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Dunlop SP Sport FM800 vs Michelin Primacy 4

Dunlop SP Sport FM800 vs Michelin Primacy 4 - Which Is #1?

Here are the key stats for the Dunlop SP Sport FM800 and Michelin Primacy 4 tyres, at a glance.
SP Sport FM800Primacy 4
Vehicle SuitabilityPassengerPassenger
Driving StylePremium Touring SummerPremium Touring Summer
SeasonSummerSummer
Release Date20172017
Run Flat?NoNo
Overall Score75/10085/100

Pricing

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Dunlop SP Sport FM800 vs Michelin Primacy 4 in Australia

The SP Sport FM800 has been around in Australia for about 7 years, whereas the Primacy 4 has been on the market for about 7 years

Both tyres are rated for premium touring summer action. Both tyres are designed for use with regular passenger (non-SUV) vehicles.

Both of these are considered summer tyres. Neither of them are runflat tyres. Both brands are considered to be in the premium part of the market.

Read on to see how each of these tyres stack up against each other!

How We Reviewed These Tyres

We've analysed results of the following tyre benchmarks to make data-driven comparison of the SP Sport FM800 and the Primacy 4 tyres.

  • Promobil: Summer Tire Test R17
  • Auto Motor und Sport: Summer Tire Test R16
  • Promobil: Commercial Summer Tire Test R17
  • ACE/ARBÖ/GTÜ: Summer Tire Test R17
  • ADAC: Summer Tire Test R17
  • Tyre Reviews: Summer Tire Test for Crossovers R18
  • Test World: Large Summer Tire Test R16
  • Autonavigator: Summer Tire Test R16
  • TCS: Summer Tire Test R17
  • Teknikens Värld: Summer Tire Test R18
  • Auto Bild Allrad: Summer Tire Test R17
  • Autonavigator: Summer Tire Test R16
  • ADAC: Summer Tire Test R16
  • The Best Passenger Tires for North America in 2023 by TiresVote
  • Tyrereviews: Best Touring Tires for 2020
  • Motor: Crossover Summer Tire Test R17
  • Auto Zeitung: Summer Tire Test R18
  • Auto Motor und Sport: Summer Tire Test R17
  • The Best European Passenger Summer Tires in 2023 by TiresVote
  • Auto Bild: Large Summer Tire Test R17
  • ADAC: Summer Tire Test R15
  • Al Volante: Summer Tire Test R16
  • Auto Zeitung: Summer Tire Test R17
  • Quattroruote: Summer Tire Test R17
  • Al Volante: Summer Tire test R17
  • Auto Zeitung: Summer Tire Test R17
  • Vi Bilägare: Summer Tire Test R16
  • Auto Bild Allrad: Summer Tire Test R18
  • Motor NAF/Vi Bilägare: Summer Tire Test (Premium)
  • ADAC: Summer Tire Test R17
  • Vi Bilägare: Summer Tire Test R17
  • Ultimate Summer Tire Test by Tyre Reviews
  • Tyre Reviews: Summer Tire Test R16
  • GTÜ/ACE/ARBÖ: Summer Tire Test R16
  • Auto Bild: Summer Tire Test R16
  • AutoExpress: All-Terrain Summer Tire Test R18
  • Tyrereviews.co.uk: 11 of The Best Summer tires

Benchmark Test Data

Here are the results from a number of magazine tests and benchmarks done on the SP Sport FM800 and Primacy 4 tyres.
SP Sport FM800Primacy 4
TreadwearGoodGood
Dry PerformanceGoodExcellent
ComfortGoodExcellent
Wet PerformanceGoodExcellent
HandlingGoodGood
Price/QualityN/AExcellent
Overall Score75/10085/100

Comfort

Based on the results of a number of tyre benchmarks, the SP Sport FM800 scores 4 out of 5 for comfort and the Primacy 4 scores 5 out of 5.

UTQG Data

Introduced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the USA, the Uniform Tire Grading System (UTQG), is a system for comparing one tyre product to another on the basis of some standardised tests.

SP Sport FM800Primacy 4
Treadwear340
Traction
(AA - C)
A
Temperature Resistance
(A - C)
A

Treadwear

The SP Sport FM800 tyres have a treadwear rating of 340, which means that they would last 3.4 times longer than a tyre with a rating of 100. There's no treadwear data available for the SP Sport FM800 tyres.

Traction

The UTQG system measures traction as straight-line braking in dry conditions. The scale is AA, A, B, C, with AA being the best grade, and C the worst.

The Primacy 4 tyres have a traction grade of A (on a scale of AA, A, B, C). There's no UTQG traction grading data available for the SP Sport FM800 tyres.

Temperature Resistance

The UTQG temperature resistance tests measure how well tyres can dissipate heat that builds up due to friction with the road. The scale is A, B, C, with A being the highest grade.

The Primacy 4 tyres have a temperature resistance grade of A (on a scale of A, B, C). There's no UTQG temperature resistance grading data available for the SP Sport FM800 tyres.

Warranty

The Primacy 4 tyres have a warranty of 6 years. There is no time-based warranty available for the SP Sport FM800.

Comparisons With Similar Tyres

Still on the fence about these tyres? Check out how they compare to other similar tyres on the market in Australia!

