Michelin Primacy 4

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Michelin Primacy 4 is a Premium Touring summer tire with asymmetrical tread, designed for Passenger cars.

The tyre replaced the Michelin Primacy 3.

2019 Auto Zeitung Michelin Primacy 4 test

In 2019 experts of the German publication Auto Zeitung have tested the Michelin Primacy 4 at size 235/45 R18 and compared with 8 simmilar budget, medium and premium summer tires. In addition they included into the test one all-season Michelin CrossClimate+.

Michelin Primacy 4 test and review
3rd place in Dry braking. The braking distance was 0.6 meters longer, than the leader.
Michelin Primacy 4 test and review
2nd place in Dry handling. Michelin was 0.4 sec slower, than the leader.
Michelin Primacy 4 test and review
6th place in Wet braking. The braking distance was 2.9m longer, than the best summer tire.
test Michelin Primacy 4 review
6th place in Wet handling. Michelin was 4.2 sec slower, than the leader.
test Michelin Primacy 4 review
7th place in Straight aqua. The float speed was 2.8km/h lower, than the leader.
test summer tyre Michelin Primacy 4 review
1st place and the best result in Rolling resistance.
test summer tyre Michelin Primacy 4 reviews
2-4th place in Noise test.

Overall Michelin Primacy 4 review

According to the test results Michelin Primacy 4 took 2nd place.

Main conclusions:

  • Good dry performance.
  • Average wet braking distance and handling time.
  • Average straight aquaplanning resistance.
  • The best rolling resistance.
  • Low noise.

2019 NAF Michelin Primacy 4 test

In 2019 experts of the Norwegian AutoMobile Federation have tested the Michelin Primacy 4 at size 205/55 R16 and compared to 6 similar mid-range and premium tires. In addition experts included into the test on reference winter tire for comparison of results.

test summer Michelin Primacy 4 review
1st place and the best result in Wet braking. The braking distance was 0.6m shorter, than the next tire.
test summer Michelin Primacy 4 review
7th place in Wet handling. Michelin was 1.68 sec slower, than the leader.
test summer Michelin Primacy 4 review
2nd place in Straight aqua. The float speed was 0.2km/h lower, than the best summer tire.
test Michelin Primacy 4 reviews
5th place in Dry braking. The braking distance was 1.3m longer, than the leader.
test Michelin Primacy 4 reviews
7th place in Dry handling. The worst result among summer tires. Michelin was 0.88 sec slower, than the leader.
test Michelin Primacy 4 reviews
5th place in Rolling resistance.
test Michelin Primacy 4 reviews
Last place in Noise test.

Overall Michelin Primacy 4 test

According to the test results Michelin took 5th place.

Main conclusions:

  • Unbalanced on the wet: the shortest braking distance (unlike previous test, Michelin showed better result and beat main competitors), but the worst handling time.
  • High straight aquaplanning resistance.
  • Relatively poor on the dry (but safety overall).
  • Average rolling resistance.
  • The highest noise.

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