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Michelin Primacy 3

Michelin Primacy 3

/59% · summer · · : Premium

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Michelin Primacy 3 is made in 175 sizes, starting from 185/55 R16 up to 195/55 R20.
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Michelin Primacy 3 is ranked #59 of 947 summer tyres based on the results of tests carried out by ACE 2018, ADAC 2018, and other organizations. Michelin Primacy 3 belongs to the Premium segment and is made by a manufacturer from France. It is made in total of 175 sizes, 185/55 R16 being the smallest and 195/55 R20 the largest. This tyre was featured in tests 10 times, first test was carried in 2016. Michelin Primacy 3 got replaced by a newer model - Michelin Primacy 4. This model received the best possible rating in 1 tests. Eu ratings can provide interesting overview over the available dimensions - 92% of Michelin Primacy 3 has "A" wet grip rating and most (64%) of the dimensions has "C" fuel-saving rating. Noise is a strong quality of Michelin Primacy 3 - most dimensions have below average noise level values - 43% of them produce 69db noise, which result in "a" rating. It can be compared to Efficient Grip Performance, which is a tyre from Goodyear (USA) and has a rating of 84%, compared to 59% of the Michelin in question. There was a braking test that featured both Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance and Michelin Primacy 3 held by autobild in 2016. On the wet, the Goodyear stopped from 80km/h earlier than the Michelin - 28,8m, whereas the Michelin took 29,3m to come to a full stop. We can see the same story on the dry, where the Goodyear stopped earlier at the 36,1m mark, compared to 36,8m of the Michelin.

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Michelin Primacy 3 was tested 4x (Autobild,...)


Michelin Primacy 3 was tested 4x (Autozeitung,...) and won the Autozeitung 215/55 R17 test.


Michelin Primacy 3 was tested 2x (ADAC,...) and won the ADAC 205/55 R16 test.


Michelin Primacy 3 got replaced by Michelin Primacy 4

Michelin Primacy 3 in tyre tests

The Michelin Primacy 3 tyre has been tested by some of Europe's most respected tyre testing organizations between 2016 and 2018. This premium segment tyre has received an overall rating of 87%, according to the results of these tire tests. The tests were conducted under summer conditions with tire dimensions ranging from 205/55R16 to 235/50R18. The Michelin Primacy 3 achieved the best result in the Autozeitung Summer tyre test 2017 in 215/55R17 by ranking first among ten tires. On the other hand, the worst result of Michelin Primacy 3 was in the 2017 Autobild Summer tyre test 225/50 R17 - braking distance test where it was positioned as the 10th out of 52 tires. The Michelin Primacy 3 won one of the tests and was exemplary in another one, according to the test results. It has been rated as satisfactory in one and recommended in four of the tested dimensions. It is essential to note that the tire had no rating in some of the tests. Overall, the Michelin Primacy 3 tire has demonstrated a top-tier performance in the tests, which is an excellent outcome for a premium segment tyre.

All tyre tests where Michelin Primacy 3 was featured:
ACE Summer tyre test 2018 235/45 R18
Ranked #9 of 11
Name Points totalWetDryRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test1505539147
Michelin Primacy 31365745178
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Source: www.ace.de
Name WetDryNoiseWearFuel consumption
Best values in test2,01,63,01,01,7
Michelin Primacy 32,51,73,11,0 1,9
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Source: www.adac.de
Autobild Summer tyre test 2017 225/50 R17
Ranked #9 of 20
Name WetDryRunning costs
Best values in test1-1-1
Michelin Primacy 32-2+1-
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Source: www.reifentrends.de
Name Stopping distance on dryStopping distance on wet
Best values in test34,134,6
Michelin Primacy 334,638,58
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name WetDryOffroad
Best values in test1-2+2+
Michelin Primacy 32-2+ 2
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name Points totalWetDry
Best values in test256131133
Michelin Primacy 3256 123133
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Source: reifenpresse.de
Name WetDryRunning costs
Best values in test2+1-1
Michelin Primacy 32-21-
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name Stopping distance on dryStopping distance on wet
Best values in test34,627
Michelin Primacy 336,829,3
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Name WetDryRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test9,69,71010
Michelin Primacy 38,49,610 10
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Source: www.firmenauto.de
Name Points totalWetDryRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test2781461432510
Michelin Primacy 322784143 25 9
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Test ratings distribution

100% (1x)85% (5x)

Ratings x Wheel size

85% (2x)85% (2x)92.5% (2x)

Ratings x Width

205/xx Rxx215/xx Rxx225/xx Rxx235/xx Rxx
85% (2x)85% (1x)85% (1x)92.5% (2x)


  1. Is this tyre suitable for SUVs?

    Yes, this tyre is also made in SUV sizes.

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