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Michelin Primacy MXV4[V]
 
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$165.00
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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.

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 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
EXCEPTIONAL TREAD LIFE!!!
5/29/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Low Noise
Ride comfort
Tread life
Cons
None
Best Uses
Comment:
I replaced OME tires on a 2006 Acura TSX with Michelin Primacy MXV4, P215/50 R17 V tires. 95% of my driving is 75 MPH highway driving in Southern AZ. The tires were rated for 60,000 miles; I am replacing them now after 82,000 miles. I rotate and balance tires at every service. I highly recommend these tires!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
A great tire but poor tread life
5/8/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Tread life
Best Uses
Comment:
The tires on my 2012 Camry XLE 4-cyl are original. I have 18,600 mostly highway miles on them. Had the car inspected today and found that there is 4/32's left on all four tires. I don't think I will make it to half of 60,000-mile warranty before they need to be replaced. Given the replacement price of the tires, it is very disappointing. If Michelin prorates the tires, I will try the Defender. If they don't, I will purchase the Continental Pure/Contact 94v tires. I noticed in the reviews that these tires wear better on different model cars. If the wear factor doesn't matter, I would recommend purchasing these tires because they are excellent in all other attributes.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
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.
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