Bridgestone Turanza T005 vs Michelin Primacy 4 Plus

In this article we will be looking at independent tyre test data, and real world driver reviews of the Bridgestone Turanza T005 and the Michelin Primacy 4 Plus to find out which tyre is best for your own driving.

The good news is that both the Bridgestone Turanza T005 and Michelin Primacy 4 Plus are Premium Touring Summer tyres designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars, which means comparing the two tyres is relatively simple.

Both tyres are hugely popular in the market place with drivers, and both have been featured in independent tyre tests.

Turanza-T005 VS Primacy-4-Plus

Test Results

Independent comparison tyre tests are the best source of data to get tyre information from, and the good news is there have been four tests which compare both tyres directly!

Out of these four tests:

  • Bridgestone Turanza T005 finished ahead of the Michelin Primacy 4 Plus in two of the tests
  • Michelin Primacy 4 Plus finished ahead of the Bridgestone Turanza T005 in two of the tests

While it might look like the Michelin Primacy 4 Plus is better than the Bridgestone Turanza T005 purely based on the higher number of test wins, tyres are very complicated objects which means where one tyre is better than the other can be more important in real world use.

Lets look at how the two tyres compare across multiple tyre test categories.

Dry Braking

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Bridgestone Turanza T005 was better during two dry braking tests. On average the Bridgestone Turanza T005 stopped the vehicle in 0.9% less distance than the Michelin Primacy 4 Plus.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
36.4M
Michelin Primacy 4 Plus
36.73M
Dry braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Dry Braking: Bridgestone Turanza T005

2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 35.29M Michelin Primacy 4 Plus: 36.58M
2023 ADAC Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 37.3M Michelin Primacy 4 Plus: 36.9M
2023 Motor Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 36.6M Michelin Primacy 4 Plus: 36.7M

Dry Handling [s]

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Bridgestone Turanza T005 was better during two dry handling [s] tests. On average the Bridgestone Turanza T005 was 0.86% faster around a lap than the Michelin Primacy 4 Plus.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
54.18s
Michelin Primacy 4 Plus
54.65s
Dry handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Dry Handling [s]: Bridgestone Turanza T005

2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 52.36s Michelin Primacy 4 Plus: 52.6s
2023 Motor Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 56s Michelin Primacy 4 Plus: 56.7s

Subj. Dry Handling

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin Primacy 4 Plus was better during zero subj. dry handling tests. On average the Michelin Primacy 4 Plus scored 0% more points than the Bridgestone Turanza T005.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
85 Points
Michelin Primacy 4 Plus
85 Points
Subjective Dry Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Dry Handling: Michelin Primacy 4 Plus

2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 85 Points Michelin Primacy 4 Plus: 85 Points

Wet Braking

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Michelin Primacy 4 Plus was better during three wet braking tests. On average the Michelin Primacy 4 Plus stopped the vehicle in 5.61% less distance than the Bridgestone Turanza T005.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
43.85M
Michelin Primacy 4 Plus
41.39M
Wet braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Wet Braking: Michelin Primacy 4 Plus

2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 34.94M Michelin Primacy 4 Plus: 32.88M
2023 ADAC Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 37.7M Michelin Primacy 4 Plus: 36.7M
2023 Motor Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 58.9M Michelin Primacy 4 Plus: 54.6M

Wet Braking - Concrete

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin Primacy 4 Plus was better during one wet braking - concrete tests. On average the Michelin Primacy 4 Plus stopped the vehicle in 3.58% less distance than the Bridgestone Turanza T005.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
39.1M
Michelin Primacy 4 Plus
37.7M
Wet braking on Concrete in meters, lower is better

Best In Wet Braking - Concrete: Michelin Primacy 4 Plus

2023 ADAC Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 39.1M Michelin Primacy 4 Plus: 37.7M

Wet Handling [s]

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Michelin Primacy 4 Plus was better during one wet handling [s] tests. On average the Michelin Primacy 4 Plus was 0.17% faster around a wet lap than the Bridgestone Turanza T005.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
85.81s
Michelin Primacy 4 Plus
85.66s
Wet handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Wet Handling [s]: Michelin Primacy 4 Plus

2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 86.21s Michelin Primacy 4 Plus: 85.72s
2023 Motor Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 85.4s Michelin Primacy 4 Plus: 85.6s

Subj. Wet Handling

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin Primacy 4 Plus was better during one subj. wet handling tests. On average the Michelin Primacy 4 Plus scored 5.26% more points than the Bridgestone Turanza T005.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
90 Points
Michelin Primacy 4 Plus
95 Points
Subjective Wet Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Wet Handling: Michelin Primacy 4 Plus

