich and Uniroyal brands. Founded in 1891, Michelin first introduced the radial tire, and the company continues to be a pioneer in tire technologies. Michelin tires generally perform impressively in our all-weather tests and offer many models with low rolling resistance and long tread life.
Features & Specs - Michelin Primacy MXV4[H]
Speed rating Speed rating. This letter denotes the maximum sustainable speed and is found directly after the load index. For S-speed-rated tires, it's 112 mph; for T, 118 mph. Speed ratings for other tires include Q, 99 mph; H, 130 mph; V, 149 mph; and Z, 150 mph plus. While such speeds may seem wildly impractical, tires with higher speed ratings tend to provide better handling at legal speed limits. Choose tires that have a speed rating at least as high as the one specified on your vehicle's placard.
Treadwear warranty Commonly used by tire manufacturers to market tires, the warranty describes the typical tread life of the tire. Consumers should view the warranty an indicator of tread life only. Actual mileage will vary with vehicle type, driving style, road, and weather conditions, just to name a few variables. Nearly all treadwear warranties are based on pro-rated amount based on the usable tread worn off the tire.
UTQG treadwear UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG treadwear, an index developed by the government, compares a tire's tread life with that of a reference tire graded at 100. A tire with a grade of 300 is predicted to last three times as long as one graded at 100. Treadwear grades are just one indicator of tread life, but actual tire life will vary due to a number of factors including road conditions, driving habits, vehicle, and maintenance.
UTQG traction UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG traction indicates the tire's ability to stop on a wet surface with Government grades of AA, A, B, C, from best to worst.
UTQG temperature UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG temperature indicates the tire's ability to resist heat build-up under test conditions with Government grades of A, B, C, from best to worst.
After 38,000 miles on my AWD Volvo I've been told that two of the tires are unsafe due to worn tread. They've been regularly rotated, etc... Very disappointed!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Chicago suburbs
Trouble-free over long lifetime
I don't believe in writing s tire review until the set has a substantial number of miles. These Michelins were the first replacement for OEMs of another brand, which just made their rated mileage of 40,000 on a 2008 Toyota Avalon. These replacement Michelins now have 50,000 with enough tread left to go the rated 60,000, though they'll need to be swapped out before the next Midwestern winter. They've made several road trips to Florida, Texas and the Rockies and all-around have been the most trouble-free among all the tires i've owned in nearly a million miles of lifetime driving. Life is too short to put up with the aggravation of bad tires and failures on the road. I've never been disappointed by Michelin.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Ridge Runner
Tires 3/4 worn out @ 20k. Balanced and rotated every 5k. Parked car, tires fine, come out next day tire flat. Took off to have repaired, and unable to as chords were broken. Wife and I drive 70k per year, for 30 years and never had a worse tire. Too make matters worse, now must throw away 3 tires due to defective 4th as on Honda Pilot awd. Honda dealer unwilling to be of any help either.