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Michelin Primacy MXV4[V]
 
Approximate retail price:
$158
Summary: V 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: V-speed rated tires
About - Michelin Primacy MXV4[V]

The Michelin Primacy MXV4[V] is part of the tire test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, performance all season tire models like the Primacy MXV4[V] 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[V]
info Speed rating V
info Treadwear warranty 60,000
info UTQG treadwear 620
info UTQG traction A
info UTQG temperature A
info Size tested 215/60R16
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User Reviews - Michelin Primacy MXV4[V]
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1.0
Very Short Tread Life
4/15/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Tread life
Value
Best Uses
Comment:
These tires came as standard equipment on my 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid. They are the V rated tire, but contrary to the V rated tire CR evaluated they have 9.5/32 of tread when new (not 12/32). The tires currently have 22,000 miles on them and have 5/32 of tread life left. If I replace them at 3/32 which will be maximum, they will give me about 31,000 miles of life. This is not acceptable in my opinion. Michelin is selling these tires as having a 62,000 mile tread wear warranty. Will be interesting to find out if they will honour the warranty as they will not come close to making it.<br /><br />They are quite good in snow and ice. Noise is minimal on a smooth highway, but there is vibration on rough seal coat highways. Probably more the suspension than the tire. Fuel economy in summer runs around 40 mpg city/highway combined.<br /><br />I would for sure avoid the 9.5/32 tread versions of these tires, and probably the model in general.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Above Average Tire
1/4/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Ride comfort
Smooth ride
Wet grip
Cons
Tread life
Value
Best Uses
Comment:
I have had 2 sets of Michelin Primacy MXV4s (V). It is a good tire and handles well. I can not give it 5 stars because it comes up short on tread life.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Very poor tread life
1/1/2014
Pros
Noise
Ride comfort
Cons
Tread life
Wet grip
Winter traction
Best Uses
Comment:
These tires came as standard equipment on my 2012 Toyota Camry XLE. After only 18,000 miles, the Toyota service technician recommended I look into replacing them! I tried to milk them for additional mileage, but by 26,000 miles they were completely shot. I rotated them regularly, maintained inflation pressure, etc. I filed a warranty claim through the local Michelin dealer, and received a 60% credit toward a new pair of different model Michelins. I would STRONGLY recommend against buying this model. I went with the Defender model instead, which comes with an 80,000 mile warranty, and has gotten high recommendations from dealers.
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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