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. Refer to the wet braking iText at the top of the Ratings chart for the specific speed used.
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.
I have had several sets of these for my lexus. There are so many good things such as the smooth ride, the maneuverability and the way they hug the road. However, despite me adhering to a rotation schedule, I just don't get the 60,000 miles. I got about 43,000 on one set and about 51,000 on the other. I guess I will continue to buy because I like the maneuverability. Don't know if they are that great of a value considering the life of the tire and the price. If treadware is not a huge factor then buy these tires!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Redding, CA
Good Tread life
Noisy On The Highway
If I know what else to buy I would try them. In the past, I have had good luck with Michelin but the last two sets of these tires have been noisy and starting on a wet roads is not so good.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
Just purchased my second set PrimacyMXV4
None That I Know
Several years back, I had purchased these tires, mainly because of the Michelin name. And I liked them so much, that recently, when the first ones wore out, I purchased the exact same ones again. They are just great tires. I drive a Mustang and Before I ever got these, I would just spin out on the snow, (imagine a light, rear wheel drive vehicle). But these are the first all season tires, with which I have been able to confidently drive on snow. I felt lucky and was pleasantly surprised, when I happened to see them in first place, on Consumer Reports. They were more expensive than others, but they are worth every cent, to me.