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 is from 60 to 0 mph.
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
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]
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.
Perfect performing tire for 2002 Camry. I've had this car since new with ~200,000 miles, so I've tried many different tires on it. These should have been the OEM tires on this car, in the V speed rating the handling, traction, and ride comfort are just superb. Tread life has not been too good, I estimate I'll barely get to 30,000 with these. This car has always chewed tires quickly but I see from comments above that others have had that issue with these tires. I actually think their performance is so superb that I can live with short tread life without complaint.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from SW PA.
Not close to the LTX MS in any regard
We are on the road 300+ days a year, 60,000+ miles and have always thought Michelin's were the best, until now. They don't make the size LTX M&S we need for 2 of the top suv's in the world. So these were what came on the SUV's. Dealer wouldn't change. Vehicles are good, as no difference than last years models. Wouldn't know it with these tires. Numerous close calls due to the tires and stuck more than once in a mild winter. Might be ok for Florida, but not Pa.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Bettendorf, IA
3rd set on 2 vehicles; perform excellent
The Midwest climate in Iowa challenges the performance attributes of any tire. <br />Dry, wet, ice and snow packed pavement would be difficult to negotiate for most tires; however, the Michelin MXV4's are remarkably competent. There's only one thing between you and the pavement (at 75 mph!) so choose carefully. <br />Thank you to CR for providing valuable information. It's always been my contention that CR's analysis identifies those products that are potentially harmful.