Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4
Thursday, March 7, 2013 by
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Vehicle: 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport AWD
Miles Driven on Tires: 500
Location: BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
Michelin Primacy MXM4
Follow-Up Review: 1,200 miles on tires
Now that the break in period is done, I have experienced great improvement in the ride and noise comfort on these tires. The ride is supple, sporty, and very smooth yet quiet. The gas mileage is as advertised on the car. The traction in the rain is suburb with no slipping or traction light activation. The handling is spot on and the car tracks straight in the lane. There is some sensitivity to crosswind (20 plus mph) on highways but I will get re-alignment. Otherwise impressive tire. I will be getting these for the Audi A8L soon.
Initial Review: 500 miles on tires
Finally after having a really bad set of tires two times last summer with the Michelin Primacy MXM4 94W 245/40/19 which resulted in vibration and pulling, I changed to Continental Contiprocontacts for few months. I am a Michelin guy and know that Michelin makes the best tires out there. The Continentals are average tires with poor steering and ride is mushy. I decided to retry the MXM4 in 94V rated with new production dates.
So here goes. The new MXM4 are outstanding. They balanced perfectly with very low road force numbers. The ride is super smooth and very tight (sporty) and gives great road feedback. No vibration at any speed. The steering is well centered and the noise level is very low. The traction in the light snow last week was very predictable. I am so happy to be back into Michelin and getting their best products again.