Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXV4

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Vehicle: 2003 Honda Odyssey
Miles Driven on Tires: 50,000
Location: ALTUS, OK
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
Michelin Primacy MXV4
Initial Review: 50,000 miles on tires
April 09, 2013

Best tires I've ever used for the specific purpose of putting rubber on a family vehicle. Approaching 5 years and more than 50,000 miles on this one set of tires. I'm just over 1/16 from the wear bars, so this will be their last year of service, and it's been great service. Hot summers heavily loaded family road trips, towing a boat on windy & hilly roads, rain, snow, ice, these Primacy's did it all.

Dry grip: It's a 2003 Honda Odyssey, so it is not a sports car by any means, but if a tire can make a 2.2-ton box on wheels handle commendably, that is just great, and the Primacy MXV4 does this very well.

Dry and wet braking: Great on all accounts. I have been forced into using maximum anti-skid braking a couple times, and the Michelins helped haul the vehicle down to safe speed with no drama every time.

Snow and ice: Not great in deep snow, but they work. Ice traction is on par with any other all-season tire.

Wet grip: Very good. Predictable at the limits, not that I push that in a minivan on wet roads, but when I have the tires only grudgingly give up grip in stages with no surprises.

Noise: The Odyssey is pretty noisy to begin with, but these were quieter than the stock Michelin Symmetry's, and as good as the highly regarded Yokohama YK520's we previously used on another van, and the Michelin's were better all-around tires.

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