Michelin Primacy HP

Dry Grip 85%
Wet Grip 75%
Road Feedback 77%
Progressiveness 73%
Wear 76%
Comfort 75%
Buy again 65%
Michelin Primacy HP

The Michelin Primacy HP is a Premium Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

This tyre has been replaced by the Michelin Primacy 3

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Tyre review data from 166 tyre reviews averaging 75% over 3,634,994 miles driven.

Size Price Range  
205/55 R16 £59.60 - £106.60 (40 prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £74.40 - £179.42 (47 prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 31 tyre sizes - View all.

Michelin Primacy HP Reviews

Given 61% (breakdown) while driving a Volkswagen Golf GTI mk4 (240bhp) (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 1,500 easy going miles
I buy a 17" aluminum wheels with already used tyres 2011.g. and they are too much noisy on speed over 50km/h. Also they are not so good in wet condition. My opinion for this used tyres is not worth too much but i am sure the new one tyres have a better physical performance.
tyre reviewed on November 23, 2015   
Given 89% (breakdown) while driving a Vauxhall (215-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 16,000 spirited miles
Hard wearing tyres with excellent wet weather grip. I haven't tried lots of different brands but I have never had so much confidence with a tyre in the wet until trying these. For some reason these gave the impression the tyre was too small for the rim as they appeared stretched although they were the correct size.
tyre reviewed on October 27, 2015   
Given 66% (breakdown) while driving a Opel Astra H CDTI (225-50-17-)
Driving on mostly town for 16,000 spirited miles
No Comments Left
tyre reviewed on October 9, 2015   
Given 74% (breakdown) while driving a Peugeot 3008 (225-50-17-V)
Driving on mostly town for 22,000 average miles
Standard fit on Peugeot 3008. Fine tyres. Never thought I needed more grip in any condition, but my car is not a sports car and is not driven like one. Not buying again though, as far cheaper tyres are available, which will hopefully cope with my driving style and typical journeys.
tyre reviewed on September 27, 2015   
Given 84% (breakdown) while driving a Audi A3 (205-55-16-V)
Driving on a combination of roads for 46,000 average miles
No Comments Left
tyre reviewed on September 24, 2015   
Given 63% (breakdown) while driving a Ford S-Max (225-45-17-)
Driving on mostly motorways for 20,000 spirited miles
These tyres were OEM on a Ford S Max 2.0 TDCi 225/50 17Y. I am changing them a bit early for two reasons:

1.Now the tread is down to 3mm, on my mainly autoroute/motorway fast cruise driving, the tyres have developed a tendency to aquaplane in heavy rain conditions. The sipes can longer evacuate the volume of water and this problem has increased with wear.

2.The noise on concrete sections of the M20 and M25 is becoming too intrusive. Even on smooth tarmac the tyres emit a droning type noise.

Dry grip is excellent and generally wet road grip is very good with the tyres making the S Max feel secure in greasy conditions. The car has handled well and the tyres are able to cope with a large payload range which vehicles like the occasional 7 seater S Max can carry.

The S Max has been quite kind to the tyres for such a heavy car and they have worn perfectly.

Current price for these tyres on AlloPneus.com in France is E136 each, but my preferred choice for replacement was on special offer with an extra E10 off, taking the price down to E87 each including mobile fitting at home. Quite a saving for Nokian Z Line tyres which I am buying due to favourable reviews on this forum, plus my own excellent experience with Nokian WR A3 winter tyres last winter, which I was reluctant to take off as they are so good.
tyre reviewed on September 22, 2015   
Given 74% (breakdown) while driving a Honda 1.6 I-DTEC (225-45-17-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 25,000 average miles
OEM fitment; safe, long lasting but mostly oh so noisy and not in a good way. Their sensitivity to road surfacing is extreme Acoustic output particularly in the higher frequencies going from negligible on smooth new Tarmac to an appallingly loud roar on common old road-stone. Otherwise moderately comfortable but with a tendency to slap on less even surfaces. Good in the dry and well behaved in the wet. Slightly remote steering feel and unless it's below 7 degrees generally dependable and fairly trustworthy, even close to the edge of their capability. Have replaced these today and with the tread remaining they could have done well over 30K but the volume and character of the noise was ruining my enjoyment of the still new(ish)car. This tyre is good but not excellent. I believe there are now newer and better so buying them again is a moot point
tyre reviewed on September 10, 2015   
Given 94% (breakdown) while driving a Nissan Altima (225-45-15-)
Driving on mostly motorways for 50,000 spirited miles
No Comments Left
tyre reviewed on August 3, 2015   
Given 87% (breakdown) while driving a BMW 520d Tourer (225-50-17-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 15,000 average miles
Replaced run flats on BMW E61520d to reduce wheel noise. These non-runflat tyres are very good, great grip and wear. Just expensive
tyre reviewed on June 23, 2015   
Given 66% (breakdown) while driving a Ford S Max (225-45-17-)
Driving on mostly motorways for 18 spirited miles
The block tread increases road noise and I am not impressed with the wear rate either.

There are better value tyres out there and I think with Michelin, you are paying a premium for the name like buying an BMW, Audi or Mercedes. In the long run, they simply cost you more.

tyre reviewed on April 24, 2015