Tires within the grand-touring category have their hands full trying to beat this new challenger: the Michelin Primacy MXM4. Most tires within this category tend to lack in terms of handling, and so Michelin saw an opportunity and decided to design a grand-touring all-season tire that offers excellent handling capabilities, and the rest was history.
In this Michelin Primacy MXM4 review, we go over everything you need to know about the tire, from its strengths and weaknesses to its pricing and warranty policy, so stick around.
|Bottom Line||All in all, the Primacy MXM4 can easily be viewed as the best tire in the grand-touring category because of its remarkable handling.|
|Pros||Excellent level of grip and traction on dry terrain and one of the best in its class in terms of wet traction.|
|Cons||Not the most wallet-friendly all-season tire available|
|Tire sizes||20”, 19″, 18”, 17” and 16”|
|Price range||Starts from approximately $135.|
Michelin Primacy MXM4 (Our Review)
As stated by the manufacturer, the Primacy MXM4 is designed with the sole purpose of offering precision handling, which is unheard of in the grand-touring category of tires. Additionally, the tire is designed to offer users a comfortable and quiet riding experience that simply cannot be rivaled by other grand-touring tires.
The tire utilizes Michelin’s Helio tread compound, enriched with sunflower oil. It works well in all weather conditions, whether it’s extremely hot or extremely cold. It’s pliable over ice and snow as well, so you don’t have to worry about it being unusable in the winter.
The tread has an asymmetric tread pattern that’s designed to accommodate European roads the most, which simply means that this is a tire that can navigate tighter roads with ease. It’s also designed to deliver a highly stable performance at higher speeds.
The tire also offers remarkable cornering capabilities, thanks to the use of rounded shoulders. There are circumferential grooves that help prevent the risk of hydroplaning by channeling the water away from the tread. In addition, there are 3D sipes with variable thicknesses to ensure the right level of traction on snowy and icy terrain.
The tire employs MaxTouch Construction technology, which helps promote even treadwear throughout the entire life of the tread. It also grants the tire additional biting edges for better traction.
All in all, the Primacy MXM4 can easily be viewed as the best tire in the grand-touring category because of its remarkable handling. The only downside to purchasing this tire is that you’ll be spending a considerable amount of money.
- Excellent level of grip and traction on dry terrain
- Short braking distance on dry and wet terrains
- One of the best in its class in terms of wet traction
- Very quiet and comfortable even at higher speeds
- Remarkable stability and responsive steering
- Not the most wallet-friendly all-season tire available
Vehicles That Can Use Michelin Primacy MXM4
- Lexus: LS 460, RX, ES330
- Mercedes-Benz: C, E, S
- Acura: TL, RL
- Honda: Accord, Civic
- Nissan: Altima, Maxima
- Volvo: S60
- BMW: 3, 5, 7
- Cadillac: CTS, DTS
- Chevrolet: Equinox, Impala
- Volkswagen: Passat
Sizes and Specs
|16 Inches||205/55R-16 91H BSW|
215/55R16 XL 97H BSW
|17 Inches||P215/45R17 87V LEX B|
215/45R-17 87W BSW
P215/50R17XL 93V BSW
215/50R17XL95V VOL B
215/55R17 94V BSW
225/45R17 91H BSW
225/45R-17 91W BSW
225/50R-17 94W BSW
225/50R17XL 98V BSW
225/55R17 97V BSW
235/45R-17 94W BSW
235/45R17 94H MBZ B
235/45R17 XL 97H BSW
245/40R-17 91W BSW
245/45R-17 95W BSW
245/45R17 XL 99H MBZ
P245/50R17 98H BUI B
255/40R17 94H MBZ BW
|18 Inches||P225/45R18 91V LEX B|
225/50R-18 95W BSW
225/50R-18 95V BSW
235/40R18 91H MBZ BW
P235/45R18 94V BSW
235/60R18 102V BSW
P245/50R18 99V MBZ B
245/50R18 100H BSW
255/35R18 XL 94H MBZ
|19 Inches||245/40R-19 94W BSW|
245/45R-19 98W BSW
|20 Inches||245/45R20 99V BSW|
The Michelin Primacy MXM4’s pricing starts at around $135. Granted, the tire is on the more expensive side, but you may find special offers such as discounts, rebates, and coupons that will help you knock off a few dollars off its price tag.
It’s important to keep in mind that the prices tend to vary from one dealer to another. They also vary depending on the size and specs you choose.
The Michelin Primacy MXM4’s warranty depends on its speed rating. H and V-rated models are backed by a 55,000-mile or 6-year warranty, whereas W, Y, and Z-rated models are backed by a 45,000-mile or 6-year tread warranty. Uniformity is warranted for the first 2/32 inch of wear for all models, however.
Both workmanship and materials are warranted for a period of 6 years, with free replacements during the uniformity period. You also get to enjoy Michelin’s 30-day customer satisfaction trial period in which you can try the tire for 30 days. If it doesn’t live up to your expectations, you get to exchange it for another tire. Michelin also offers a 3-year flat tire changing service on this tire.
Michelin Primacy MXM4 Tire Customer Review
Jon D. says: “It’s really hard to find any flaws with this tire. Yes, it’s quite costly, but you’ll definitely be getting your money’s worth with this one. It’s dependable on dry, wet, and even snowy roads. It’s also very durable and comfortable. It’s just a very well-rounded tire.”Jon D. posted (5 / 5) review
Jane M. says: “I used to believe that there’s no such thing as a perfect tire, but then I got a set of MXM4s and everything changed. This tire is nothing short of exceptional. It can do it all. It’s incredibly stable, comfortable, quiet, and responsive. Highly recommended!”Jane M. posted (4 / 5) review