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Michelin Primacy MXV4[H]
 
Approximate retail price:
$162.97
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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
Michelin Primacy 195/60R15 MXV4
8/14/2014
Pros
Last Longer Than Expected
Quiet
Cons
Price
Best Uses
Comment:
I am now reviewing my documents on tires for my Honda and my Primacy tires were warrantee for 60,000 and I have 67,000 miles since their purchase. I could get more usage out of the rear tires if need be, but the front are needing replacement. I do rotate my tires every other oil change and try to keep them inflated according to recommendations. I drive speed limits and am a defensive driver (the insurance guys love my types) I would purchase these tires again. The only con is their price is higher than other brands.
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)
 
2.0
Tread wears out early
7/12/2014
Pros
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Cons
Tread life
Best Uses
Comment:
At 35,000 miles the treads are at the point where they will fail inspection and must be replaced. The 60,000 mile warranty is a farce. What Michelin requires you to do to get money back is so difficult I doubt many people bother.<br /><br />I am an average driver. The miles are a mix of highway and city.<br /><br />I don't understand why the tire still gets the top rating from CR. Also, the way the reviews are structured make it almost impossible to suss out long-term evaluations -- capping the ownership duration at 10,000 miles and 6 months seems bizarre. I want to know how the tires are doing at 50,000 miles.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Consumer Reports #1 rating justified
6/14/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Wet grip
Cons
Expensive But Worth It
Best Uses
Comment:
Twice I bought a pair of Michelin Primacy MXV4 in size 205/60HR15 for my BMW 318i (rear wheel drive). The purchase was based on Consumer Reports #1 rating for all-season performance tires, and other favorable test reports online. On both occasions, my car was much quieter at freeway speeds with the new Michelins than the old tires. Previous tendencies to follow road surface grooves was gone; now the car just tracks straight or can be steered around corners exactly as desired, leisurely or as rapidly as needed. Traction and braking are also good. Driving appropriately for road conditions (dry, wet or gravel) results in reassuring responses from the car on these tires; I have not driven them in snow or deep mud. After several long-distance road trips with the car fully-loaded, and some slower city driving lightly loaded, they are holding-up well: wearing evenly with plenty of tread remaining and no rubber cracking.<br /><br />Driving rentals and family members' cars on other premium brand tires in similar sizes have revealed tires that are noisier, less grippy and/or have other undesirable characteristics. In contrast to their regrettable decisions (against my advice and to which they are now committed for years, until those tires wear out), I will buy these Michelins again and recommend them as long as they are available.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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