2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 90 Points Michelin Primacy 4 Plus: 95 Points

Wet Circle

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Bridgestone Turanza T005 was better during one wet circle tests. On average the Bridgestone Turanza T005 was 2.44% faster around a wet circle than the Michelin Primacy 4 Plus.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
11.6s
Michelin Primacy 4 Plus
11.89s
Wet Circle Lap Time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Wet Circle: Bridgestone Turanza T005

2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 11.6s Michelin Primacy 4 Plus: 11.89s

Straight Aqua

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Michelin Primacy 4 Plus was better during three straight aqua tests. On average the Michelin Primacy 4 Plus floated at a 2.59% higher speed than the Bridgestone Turanza T005.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
77.86Km/H
Michelin Primacy 4 Plus
79.93Km/H
Float Speed in Km/H, higher is better

Best In Straight Aqua: Michelin Primacy 4 Plus

2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 75.47Km/H Michelin Primacy 4 Plus: 78.18Km/H
2023 ADAC Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 82.8Km/H Michelin Primacy 4 Plus: 83.5Km/H
2023 Motor Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 75.3Km/H Michelin Primacy 4 Plus: 78.1Km/H

Curved Aquaplaning

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Michelin Primacy 4 Plus was better during two curved aquaplaning tests. On average the Michelin Primacy 4 Plus slipped out at a 2.56% higher speed than the Bridgestone Turanza T005.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
3.42m/sec2
Michelin Primacy 4 Plus
3.51m/sec2
Remaining lateral acceleration, higher is better

Best In Curved Aquaplaning: Michelin Primacy 4 Plus

2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 3.33m/sec2 Michelin Primacy 4 Plus: 3.42m/sec2
2023 ADAC Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 3.5m/sec2 Michelin Primacy 4 Plus: 3.6m/sec2

Subj. Comfort

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin Primacy 4 Plus was better during zero subj. comfort tests. On average the Michelin Primacy 4 Plus scored 0% more points than the Bridgestone Turanza T005.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
95 Points
Michelin Primacy 4 Plus
95 Points
Subjective Comfort Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Comfort: Michelin Primacy 4 Plus

2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 95 Points Michelin Primacy 4 Plus: 95 Points

Noise

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Michelin Primacy 4 Plus was better during three noise tests. On average the Michelin Primacy 4 Plus measured 2.15% quieter than the Bridgestone Turanza T005.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
69.87dB
Michelin Primacy 4 Plus
68.37dB
External noise in dB, lower is better

Best In Noise: Michelin Primacy 4 Plus

2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 72.4dB Michelin Primacy 4 Plus: 70.3dB
2023 ADAC Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 72.3dB Michelin Primacy 4 Plus: 70.5dB
2023 Motor Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 64.9dB Michelin Primacy 4 Plus: 64.3dB

Tyre Weight

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Bridgestone Turanza T005 was better during one tyre weight tests. On average the Bridgestone Turanza T005 weighed 10.47% less than the Michelin Primacy 4 Plus.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
7.7Kg
Michelin Primacy 4 Plus
8.6Kg
Tyre Weight Per Set, lower is better

Best In Tyre Weight: Bridgestone Turanza T005

2023 ADAC Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 7.7Kg Michelin Primacy 4 Plus: 8.6Kg

Wear

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin Primacy 4 Plus was better during one wear tests. On average the Michelin Primacy 4 Plus is predicted to cover 34.09% miles before reaching 1.6mm than the Bridgestone Turanza T005.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
40400KM
Michelin Primacy 4 Plus
61300KM
Predicted tread life in KM, higher is better

Best In Wear: Michelin Primacy 4 Plus

2023 ADAC Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 40400KM Michelin Primacy 4 Plus: 61300KM

Value

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin Primacy 4 Plus was better during one value tests. On average the Michelin Primacy 4 Plus proved to have a 28.73% better value based on price/1000km than the Bridgestone Turanza T005.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
2.75Price/1000
Michelin Primacy 4 Plus
1.96Price/1000
Euros/1000km based on cost/wear, lower is better

Best In Value: Michelin Primacy 4 Plus

2023 ADAC Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 2.75Price/1000 Michelin Primacy 4 Plus: 1.96Price/1000

Price

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Bridgestone Turanza T005 was better during three price tests. On average the Bridgestone Turanza T005 cost 1.99% less than the Michelin Primacy 4 Plus.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
2275.06
Michelin Primacy 4 Plus
2321.3
Price in local currency, lower is better

Best In Price: Bridgestone Turanza T005

2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 89.19 Michelin Primacy 4 Plus: 93.89
2023 ADAC Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 111 Michelin Primacy 4 Plus: 120
2023 Motor Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 6625 Michelin Primacy 4 Plus: 6750

