As someone who drove the Destiny for several years the Defender had a lot to live up to. And although I think overall the destiny was a better tire, the defender is no slouch. Its a very round (true) tire so it has no shimmy at all. Stable in the turns and grip is great. It makes a little road noise and is a little stiff in the sidewall making the ride a little noisy and the bumps a little harsh. By no means does this make the tire uncomfortable. Just something to get used to. Remember, you're not spending $250 + on a tire, the Defender is an entry level Michelin.