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. 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[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.
Started shopping for budget tires for my 2005 ES Lexus and ended up buying these based on various on line tire reviews. Great tires. Huge improvement in ride compared to my almost bald 4 year old Michelin Energies. Highway driving is fantastic. Feels like a new car. Look forward to trying then in winter conditions.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Scottsdale Arizona
(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Great tire tread wear. After a few thousand miles they became excessivly noisey . The ride is good.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from East Tennessee
(3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Slightly above average tire
Although i bought V speed rated tires, i found the sidewalls to be spongy and responsiveness to be questionable. The car kinda floats down the highway - to a control freak its kinda of scary. to the passengers it constitutes a quiet, comfy ride. However i may have contributed to the issue since i bought a tire slightly larger than stock (225x60 vs 215x60). However after 20k miles the tires became questionable on wet streets and at 30k pronounced hydroplanning became quite evident. I have had several sets of Michelins in the past, Yokohamas, sumitomo's, kumho's, and generals. Some michelins are good, some are not. Yokohama's were okay on grip, wore out fast and kind of expensive, sumitomo's gripped well at first and then became hard as rocks after 10k miles, kumho's were like driving on marshmellows (almost flipped a Lexus ES300 when the sidewall began to roll on an Interstate ramp), the General Altimax's were the worst set of tires i have had since ditching a set of Dunlops in the 1980's. Probably buying a set a Conti's - just not sure which ones. Just shopping around to see what will work best on a rearwheel drive lexus. Throughout the years i have found that some tires work better on one car and not so good on others. I think the goal is to find a high quality seasonal tire that has a history of working well on the same type of car you drive. i always read the negative and positive owner comments on vehicles like my own for a particular tire. Always buy tires online and have them delivered to an installation location that i know and trust.