Rolling Resistance

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Bridgestone Turanza T005 was better during two rolling resistance tests. On average the Bridgestone Turanza T005 had a 17.92% lower rolling resistance than the Michelin Primacy 4 Plus.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
3.71kg / t
Michelin Primacy 4 Plus
4.52kg / t
Rolling resistance in kg t, lower is better

Best In Rolling Resistance: Bridgestone Turanza T005

2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 6.76kg / t Michelin Primacy 4 Plus: 8.24kg / t
2023 Motor Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 0.665kg / t Michelin Primacy 4 Plus: 0.797kg / t

Fuel Consumption

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Bridgestone Turanza T005 was better during one fuel consumption tests. On average the Bridgestone Turanza T005 used 3.45% less fuel than the Michelin Primacy 4 Plus.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
5.6l/100km
Michelin Primacy 4 Plus
5.8l/100km
Fuel consumption in Litres per 100 km, lower is better

Best In Fuel Consumption: Bridgestone Turanza T005

2023 ADAC Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 5.6l/100km Michelin Primacy 4 Plus: 5.8l/100km

Abrasion

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin Primacy 4 Plus was better during one abrasion tests. On average the Michelin Primacy 4 Plus emitted 26.74% less particle wear matter than the Bridgestone Turanza T005.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
73.3mg/km/t
Michelin Primacy 4 Plus
53.7mg/km/t
Weight of Tyre Wear Particles Lost (mg/km/t), lower is better

Best In Abrasion: Michelin Primacy 4 Plus

2023 ADAC Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 73.3mg/km/t Michelin Primacy 4 Plus: 53.7mg/km/t

Real World Driver Reviews

Tyre Reviews also collects real world driver reviews for the Bridgestone Turanza T005 and Michelin Primacy 4 Plus.

In total the Bridgestone Turanza T005 has been reviewed 142 times and drivers have given the tyre 73% overall.

The Michelin Primacy 4 Plus has been reviewed 26 times and drivers have given the tyre 82% overall.

This means drivers in real world driving, people prefer the Michelin Primacy 4 Plus.

Best Review for the Bridgestone Turanza T005
Given 88% 225/45 R17 on a combination of roads for 800 average miles
Fitted these to my Golf a few weeks ago...and v glad I did so. Drive back from Scotland in sleeting conditions, with slush on motorway...great traction on slushy road...and v sure footed during aqua planing. Road noise and mpg excellent Please sir...can I have some more!
Helpful 930 - tyre reviewed on February 14, 2018
View all Bridgestone Turanza T005 driver reviews >>
Best Review for the Michelin Primacy 4 Plus
Given 97% 235/45 R17 on a combination of roads for 1,000 average miles
Coming from the Civics original tyres Primacy 3 that’s lasted 25Kmls or just over 4 years, I don’t do a lot of miles daily but those Primacy 3 tyres served me well with just the road noise being a little loud at times I liked the dry, wet, handling and comfort of these Michelin’s.

So with not a lot of info on the new Primacy 4Plus and needing 4tyres I decided to go with these anyway as only £1.oo each dearer than the primacy 4 when I purchased, in for a penny in for a pound, these are the XL reinforced version I went for as they are a whole 1DB quieter than the non XL version... Continue reading this review using the link below
Helpful 254 - tyre reviewed on July 24, 2022
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Conclusion

In conclusion the Bridgestone Turanza T005 was better in dry braking, dry handling [s], wet circle, tyre weight, price, rolling resistance and fuel consumption tests, whereas the Michelin Primacy 4 Plus was better in subj. dry handling, wet braking, wet braking - concrete, wet handling [s], subj. wet handling, straight aqua, curved aquaplaning, subj. comfort, noise, wear, value and abrasion tests.

Which tyre is best for you depends a lot on your driving style and situation, plus what you want from the tyre, but comparing all the data in the tyre reviews database, on balance the Michelin Primacy 4 Plus seems to be the best tyre overall.

Overall Winner: Michelin Primacy 4 Plus

 Overall Winner: Michelin Primacy 4 Plus

Footnote

This page has been developed using tyre industry testing best practices. This means we are only comparing tests which have had both tyres in the same test.

Why is this important? Tyre testing is heavily affected by things like surface grip levels and surface temperature, which means you can only compare values from the same day. During a tyre test external condition changes are calculated into the overall results, but it is not possible to calculate this between tyre tests performed on different days or at different locations.

As a result you will see other tests on Tyre Reviews which feature both the Bridgestone Turanza T005 and Michelin Primacy 4 Plus, but as they weren't conducted on the same day, the results are not comparable.

Lots of other websites do this sort of tyre comparison, Tyre Reviews doesn't.