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Michelin Primacy MXV4[V] Tire

 
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.

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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4.0
Great Tire, disappointing tread life.
1/2/2015
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Cons
Tread life
Best Uses
Comment:
I am writing this the day before an appointment to replace these tires. When I purchased them I was hoping to get excellent tread life as tested in CR. The OEM tires on my VW Jetta Sportwagen TDI , 225/45R17, were Contis and wore out in 20k miles, so I went to the Michelins hoping for much better results. The Michelins now have 29000 miles on them and are ready to be replaced (3/32 remain). I don't consider myself to be a hard driver and I believe the lower life has more to do with the low profile tire design as I have never gotten long tire mileage with a car that has low profile tires.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Need run-flats since often flat
10/17/2014
Pros
Cons
Easily Damaged By Pothole
Best Uses
Comment:
The run flat feature works correctly. I know this because I have had 3 flats in 16,000 miles, 17 months. Michelin Primacy MXM4 ZP 225/40ZR18 came on my new 2013 Cadillac ATS AWD. These low profile tires are very easily damaged by potholes, even at low speeds. Damage is to the sidewalls. <br /><br />Speaking with an Automotive Tire and Safety Engineer after my last replacement, it was suggested that under-inflation may be been a contribution factor. May be better to be slightly over-inflated than slightly under-inflated.
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)
 
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.
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