Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXV4

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Vehicle: 2007 Honda Accord Sedan SE
Miles Driven on Tires: 82,437
Location: Jupiter, FL
Driving Condition: Mostly Highway
Driving Style: Easy Going
Michelin Primacy MXV4
Initial Review: 82,437 miles on tires
February 04, 2013

Now with over 80k on these tires, I wanted to give an update. I have the H rated version. I find the handling to be just okay with these tires. The greatest qualities of this tire is that they are: 1) Very SMOOTH, 2) Very QUIET, 3) Very SOFT riding, and 4) obviously very high treadwear. I still have about another 2,500 to 5,000 miles max left on these tires. I am curious about the difference in the V rated version. It appears from Consumer Reports that the V rated version handles better, but rides a little bit rougher, is a tad noisier, and consumes a little bit more fuel because it has more rolling resistance. I have balanced these tires only once (around the 45k mark), but I rotate them and get them aligned about every 5,000 miles. These tires may be expensive, but they are definitely worth it. Again, I have over 82,000 miles on them! I am not sure if I will get the same tires in H rated, or the same tires in V rated, or if I will get the new Bridgestone Serenity Plus V rated tires. If you look at Consumer Reports, the new Serenity Plus tires are now ranked #1, and the Primacy has taken spot #2. It seems that the Serenity Plus excels in the wet department. However, look at the specs - the Serenity is 12/32nds and the Primacy is 11/32nds...maybe that's why the Serenity is better in wet driving (because it has a deeper tread/water channel). I wonder if the Primacy was also 12/32nds if it would perform better than the Serenity Plus in the wet. However, Consumer Reports indicates that the Primacy performs better than the Serenity Plus in the Dry. Either way, I can't go wrong with either purchase, and neither will you. Whatever you do, PLEASE DON'T BUY A CHEAP TIRE! A little extra money goes a long way.

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