Taylormade SIM Max Vs. Taylormade M4 Driver Comparison Overview

Taylormade recycles some of their technology. Sometimes, they do it so much that you can barely tell the difference between older and newer driver models. To that end, we thought we’d help the average Joe golfer discern the practical differences between two of Taylormade’s most popular drivers.

Take a look at the following comparison overview to find out what you need to know about the differences between the Taylormade M4 and the SIM Max drivers.

Taylormade SIM Max Driver Overview

The big hype surrounding the SIM Max driver is that it can help you improve your swing speed with an aerodynamic bottom fin.

In all honesty, we really didn’t think this sole panel did much to improve swing speeds. It felt a bit gimmicky after we were done with our testing in fact. However, it wasn’t a total loss. Our testers mentioned that the asymmetrical bottom panel was helping with distance and forgiveness.

The SIM Max driver also has one of the same features as the Taylormade M4: the twist face technology which helps straighten out mis-hits. In fact, our testers were really impressed with the overall forgiveness and versatility of the SIM Max.

The sweet spot is more generous than the standard SIM driver and it isn’t as clunky and cumbersome as the SIM Max D driver. It also features an adjustable loft sleeve that helps you open or close the face at impact.

Taylormade M4 Driver Overview

The Taylormade M4 driver is an incredibly straight and satisfying driver.

The sound you get from this driver belies the beginner/distance category that that it certainly belongs in. The Twist Face technology is also present in the Taylormade M4 driver as it is in some of the other drivers in the M family including the M6.

However, our testers were consistently getting shorter drives out of the Taylormade M4 compared to the SIM Max. In general, you can expect about 8 yards less from the M4 compared to the SIM Max.

The face of the M4 is nice a tall though so we think it would be great for players who tend to top the ball off the tee.

We would say that both of these drivers would be a good choice for beginners and high handicappers; but overall, we liked the distance and overall performance of the Taylormade SIM Max driver a bit more.

Taylormade Sim Drivers

In 20 Words Or Less

A driver designed to do it all for players: increase ball speed, enhance forgiveness and provide shaping.

Taylormade M4 Driver

In 20 Words or Less

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

Sim Driver – First Impressions

At first, you may be a little intimidated with all the apparent bells and whistles of the Taylormade SIM.

We’re not going to sugarcoat it: the first time you pick up a Taylormade SIM driver you will probably notice the weight right away.

With a swing weight of D5 with a graphite shaft, this driver is a bit intimidating at first.

However, after you take the first swing and feel how the inertia generator effortlessly pulls the CG downward, you will be hooked.

The SIM Family

There is the standard SIM, the SIM Max and the SIM Max D Driver. All feature the twist face but the standard SIM is the only one with a movable weight.

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 Sim Driver – Selling Points

  • Very high MOI
  • Good forgiveness
  • Sliding weight
  • Good distance
  • Speed Pocket
  • Adjustable loft sleeve

Taylormade M4 Selling Points

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

Taylormade SIM Drivers – Who are they For?

The Taylormade SIM driver is better-suited for mid to low handicappers.

The adjustable loft and weight also make them a good choice for anyone who really likes to customize draw and lie.

Taylormade SIM Driver Family

Taylormade Sim Max Driver

The Sim Max offers more forgiveness for beginners and high handicappers. This is going to suitable for those who struggle with consistency in their driver due to reduced spin rates.

Taylormade Sim Max D Driver

If you struggle with a slice, the Max D is available to iron that out of your game. The Sim Max D is anti slice with a bit of offset to keep what would have been a slice on the straight and narrow.

Distance: 95/100

Accuracy: 94/100

Forgiveness: 94/100

Feel & Control: 91/100

Overall Score: 94/100

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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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