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Michelin Primacy MXV4[H]
 
Approximate retail price:
$138
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. Refer to the wet braking iText at the top of the Ratings chart for the specific speed used.

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 far better than Energy
3/17/2014
Pros
Handling
Ride comfort
Tread life
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I've driven on Michelin's for many years - last 4 sets of tires all got over 80,000 trouble free miles. On Volvo then on Acura RSX. Generally drive over 20,000 miles per year.<br /><br />Recently, got a flat. Shop was unable to patch due to tire rot. Tires were on the car for over 6 years and had 83,000 miles so replaced all four.<br /><br />Local dealer installed 4 year old Energy. They rode like wooden wheels - tires were loud, lots of vibration, stiff ride.<br /><br />Immediately brought them back due to age and ride. Dealer pleaded ignorance, said he made an honest mistake.<br /><br />Installed a fresh set of Primacy and the difference is ride and handling was HUGE!.<br /><br />Don't know if poor performance was due to the age of the Energy tire or the design of that tire. But do know there was just an amazing difference between the Primacy versus the Energy tires.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Love this tire, but don't expect 60,000
3/5/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Wet grip
Cons
Tread life
Value
Best Uses
Comment:
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
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Average Tires
3/3/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Good Tread life
Handling
Ride comfort
Cons
Noise
Noisy On The Highway
Wet grip
Best Uses
Comment:
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
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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