Michelin Primacy 3

Dry Grip 86%
Wet Grip 81%
Road Feedback 78%
Handling 78%
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This tyre has been replaced by the Michelin Primacy 4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 110 tyre reviews averaging 77% over 1,585,795 miles driven.

Reports

Tyre Test Highlights

2017 AZ Summer Tyre Test - 1st of 10 tyres

  • Positive - High grip on wet surfaces, the shortest braking distance and safe behavior on a dry roads
  • Negative - Steering feel in the wet a little numb

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
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 £65.00 - £106.55 (40 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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235/45 R17 £93.19 - £112.56 (18 Prices) Compare Prices >>
245/45 R18 £132.59 - £192.91 (38 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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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.
92 - tyre reviewed on November 30, 2015   

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Given 69% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Mondeo Titanium 2.0 TCDI (235/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 12,000 average miles
Although the Mondeo is heavy on the front tyres, these have worn faster than expected. Down to 3mm in only 12k miles, which is about 6 months worth for me. The set on the rear axle are fairing much better though and should run to 25k at the current rate. Front grip is ok in the dry, but spin badly and understeer in the wet much more than I'd like. Overall, they're acceptable but disappointing for the price. I'll be trying something else next time.
0 - tyre reviewed on January 14, 2018   
Given 60% (breakdown) while driving a Honda HRV (215/55 R17 V) on mostly town for 13,000 average miles
Have these tyres on the car from new. 66 plate Honda HRV and done 13000 miles. Front down to about 2mm on n/s and o/s tear down to 3.5mm-4mm, so in my opinion haven’t lasted as long as I would like when comparing my previous cars. Overall good handling but I wouldn’t buy again just because of the wear rate.
0 - tyre reviewed on January 6, 2018   
Given 60% (breakdown) while driving a Honda HRV (215/55 R17 V) on mostly town for 13,000 average miles
Have these tyres on the car from new. 66 plate Honda HRV and done 13000 miles. Front down to about 2mm on n/s and o/s tear down to 3.5mm-4mm, so in my opinion haven’t lasted as long as I would like when comparing my previous cars. Overall good handling but I wouldn’t buy again just because of the wear rate.
0 - tyre reviewed on January 6, 2018   
Given 66% (breakdown) while driving a BMW 320D (225/45 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 30,000 average miles
I moved to Michelin Primacy 3 ZP from the different brand originally fitted by BMW.

Summer
Tracking is great both dry and wet, noise level is the same. Fuel consumption increased, so instead of 550 miles combined I can only do 500miles. Motorway miles dropped from 670 miles to 620 miles on full tank.
There're more cases of the weels spinning on the dry surface when the car start moving (even in eco mode).

Autumn
Fuel consumtion has not changed, traction became a noticable issue. When the temperature 6-7C, more cases of losing traction and drifting even though my driving style is relaxed rather than dynamic.

I would probably move the the previous brand depending how many miles they will stand for.
0 - tyre reviewed on December 6, 2017   
Given 100% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Focus Turnier 1.0 Ecoboost 125 DLM Prins Series. ( (205/55 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 0 average miles
I downsize original car tyres Michelin Primacy HP 215/55 R16 V, after 44000 kms age, rotate at 20000 kms front to rear, to Michelin Primacy 3 205/55 R 16 V.
That has a god choice to downsize tyre to my car, Dry or wet, asphalt, mud or sand, all with no problems, only correct tyre pressure and adequate speed, always exemplary driving.
This tyre is very sensitive to correct tyre pressure, is a good tyre whit adequate tyre pressure, and very random, noisy and rude, whit wrong tyre pressure.
Sorry for my advice, but that's all the true about Primacy 3.
4 - tyre reviewed on November 29, 2017   

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