Taylormade M4 Vs. Taylormade M2 Driver Comparison Overview

Taylormade’s M series of drivers are the stuff of legend. In the M series, many of the technologies and features that are still seen in subsequent Taylormade models were originated. That is why they have stood the test of time so well.

But which M series driver is the best? That will certainly depend on your preferences and the needs of your game but to help you sort it all out, we went out and tested the Taylormade M2 and M4 drivers side-by-side.

Taylormade M4 Driver Overview

The Taylormade M4 driver is a no-nonsense distance/forgiveness driver.

Both the Tylormade M4 and M2 drivers feature the Geocoustic technology which is essentially just a recessed soul that allows the club to reverberate and produce a rich, deep sound. However, this is not really a performance feature.

What certainly is a performance feature on the M4 driver though is the deep face profile. Our testers noted that the M4’s face greatly increased forgiveness from sole to crown. For players that tend to top the ball from the tee, this is an amazing feature.

It increases the forgiveness to a high degree. The Hammerhead slot of the M4 works to increase face flex. The testers noted that the M4 flexes to a high degree and produces very nice ball speeds. On average, they were getting 267 yard drives.

Taylormade M2 Driver Overview

The Taylormade M2 ups the ante in terms of feel, stability and consistency.

The first thing we have to talk about here is the combination of a high-grade titanium body and a carbon fiber crown. This tandem made for incredibly consistent shots and excellent predictable distances.

However, it should also be noted that the Taylormade M2 played slightly shorter than the M4 – about 4 yards shorter on average to give you a ballpark idea. Our testers mentioned that this loss of distance came mostly from less flex at impact and not so much from increased spin.

In fact, the spin rates between these two drivers were almost identical. The Taylormade M2 will certainly be better if you prefer a nicer-feeling driver, though.

It basically comes down to distance. The Taylormade M4 driver was slightly longer than the Taylormade M2 driver.

However, the Taylormade M2 does more in terms of feel and consistency. Forgiveness was essentially a wash between these two drivers but the M4 would be better for players who top the ball.

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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