Michelin Primacy MXM4 Review

Michelin Primacy MXM4

Michelin Tires has churned out a lot of all-season touring and summer tires. However, experts have argued that, of all these tires and products from the leading tire brand, the Michelin Primacy MXM4 is the most popular of Michelin primacy tires and a grand touring tire. Reasonably so, the tire comes with lots of features and capabilities to provide optimal ride quality.

The Primacy MXM4 was designed with drivers of luxury and high-end coupes and sedans in mind. As a result, it features new technology, making it one of the best tires Michelin ever manufactured. In this Michelin Primacy MXM4 review, we will discuss the features, pros and cons, and price range of this tire.

Michelin Primacy MXM4 review

Season Tire Features

This is not gainsaying as the Primacy MXM4 is an embodiment of everything that an all-season tire is. Its unique features start with the tread compound, where a Sun Flower Oil Helio Compound was used. This is the first time that Michelin and other tire brands will use the compound, and it comes out perfectly fine.

The purpose of this new compound is to increase the traction of the tire and reduce its braking distance in colder temperatures. This means that, while on wet and snowy surfaces, the Primacy MXM4 works perfectly fine.

When the braking distance was compared and tested with tires from other brands, Michelin claims that the all-season tire stopped 19 feet shorter than the nearest competitor.

The Primacy MXM4 also combines the asymmetric and aggressive tread patterns with the rounded shoulders on the tire sidewall to provide excellent cornering performance and great traction on dry roads, with appropriate tread depth left. The tire also caters to the need of drivers on wet roads.

When the road gets wet, the tire has four wide circumferential grooves and 3D variable thickness sipes to conduct the flow of water on the tire and provide a resounding grip on the wet road. These features also allow the tire have more biting edges on snowy and icy surfaces.

Nothing beats comfort when it comes to driving and the manufacturer of this tire understands this. This is why the manufacturer uses Michelin’s Comfort Control Technology, a computer-optimized tread design that helps the tire to remove all types of vibrations and noise.

The touring tires also use the Green X Technology which reduces the rolling resistance and increases fuel efficiency for the vehicle using the tire. It also reduces the amount of CO2 emitted by the vehicle. How does this work?

By reducing the rolling resistance, the tires require minimum force and power to move. And because the higher the power needed, the more fuel is consumed, less fuel gets burnt. As a result of lesser fuel being consumed, the emission also reduces.

So, the Michelin Primacy MXM4 is eco-friendly and also pocket-friendly.

On the internal side of the tire, you have two steel belts and a polyamide cord that is wrapped spirally. These internal components add strength and stability to the tire’s tread, especially when driving at high speed. They also improve the overall ride quality and increases the longevity and durability of the tire.

The warranty on Michelin Primacy MXM4 is either 45 000 or 55 000 miles. It all depends on the speed rating.


It provides excellent wet grip and handling

Its tread life is very good for a Michelin Tire

The tire provides an amazingly quiet ride with little or no road noise

Its cornering power and dry traction abilities are excellent, almost exceptional


The traction during winter is fair enough but can be improved upon.

What Vehicles Can I Use the Primacy MXM4 With?

If you drive a luxury coupe or a high-end sedan, the Michelin Primacy MXM4 is for you. Here is the list of cars that you can use the tire with;

  • Acura TL, RL
  • Audi A4
  • BMW 3, 5, and 7 Series
  • Buick LaCrosse
  • Cadillac CTS, DTS
  • Chevrolet Equinox, Impala
  • Honda Accord, Civic
  • Lexus LS 460, RX, ES330
  • Mercedes Benz C, E and S Class
  • Nissan Altima, Maxima
  • Saab 9-3
  • Scion TC
  • Volvo S60
  • Volkswagen Passat

Tire Sizes

There are five different sizes for the Primacy MXM4. These sizes include the 16 inches, 17 inches, 18 inches, 19 inches, and 20 inches sizes. Each of these sizes has different models available under them. Below are the models available under each tire sizes;

16 Inches Sizes

  • 205/55R-16 91H BSW
  • 215/55R16 XL 97H BSW
  • 17 Inches Sizes
  • P215/45R17 87V LEX B
  • 215/45R-17 87W BSW
  • P215/50R17XL 93V BSW
  • 215/50R17XL95V VOL B
  • 215/55R17 94V BSW
  • 225/45R17 91H BSW
  • 225/45R-17 91W BSW
  • 225/50R-17 94W BSW
  • 225/50R17XL 98V BSW
  • 225/55R17 97V BSW
  • 235/45R-17 94W BSW
  • 235/45R17 94H MBZ B
  • 235/45R17 XL 97H BSW
  • 245/40R-17 91W BSW
  • 245/45R-17 95W BSW
  • 245/45R17 XL 99H MBZ
  • P245/50R17 98H BUI B
  • 255/40R17 94H MBZ BW

P225/45R18 91V LEX B

  • 225/50R-18 95W BSW
  • 225/50R-18 95V BSW
  • 235/40R18 91H MBZ BW
  • P235/45R18 94V BSW
  • 235/60R18 102V BSW
  • P245/50R18 99V MBZ B
  • 245/50R18 100H BSW
  • 255/35R18 XL 94H MBZ

19 Inches Sizes

  • 245/40R-19 94W BSW
  • 245/45R-19 98W BSW

20 Inches Sizes

  • 245/45R20 99V BSW

Price Range

The price tag on the Primacy MXM4 ranges from $135 upward, according to the manufacturer’s website. However, you may get rebates, discounts, special offers, and coupon codes from retail platforms if you decide to buy from them.

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You get two mileage warranties on the Michelin Primacy MXM4 when you make a purchase. The difference in the warranties is based on the speed rating of the tires. You get a 55 000 mile warranty on the V and H-rated tires while the W, Y, and Z-rated tires have a warranty of 45 000 miles. Both warranties are valid for 6 years depending upon how much tread depth is left.

Michelin Tires

When you need a grand touring tire or run-flat tires, the Michelin Primacy MXM4 is your go-to option. With its numerous features and capabilities, you cannot go wrong with this tire.

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