Michelin Primacy 4

Michelin Primacy 4

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Michelin Primacy 4
4.4

28 reviews

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Build Quality
4.6
Value for Money
4.1
Noise Level
4.6
Wet Weather Handling
4.8
Durability
4.4
Dry Weather Handling
4.8

Reviews

28 reviews
Fredbasset
FredbassetGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC6 posts
 

Great mileage. Bought another set

FWD car on 245/45/18 Primacy 4ST. Pros: Good mileage. Front set lasted 90k km (replaced at 1.5mm deep tread - can still flog it if I wanted to). Rear sets still going strong (about 1.8mm) at 105k km. Good steering feel. Confident in the wet. I got the same set for the front at replacement - enticed mainly by the mileage. Cons: Expensive. Although it is supposed to be the "Silent Tread" version, I think ST jargon does bugger all, noisier than previous Conti Sports 5 the car had. I also have the perception the rubber compound is slightly harder - thus a harsher ride over minor undulations. The latter can be rectified by riding on lower tyre pressure (say at 33-35 psi) I guess. Show details
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Anna
Anna2 posts
 

Not a front runner in the tyre game

Found these tyres to be quite expesnive ($210 a tyre) but they did not perform to the standard I would expect. I do normal terrain driving - no off road, mainly highway and these tyres only yielded 43,000km in their life span. They spun in the wet when taking off at lights and seemed to have poor traction. I would not recommend, nor buy these again. I have fitted a new brand this time and I'm hoping they will fair better. Show details
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Ras S.
Ras S.2 posts
 

Primacy4 is good and bad

Expensive michelin primacy4, with 360 treadwear rating can reach 50000km/ 5 yrs. Pass that and it start to have crack lines on its sidewalls and remaining soft threads starts to peel. Its rubber compound doesn't stand well to the tropical weather. At least till the above mentioned points. Quite good, but other reputable brands do too but they do not peel like this model, is what I am trying to say.

A soft comfortable ride up to maybe the 4th year. Very good grip as well.

Sidewall looks good after years, does not sag, maintains its sporty low profile look. Cheaper ones sag the moment you fit them in. Gives you the under inflate look despite the correct psi. Primacy4 does not sag. Show details

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KRISSY
KRISSY9 posts
 

Terrible wore out very quickly

I had these tyres less than a year and they are bald, have had 2 wheel alignments as I could see the were wearing very quickly but after 12 months 3 alignments I need new tyres, so angry. Show details
raymond r.
raymond r.6 posts
 

great tyre's

having brought Michelin tyre's possibly 8 yrs ago and traveled app 80000 kms i believe that your they represented great value. So i have brought the same brand again the car is a 2010 toyoya aurion RR. PS they are Energy xm2 Show details
Steve C.
Steve C.South East Queensland, QLD11 posts
 

Should be as good as Primacy3

We have run the Michelin Primacy 3 on a CX3 for 70,000 km over 7 years. Still had a bit of wear left in them but screw puncture led to replacement of all 4 tyres. Good road feel, comfort, queitness and roadholding invthe wet or dry. Replaced with Primacy 4. Show details ·  1
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Doh
DohWide Bay-Burnett, QLD2 posts
 

Not so perfect, disappointed with my choice.**** updated to 4****

Primacy 4 not that great, very hard ride on the 40 psi that I was told to run them on, feel every bump on the road, dropped down pressure to 36 psi and too bouncy, had Bridgestone duelers 687 prior were excellent 73,000 ks which were on car since new 2007, yes 14 years, Don't know what made me go with Michelin primacy 4, guess the positive reviews swayed me, totally regret buying these now.
***** Update my original review here has changed, as i have discovered the cause of the problem not being the tyres, but Shocks/struts needing replacement. Show details
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Simon
SimonChristchurch, NZ8 posts
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Bill
BillMelbourne117 posts
 

