The MICHELIN PRIMACY 4 tyre offers a new a reference for safety. After three years of development, this tyre provides a high level of performance on wet roads, from the first use until worn to the legal wear indicator (1.6mm). This tyre, thus responds to the need to perform at a high level when worn; a long lasting performance.
Compared to its direct competitors, the new MICHELIN PRIMACY 4 lasts an average of 18,000 kilometres more; confirming the long lasting performance of the new tyres designed by Michelin. The new MICHELIN PRIMACY 4 tyre is a concrete demonstration of the Michelin Group’s strategy: consumers must be able to drive safely, throughout the life of the tyre, right down to the legal wear indicator of 1.6 mm
Tyre review data from 150 tyre reviews averaging 79% over 2,016,781 miles driven.
The Primacy 4 is ranked 53rd of 146 Summer Premium Touring tyres.
In Depth Tyre Comparisons
2022 Summer Tyre Market Overview - 8th of 44 tyresView Full Test >>
2022 AutoBild SUV 4x4 Summer Tyre Test - 4th of 11 tyres
2022 Auto Bild Summer Tyre Test - 3rd of 22 tyres
|185/60 R15 88H XL||C||A||69||7.34kgs|
|185/60 R15 84T S1||A||B||68||7.70kgs|
|185/60 R15 84H||C||A||68||7.17kgs|
|185/60 R15 84T S1||A||B||68||6.80kgs|
|185/60 R15 84T||C||A||68||7.24kgs|
|165/65 R15 81T S1||A||B||68||7.03kgs|
|165/65 R15 81T S1||A||B||68||6.20kgs|
|185/65 R15 88T||C||A||68||7.42kgs|
|185/65 R15 88H||C||A||68||7.62kgs|
|185/65 R15 92T XL E||A||B||70||6.70kgs|
|185/65 R15 92T XL||C||A||69||8.12kgs|
|195/65 R15 91H S1||A||B||68||7.70kgs|
|195/65 R15 95H XL||C||A||68||8.16kgs|
|195/65 R15 91V||C||A||68||8.03kgs|
|195/65 R15 91H S2||A||A||69||7.50kgs|
|195/65 R15 91H||C||A||68||7.88kgs|
|205/45 R16 83W||C||A||68||7.82kgs|
|225/50 R16 92W||C||A||69||9.55kgs|
|195/55 R16 87H S2||B||A||68||7.80kgs|
|195/55 R16 91T XL E||A||B||70||7.50kgs|
|195/55 R16 87H S1||A||A||68||7.60kgs|
|195/55 R16 87T||C||A||68||7.76kgs|
|195/55 R16 91V XL||B||A||68||7.77kgs|
|195/55 R16 87H||C||A||68||7.76kgs|
|195/55 R16 91T XL||B||A||68||7.81kgs|
|195/55 R16 87W *||A||B||68||7.50kgs|
|205/55 R16 91H||C||A||68||8.41kgs|
|205/55 R16 91H S1||A||B||68||8.10kgs|
|205/55 R16 91V||C||A||68||8.49kgs|
|205/55 R16 91W *||A||B||69||7.90kgs|
|205/55 R16 91H S2||A||A||69||8.27kgs|
|205/55 R16 94H XL||C||A||70||8.57kgs|
|205/55 R16 94V XL||C||A||68||8.50kgs|
|205/55 R16 94H XL S1||A||A||68||8.60kgs|
|205/55 R16 91H E||A||B||68||7.70kgs|
|205/55 R16 91V ST||9.50kgs|
|205/55 R16 91V S1||A||A||68||8.00kgs|
|205/55 R16 91W||C||A||68||8.40kgs|
|205/55 R16 94V XL VOL||A||B||68||8.20kgs|
|215/55 R16 97W XL||B||A||68||8.83kgs|
|215/55 R16 93V||C||A||69||8.81kgs|
|215/55 R16 93W||C||A||69||8.77kgs|
