Michelin Primacy 3

Dry Grip 86%
Wet Grip 81%
Road Feedback 78%
Handling 78%
Wear 67%
Comfort 82%
Buy again 68%

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This tyre has been replaced by the Michelin Primacy 4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 105 tyre reviews averaging 77% over 1,517,795 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  
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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.
91 - tyre reviewed on November 30, 2015   

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Given 84% (breakdown) while driving a Ford c max (205/55 R16 H) on a combination of roads for 0 average miles
I put them 2015 and until today 27/10/2017 I made 20.000km ..... Good summer tire in dry and wet and silent
3 - tyre reviewed on October 27, 2017   
Given 87% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Focus (205/55 R16 V) on mostly motorways for 38,000 average miles
These tyres came fitted to my 2015 model Ford Focus Estate 1.6 TDCi. Michelin seem to be able to strike the best balance of all tyre manufacturers I have tried between dry/wet grip and wear. I have 62,000km on the car from new and there is still 3mm tread on all 4 corners. Normally I expect to get 50,000km max out of my tyres and replace them well before hitting the wear indicators but these tyres just keep on giving. Dry grip is excellent, wet grip is almost as good, handling is best in class, and wear is outstanding. If there is one area where these tyres could be improved it's in the comfort/road noise dept. They are as good as other premium brands but if the comfort could match the grip/ride/handling/wear then this tyre would be untouchable by any other tyre out there. Maybe that's the price to pay for the amazing wear properties.
0 - tyre reviewed on October 24, 2017   
Given 59% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Focus mk2 (205/55 R16 H) on mostly town for 13,600 average miles
First sorry about my english.
I have a ford focus mk2 1.6 Ti-VCT Duratec model fwd (about 1250kilos weight). I run on 205/55/16 tyres.
From the factory it had bridgestone re500 tires if i can remember. Then after 28,500km (2 and 1/2 years) changed with PILOT EXALTO PE2. Much better tire but had a noise and trebling in the steering wheel. Then after 25.500 (3 years) changed with MICHELIN PILOT SPORT 3. Again much better than the other 2. On the 2nd year the tire slipped a lot and on the 3nd year (after 20.000km) changed with PRIMACY 3 with a hope for better handling in all conditions.
My hope ended after 1 and 1/2 year (10.000km) with the tire slipping a lot. Now after almost 3 years and 22.000km the tires are dangerous for my taste. The front tires have a lot of tread and the rear are almost like new but they feel like wood. The gum of the tires i think last for 1 to 1 1/2 years.
I would like to test pilot super sport or pilot sport 4s but its not available in 16" tires, so i had to change the firm and try another tire. I found toyo r888 for almost the same price as the michelin. I know its a different philosophy tire for ultimate hold on dry but for the low km i drive on 1 year i think they will last for 3 years (20 to 25.000km)
I know here in Greece almost all roads are slippy and when we have a light rain its like driving on snow but i was expected from the tires to hold a lot better for the km i drive (about 25.000km max in 3 years).
For the comfort the primacy was the best tire from the others i had, thats why i gave 8 score.
The wear rate if you change the tires back with front (i hadn't) i think the car can hold over 40.000km.
Best regards to all of you
Konstantinos
9 - tyre reviewed on September 30, 2017   

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