Michelin Primacy 3

Dry Grip 86%
Wet Grip 81%
Road Feedback 78%
Handling 77%
Wear 67%
Comfort 81%
Buy again 67%

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

This tyre replaced the Michelin Primacy HP

This tyre has been replaced by the Michelin Primacy 4

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Tyre review data from 142 tyre reviews averaging 77% over 2,063,773 miles driven.

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Latest Group Test Results

2018 Ace 235/45 R18 Summer Tyre Test - 9th of 11 tyres

2018 ADAC Summer Tyre Test - 205/55 R16 - 1st of 16 tyres

  • Positive - Very balanced with top marks when worn, especially good on dry roads, still very good in the wet
  • Negative - None mentioned

2017 Auto Bild Summer Tyre Test - 9th of 20 tyres

  • Positive - Excellent wear, short braking distances on dry roads, low rolling resistance
  • Negative - Average wet grip, limited resistance to aquaplaning, highest price
  • Overall - Recommended
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  

Questions and Answers for the Michelin Primacy 3

2017-11-25 - trying to find the treadwear rating printed on the sidewall of Michelin primacy 3 and continental sportcontact 3 and 5. This is my deciding factor on these tyres 235/50 R17 96 Y or W for my Jaguar s type 2004 3.0. Why on earth do no uk websites display this info, would really help if this was included in this website PLZ.

Unfortunately manufacturer's treadwear ratings aren't a super reliable way of judging wear. Instead we suggest looking at user reviews and tests, and if you do that you will see that the Michelin Primacy 3 should last longer than the Continental tyres you mention.


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Size Price Range  
205/55 R16 £61.00 - £98.60 (54 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £76.60 - £128.00 (61 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/50 R17 £105.30 - £183.90 (104 Prices) Compare Prices >>
235/45 R17 £89.00 - £155.80 (22 Prices) Compare Prices >>
245/45 R18 £127.80 - £191.80 (56 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Top Michelin Primacy 3 Review

Given 99% 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.
139 - tyre reviewed on November 30, 2015   

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Given 71% while driving a Toyota C HR 1.2T Plus CVT (225/50 R18 V) on mostly town for 1,700 easy going miles
CHR caame fitted with these yres.with the wear, 17k, poor.
On a CHR forum, other users had far better mileage, all I do is drive locally and occasional 200 mile trips, all sensible driving, why the disasrity I have no idea.
Have no idea what to replace them with.
0 - tyre reviewed on May 20, 2019   
Given 81% while driving a Saab Automobile 9 3 SS 1.8t (Hirsch 195hp) (225/45 R17 W) on mostly country roads for 21,000 spirited miles
I was goin from a 15" 215/55 winter tire to this on my first car, the first impression was "Wow its a new car, more premium feeling, and more confident driving feeling", newer even when pushing the car hard on the road did the tires slip on dry (But on a closed circut they squealed) i am no racing driver but i am experienced enough not to crash when going fast. In the wet is where they shine the most a a touring/safe tire, it just does not aquaplane or skid when taking a roundabout, of course it does not make the car a super grippy racing car in the rain, but you can do the speed limit everywhere without a worry. But in terms of feel and feedback it is not the best, that also has to do with the fact that it is a 17" and it has 101cm of tire, and it does give way, but that is in the name of comfort and safety so i cant complain, when i choose this over a PS3, ive done around 35k km on these and the front tires are a bit worn but the back tires are still plenty, my dad will get them for his 9-5.
1 - tyre reviewed on March 24, 2019   
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Given 79% while driving a Mazda 3 2.0 DISI (205/50 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 31,000 average miles
Primacy 3 was chosen to improve comfort and tread life in comparison to factory fitted Toyo Proxes R32. Both were improved but not significantly. Overall I consider Primacy 3 to be one of the best tyres I have ever used. After fitting them I was pleasantly surprised by their wet grip. In situations where ABS would kick in on Toyos, Michelins were still gripping the wet surface. The rolling resistance of the Michelins should have been theoretically lower then Toyos (C rating over F rating) but in reality the fuel consumption remained the same. In the dry the handling and stability of Toyos seemed to be slightly better but they suffered from tramlining quite a lot. The tread life of Michelins was better. After 50,000 kms the tread was worn from initial 7 mm to 3 mm. Toyos were approximately 20-25% worse in this aspect. On the other hand the Michelins are more expensive. At 3 mm of remaining tread I have decided to replace the Michelins with new tyres as their aquaplaning resistance started to deteriorate and the comming spring often brings heavier rains.
2 - tyre reviewed on March 23, 2019   
Given 74% while driving a Toyota C HR 1.2T Plus CVT (215/60 R17 H) on a combination of roads for 34,000 spirited miles
My car came with these tyres stock. Loved them and would definitely buy them again however they are a bit pricey. The life span on them is decent but not amazing. They are very soft which tends to mean punctures frequently. The grip on them remains good throughout their life span and only become less sure of handling once the tyres are well spent.

Pros:
- Excellent dry conditions grip and handling. Gives confidence when taking corners at speed in a heavy car
- Excellent wet conditions grip and handling. No aquaplaning or sliding out in drenched roads
- Grip remains good throughout the entire life of the tyre.
- Soft and comfortable ride.

Cons:
- a lot of road noise comes through when driving at higher speeds
- they tend to puncture easily
- they are a tad pricey
- the wear is average and could be better.
2 - tyre reviewed on March 12, 2019   
Given 85% while driving a BMW 120i (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 4,500 spirited miles
Amazing improve over the old Bridgestone Potenza Runflats I previously had on my car. Comfortable, confidence-inspiring, progressive, loads of wet and dry grip and virtually no wear after almost 5.000 miles of pretty hard use.

My car is currently modded w/ 270hp and 410Nm and the tyres, at least on the road, give no sign of struggle handling the power, while the old Potenzas would slip under acceleration even while the car was stock (184hp 270Nm).

The only critique i would make is the vibration they make at low speed, specially while parking, but I think it´s due to the different pattern they have.

All in all, great tyres. I would only exchange them for PS4 or Primacy4 Michelins!
1 - tyre reviewed on February 5, 2019   

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