|225/55 R16 99Y XL||C||A||68||10.04kgs|
|225/55 R16 95W||C||A||69||9.89kgs|
|225/55 R16 99W XL||C||A||68||9.89kgs|
|205/60 R16 92V||C||A||68||8.86kgs|
|205/60 R16 92V E MO||A||B||68||8.50kgs|
|205/60 R16 92V S1||B||B||68||9.10kgs|
|205/60 R16 92V E||A||B||68||8.10kgs|
|205/60 R16 96H XL||B||A||68||8.86kgs|
|205/60 R16 96W XL *||A||B||68||8.35kgs|
|205/60 R16 92W||C||A||68||12.13kgs|
|205/60 R16 92H||C||A||68||8.86kgs|
|205/60 R16 92H S1||A||A||68||8.48kgs|
|205/60 R16 96W XL||B||A||68||8.86kgs|
|215/60 R16 95V||B||A||69||9.05kgs|
|215/60 R16 99V XL||B||A||68||9.06kgs|
|215/60 R16 99H XL||B||A||68||9.02kgs|
|215/60 R16 95H S1||A||B||69||8.95kgs|
|195/65 R16 92V||C||A||69||8.53kgs|
|195/65 R16 92V S1||B||B||68||8.65kgs|
|205/45 R17 88V XL||C||A||70||8.37kgs|
|205/45 R17 88H XL S1||A||B||68||7.70kgs|
|205/45 R17 88V XL S2||A||B||68||7.60kgs|
|205/45 R17 88V XL S1||B||B||68||8.10kgs|
|215/45 R17 91V XL||C||A||68||8.56kgs|
|215/45 R17 91W XL||C||A||68||8.56kgs|
|215/45 R17 87W||C||A||69||8.56kgs|
|215/45 R17 91V XL S1||B||B||68||8.50kgs|
|225/45 R17 94W XL||B||A||68||8.90kgs|
|225/45 R17 94V XL S1||A||A||68||8.90kgs|
|225/45 R17 91Y||C||A||69||8.84kgs|
|225/45 R17 91W||C||A||69||8.78kgs|
|225/45 R17 91W VOL||A||B||69||8.40kgs|
|225/45 R17 94Y XL *||A||A||68||8.61kgs|
|225/45 R17 91W S1||B||B||69||9.00kgs|
|225/45 R17 91V||C||A||69||8.77kgs|
|225/45 R17 94V XL||B||A||70||8.89kgs|
|235/45 R17 94W||C||A||69||9.24kgs|
|235/45 R17 94Y||C||A||69||9.24kgs|
|235/45 R17 97W XL||B||A||70||9.24kgs|
|245/45 R17 99W XL||C||A||70||10.52kgs|
|245/45 R17 99Y XL||C||A||70||10.52kgs|
|205/50 R17 93H XL S1||A||B||68||8.70kgs|
|205/50 R17 93V XL S1||10.02kgs|
|205/50 R17 93W XL||C||A||68||8.60kgs|
|205/50 R17 89V||C||A||68||8.56kgs|
|215/50 R17 91W S2||A||B||69||8.90kgs|
|215/50 R17 91W||C||A||69||9.29kgs|
|215/50 R17 91W S1||B||A||69||9.40kgs|
|215/50 R17 95W XL||B||A||68||9.10kgs|
|225/50 R17 94Y||C||A||69||9.50kgs|
|225/50 R17 94W AR.||B||A||69||9.58kgs|
|225/50 R17 98W XL||B||A||68||9.48kgs|
|225/50 R17 94W||C||A||69||9.52kgs|
|225/50 R17 98V XL||B||A||68||9.55kgs|
|225/50 R17 98Y XL||B||A||68||9.54kgs|
|225/50 R17 94V||C||A||69||9.44kgs|
|225/50 R17 98V XL VOLDT||A||B||68||9.50kgs|
|225/50 R17 98V XL VOL||A||B||68||9.80kgs|
|225/50 R17 98Y XL *||A||B||68||9.70kgs|
|205/55 R17 95W XL *||A||B||68||8.80kgs|
|205/55 R17 95V XL||B||A||68||9.03kgs|
|205/55 R17 95V XL J||A||B||68||8.80kgs|
|205/55 R17 95V XL S1||A||B||68||8.80kgs|
|205/55 R17 91W MO||A||B||68||8.80kgs|
|215/55 R17 94V||C||A||69||9.40kgs|
|215/55 R17 94V S1||A||B||69||10.40kgs|
|215/55 R17 98W XL S1||A||A||68||9.65kgs|
|225/55 R17 101W XL||B||A||68||10.22kgs|
|225/55 R17 101Y XL *||A||B||68||10.20kgs|