Excellent all round tyre

One of the best tyres for family cars. Comfortable, quiet and quite long lasting. Im onto my 3rd set after using Pirelli p7 and contis (on a Merc B class & BMW X3) and i find these are good all round. They dont have the grip of the pilots but last longer. Note the tyre is Chinese made. Update with 20,000 KMs the tyres are still good. Has used about 20% of tread on city and country driving so should expect 60k +. Sidewalls are a bit soft and prone to curb damage, grip is very good in wet and dry. Have just put on a rear set to replace some Conti's. So much quieter and compliant. Show details
Tom
TomPerth, WA37 posts
 

Excellent Grip, Huge Noise Reduction Very Impressed

Bought a new Hyundai Kona EV with noisy Nexen tyres. I read that the Michelin Primacy 4 tyres are a big improvement and am happy to report that I agree. We removed the Nexen tyres and replaced them. The Primacy 4 offers a huge improvement in grip and noise reduction. It does not appear to have effected EV energy efficiency too much although it has been hard to quantify. The benefits seem to far outweigh any minor increase in rolling resistance. Show details
Kang
KangSydney, NSW9 posts
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Good tyre satisfy so far but will try other its rivals products

had it for last 1 year, on my peugeot 308 , it is a tyre with good combination of handling+ comfortable
no complaint so far , will try other brand next time to make a comparison. little bit expensive i bought $175 per tyre on 205/55/R16 Show details
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Viper
ViperWellington New Zealand3 posts
 
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Mick
MickSydney, NSW6 posts
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Quiet, excellent performance, great ride comfort

In February I had the 225/55/17" Michelin Primacy 4s put on the front wheels of my 2014 Citroen C5 to replace the Primacy 3STs (which are still in place at the rear - they refuse to wear out).
Both models (and the Primacy HP I had before) offer excellent road holding wet or dry, are quiet and give superb ride comfort. The previous models lasted very long as well, which made them very good value - fingers crossed.
Obviously very premium tyres at a reasonable price.
One more thing: our market gets the stronger version (101W XL ST rating, which means they are stronger and quieter), so so they are likely to survive the abundant Sydney potholes, just like the 3STs did, without a flat. Show details
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Hai N.
Hai N.Sydney, NSW3 posts
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Very good value

I switch to this tyre from the cheap winrun R330. The steering feel much lighter and cornering feel more willing. The Primacy 4 is definitely soft tyre which makes it absorb bumps better (less clunk from my poor suspension) and also get puncture easier. I heard people give a lot of compliments to its quietness which is the reason why I bought this tyre but it is not even quieter than the Chinese Windrun R330. There is very light metalic humming noise at low speed and when turning, at high speed the comfort is just as expected. Life should be long as it looks very thick after 15000km. Show details
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John
John20 posts
 

No equal!

Had a set of Primacy from brand new on my 2015 Toyota Aurion & got around 50,000 km from them.
Changed to a different brand which did not drive as well, were noisy & only got 30,000 from them.
Changed back to Michelin Primacy 4 on the last tyre change & they are even better than the Primacy tyres that came with the vehicle from new. Currently have 25,000 Km on the second set of Michelin & by the look of them I'll get another 25,000 km easily.
Brilliant in the wet, premium grip in the dry, comfortable, quiet & economical.
Will never again bother with another brand of tyre. Show details

Questions & Answers

Philip T.
Philip T.

I am buying z Volkswagen TROC R and i want a quiet and comfortable tyre. I am wondering if the Michelin Primacy 4 size 235/40 19R tyre is a good selection. Please let me know. Thanking you.

Tim C.
Tim C.

Will the Primacy 4 be a good tyre for my 2018 Nissan Leaf? 70/30 local/touring use.

Simon
Simon  
i i.
i i.

Hi everyone,
do you think is primacy 4 ST is a good choice for tucson 2018?
regarding wet braking and rough road .
is it smooth and good handling ?
Thanks lot

Simon
Simon  

For sure. They rate very high in independent tyre tests. Also compare the Goodyear Efficientgrip Performance SUV tyre.

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i i.  

Thanks lot Simon

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