Michelin Primacy MXV4 Review

Michelin PRIMACY MXV4 Full - 660x550

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The Good
  • Great steering feel
  • Very good wet performance
  • Surefooted traction in dry weather
  • Amazing ride quality
The Bad
  • Road noise increases with wear
  • Will struggle with heavy snowfalls
Dry Performance87
Wet Performance85
Winter Performance69
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Do you drive a coupe, sedan, minivan or crossover vehicle? Are you looking for a tire that can provide comfort, traction for all four seasons and a long lasting tread life?

Well then take a look at the Primacy MXV4, Michelin’s entry into the touring all season category of tires. It’s a solid combination of performance and luxury. The Michelin Primacy MXV4 scores high marks for ride comfort, treadwear, noise levels and dry traction. And boasts an extremely impressive tread life which often exceeds the 60,000 mile warranty.

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In an effort to enhance the tire’s tread life, the Primacy MXV4 uses Michelin’s MaxTouch construction to increase the tread’s contact patch for a longer and more even tread life. While inside the tire you’ll find two steel belts that are reinforced with spirally wrapped polyamide to give the tire added strength and durability at higher speeds.

Dry Performance

On dry roads, the Primacy MXV4 delivers great cornering stability, exceptional traction and fantastic steering feel. Acceleration, braking and cornering are all very quick and responsive.

The Primacy MXV4 features an all season tread compound that’s molded into an aggressive symmetric design. Also featured are Michelin’s Active Sipes, which lock together and open as needed to create additional biting edges that grip the road for terrific traction on dry, wet, snow and slush covered surfaces.

Winter Performance

The Michelin Primacy MXV4 delivers very short stopping distances in wet weather and the tire’s design is great at resisting hydroplaning in standing water. The Primacy MXV4 handles very well in wet conditions, remaining stable and stuck to the road surface at all times thanks to the tire’s off-shoulder grooves that help spread water away from the tire surface.

The Primacy MXV4 also grips very well when turning and braking in light snow and on icy roads since the numerous biting edges in the block pattern allows for good traction and control at all times. But while braking and steering is predictable in light snow, the Primacy MXV4 does not perform well in heavy snowfall.


With the Primacy MXV4 Michelin have produced an outstanding tire that’s hard to beat. Traction and handling on dry, wet and snow covered surfaces is amazing, while the ride they produce is very comfortable and road noise is practically non-existent. If you’re looking for a premium all season touring tire, the Michelin Primacy MXV4 should definitely be one of your top choices.

The Michelin Primacy MXV4 is available in a wide array of sizes ranging from 15 to 20 inches, and prices start from approximately $104 and up. Michelin stand behind their tire with a 60,000 mile tread warranty, a materials and workmanship guarantee for 6 years that includes a free replacement during the first year or first 25% of wear, and a 3 year flat tire changing warranty and 30 day satisfaction guarantee.

Author: Cian Kelly

I'm a 23 year old driving addict, car fanatic and writer. I spend most my time rallying around the wet roads of the Irish countryside and producing engaging and informative content for local car dealers.

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