|225/55 R17 97Y||C||A||69||10.22kgs|
|225/55 R17 101V XL VOL||A||B||68||10.20kgs|
|225/55 R17 97W||C||A||69||10.14kgs|
|235/55 R17 99V||C||A||69||10.76kgs|
|235/55 R17 103Y XL||B||A||70||10.83kgs|
|235/55 R17 103W XL||B||A||70||10.80kgs|
|215/60 R17 96H S1||A||A||69||9.90kgs|
|215/60 R17 96V||B||A||69||9.78kgs|
|215/60 R17 96V S1||A||A||69||9.79kgs|
|215/60 R17 96H||B||A||69||9.70kgs|
|225/60 R17 99V||B||A||69||10.47kgs|
|235/60 R17 102V VOL||A||B||69||11.40kgs|
|215/65 R17 99V MO||B||A||69||10.60kgs|
|215/65 R17 103V XL S1||A||A||68||10.80kgs|
|225/40 R18 92Y XL||B||A||68||9.60kgs|
|235/40 R18 91W S1||B||A||69||9.60kgs|
|245/40 R18 93H AO||B||A||70||9.80kgs|
|225/45 R18 95W XL||B||A||68||9.49kgs|
|225/45 R18 95Y XL||B||A||68||9.49kgs|
|235/45 R18 98W XL S1||A||A||72||9.60kgs|
|235/45 R18 98W XL||B||A||70||9.81kgs|
|235/45 R18 98Y XL||B||A||70||9.81kgs|
|235/45 R18 98W XL VOL||A||B||70||9.70kgs|
|245/45 R18 100W XL S1||A||B||70||10.40kgs|
|245/45 R18 100W XL||B||A||70||10.42kgs|
|245/45 R18 100Y XL MO||A||B||70||10.30kgs|
|245/45 R18 96W||B||A||68||11.55kgs|
|255/45 R18 99Y||C||A||70||10.69kgs|
|225/50 R18 99W XL *||A||B||68||10.62kgs|
|225/50 R18 99W XL||B||A||68||10.09kgs|
|235/50 R18 97V||C||A||69||11.36kgs|
|235/50 R18 101Y XL||B||A||70||11.36kgs|
|215/55 R18 99V XL S1||A||B||68||10.50kgs|
|215/55 R18 99V XL VOL||A||B||68||10.80kgs|
|225/55 R18 102Y XL AO1||B||A||68||11.00kgs|
|225/55 R18 102Y XL AO2||A||A||68||10.50kgs|
|225/55 R18 102V XL S1||A||A||68||10.55kgs|
|235/55 R18 100W MO S1||A||B||69||11.30kgs|
|235/55 R18 100W MO||B||A||69||11.40kgs|
|235/55 R18 100V VOL||A||B||69||11.20kgs|
|235/55 R18 100V AO||B||A||69||11.40kgs|
|235/40 R19 96W XL A VOL||A||B||70||10.20kgs|
2017-09-27 - Can you mail the catalog of primacy 4 or all the tyres size for me?
We will be attending the Michelin Primacy 4 launch in mid October 2017, so we will have a full list of Primacy 4 sizes on the website shortly after.
2018-02-13 - When will 15'' sizes be availabe for this tire? Michelin said they would be availabe from january. Have they dropped 15''?
The plan is a phased transition in some sizes from Energy Saver+ to Primacy 4. 2018 sizes are 185/65-15 and 195/65-15 in May/Sept, more to follow in 2019.
2018-03-12 - Need your help . Can’t decide between Michelin Primacy 4 , Continental Premium 6 and Dunlop SportMaxx RT2. Car: Ford Focus 2008 1.6 Ti-VCT 115hp . 2009-2013 ContiSportContact5 (35000km) . 2013-2018 ContiSportContact5 (30000km). 225/4018 both of them
A very hard question to answer! I would be between the Michelin and Continental Premium Contact 6, but I would probably end up choosing the Michelin Pilot Sport 4!
