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Michelin Primacy MXV4[H] tire

 
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$180.83
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Summary: H speed rated performance all season tires are suited to many family cars. This tire has a 60,000 mile tread wear warranty.
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Type: H-speed rated tires
About - Michelin Primacy MXV4[H]

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:
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Wet braking:
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Handling:
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]
info Speed rating H
info Treadwear warranty 60,000
info UTQG treadwear 500
info UTQG traction A
info UTQG temperature A
info Size tested P215/60R16
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User Reviews - Michelin Primacy MXV4[H]
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5.0
Tire Discontinued, Replaced by Michelin Premier A/S
8/4/2015
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Ride comfort
Tread life
Value
Cons
None Significant
Best Uses
Comment:
I currently (August 2015) have about 65,000 miles on my Primacy MXV4s on my Nissan Maxima. They still drive well, though obviously due for replacement. Based on the April 2015 Auto Issue, I saw the Primacy MXV4 was still a top rated tire, so I went to my tire dealer to get some new ones, only to find they have been discontinued. The Michelin Premier A/S is the replacement tire for the MXV4, so I bought those instead (though they won't be installed for 2 more days). When I came home and googled to find out more about the Premiers, I was happy to see that they are about as good as the Primacy, and actually better in wet braking. What I don't understand is why Consumer Reports tested the Premiers in August 2014, (mentioning that they are replacing the Primacy MXV4 in the report), but included the discontinued tires instead of the new ones on their recommended list of tires 8 months later.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
The Ultimate in Grand Touring Tires
7/23/2015
Pros
Dry grip
Noise
Ride comfort
Tread life
Wet grip
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Best tires I've ever owned. Put these on a FWD-based AWD V-6 2005 Saturn Vue (250hp). The MXV4 replaced a set of Hankook Ventus AS that were very prone to squealing under moderate/aggressive acceleration. I'd call MXV4 the ultimate no drama tire. Comfortable ride, less noise, good grip lessens wheelspin, and for me at least these tires have great hydroplaning resistance. I expect these tires to hold up fine during winter considering the tires they replaced, but I have not yet driven these in winter conditions. The ultimate grand touring tires; too bad they are phasing these out.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Don't walk, run away from these...
7/9/2015
Pros
Ride comfort
Cons
Dry grip
Wet grip
Winter traction
Best Uses
Comment:
Terrible on wet surfaces, barely ok on dry surfaces. However, low road noise, and smooth when hitting holes or other undulations in the road. If you drive in a straight line, never have to worry about applying your brakes in a rapid fashion, these might be for you. If you ever drive in the rain, attempt to take turns at greater than 10 MPH, or need to feel confident that these will stop on a dime, then stay way from these. I personally feel as if Michelin has planted reviews of these on many of the top review sites. Shame on you guys....
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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