Michelin Primacy 3

Dry Grip 88%
Wet Grip 83%
Road Feedback 80%
Progressiveness 77%
Wear 66%
Comfort 82%
Buy again 69%
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 66 tyre reviews averaging 78% over 909,790 miles driven.

Reports

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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235/45 R17 £84.11 - £95.40 (18 Prices) Compare Prices >>
245/45 R18 £130.10 - £209.00 (35 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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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.
4 | - tyre reviewed on November 30, 2015   
Given 93% (breakdown) while driving a Skoda Octavia (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
Had Hankook Ventus V12 on before and did not like them at all, changed to the Michelin Primacy 3 and the car is transformed. Steering good again grip superb in all conditions ride nice and supple again and very quite. I cant get over the difference a tyre can make. Cant comment on wear as not done enough miles yet.
1 | - tyre reviewed on April 20, 2013   
Given 83% (breakdown) while driving a Mercedes Benz E320 CDI (235/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 18,000 spirited miles
My old diesel Merc is chipped, de-catted, EGR-pypassed and I drive it like I stole it (when opportunity arises). I am not kind to tyres. I have ragged these something terrible and they have stood up very, very well.

I like my tyres over-inflated a bit, 40psi. They have lasted twice as long as the Avon ZV3 tyres I had on before. I've maxed them at 147mph on the autobahn, I've slid around every roundabout whenever I can, I have lit them up and smoked them down the road for no reason whatsoever . . . I've been bad, very very bad.

After 18,000 hard miles the fronts have 5mm left and the rears 2mm so will need replacing very soon.

Surprisingly grippy in the wet and quite progressive on a wet roundabout. Haven't swopped ends with these tyres, which I did with the Avons.

My only criticism is they don't have much feel, but that could also be down to the car's power steering which masks a lot of the feedback.
1 | - tyre reviewed on October 1, 2015   

Latest Michelin Primacy 3 Reviews

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.
-1 | - 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.
0 | - tyre reviewed on July 23, 2016   
Given 77% (breakdown) while driving a Mitsubishi Outlander (225/55 R18 V) on mostly motorways for 14,000 spirited miles
After one summer holiday on the road through Europe (5000 miles in 4 weeks) when I give them a hell on german motorways push them to the limit ,plus daily work commuting I have to say Primacy 3 (225/55 R18) is by far overpriced ( £103 october 2014) due to quick wearing and outer rim extremely weak (I lost one tyre after I clip the curb probably). Very good in wet and dry weather giving you a great road stability also very quiet in low and high speed . The manufacturer will claim and rated some tyres as economical, no way,the car economy will depend how heavy your foot is on the gas pedal so don't fall for this trick. About wearing, all new cars come with hard compound tyre comparing with after market soft compound tyre so choose wisely . Always check when you buy tires the manufacture date on outer rim , new regulations of life spam 3 years on display/wheels and max 5 years on shelf .
-3 | - tyre reviewed on June 21, 2016   
Given 74% (breakdown) while driving a Mercedes Benz C220 CDI Estate (205/55 R16 V) on mostly motorways for 40,000 average miles
Vera durable.. Thaís the main thing. The longe lasting tires i've had.
Good grip on the Dry.
Enough on the Wet.
Feeling for spirited driver is not that good.
Just an ok touring tire. Safe but not fun.
1 | - tyre reviewed on June 10, 2016   
Given 49% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Focus mk2 (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 3,000 average miles
After 6 months and about 3000 miles I don't have the best words for these tires. My previous 5 years tires Primacy HP had much better dry grip from these new ones. The tires slip in any dry road condition. In wet road the things are slightly better. I am disappointed
-1 | - tyre reviewed on June 10, 2016   

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