Michelin Primacy MXV4 Tire Review

Michelin MXV4

The Michelin Primacy MXV4 is available for most passenger cars and SUV’s. It’s an All-Season tread pattern and compound, but what I find interesting about this tire is it really doesn’t look like what I would consider an All-Season tread pattern. Which is probably why the tire lasts so long.

If you want to make sure Mamma and the kids are safe, this is your tire right here! Consumer survey results at one major online tire retailer rated it number 1.

Warranty 60,000 Miles
Treadwear 620
Traction A
Temperature A
Speed Rating H

Workmanship & Materials Warranty:  6 Years/60,000 miles / Free replacement for first 2/32″ of wear, then prorated to 2/32″.

Against other tires in the Grand Touring All-Season tire category, the Michelin rated best in ride and handling qualities. Same thing with dry handling, the MXV4 ranked number 1.  The only place this tire ranked #2 was in wet handling behind the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity.  Watch video to verify.

What Others Are Saying

“Our gas mileage increase 4 miles per gallon after installing a set”


  • Excellent wet and dry grip
  • low road noise
  • long tread life
  • great snow and ice traction.

99% of the feedback for the Michelin Primacy MXV4 is from folks who rate this as an excellent tire that they would buy again.  A lot of people said they got 70,000 plus miles out of set. And a few said they only changed tires because winter was coming.

Cons: There’s always somebody who’d complain, even if they were hung with a new rope. That guy only rated the tire at 2 stars and said he liked his Michelin Hydro Edge’s better. If you have had poor results with this tire, feel free to post your results in the comments below.  Now that I think about it, the guy has legitimate criticism if he lives somewhere that gets a 100 inches of rain a year. He probably should go with the Hydro Edge instead.

Buy or Don’t Buy? Yes. I would buy these tires for my wife’s Honda.  Being the top rated tire against 19 others, there’s not really a lot I need to say here other than just buy them. They’ll be just fine.  And, they’ll cost less money over all. Cheaper tires always cost more money to run over time. You’ll pay a little more up front for Michelins, but you’ll save a ton of dough in the long run.


3 Replies to “Michelin Primacy MXV4 Tire Review”

  1. I just put a set of these tires on my 1999 Lexus LS400. I have had two other sets of tires on this car, and it always drove like it was on rails (wonderful), especially on the highway. But now, it wanders all over the road. Nice and quiet but I find mysef having to correct the steering almost constantly. It is like the tires are catching every little irregularity in the road, and it is very frustrating. I have now put 800 miles on them and they still feel this way. Will the wandering ever quit? I have tried them at different tire pressures and it does not improve.

  2. Hi Bob,

    I have a couple of thoughts about this. It usually takes a couple hundred miles for the mold release to wear off the tires. This could be the issue. I doubt it, but it’s possible.

    I would have the front end looked at to make sure the lower balljoints are OK. If they are OK, run car another 200 miles, if it still drives goofy, I’d have another set of tires installed. I’ve seen this problem before with other brands, but never Michelins.

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