2018-06-04 - For a 205/55/R16/91V tyre size, which is better, Michelin Primacy 4 or Continental Premium contact 5?
They are both comparable tyres. The Michelin will have better mileage, the Conti might have slightly better wet grip.
2018-09-01 - Considering both these or Pilot Sport for Golf 1.4 in 205.55 R16. Both seem excellent tyres...but not really sure how they compare to each other. I am assuming PS is more sporty, ie stiffer sidewall? Can anyone clearly characterize the differences in "qualities" of these tyres in order to aid decision-making? (over and above all the excellent reviews). Thank you!
Your assumption is correct in that the Primacy 4 should be slightly more comfortable, slightly quieter and slightly better mileage, where as the PS4 will feel slightly more sporty.
2018-09-17 - I am thinking about buying this tyre, but I don't know which version to choose between: 225/45/R17 91W/Y or the 225/45/R17 94W XL. The XL has better fuel rating and one decibel lower noise level. Would there be any drawbacks if opting for this version? The car is an Audi A3 Sportback 2.0TDI 170HP.
In theory the higher load rating could give you slightly less comfort, but in practice the differences can be very hard to notice so I would suggest that would be the tyre I would look at fitting.
2018-10-15 - Following on from the question someone had relating to the XL version being better noise and efficiency ratings that xl version appears more preferable to the 91 rated version. Would the 94 xl version need a higher psi or is it OK to run at the car manufacturers recommended psi (assuming the only psi rating given is for a 91 rated tyre)?
It's always best to start running at the manufacturers recommended pressures. Sometimes XL tyres with loads like to be around 2 psi higher, but again worth checking.
2018-11-23 - What is your advice 're replacing 2 tyres? Front primacy 3 on my volvo are worn but rears have over 5mm tread left. Do you think primacy 4 would be a good fit to replace the fronts as presumably they have similar characteristics to the primacy 3s. Do you think I should put the newer tyre on the rear?
Yes, the Primacy 4 would be a good replacement for the Primacy 3, and the general advice is to put the newer / better tyre on the rear of the vehicle to avoid oversteer.
2019-07-30 - Is Primacy 4 an upgrade to the Primacy 3? Reason I ask if because the Primacy 3 is more expensive than the Primacy 4. Making me think that Primacy 3 might actually be better as an overall tyre? As I currently got my 2 rear tyres changed and bought the Primacy 4 tyres. However the Formula One Autocentre fitted the Primacy 3 tyres saying that the order of the Primacy 4 is due in another 6 weeks so he suggested to keep the Primacy 3 for the same price? Wondering if I should just keep the Primacy 3 tyres now they are fitted.
If you ordered the Primacy 4, I would want those tyres. They are a direct replacement for the Primacy 3, and improve on the Primacy 3 in most areas.
2019-08-26 - Living in a small market country like Cyprus where the market is limited to options in "strange" sizes (Lexus IS220d with 225/45/17 & 245/45/17) I have the following decision to take. The Pilot Sport 4 I have on the car now are wearing down (will get roughly around 30K km on them) and I enquired about Evo 3, Conti Premium 6 and F1 A5 (had the A3 before the PS4) and I can only find the front tyres (!!!) at the moment. So I'm kinda left with the F1 A3 and the Primacy 4. I liked the F1 A3 a lot but knowing that the F1 A5 is out there I'm a bit bummed. I know one tyre is a performance tyre and the Primacy 4 is a touring tyre and I'm not really driving the car on sport mode so I'm leaning towards the Primacy 4. Price for the Goodyear should be a bit cheaper (around €530 compared to €580 for the Primacy 4). Any opinion to get me over the line? :) Thank you.
Without knowing your market it is very difficult for me to recommend anything else, especially as you really seem to know your tyres! The extra purchase price of the Prim4 should be offset by the extra mileage, but the Asymmetric 3 will likely be the grippier tyre overall.
