Michelin Primacy 4

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

The tire replaced the Michelin Primacy 3.

2022 Vi Bilagare Michelin Primacy 4 Test

In 2022 experts of the Swedish magazine Vi Bilagare have tested the Michelin at size 205/55 R16 and compared to 6 similar budget and premium summer tires. Also they included into the test 3 “Eco” tires with low rolling resistance to compare results.

Michelin Primacy 4 test, ratings, review
3rd place in Wet braking. +2.7m braking distance.
Michelin Primacy 4 test, ratings, review
6-7th place in Wet handling. +1.2sec handling time.
Michelin Primacy 4 test, ratings, review
6th place in Wet lateral aqua. +0.5sec lap time.
Michelin Primacy 4 test, ratings, review
1st place in Straight aqua. +3.1km/h float speed.
Michelin Primacy 4 test, ratings, review
2nd place in Lateral aqua. -0.9 remaining lateral acceleration.
Michelin Primacy 4 test, ratings, review
5th place in Dry braking. +1.1m braking distance.
Michelin Primacy 4 test, ratings, review
4-5th place in Dry handling. +0.7sec handling time.
Michelin Primacy 4 test, ratings, review
7th place in Rolling resistance. +0.22 l/100km fuel consumption.
Michelin Primacy 4 test, ratings, review
4-8th place in Subj. Comfort.
Michelin Primacy 4 test, ratings, review
9-10th place in Subj. Noise.

2021 Auto Bild Michelin Primacy 4 Test

In 2021 experts of the German publication Auto Bild have tested the tire at size 205/55 R16 and compared to 19 similar Touring and Premium Touring Summer tires.

Michelin Primacy 4 test, ratings, review
10-12th place in Dry braking. +1.7m braking distance.
Michelin Primacy 4 test, ratings, review
19th place in Dry handling. -2.1km/h handling speed.
Michelin Primacy 4 test, ratings, review
5-6th place in Wet braking. +1.3m braking distance.
Michelin Primacy 4 test, ratings, review
13th place in Wet handling. -2km/h handling speed.
Michelin Primacy 4 test, ratings, review
5-6th place in Straight aqua. -2.9km/h float speed.
Michelin Primacy 4 test, ratings, review
2-4th place in Noise. +0.7dB external noise.
Michelin Primacy 4 test, ratings, review
4th place in Rolling resistance. +0.76kg/t.
Michelin Primacy 4 test, ratings, review
2nd place in Wear resistance.

2021 Sport Auto Michelin Primacy 4 Test

Test by the German publication Sport Auto in 2021. The experts have tested Michelin at size 195/55 R16 and compared to 10 similar budget, mid-range and premium summer tires.

Michelin Primacy 4 test, ratings, review
1st place in Dry braking. -0.9m braking distance.
Michelin Primacy 4 test, ratings, review
7th place in Dry handling. -1.6km/h handling speed.
Michelin Primacy 4 test, ratings, review
1st place in Wet braking. -1.2m braking distance.
Michelin Primacy 4 test, ratings, review
1-2nd place in Wet handling. +0.2km/h handling speed.
Michelin Primacy 4 test, ratings, review
9-10th place in Straight aqua. -4.4km/h float speed.
Michelin Primacy 4 test, ratings, review
1-3rd place in Noise. -0.2dB external noise.
Michelin Primacy 4 test, ratings, review
1-2nd place in Rolling resistance.

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 to 8 similar 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.
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1st place and the best result in Rolling resistance.
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2-4th place in Noise test.

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 set of the reference winter tires to compare 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.
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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.
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5th place in Rolling resistance.
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Last place in Noise test.

Overall Michelin Primacy 4 Review

1. 2022 Vi Bilagare (205/55 R16) – 5th place.

Main conclusions:

  • Short wet braking distance and average handling speed.
  • Great straight and lateral aquaplaning resistance.
  • Good dry performance.
  • Average rolling resistance and comfort.
  • High noise.

2. 2021 Auto Bild (205/55 R16) – 8th place and an expert score “Good”.

Main conclusions:

  • Short dry braking distance but relatively low handling speed as for premium tire.
  • Short wet braking distance and average handling speed.
  • High straight aquaplaning resistance.
  • Low noise and rolling resistance.
  • Good wear resistance.

3. 2021 Sport Auto (195/55 R16) – 1st place and an expert score “Very good”.

Main conclusions:

  • The shortest dry braking distance and good handling speed.
  • Great wet performance.
  • Low straight aquaplaning resistance.
  • Low noise.
  • Good rolling resistance.

4. 2019 Auto Zeitung (235/45 R18) – 2nd place.

Main conclusions:

  • Short dry braking distance and good handling speed.
  • Average wet performance.
  • Average straight aquaplaning resistance.
  • The best rolling resistance.
  • Low noise.

5. 2019 NAF (205/55 R16) – 5th place.

Main conclusions:

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

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