Michelin Primacy 3

Dry Grip 87%
Wet Grip 83%
Road Feedback 80%
Progressiveness 78%
Wear 67%
Comfort 83%
Buy again 70%
Michelin Primacy 3

The Michelin Primacy 3 is a Premium Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Michelin Primacy HP

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Tyre review data from 77 tyre reviews averaging 78% over 1,047,495 miles driven.

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Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
225/50 R16 92W   C A 69  
225/50 R16 92V   C A 69  
195/55 R16 91V XL   C A 69  
195/55 R16 87H   E A 71  
205/55 R16 91W   E A 71  
205/55 R16 91V   E A 71  
205/55 R16 91W   C A 69  
205/55 R16 91V   C A 69  
205/55 R16 91H   E A 71  
205/55 R16 94V XL   C A 69  
205/55 R16 91H   C A 69  
205/55 R16 91V   C A 69  
215/55 R16 93V   C A 69  
215/55 R16 97W XL   C A 69  
215/55 R16 97V XL   C A 69  
215/55 R16 97H XL   C A 69  
215/55 R16 93H   C A 69  
215/55 R16 93W   C A 69  
215/55 R16 93Y   C A 69  
225/55 R16 99V XL   C A 69  
225/55 R16 99W XL   C A 69  
225/55 R16 95V   C A 69  
225/55 R16 95W   C A 69  
205/60 R16 96W XL   C A 69  
205/60 R16 92V   C A 69  
215/60 R16 95V   C A 69  
215/60 R16 99V XL   C A 69  
215/60 R16 99H XL   C A 69  
225/60 R16 98V   C A 69  
225/60 R16 102V XL   C A 69  
225/60 R16 98W   C A 69  
215/65 R16 98V          
215/65 R16 102V XL          
205/45 R17 84W   E A 71  
205/45 R17 88W XL   C A 69  
205/45 R17 88V XL   C A 69  
205/45 R17 84V   E A 71  
205/45 R17 88W XL   C A 69  
215/45 R17 91W XL   C A 69  
215/45 R17 87W   C A 68  
225/45 R17 91V   C A 69  
225/45 R17 91W   E A 71  
225/45 R17 94V XL   C A 69  
225/45 R17 94W XL   C A 69  
225/45 R17 91V   E A 71  
225/45 R17 91W   C A 69  
225/45 R17 91Y   C A 69  
235/45 R17 94W   C A 71  
235/45 R17 94Y   C A 71  
235/45 R17 97W XL   C A 71  
245/45 R17 99W XL   C A 71  
245/45 R17 99Y XL   C A 71  
205/50 R17 93H XL   B B 69  
205/50 R17 89Y   C A 69  
205/50 R17 93V XL   C A 69  
205/50 R17 89W   C A 69  
205/50 R17 89V   C A 69  
205/50 R17 93W XL   C A 69  
215/50 R17 95V XL   C A 69  
215/50 R17 95W XL   C A 69  
215/50 R17 91W   C A 69  
225/50 R17 98Y XL   C A 69  
225/50 R17 94W   C A 69  
225/50 R17 94Y   C A 69  
225/50 R17 94H   C A 71  
225/50 R17 94W   B A 69  
225/50 R17 94V   C A 69  
225/50 R17 98W XL   C A 69  
225/50 R17 94W   C A 69  
225/50 R17 94W   C A 71  
225/50 R17 94Y   C A 69  
225/50 R17 98W XL   B A 69  
225/50 R17 94W          
225/50 R17 98V XL   C A 69  
235/50 R17 96W   C A 71  
205/55 R17 91W   B A 69  
205/55 R17 95V XL   C A 69  
205/55 R17 91W   C A 71  
215/55 R17 94W   C A 69  
215/55 R17 94V   C A 69  
215/55 R17 94V   C A 69  
215/55 R17 98W XL   C A 69  
215/55 R17 94W   C A 69  
225/55 R17 97W   C A 71  
225/55 R17 97Y   B A 68  
225/55 R17 97Y   C A 69  
225/55 R17 97Y   C A 69  
225/55 R17 97W   C B 69  
225/55 R17 97Y   C A 71  
225/55 R17 97W   C A 69  
225/55 R17 97Y   C B 69  
225/55 R17 97Y   C A 71  
225/55 R17 101W XL   C A 69  
235/55 R17 103Y XL   C A 71  
235/55 R17 103W XL   C A 69  
235/55 R17 99V   C A 71  
245/55 R17 102W   B A 71  
245/55 R17 102W   B A 71  
215/60 R17 96V   C A 69  
215/60 R17 96H   C A 69  
215/60 R17 96V   C A 69  
225/60 R17 99Y   B A 69  
225/60 R17 99V   C A 69  
245/40 R18 93Y   C A 71  
245/40 R18 93Y   E A 71  
245/40 R18 97Y XL   C A 71  
245/40 R18 97Y XL          
275/40 R18 99Y   C A 71  
225/45 R18 91V   C A 71  
225/45 R18 91W   C A 71  
225/45 R18 95Y XL   C A 71  
235/45 R18 98Y XL   C A 71  
235/45 R18 98W XL   C A 71  
245/45 R18 100Y XL          
245/45 R18 100Y XL   C A 71  
245/45 R18 100W XL   C A 71  
245/45 R18 96Y   C A 71  
245/45 R18 100Y XL   C A 69  
245/45 R18 96W   C A 71  
255/45 R18 99Y   C A 71  
225/50 R18 95V   C A 69  
235/50 R18 101W XL   C A 69  
235/50 R18 101Y XL   C A 69  
245/50 R18 100Y   C A 71  
245/50 R18 100W   C A 71  
245/50 R18 100Y   C A 71  
215/55 R18 99V XL   B A 69  
225/55 R18 98V   C A 69  
275/40 R19 101Y   E A 71  
275/40 R19 101Y   E A 71  
245/45 R19 98Y   C A 71  
245/45 R19 98Y   E A 71  
245/45 R19 102Y XL   B A 69  
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Top Michelin Primacy 3 Reviews