2020-01-06 - Rear primacy 3 XL on my BMW 520D are worn (after 12k mileage) but Fronts have over 5mm tread left. Do you think primacy 4 would be a good fit to replace the rear? How do primacy 4 perform on grip as compared with PS4? Usually I drive within speed limits. Sometime 80 to 90mph
Primacy 4 is the obviously replacement for the 3, it's improved slightly in almost all categories. Dry and wet grip should be broadly similar to the Pilot Sport 4, but they won't handle as nicely.
2020-08-18 - I have a VW Golf 1.4 Tsi 90kw (2015) came factory fitted with Dunlop Sport BluResponse 205/55 16 91V. Generally run Michelin tyres on my cars. I’m looking at the Primacy 4 as all round replacements, historical spinal injuries/surgery mean comfort is a priority nowadays, in your recent test the Primacy 4 rated highly on subjective comfort. However, in the video it was listed as a 91H, so my quandary is, would the 91H provide slightly improved subjective comfort over a 91V? Every little helps. . . Being a 90kw model, both VW and Michelin have recommended 91H or higher for 205/55 16 wheels.
In that size, the 91H and 91V tyres are the same construction, so it wouldn't make a difference.
2021-02-05 - How come New Michelin Primacy 4 comes with only 6.5mm tread depth? Is that not a bit low and do some Primacy 4 come with 8mm? If so, how come and what ones do?
I'm not sure if some sizes come with higher tread depth, potentially SUV sizes might, however the Primacy 4 starting around 7mm is normal, and should still out-wear almost any other tyre on the market.
2020-11-08 - Can anyone say please, primacy 4 205/55/r16 in which country this model makes it? I've seen articles that it might be in germany/russia/poland. Can anyone help me please?
It can also depend what market you are buying the Primacy 4 in, I would suggest checking with a local tyre seller to see w where their stock is from.
2021-01-22 - Does the Primacy 4 offer good MPG and levels of comfort?
Yes, the Primacy 4 is known for low fuel use, there is a new version, the e.Primacy due out soon which will improve that further.
2021-07-13 - The weight in the label scores are not accurate.... 225/45/R18 ST 95W XL tyres came 11.2kg instead of 9.6 kg.... screwed up my wheels weight calculation. I thought I was getting a set of lighter wheels but now they ended up being 1.5kg heavier per weight.
Thank you, I'll look into this.
2021-07-25 - Looking for new tyres for an eco hybrid and see that there are several Primacy 4 options. What is the difference between a normal Primacy 4 and the S1 variant. Looking at tyre retailers they are rated better for fuel and noise
I would be looking at the Michelin e.Primacy instead!
2021-08-17 - Which is better primacy 3 , or, pilot sport 3 for Bmw 270/40/19and 245/45/19. Thanks
Both tyres are quite old and I've not tested either, so I'm afraid I don't know!
2021-09-09 - I see that there is 3 version of the same tire - primacy 4 , primacy 4 S1 and primacy 4 S2. Does anyone test the difference or know, what it is. On paper looks huge - fuel consumption is from rating C to A.
I would email Michelin on this one as S1 is a little ambiguous, sorry.
2022-02-21 - I do enjoy pushing my car a little bit while driving sometimes. Is it better to go for PS4 or Primacy4? Do PS4 offer much comfort compare to Primacy for touring? What is the pro & con of getting either tyres?
The Pilot SPORT 4 is the sportier of the two tyres, which means there is slightly reduced comfort when compared to the primacy 4.
2022-09-21 - Please advise air pressure for Michelin Primacy 4+ 225/45R17. Driving a Lexus IS200t.
The tyre pressure is governed by the vehicle, the data should be displayed in your owner's manual or in the door shut of the drivers door.
|195/65 R15||£70.79 - £100.40 (20 Prices)||Compare Prices >>|
|205/55 R16||£77.99 - £121.01 (28 Prices)||Compare Prices >>|
|215/55 R16||£118.76 - £139.99 (6 Prices)||Compare Prices >>|
|225/40 R18||£99.99 - £114.99 (5 Prices)||Compare Prices >>|
|225/45 R17||£96.52 - £122.05 (22 Prices)||Compare Prices >>|
|Available in 63 tyre sizes - View all.|
Have YOU got experience with the Michelin Primacy 4? Help millions of other tyre buyers