Summary

Let's now take a look at the main differences between these two sets of tyres.

All in all, the SP Sport FM800 tyres get a score of 75 out of 100, while the Primacy 4 tyres get a score of 85 out of 100.

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 28 sizes of the SP Sport FM800, and all 143 sizes of the Primacy 4 tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width.

SP Sport FM800 Sizes

Size
175/65 R14 82H
175/65 R15 84H
185/65 R14 86H
185/55 R15 86V XL
185/65 R15 88H
185/60 R14 82H
185/60 R15 88H XL
195/65 R15 91V
195/60 R15 88V
195/55 R16 87V
195/55 R15 85V
195/60 R16 89V
205/55 R15 88V
205/55 R17 91V
205/65 R15 94H
205/60 R15 91H
205/55 R16 91V
215/55 R17 94W
215/50 R17 91W
215/55 R16 97W XL
215/60 R16 99H XL
215/45 R17 91W XL
215/55 R18 95H
215/45 R16 86V
225/55 R17 101W XL
225/45 R17 94W XL
235/45 R17 94W
245/40 R18 97W XL

Primacy 4 Sizes

Size
165/65 R15 81T
175/65 R15 84H
185/50 R16 81H
185/60 R15 88H XL
185/65 R15 88T
185/65 R15 92T XL
185/65 R15 88H
185/60 R15 84H
185/55 R15 82V
185/60 R15 84T
195/55 R15 85V
195/60 R18 96H XL
195/60 R17 90W
195/65 R16 92V
195/55 R16 91V XL
195/60 R15 88H
195/60 R15 88V
195/50 R15 82V
195/55 R16 87H
195/55 R16 87V
195/65 R15 91V
195/55 R16 87T
195/45 R16 84V XL
195/55 R16 87W
195/65 R15 95H XL
195/65 R15 91H
195/55 R16 91T XL
205/55 R16 94V XL
205/55 R16 94H XL
205/50 R17 89V
205/60 R16 92V
205/45 R16 83W
205/55 R17 95V XL
205/45 R16 83H
205/55 R19 97V XL
205/50 R17 93H XL
205/65 R15 94H
205/55 R17 91W
205/45 R17 88V XL
205/55 R17 95W XL
205/55 R16 91H
205/55 R19 97H XL
205/65 R15 94V
205/60 R16 92H
205/55 R16 91W
205/60 R16 96W XL
205/55 R16 91V
205/50 R17 93W XL
205/55 R17 91V
205/60 R16 92W
205/60 R16 96H XL
205/50 R17 93V XL
205/45 R17 88H XL
205/60 R16 96V
205/60 R16 96V XL
215/55 R18 99V XL
215/55 R17 94W
215/65 R16 102H XL
215/45 R17 91W XL
215/45 R17 87W
215/55 R16 93W
215/55 R16 97W XL
215/55 R16 93V
215/50 R17 91W
215/50 R18 92W
215/60 R16 99H XL
215/60 R16 95H
215/50 R17 95W XL
215/60 R17 96V
215/65 R16 102H
215/65 R17 103V XL
215/60 R16 95V
215/45 R17 91V XL
215/55 R17 94V
215/60 R16 99V XL
215/55 R17 98W XL
215/60 R17 96H
215/65 R17 99V
225/50 R16 92W
225/55 R18 102Y XL
225/45 R17 91Y
225/45 R17 94W XL
225/50 R17 98Y XL
225/60 R17 99V
225/55 R17 101W XL
225/55 R16 95W
225/45 R18 95Y XL
225/50 R17 94Y
225/60 R16 102W XL
225/45 R17 94Y XL
225/55 R17 97Y
225/50 R18 99W XL
225/45 R17 91V
225/55 R18 102V XL
225/55 R17 101V XL
225/50 R17 94W
225/40 R18 92Y XL
225/55 R17 101Y XL
225/55 R16 99W XL
225/65 R17 102H
225/45 R17 91W
225/55 R16 99Y XL
225/45 R18 95W XL
225/45 R17 94V XL
225/55 R17 97W
225/50 R17 94V
225/50 R17 98W XL
225/50 R17 98V XL
235/55 R18 100W
235/40 R19 96W XL
235/50 R18 101Y XL
235/55 R17 103W XL
235/45 R20 100V XL
235/55 R18 100V
235/55 R18 104V XL
235/60 R17 102V
235/60 R18 103V
235/45 R18 98Y XL
235/45 R18 98W XL
235/45 R17 94W
235/40 R18 91W
235/45 R17 97W XL
235/50 R18 97V
235/50 R19 103V XL
235/55 R17 99V
235/50 R18 101H XL
235/55 R17 103Y XL
235/45 R17 94Y
235/55 R19 105W XL
245/40 R18 97Y XL
245/45 R17 99Y XL
245/40 R18 93H
245/45 R19 102V XL
245/45 R17 99W XL
245/45 R18 96W
245/45 R18 100W XL
245/45 R18 100Y XL
255/40 R19 100W XL
255/40 R18 99Y XL
255/45 R18 99Y
255/50 R18 106Y XL
255/45 R20 105V XL
255/45 R20 101V
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