Michelin Primacy MXV4 Tire Review & Rating

The Michelin Primacy MXV4 touring all-season tire is designed for drivers of all types of coupes, sedans, minivans, crossovers and other vehicles. Utilizing the latest in tire technology, Michelin has developed a tire built to provide comfort, all-season traction and a long tread life.

The symmetric tread design sports what Michelin calls Active 2-D Sipes, which alternately lock together and open as road conditions warrant to give additional biting edges that grip the road. The result is better traction in all types of weather conditions, whether it be rain, snow or slush.

Michelin Primacy MXV4 Tire Review

Another area that this tire excels in is comfort and quietness. Michelin incorporates Comfort Control Technology, which uses a computer optimized design to create less vibration and road noise in the tire at all speed levels. It works very well and is an area that is mentioned by other drivers as a real plus in reviews. 

Tread wear is enhanced through Michelin’s MaxTouch Construction, which increases the tread contact patch for a longer and more even tread life, as well as better overall handling.

Inside the tire are two steel belts that are spirally wrapped with polyamide to give the tire added strength and stability at higher speeds, while also providing more comfort at the same time.

The Michelin MXV4 comes in a wide array of 15-20 inch sizes and carries a 60K mile tread life warranty.


  • Dry and wet surface grip and handling are superb
  • Stability and steering response is among best in its class
  • Tread life is excellent
  • Tires ride comfortably and have virtually no road noise
  • Outstanding value for the money


  • Rare as it is, you’ll be hard-pressed to find any issues with this tire

Overall Thoughts

Note: Michelin is phasing out the MXV4 and replacing it with the new Premier A/S. You can read our full review here.

The Michelin Primacy MXV4 is one of our top choices in premium all-season touring tires. Traction and handling on dry or wet surfaces, including snow, is excellent. The ride is very comfortable and road noise is virtually non-existent.

Perhaps even more impressive is the tread life, which often exceeds the 60,000 mile warranty on this model.

Overall, Michelin has produced an outstanding tire that is hard to beat.

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What Vehicles Will The Primacy MXV4 Fit?

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

  • Acura MDX, 3.0CL
  • Buick Rendezvous, Lesabre
  • Cadiallac Seville, Eldorado
  • Chevrolet HHR, Impala, Malibu
  • Dodge Charger, Stratus, Magnum
  • Ford Fusion, Taurus
  • Honda Accord, Civic
  • Hyundai Sonata, Santa Fe
  • Kia Sorento
  • Lexus ES330, ES350, LS430
  • Mazda6, MPV
  • Mercedes C-Class
  • Nissan Altima, Quest, Maxima
  • Pontiac Grand Prix, Grand Am
  • Toyota Camry, Prius, Solara, Avalon, Corolla
  • Volkswagen Jetta, Golf, Passat

Tire Sizes


195/60R15 88V BSW
195/60R15 88H BSW
195/65R15 91H BSW
205/60R15 91H BSW
205/65R15 94V BSW
205/65R15 94H BSW
215/60R15 94H BSW


205/55R16 91H BSW
205/60R16 92H BSW
205/60R16 92V BSW
205/65R16 95H BSW
215/55R16 93V BSW
215/55R16 93H BSW
215/60R16 95V BSW
P215/60R16 94H BSW NI
225/60R16 98V BSW
225/60R16 98H BSW
225/65R16 100H BSW
235/60R16 100H BSW


215/50R17 91H BSW
P215/55R17 93V BSW TM
215/55R17 94V SL BSW
215/55R17 94H SL BSW
225/55R17 97V SL BSW
225/55R17 97H SL BSW
P235/60R17 100T SL BSW TM
P235/65R17 103T SL BSW HM


225/55R18 98H BSW
245/45R18 96V BSW


235/50R19 99V BSW


245/45R20 99V BSW FO

Price Range

Prices on the Primacy MXV4 range from approximately $104 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Michelin stands behind the Primacy MXV4 with a 6-year or 60,000 mile tread warranty. The mileage is cut in half if the rear tires are a different size than the front. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for one-year or the first 2/32 inch of tread wear.

Materials and workmanship are backed for 6-years and include free replacement during the first year or first 25% of wear. Michelin then prorates out the amount for the remaining time period or until there is 2/32 inch of tread depth on the tire.

You will also find a 3-year flat tire changing warranty and Michelin’s 30-day satisfaction guarantee.

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17 thoughts on “Michelin Primacy MXV4 Tire Review & Rating

  1. Michelin Primacy MXV were new with warranty from Michelin. Working as my old used Dunlop in spring, summer and fall, in short nothing spectacular, middle, average tire, though, for premium price, as Apple products:-)
    What was worse 2 tires were punctured in different time, velocity and condition of roads in the places where I used before Dunlop for years. They are softer and therefore not good for all (3) seasons. For winter they are not good as well as became hard as cabs wheels from 18 century:-)
    The result is waste of money and putting in dangerous my life.
    I do NOT recommend Michelin as overpriced , low quality tires.

  2. I have a 2018 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL, which I purchased used with about 32K miles on it. These Michelin Primacy MXV4 tires were on it, and I’ve put 20K miles on them in the last 7 months. So far, they have been excellent. I tend to be a fast, reasonably aggressive driver, and have driven hundreds of different vehicles. These tires have been excellent, in multiple conditions (105 degree days, rain/wind, etc) and I have not experienced any issues at all. I’m now in the market for new tires, and honestly, I’ll likely choose these again.

  3. As a private car dealer, I have owned hundreds of vehicles, and hundreds of sets of tires. Goodyear Primacy tires are the worst tires I have ever owned. In rain, if you corner at your normal speed, the car will slide sideways. You have to corner at a walking pace. They have zero traction in snow. These tires are literally dangerous, and are a crash waiting to happen.

    1. I assume Stan means Michelin. I agree with him. I have a holden caprice and the michelin primacy are without a doubt the worst tires I’ve ever driven on. Exactly as Stan said …. sliding sideways …. and even if I use modest acceleration from standing, (or even while driving at around 80kph) the rear wheels will lose traction. Very dangerous tires; should be banned.

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