Given 99% (breakdown) while driving a Vauxhall (215/50 R17 W) on mostly motorways for 17,000 spirited miles
Fitted to the front at 81385 miles, laser alignment completed at the same time + new front shocks, springs, top mounts & bearings fitted. They have lasted to 98885 miles and still are just over the treadwear indicator. Amazing tyres. Incredible grip in the wet and dry; 100% confidence in them always. Slight slip now with full acceleration in the wet; but they are almost fully worn! Incredible comfort and quietness, and great durability on the front of a car which has 354NM of torque. I have always run top rated premium tyres from all the biggest brands. These are the best tyres I have ever had; second to none. Very highly recommended and great value too.
8 | - tyre reviewed on November 30, 2015   
Given 94% (breakdown) while driving a Audi A4 Avant (225/50 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 23,000 average miles
Driven on an Audi A4 Avant Ultra 2.0 diesel. This is a heavy car and despite being labelled as 'green' emissions-wise is still very quick.

This is a company car so I did not pay for the tyres myself and therefore my review won't be bias either positively or negatively as they were not my investment.

The tyres have been great. Superb grip wet or dry, economical when needed (on a long trip back from France I managed to eek out 68mpg!) with good feedback. As it's a new car there is little in the way of road noise anyway but the tyres certainly seemed smooth.

After 23,000 the fronts needed replacing (2.5mm) which considering the weight of the car involved I thought good. The rears remain at 5mm so should get around 50,000 miles out of these.

I specifically asked for another set of the very same tyres at replacement (paid for by the fleet company) as I thought so highly of them. I can't compare costs to other tyres (as I thankfully didn't pay for them) but if money isn't a factor in your decision then I can't recommend them enough.


