Michelin Primacy MXV4 Review

Michelin Primacy MXV4

This is a review of the Michelin Primacy MXV4, a grand touring all-season tire at the high end of the price spectrum.

We have researched past and present consumer reviews to see how this tire stacks up against the competition in the same category. By Comparing the Michelin Primacy MXV4 against other all-season tires, we can see if this is a good deal for the price.

We have analyzed user reviews to see how the majority of users rank this tire in terms of whether they would purchase it again, dry performance, wet perfume, handling, noise and comfort, and durability.

Furthermore, we have analyzed various performance tests and professional sites to see how the Michelin Primacy MXV4 performs against other tires. By comparing how this all-season tire performs against other tires in terms of braking, handling, steering responsiveness, price, comfort, and multi-season use, we can see if this is a good deal for the cost of the tire.

Don’t have time to read everything? Here’s a quick summary of our review as well as pros & cons listed.


Based on our research and analysis of user and professional reviews and tests, we have concluded this tire is a good deal for the price and the performance. With higher user reviews on Tire Rack and favorable test results, we conclude this tire is at the top of the pack in terms of road feedback, tread wear, grip, handling, and overall performance.


  • Scored 1st place out of 11 tires in the 2021 Test by Auto Bild
  • Scored highly in every single category according to user reviews
  • Earned an 8.7 out of 10 ratings in terms of dry performance and comfort performance
  • Performed better than 88% of other tires in the grand touring all-season tires category


  • Not tot the best choice for winter or snow performance compared to snow-specific tires
  • Poor aquaplaning resistance during performance tests

Keep reading to see why we concluded that the Michelin Primacy MXV4 is an intelligent choice for those who want a versatile and functional all-year-round tire that does not break the bank or fall apart prematurely. Although it only receives negative reviews for some snow and wet traction, the tire is a high-performing tire in most conditions.

Michelin Primacy MXV4 – Overview

The Michelin Primacy 4 tire is meant for drivers who want great performance in terms of braking distances, dry and wet conditions, overall performance, steering responsiveness, comfort level, and rolling resistance.

Although it is not the highest-scoring tire for hydroplaning resistance and the price, the price is justified by the tire’s versatility.


According to the 2021 Sport Auto Summer Tyre Test, the Michelin Primacy 4 dominated both braking tests, earning first place in the wet handling category and earning the quietest tire in the dry braking category.

Furthermore, the tire earned first place in the wet braking category, stopping in less than 35 meters. The Primacy 4 also earned the top score in the wet handling category, with an average wet handling speed of just over 71 miles per hour.

Because of the high rankings, the Michelin Primacy 4 earned 1st place out of 11 tires in this test, earning high rankings in the dry braking, wet braking, wet handling, noise, and rolling resistance categories.

Furthermore, the Michelin Primacy 4 scored in the top third of numerous tires in the 2021 53 Summer Tyre Braking performance test. In the wet braking category, the tire shines even more, earning 6th place out of 53 tires and stopping in less than 30 meters.

Overall, the tire earned 5th place out of 53 tires, performing better than 95% of tires in the dry braking category and 97% of tires in the wet braking category.


The tire earned 7th place in dry handling according to the 2021 Sport Auto Summer Tire Test, but scored an impressive 1st place in the wet handling category on the same test.

Furthermore, the tire earned 4th place out of 9 tires in the 2021 ACE GTU Summer Tyre Test, earning a favorable score in the wet and dry braking and handling categories.

Professionals stated this tire had short braking distances and ‘good handling on dry and wet surfaces.


According to a user review on Tire Rack, this tire earned an 8.1 out of 10 for treadwear, showing how this is a durable and long-lasting tire for multiple seasons.

This is helpful for owners, as they have to purchase fewer tires over the year and can save money.

Noise and comfort

The Michelin Primacy 4 tire earned an 8.7 out of 10 for Comfort Performance, scoring an 8.8 for ride quality and 8.6 in noise.


According to the 2021 Sport Auto Summer Tyre Test, the Michelin Sport 4 tire earned 10th out of 11th place for price showing how the store is not very affordable for those who want a low-end option.

The price of the 15” tires is between $65 and $110, whereas the average of the 20” tires is between $200 and $230. Compared to other all-season tires, with the average price between $100 and $250 per tire for medium tires, this is at the high-end of the spectrum, which may dissuade some drivers from purchasing these tires.

Recommendations & Conclusions


The Michelin Primacy 4 tire is a good choice for drivers who want a high-ranking tire in dry handling, wet handling, performance, responsiveness, treadwear, and comfort. Although the price is higher than other all-season tires, and the tire is not the best choice for winter use, the tire can handle the majority of all conditions.

Although this tire is higher in terms of price, the performance can justify the higher cost.

However, if you want a lower-priced option, consider purchasing the Nexen N Fera Sport SU2, Nokian WetProof, Falken Azenis FK510, Maxxis Premitra HP5, or Continental Premium Contact 6. All of these tires perform similarly in performance tests, but they are cheaper in terms of individual prices and sets of 4-tire prices.


We found this tire ranked highly in handling, braking, performance, comfort, and durability across the board regarding user reviews on Tire Rack and performance tests.

Therefore, if you are looking for a highly-rated all-season tire and do not care about the higher price, we recommend this grand touring tire for its all-season performance, reliable handling, trustworthy steering, and ample comfort levels.


Michelin Primacy 4 – User Reviews on Tire Rack