Michelin Primacy MXV4 Review

The Primacy MXV4 from mighty Michelin is an all-season touring tire that’s designed to deliver an unprecedented level of comfort. Not only that, but it’s also designed to offer superb handling and cornering grip, which tends to be lacking in a lot of touring and grand-touring tires.



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Primacy MXV4

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Bottom Line The Primacy MXV4 is an all-season touring tire that’s designed to deliver an unprecedented level of comfort.
Pros Offers a super smooth and comfortable ride, dependable traction on dry and wet terrains and excellent handling capabilities around turns.
Cons Not available in too many sizes and specs
Tire sizes 20”, 19″, 18”, 17”, 16” and 15”
Price range Starts from approximately $104.
Warranty 60,000 miles

The MXV4 is the successor of the incredibly popular MXM4, so it has pretty big shoes to fill. In this Michelin Primacy MXV4 review, we go over everything there’s to know about the MXV4, so you should definitely stick around.

Michelin Primacy MXV4 (Our Review)

Overall Assessment

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The Primacy MXV4, as stated by the manufacturer, is an all-season touring tire that’s intended to deliver precision handling as well as quiet and comfortable ride quality. Michelin also states that the MXV4 is used on a lot of premium vehicles such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz. In fact, 1 in 4 premium cars utilizes Michelin tires. 

The MXV4 utilizes an advanced silica-fused compound for the tread. It’s able to maintain its traction and remain pliable in colder weather conditions as well as offer excellent performance in hot conditions. 

As far as snow traction, the MXV4’s performance is 17% better than its incredible predecessor, which speaks volumes of how capable this tire is. How is it able to achieve such great traction in the snow? Well, it utilizes sharp lateral grooves angles that grant it lots of biting edges, enabling it to navigate the snow with ease. 

The compound used for the MXV4’s tread flaunts an asymmetrical design, which influences the quality of the ride significantly and ensures minimal road noise. The tread design features shoulder grooves as well as block chamfers that have frequency canceling capabilities. The tire also has smoother belts that aid in reducing road noise

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The tread has wide circumferential grooves that, coupled with sweeping grooves, help eliminate the risk of hydroplaning by evacuating the water from the tread. There are also zig-zag sipes that help boost the tire’s traction in the snow and on the ice. 

The tire’s construction is durable, and the tread is tough enough to last for many years to come. The only downside to buying this tire is its steep price tag. Aside from that, it’s a great tire. 

Look at our other overall assessments with our reviews like the Review of Michelin Defender and our Review of Michelin Pilot AS 3 Plus Tire.


  • Offers a super smooth and comfortable ride
  • Dependable traction on dry and wet terrains
  • Excellent handling capabilities around turns
  • Stable performance and responsive steering
  • Highly durable tread with a superb warranty


  • Not available in too many sizes and specs

Vehicles That Can Use Michelin Primacy MXV4

The Michelin Primacy MXV4 is designed for drivers of all sedans, coupes, minivans, crossovers, and other vehicles. Below is a list of some of the most popular vehicles that are compatible with the Michelin Primacy MXV4.

  • Dodge: Charger, Stratus, Magnum
  • Cadillac: Seville, Eldorado
  • Toyota: Camry, Prius, Solara, Avalon, Corolla
  • Volkswagen: Jetta, Golf, Passat
  • Hyundai: Sonata, Santa Fe
  • Lexus: ES330,LS430
  • Acura: MDX, 3.0CL
  • Buick: Rendezvous, Lesabre
  • Nissan: Quest
  • Chevrolet: HHR, Impala, Malibu
  • Pontiac: Grand Am

Not for your vehicle? Consider lookin into other reviews and among them our Review of Michelin Primacy MXM4, as well as the Review of Michelin Defender T+H Tire.

Sizes and Specs

SizeAvailable Specs
15 Inches195/60R15 88V BSW
195/60R15 88H BSW
195/65R15 91H BSW
205/60R15 91H BSW
205/65R15 94V BSW
205/65R15 94H BSW
215/60R15 94H BSW
16 Inches205/55R16 91H BSW
205/60R16 92H BSW
205/60R16 92V BSW
205/65R16 95H BSW
215/55R16 93V BSW
215/55R16 93H BSW
215/60R16 95V BSW
P215/60R16 94H BSW NI
225/60R16 98V BSW
225/60R16 98H BSW
225/65R16 100H BSW
235/60R16 100H BSW
17 Inches215/50R17 91H BSW
P215/55R17 93V BSW TM
215/55R17 94V SL BSW
215/55R17 94H SL BSW
225/55R17 97V SL BSW
225/55R17 97H SL BSW
P235/60R17 100T SL BSW TM
P235/65R17 103T SL BSW HM
18 Inches225/55R18 98H BSW
245/45R18 96V BSW
19 Inches235/50R19 99V BSW
20 Inches245/45R20 99V BSW FO


The Michelin Primacy MXV4 is listed at a starting price point of around $104. Please note that the prices may vary from one dealer to another. Furthermore, the prices will vary based on the size and specs you choose.

Read other tire prices with the help of our reviews like the Review of Michelin LTX M/S, Review of Michelin Premier A/S, as well as the Review of Michelin Premier LTX.


The Primacy MXV4 is backed by a 60,000-mile or 6-year warranty on the tread. Uniformity is warranted for the first 2/32 inch of tread wear or the first year of use. Both workmanship and materials are warranted for a period of 6 years, with free replacements during the first year of use or 25% of treadwear. 

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Please keep in mind that the warranty mileage is reduced by 50% in the event of the front tires being different from the rear ones. 

When you purchase the Primacy MXV4, you get to enjoy a 3-year flat tire changing service from Michelin. Further, you get to enjoy a 30-day satisfaction period.

To se all options, make sure to read our other Review of Micheline Tire, and among them:

Michelin Primacy MXV4 Tire Customer Review

Jim L. says: “I’m yet to find a Michelin tire that I don’t like. I’m currently using a set of the MXV4 tire and I’m pleased with how smooth and comfortable my rides have been lately. I’m able to drive on both dry and wet terrain with complete confidence. Steering is pretty responsive and handling is way more precise than before. Great tire, overall.”

Jim L. posted 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5) review

David B. says: “This is one of the best tires I’ve tried when it comes to making turns. It’s stable and responsive. Also, I don’t have any road noise problems since I’ve upgraded to this tire. I would’ve liked a bit more traction in the snow, but I can’t complain since it’s not really a winter tire”

David B. posted 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5) review