Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 Tire Review & Rating

The Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 uses the same Pilot technology you find in the MXM, but gives it four-season performance. Designed for drivers of all types of coupes and sedans, the MXM4 is engineered to provide precise steering response, year round traction and a comfortable ride.

The tread compound is a unique all-season formula that has been molded into asymmetrical tread pattern. The result is increased handling and traction on all types of road surfaces, including snow.

Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 Tire Review

Wet road surface performance is enhanced through a diagonal tread block design and circumferential grooves that combine to expel water from under the tread and increase hydroplane resistance. Added sipes and independent tread blocks aid in biting through the snow, although snow performance is somewhat lacking on this model. Another advantage with these sipes and treadblocks is that it helps give the tire a more quiet ride.

Inside the tire you will find two steel belts that are reinforced with a polyamide cord for better stability and handling at higher speeds. It also helps maintain a smoother overall ride and more even tread wear. Michelin includes either a 50,000 or 40,000 mile treadlife warranty depending on the speed rating of the tire.


  • Excellent road manners with crisp steering response
  • Dry traction is very good
  • Comfortable tire with low road noise


  • Winter weather performance and traction could be better
  • Need more wet grip
  • Treadlife has been an issue for some

Overall Thoughts

As a premium touring all-season tire, this Michelin provides a good ride and handles well both around town and on the highway. Steering response and control are excellent, and you can expect a comfortable ride as well.

Our biggest drawbacks are in the area of grip on wet pavement and performance in winter weather conditions. Both are lacking when it comes to traction, braking and acceleration compared to other comparable tires in this class. This has been mentioned by other drivers in reviews as well. Finally, treadlife could be a bit longer. 

Overall, the tire performs well on dry road surfaces, but if you do quite a bit of driving on wet highways or on ice and snow, you may want to opt for a better performing tire. We would suggest going with the Michelin Premier A/S as a better alternative.

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What Vehicles Will The Michelin HX MXM4 Fit?

(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)

  • Acura RL, TL, TSX, RDX
  • Buick Lacrosse, Regal
  • Cadillac CTS, STS
  • Ford Taurus, Fusion, Focus, Thunderbird
  • Honda Civic, Accord
  • Hyundai Sonata, Tiburon
  • Jaguar XJ
  • Lincoln LS, MKZ
  • Mazda 6
  • Mercury Milan
  • Subaru Forester, Outback Wagon
  • Volkswagen Passat, Golf, Beetle Coupe
  • Volvo XC90, C30 T5

Tire Sizes


225/55R16 95V BW
225/55R16 95H BW


205/50R17 93V BW
215/45R17 87V BW
225/45R17 91H BW
225/45R17 91H BW
225/45R17 91V BW
225/50R17 98V BW
225/50R17 93V BW
225/50R17 94H BW
235/45R17 94V BW
235/50R17 95V BW
235/55R17 99H BW
235/55R17 98H BW
245/40R17 91H BW
245/45R17 95V BW
245/50R17 98V BW
255/45R17 98V BW


225/45R18 91W BW
235/45ZR18 94W BW
235/45R18 94V BW
235/45R18 94V BW
235/50ZR18 97W BW
235/50R18 97V BW
235/50R18 97H BW
235/55R18 99H BW
235/55R18 99V BW
235/55R18 99V BW
235/60R18 102V BW
245/40R18 97H BW
245/40R18 93V BW
245/45R18 96V BW
245/45R18 96V BW
255/45R18 103H BW
255/45R18 99H BW
255/45ZR18 99W BW
255/55R18 104V BW
265/35R18 97V BW
265/45R18 101V BW
275/35R18 95V BW
275/45R18 103H BW


P235/55R19 101H

Price Range

Prices on the HX MXM4 range from approximately $179 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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The Pilot HX features either a 6-year or 50,000 mile warranty on H and V-speed rated tires, or a 6-year or 40,000 mile tread warranty on W, Y and Z-speed rated tires. All tires come with a one-year or first 2/32 inch of wear guarantee on the tire’s uniformity.

Materials and workmanship are guaranteed for 6-years and feature first year or first 2/32 inch of wear free replacement. A prorated amount is given for the remaining time or until the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.

Michelin also gives a 30-day customer satisfaction guarantee, as well as a 3-year flat tire changing service.

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3 thoughts on “Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 Tire Review & Rating

  1. I have Michelin tires on my 2016 Taurus the HXMXM4 with 67k . I just replace them with same new set even the old set still can be used for another extra 7k. I live in Boston MA. I have not had any issues with the tires at all. I drive on the highway and the city. The tires are comfortable, no noises at all. I have no idea why people having some issue with them. I guess may depend on the car and the driving road conditions and the age of the car you driving.

  2. My new 2013 Dodge Charger came with these from the factory. Agree these are poor in Snow and wet conditions. When they are 1/2 worn better slow down on the highways as very prone to hydroplaning. And about as worthless as a Pig on Ice in the winter. I got 48K miles out of first set. I put on 60K miles in first year and half of owning. I bought a second set at Dealership as they offered a Buy 3 get one free through Mopar. (Probably still higher than tire discount stores) The second set hasn’t lasted as long, with 38K miles on them. More City driving done on second set than mostly Interstate/highway with first set. The tires did help with fuel efficiency. Kept inflated using Nitrogen, hardly had any low pressure issues and got very good mileage, (3.6 engine with 8 speed) generally 35mpg when using fuel with no ethanol products. (E-10 drops mileage quite a bit and e-85 made it go down to 14 mpg so you use twice as much and pay more!) but this is about tires and they did do their job on helping fuel inefficiency. Agree good dry weather traction, but the tread life does not last the 50K miles. I had the 99V rated. There are better tires for less money and that’s what I’m doing, Shopping for a different set. 85K on two sets. I think these are now discontinued but will be looking at a different brand.

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