Taylormade M2 Vs. Taylormade M4 Driver Comparison Overview

The Taylormade M series of drivers is one of their most successful. They are wildly popular with beginner and intermediate level players and for good reason: most of them place a high emphasis on forgiveness.

But forgiveness isn’t always the end-all be-all. Not every player will need a driver that is simply forgiving. Most players demand more. So which of the M family of drivers gives you more, the M4 or the M2? Find out in the following comparison overview.

Taylormade M2 Driver Overview

The Taylormade M2 driver is a fairly basic distance/forgiveness driver.

In fact, our testers didn’t even have much to say about this driver when they came back from the range. We’ll start with what they liked about it. The Taylormade M2 driver features a sunken sole that helps with acoustics and aerodynamics.

The testers mentioned that the M2 was comfortable to swing and that it sounds a lot nicer than they expected. Like the M4 and the M6 driver, the M2 driver has a slightly curved face to help correct shots near the sole and crown.

It wasn’t all good news though. Our testers also mentioned a lack of launch from this driver. Even worse, our faster swing speed testers were only able to eke out max drive distances of 263 yards from the M2 driver.

Taylormade M4 Driver Overview

The Taylormade M4 makes improvements to both forgiveness and distance over the Taylormade M2 driver.

First of all, the Taylormade M4 features the famed speed pocket which allows the face to hinge in order to push the ball on impact. Our testers felt like this feature alone was helping them get more distance from the tee.

The average drive length our testers got with the Taylormade M4 driver was 271 yards. They also mentioned that the feel and sound were at least on par with the M2 driver. They noted that the Taylormade M4 driver was more forgiving.

The Taylormade M4 has a deep face profile so topping or bottoming the ball was less of an issue compared to the M2.

The adjective that kept coming up when our testers were describing their experiences with the Taylormade M2 driver was “basic.” Everything felt ok, but it didn’t wow them in any sense.

The Taylormade M4 offers more in terms of distance and forgiveness so at least from our testing, it is the superior M driver.

Taylormade M2 Driver

In 20 Words Or Less

The Taylormade M2 driver feels amazing on the downswing and it’s really hard to miss the fairway with it.

Taylormade M4 Driver

In 20 Words or Less

A great starting point for anyone looking for forgiveness and distance from the tee.

Taylormade M2 First Impressions

The first thing we noticed about the Taylormade M2 driver was how light it felt and how well it cut through the air on the downswing.

This driver will feel really good for anyone with a slower swing speed. It cuts through the air like a dream and delivers smooth, buttery contact when you pure it.

The M Family

The M2 is joined by the M6 and M4 drivers. The M6 more closely resembles the SIM drivers from Taylormade as it has an even more pronounced rear weight. The M4 is a bit more subtle but does have a more satisfying sound and feel than both the M2 and M6.

Taylormade M4 First Impressions

The M4 driver looks great at point of address with a nice, beefy 460CC head.

Right away, the M4 looks great for beginners and high handicapper – or anyone with a slower swing speed in general.

We were also really impressed by the way this driver sounded and felt. You will find that the M4 really helps straighten out your drives as well. One of the caveats with this driver though is that launch angles were slightly lower when compared to the M6.

The M Family

Another worthwhile entry into the Taylormade M driver family is the M2 which is an extremely lightweight driver that features a multi-layer carbon crown and titanium body.

Taylormade M2 Selling Points

  • A bit more forgiving than the Ping G400
  • Also felt a bit lighter than the G400
  • Affordable
  • High-quality composite body materials
  • It has a -/+ 4 degree adjustable loft sleeve
  • Does a good job of dampening harsh vibrations

Taylormade M4 Selling Points

  • Speed Pocket
  • Twist Face technology
  • Very affordable
  • Great sound
  • Good feel
  • Produces straight shots

Who is the Taylormade M2 Driver for?

The Taylormade M2 is definitely more for beginners and high handicappers.

If you are looking for help getting your swing speed up or are having trouble staying on the fairway, the Taylormade M2 would be a better choice for you. It’s lightweight, produces very straight shots and yields good ball speed even when you hit out near the toe.

Distance: 93/100

Feel & Control: 91/100

Accuracy: 94/100

Forgiveness: 92/100

Overall Score: 93/100

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Who is the Taylormade M4 Driver for?

The Taylormade M4 would make a great driver for anyone who is on a bit of a budget but still wants significant help with forgiveness.

Keep in mind though that if you really want to prioritize distance, the M4 played about 13 yards shorter than the Taylormade M6 driver on average.

The forgiveness of the M4 driver is at least on par with that of the Taylormade M6 driver though. And we actually think that the M4 sounds and feels better when you strike right on the sweet spot.

Also, it should be noted that the M4 is not so much for lower handicap players. The workability is minimal and if you have a faster swing speed, you might actually lose some distance with this driver.

Distance: 92/100

Feel & Control: 93/100

Accuracy: 92/100

Forgiveness: 93/100

Overall Rating: 92/100

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