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Michelin Primacy 4+

Michelin Primacy 4+

/93% · summer · · : Premium

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Pros and cons

  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Low drive-by noise levels
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The Michelin Primacy 4+ is a well-rounded summer tyre that excels in both dry and wet conditions, as testified across various tests and reviews. This tyre is praised for its balanced performance, offering a good combination of safety features and environmental benefits. When it comes to driving on a dry surface, the Primacy 4+ is recognized for providing secure handling and a satisfactory feedback through the steering wheel, even at the limit. Its braking performance on dry roads is rated positively, indicating that it can reliably shorten stopping distances.

In wet conditions, the Michelin Primacy 4+ stands out for its excellent grip and safe driving attributes. Test results consistently show good scores in wet braking, handling, and resistance to aquaplaning, although some tests suggest slight weaknesses in aquaplaning behavior compared to the best performers in the category. Despite these minor criticisms, the tire is seen as a solid choice for navigating through challenging wet conditions safely and with confidence.

Environmental impact and efficiency are also strong points for the Michelin Primacy 4+. The tire receives commendations for its low rolling resistance, which contributes to fuel economy, and its lightweight design. Moreover, it is lauded for its minimal wear, leading to a very high mileage potential and a reduced impact on the environment due to its longevity and reduced tire waste.

Comfort and noise levels are additional strengths noted in reviews. The Primacy 4+ is described as providing a comfortable ride with low noise levels, enhancing the overall driving experience. However, some tests note that the tire’s handling in dry conditions can feel somewhat sluggish, with limited grip, which could affect performance in dynamic driving scenarios.

In summary, the Michelin Primacy 4+ emerges as a strong contender in the summer tire category, offering an appealing blend of safety, performance, and environmental efficiency. Its prowess in wet conditions, combined with commendable dry performance, makes it a versatile choice. Moreover, its long lifespan and focus on sustainability further bolster its appeal to consumers looking for a reliable and eco-friendly tire option.


Michelin Primacy 4+ is made in 122 sizes, starting from 185/50 R16 up to 245/40 R21.
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Michelin Primacy 4+ was launched and replaced Michelin Primacy 4.


Michelin Primacy 4+ was tested 3x (Autoklub ČR,...)


Michelin Primacy 4+ was tested 1x (ADAC)


Aquaplaning - cross
Adac 2023
Aquaplaning - longitudal
Adac 2023
Dry braking
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Exterior noise
Adac 2023
Wet braking
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Michelin Primacy 4+ in tyre tests

All tyre tests where Michelin Primacy 4+ was featured:
ADAC Summer tyre test 2024 215/55 R17
Ranked #2 of 16
Securing an impressive second place among 16 competitors, the Michelin Primacy 4+ showcased its distinction with a final rating of 'Good'. This tire stood out for its balanced performance, exhibiting secure handling on both dry and wet roads, complemented by its commendably short braking distances. Its performance on dry tarmac was notable for good steering feedback and a reliable behavior at the limit, ensuring a safe driving experience. Although performing admirably on wet surfaces, with good handling and braking, it slightly faltered in aquaplaning tests, narrowly missing a top-notch rating in this respect. Moreover, the Primacy 4+ was praised for its environmental credentials, achieving a high score for its very high projected mileage, minimal wear, and efficient fuel consumption attributed to its low weight. This comprehensive evaluation affirmed the tire's strength in safety and environmental friendliness, albeit with a minor note on aquaplaning performance.
Name Enviromental impactDriving safety
Best values in test1,61,7
Michelin Primacy 4+1,72,2
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Name Points totalWetDry
Best values in test104,7106103,4
Michelin Primacy 4+102,6103,9101,4
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Source: www.autoklub.cz
Name Enviromental impactDriving safety
Best values in test1,31,8
Michelin Primacy 4+1,62,3
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Source: www.adac.de
Tyre Reviews Summer tyre test 2023 205/55 R16
highly recommended
Ranked #5 of 13
Michelin Primacy 4+
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Test ratings distribution

100% (1x)85% (2x)
Highly recommendedGood

Ratings x Wheel size

92.5% (2x)85% (1x)

Ratings x Width

205/xx Rxx215/xx Rxx
92.5% (2x)85% (1x)

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