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Unique tread design offers numerous biting edges for all-season grip in rain and snow.


MICHELIN® Comfort Control Technology™ uses computer-optimized design and precision manufacturing to reduce vibrations and road noise.

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60,000 Mile Manufacturer's Treadwear Limited Warranty
Primacy™ MXV4® tires carry a 60,000 mile limited warranty in addition to the standard materials and workmanship warranty for treadwear or mileage.
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Primacy MXV4
 
4.6

(based on 2277 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great dry traction (17)
  • Quiet (17)
  • Smooth ride (17)
  • Corners well (15)
  • Great traction (13)

Cons

  • Poor wet traction (5)
  • Tread wears quickly (5)

Best Uses

  • Mostly highway (12)
  • Mostly city (8)
  • All city (4)
  • All highway (4)
    • Wear-Life:
    • Excellent (1249), Very good (512), Good (125), Below average (113), Average (48)
    • Fuel Efficiency:
    • Excellent (966), Very good (770), Good (271), Average (121), Below average (27)
    • Handling:
    • Excellent (1448), Very good (542), Good (141), Average (60), Below average (29)
    • Braking:
    • Excellent (1416), Very good (593), Good (127), Average (64), Below average (12)
    • Comfort:
    • Excellent (1547), Very good (480), Good (107), Average (52), Below average (38)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (12), Commuter (12), Auto enthusiast (4)

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1.0

Not a Fan-in RAIN and SNOW-- NOt GOOD

By #1YaYa

from USA

About Me Commuter

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Cornering
    • Poor Wet Traction
    • Tread Wears Quickly

    Best Uses

    • Mostly Highway

    Comments about Primacy MXV4:

    My new 2013 Avalon came with Michelin Primacy MXV4 tires. For what you pay for the car you should be able to choose what tires you want on it. First year the tires were so so. Not good in heavy rain. I was not pleased with how they handled on the car from the get go. Winter was mild that first year so I didn't really get to try them out much. But this Winter with all the snow here in PA these tires did not perform well. Barely made it up and down the hills to get home. I have less than 25,000 miles and the tire tread is worn. I had the tires rotated each service visit as recommended, but I am not happy. I want to check on my warranty but to tell you the truth I would rather purchase new xxxxxx tires and be satisfied. What are my options for unsatisfactory performance of this product?

    • Wear-Life:
    • Below Average
    • Fuel Efficiency:
    • Average

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    5.0

    Great tire for my van

    By bib

    from USA

    About Me Casual Driver

    Pros

    • Corners Well
    • Great Dry Traction
    • Great Wet Traction
    • Long Lasting Tread
    • Quiet
    • Smooth Ride

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mostly Highway

      Comments about Primacy MXV4:

      These tires came on my Toyota Sienna. My van now has 56,000 on it and I am just now looking to replace the tires. They still have a 4 out of 10 tread wear on them. we have traveled all over and have had no problems with them. they have a great ride. I will buy them again.

      • Wear-Life:
      • Very Good
      • Fuel Efficiency:
      • Very Good

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      4.0

      Great comfort but horrible tread life

      By TB

      from USA

      About Me Commuter

      Pros

      • Corners Well
      • Great Dry Traction
      • Quiet
      • Smooth Ride

      Cons

      • Poor Wet Traction
      • Tread Wears Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Mostly Highway

      Comments about Primacy MXV4:

      Greatest comfort tire on the road as far as smoothness, low road noise, staying balanced, and consistent tread wear versus any other manufactured tire on the road. I've had 5 sets of these tires on various sized vehicles ('03 Avalon X3, '11 Odyssey X2) along with the X-Radial on a '02 Trooper (same qualities experienced as Primacy MXV4 with exception of cracking on side walls after several years of use) and Michelin has provided the best ride of any manufacturer.

      HOWEVER, the sacrifice for the fantastic ride is the reduced tread life on the Primacy MXV4. Of course, owning a heavier vehicle is going to lead to premature tire wear as it's just the laws of gravity & physics: More pressure being exerted to the road with heavier vehicles leads to shorter tire life. All you have to do is read the posts on popular online tire stores and almost every post with heavy vehicles say this very thing with all manufacturers: Tread never lasted the manufacturer's warranty claim.

      Unfortunately, this tire is no different than the rest of the manufacturers out there: The heavier a vehicle is with the MXV4 the shorter the tread life. My '11 Odyssey lasted 35K on the first set (dangerously bald when replaced) and only 25K on the 2nd set. (40% hwy driving & 60% city driving) My '03 Avalon did a little better at 44K miles before being replaced, but this is a lighter weight vehicle with 75% interstate & 25% city/hwy driving.

      Only mark against the Primacy MXV4 is the traction in snow & rain is NOT very good at all. Avoid these conditions if possible (at least heavy rain) as they do not perform well in these conditions.

      Overall, best comfort tire on the road. I hear that Michelin makes their sidewalls a little thicker than most manufacturers which I believe is a major reason why I can keep the Primacy MXV4 balanced so well on my '03 Avalon. (Early 2000's Avalon is ultra-sensitive to the tire balance and a pain to keep balanced properly) I've also heard that Michelin is one of the last tire manufacturers to use real natural rubber in their tire compounds as a lot of the tire manufacturers have gone to synthetic rubber. (I believe someone told me that Michelin owns natural rubber tree farms in SE Asia) That is why some of the Michelin tires crack over time but I can say my X-Radial still rode smoothly on my '02 Trooper even when there was cracking on the side walls.

      I will buy Michelin again for my '11 Odyssey & '03 Avalon only if a new model tire comes out with greater wear as I don't wish to pay the higher price for lower tread wear tires.

      • Wear-Life:
      • Below Average
      • Fuel Efficiency:
      • Excellent

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      08357P215/55R17 93 V$218Inventory Available
      28637215/55R17 94 V$221Inventory Available
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