1 | - tyre reviewed on October 14, 2015   
Given 77% (breakdown) while driving a Alfa Romeo (225/50 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 20,000 spirited miles
Bought the tyres in jan 2014 with 64 100km now jan 2016 88 100km
with 2 mm left.the primacy 3 are on front only for dry and turanza GR90
On rear for wet.the 159 like sporty fiat cars namely ferrari maserati etc have
sensitive steering wheel so you can feel white road
marking etc when driving.i wanted tyres which would absorb more and
transfer less to my steering hands.the primacy 3 XL have very flexible side
walls which absorb more compared to other tyres.which makes driving
less tiring.the turanza GR90 has stiff side wall like driving on rails.so i know the
difference well.only problem with the primacy 3 xl is the price/treadwear
i covered 20 000km and only 2mm left.but i looked around for bridgestone/vredestein
goodyear etc non of the other give the primacy 3 comfort unfortunately i will
try to make the 2mm last till december.lol
1 | - tyre reviewed on February 8, 2016   

Latest Michelin Primacy 3 Reviews

Given 64% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Mondeo estate (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 6,000 average miles
Grip well in the wet and the dry but as far as the ride/comfort goes they are very poor, the wear seems poor after only 6000 miles and front to rear rotation they are about half worn, i would not buy them again.
0 | - tyre reviewed on September 16, 2016   
Given 73% (breakdown) while driving a Alfa Romeo 159 (225/50 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 22,000 average miles
Great tyre XL version on front
5/10 for wear
Too pricey especially as i ve replaced with hankook ventus v12 evo 2
which behaves same way so far primacy 3 MUR 6600 v12 evo MUR 4300
pri 3 cannot be rotated left to right but hankook can be

0 | - tyre reviewed on September 3, 2016   
Given 73% (breakdown) while driving a Alfa Romeo 159 (225/50 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 10 average miles
primacy 3 lasted from 2014 to 2016,had them on front with all the weight in XL
wear I give 5/10 and buy again 5/10 as I just replaced them with hankook ventus V12 evo 2 which are 38% cheaper MUR 4130 per tyre against MUR 6600 but behave the same as new primacy 3. primacy 3 is expensive compared to rival. fitted the hankooks today and will recommend the K120 2016 batch
1 | - tyre reviewed on September 2, 2016   
Given 39% (breakdown) while driving a Ford 07 mondeo edge 130 diesel (235/45 R17 W) on mostly town for 15,695 average miles
Replaced 2 Nexen tyres that had worn because of worn trailing arm bushes for Michalins that I believed would give me good milage and ride.Kept other 2 Nexens on. Big mistake. I replaced the Michalins on 15695 and the Nexens are still on the car at 29168 miles. Cant say the Michalins were any better than the Nexens ride wise. The Michalins were double the price. Obviously I went back to Nexen. When I spoke to the chap who sold me the tyre about the poor performance he said there was nothing he could do. If I had bought a suit where the stitching was coming apart 6 months later it would have been replaced, yet he can just shrug his shoulders. I WILL NEVER BUY OR ADVISE MY FRIENDS TO BUY michalins.
-2 | - tyre reviewed on August 10, 2016   
Given 100% (breakdown) while driving a CitroŽn C4 (205/55 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 20,000 easy going miles
I have always had Michelin as IMO they are simply one of the best brands around. I have been driving for around 45 years and around a million miles in total. My previous Michelins were Energy Saver Plus. These were fantastic in all areas and mileage never affected the standard of quality in all aspects of the tyre. When I came round to changing them it was suggested to try the Primacy 3s as they were better suited to motorway type driving. So after consideration I went for them. That was 16 months ago and 20k miles. Much of it has been on motorways but 20% in town and A roads. In all areas the tyres have been superb and have never come near to letting me down in all weather conditions. Wear has been good, I feel as good as the Energy Saver Plus tyre. One thing I have foundering I have never experienced with other tyres is that front and rear are wearing just about the same, very strange but there you go. As far as the wear is concerned there is still between 4 and a half and 5 mm, I feel this equates to at least another 15k, so hopefully all should comfortably reach 35-40k, we'll see. All I can say is that you would not be disappointed buying them, they are a truly excellent tyre. Many reviews question the breaking qualities of Michelins in the wet, all I can say is that IMO this is rubbish, they are excellent and will never let you down when really needed. Whilst I accept their not the cheapest to buy saving 10 quid per tyre pails into insignificance when comparing quality and mileage available per set. In my opinion you buy the best you can afford but just remember when your doing 70mph there are on 4 small areas of rubber in contact with the road, each one around 5 square inches so it's good to buy quality. If you fancy a set of Primacy 3s you will not be disappointed in any area, by the way I have no conections to Michelin, I just appreciate their product, keep safe.
-1 | - tyre reviewed on July 23, 2016   

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