Michelin Primacy 3

Dry Grip 87%
Wet Grip 82%
Road Feedback 79%
Handling 77%
Wear 67%
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 80 tyre reviews averaging 78% over 1,090,695 miles driven.

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Tyre Test Highlights

2015 European Tyre Test 205/55 R16 - 1st of 19 tyres

  • Positive - Very balanced summer tyres, top marks in the dry and lowest wear

2014 Auto Bild Top 15 Summer Tyre Test - 1st of 15 tyres

  • Positive - The Michelins performed flawlessly, with sharp dynamic handling, low fuel consumption and the best wear, meaning the price per mile was class leading. An all round briliant tyre
  • Negative - None

2016 AMS SUV / 4x4 Tyre Test - 2nd of 9 tyres

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 Review

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.
14 - tyre reviewed on November 30, 2015   

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Given 81% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Focus mk2 (205/55 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 24,000 average miles
Grip seems to be pretty good in the dry and wet but doesn't seem to do so well with snow loses grip quite a bit, previous hankook tyres did much better on the snow this wasn't lots of snow either (few inch).

Being an average driver the tyres seem to last pretty well i think, worn down to about 2mm from new in 24k miles.

Sometimes I think the tryes feel a bit squishy or soft always looks like my front tryes aren't the correct pressure but they are.
0 - tyre reviewed on November 3, 2016   
Given 54% (breakdown) while driving a (225/45 R17 V) on mostly country roads for 18,000 easy going miles
After I tried the Eagle F1 Assymetric 2 and the Michelin Pilot Sport 3, I decided to try Michelin's Primacy 3. This tyre it was quite good in dry conditions. I was not satisfied at all in wet conditions, especially on roads with curves. The whole set lasted for 18.000 miles (the front set for 9.000 miles). 50% driven on motorways.
8 - tyre reviewed on October 13, 2016   
Given 38% (breakdown) while driving a Audi A4 Allroad (245/45 R18 W) on mostly motorways for 1,200 average miles
Wow! Just Wow!
I have NEVER reviewed a tyre but I just have to with this one as it is ABYSMAL!

Let me qualify myself;

25yrs driving, own ALL licences, driven on every continent apart from Antarctica in every weather condition imaginable. Average mileage now per year 30k.

Vehicle these tyres are fitted to - 2011 Audi A4 Allroad Quattro

These tyres have ZERO feel to them. They drift all over the place and i need to constantly adjust my steering when on the motorway. If you hit a section of MW that is concrete the car drifts even more and feels like it's hit ruts.

I thought it was tracking - checked - no problem - ball joints/steering etc - checked no problem. The issue started as soon as they were fitted. I had full winter tyres on before, which stayed on during the summer and they had better feel then these Primacy 3's. They've been on the car for 3 weeks and I've driven about 1200 miles on them. I have ZERO confidence in them and have written to Michelin who will have them for inspection. No doubt to find nothing wrong with them after their bloke in the warehouse has a look at them and bounces them around for a couple of minutes as, lets face it, there is NO WAY they will admit to anything being wrong with the 4 tyres. And, quite likely, there probably ISN'T anything wrong with them, just that they don't work very well on a quattro system at that size - who knows.

Anyway, I have ordered a set of the Cross-Climate to be fitted whilst they come to a decision as to whether they'll give me a credit for them. They're not cheap at that size either!
6 - tyre reviewed on September 30, 2016   
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

7 - tyre reviewed on September 3, 2016   

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