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Michelin Primacy MXM4 VS Continental ProContact TX

Michelin Primacy MXM4 VS Continental ProContact TX: Both the tires are AT tires which allows them to offer you the best of both worlds; on-road and off-road. Moreover, both these tires are suitable for passenger cars, small minivans and SUVs.

Continental Pro Contact performs better on wet surfaces compared to Michelin Primacy MXM4 as it has greater sipes and grooves on its tires to help the water evacuate easily.

Michelin Primacy MXM4, on the contrary provides better traction, grip, and handling on dry surfaces as compared to Continental ProContact due to its asymmetrical and optimized tread design.

Comparing Primacy MXM4 with Continental ProContact

Michelin Primacy MXM44

Michelin Primacy MXM44

Continental ProContact TX

Continental ProContact TX
Continental ProContact

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Michelin Primacy MXM4

Michelin Primacy MXM4 tire has good grip on dry surfaces. This can be seen looking at the tread pattern, as there are fewer gaps between the tread blocks. This means more surface area is in contact with the road which results in better grip.

Moreover, it uses Maxtouch Construction to make its tread design which promotes even tread wear and various sipes and grooves on the tires provide a good wet grip and traction along with maximum grip during all seasons.

Continental Pro Contact performs exceptional well on wet surfaces. It features 4 wide circumferential grooves and shoulder siping which help remove any water or dirt stuck within the tread. The tire’s tread design has at least about 800 arched edges as it uses the Proactive Edge technology which promotes more contact with the surface and better stormy weather traction along with minimizing on road noise. This makes this tire also suitable for off road surfaces. However, it is not the best option for hardcore off road experiences.

Both the tires have good amount of grooves and sipes and thus have optimized shoulders which makes them have better handling on both on and off roads.

On-Road Traction Comparison

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Michelin Primacy MXM4 has good dry grip and traction. The dry grip of these tires is 95% which is slightly better than the dry grip of Continental Pro Contact tires, that is, about 90%.  The optimized shoulders of both these tires further help promote better performance during dry and wet handling.

Both the tires perform equally well when it comes to the wet traction and grip. Michelin Primacy MXM4 uses Sunflower oil technology in its tread compound which promotes increased traction for better handling and grip on watery surfaces. Moreover, the sipes on the tire further help facilitate the water to pass through the tires while maintaining adequate grip on wet surfaces.

Continental Pro Contact has a good amount of sipes, cutting edges on its shoulder and four wide circumferential grooves which help them perform better during cornering and wet handling. The circumferential grooves on the tires effectively help water pass through and maintain a powerful grip on wet slippery surfaces.

Off-Road Traction Comparison

Michelin Primacy MXM4 uses the 3D variable thickness sipe technology which helps give the tires extra grip on snowy and icy surfaces. The sipes and grooves on the tires easily evacuate mud, dirt and water during off road experiences. The sunflower oil in the tread compound further provides additional grip on snowy surfaces.

Continental Pro Contact has circumferential grooves on its tires which lets mud, gravel and water to easily pass through. Moreover, the tire is formulated with TractionPlus technology which boosts the off road traction and durability. The deep sipes on the tires also promote better grip and traction on snowy surfaces. However, the tread pattern on the tires is not very deep which means it does not have the full qualities of a mud terrain (MT) tire and thus is not recommended to be used on deep muddy surfaces.

Comfort

Michelin Primacy MXM4 has comfort control technology which helps reduce any vibrations that passengers might experience otherwise. This is done by making sure that the Primacy MX4 road contact is maintained. Moreover, the tire has steel belts inside which also help reduce any internal noise and vibrations caused by bumpy roads.

Continental Pro Contact definitely impresses you when it comes to its comfort levels. The tires do not produce much internal noise as they use the ContiSilent noise reducing technology which makes an inner tire absorber to reduce the internal noise. However, as per our testing, we conclude that MXM4 took the lead in terms of comfort.

Durability and Treadwear

Michelin Primacy MXM4 uses the Maxtouch Construction technology which helps promote even tread wear. It basically evenly distributes the forces across the tread area for better cornering, acceleration and braking. Thus, this arrangement makes this tire ultra durable. The tread wear warranty of this tire is 55,000 miles or 6 year limited warranty.

Continental Pro Contact offers about 65, 000 miles or 6 year tread wear warranty. The internal structure of these tires is made of steel belts which are wrapped up with nylon. This helps in stabilizing the tread area along with boosting durability and uniformity.

Price

Both, Michelin Primacy MXM4 and Continental Pro Contact are AT tires which make them more economical as they consume less fuel. However, comparatively, Michelin Primacy MXM4 tires are more priced than Continental Pro Contact tires.

Michelin Primacy MXM4 offers a tread wear warranty of 55, 000 miles, whereas, Continental offers a tread wear warranty of 65, 000 miles. This also gives a plus point to Continental Pro Contact as it wear out more slowly which cuts down on your cost of changing it quickly.

Quick Summary

  • Michelin Primacy MXM4 has a good dry grip as there is lesser space between the tread blocks on the tires.
  • MaxTouch Construction in Michelin Primacy MXM4 tires promote even tread wear which gives better grip and handling on dry and wet surfaces.
  • Michelin Primacy MXM4 has slightly better dry grip and traction compared to Continental Pro Contact.
  • Continental Pro Contact performs better than Michelin Primacy MXM4 on wet surfaces as it has more sipes and grooves on its tire.
  • The tread design of Continental Pro Contact has about 800 arched edges and uses Proactive Edge technology which provides better stormy weather traction long with minimizing on road noise.
  • Michelin Primacy MXM4 uses Sunflower oil technology in its tread compound which promotes increased traction for better handling and grip on watery surfaces.
  • Both the tires are AT tires which makes them suitable for on road surfaces as well as off road surfaces.
  • Michelin Primacy MXM4 uses the 3D variable thickness sipe technology which helps give the tires extra grip on snowy and icy surfaces.
  • Continental Pro Contact is formulated with TractionPlus technology which boosts the off road traction and durability.
  • Michelin Primacy MXM4 has comfort control technology which helps reduce any vibrations in passenger seats.
  • Continental Pro Contact uses ContiSilent noise reducing technology helps reduce internal noise.
  • Continental Pro Contact has a longer tread wear warranty of 65, 000 miles compared to Michelin Primacy MXM4 which offers a warranty of 55, 000 miles.
  • Michelin Primacy MXM4 tires are more priced than Continental Pro Contact tires.
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