Michelin Defender 48905

3.61

(122) Customer Reviews

Price Range:  USD $99.99 to $189.99

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Specs: 215/65R16
Product Code: 48905
UTQG: 820-A-B
Speed Rating: T
Load Index: 98
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Michelin´s best standard passenger car - minivan tire ever offering confident driving through exceptional safety, longevity and a quiet, comfortable ride so that you can protect those you care about most.

  • Exceptional grip provided by IntelliSipe™ Technology maximizes the number of sipes within the tire, which allows you to brake confidently when you need to most for greater peace of mind in stressful driving situations.
  • MaxTouch Construction combined with the interlocking action of Michelin´s Breakthrough IntelliSipe™ Technology delivers impressively long wear life by providing exceptional tread block rigidity while optimizing the tire´s contact with the road during acceleration, braking and cornering.
  • The interlocking action of IntelliSipes™ creates a more rigid tread block, which allows for a reduced starting tread depth leading to lower rolling resistance so you can save fuel without sacrificing safety or longevity.

Overall 

3.6

Michelin Defender
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Dry
(4.1)
Wet
(3.6)
Snow
(3.0)
Handling
(3.7)
Comfort
(3.7)
Noise
(3.6)
Treadwear
(2.9)
Overall:
3.4
Dry
3.0
Wet
3.0
Snow
3.0
Handling
4.0
Comfort
3.0
Noise
5.0
Treadwear
3.0

Drove away from tire store with a new set of Toyo Extensas and right away knew I had made a mistake. Took a spin at freeway speed to confirm...loud, noisy tires! Sounded like I was driving a Jeep. Went back to tire store and swapped them out for a set of Michelin Defenders...wow...am I glad I did. The Michelins are super quiet...and a much better tire! Will update later after more miles and driving conditions.

Size: 225/55R17

Vehicle: 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek 4 Dr Wagon Limited with 100 KM of Tire Wear

Anonymous made this review on 3/23/2017 and is a Confident, Experienced Driver

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Overall:
4.0
Dry
5.0
Wet
5.0
Snow
4.0
Handling
5.0
Comfort
3.0
Noise
3.0
Treadwear
1.0

I absolutely love these tires and it is EXTREMELY unlikely that I will ever own another set of Michelin tires. They ride good, they handle great in wet and dry conditions. They are very capable in snow. They have 3-4/32 of tread left at 1/2 the stated tread warranty. The dealer said that Michelin will not warrantee the tires as the rotations have not been documented appropriately. I have owned at least 5 sets of Michelin tires over the last 20 years, rotated them diligently, and not 1 set achieved more than 75% of their stated mileage warrantee before wearing out. Admittedly I have not rotated this set as frequently as recommended but the treadwear is within 1/32 across all 4 tires. I am not convinced that infrequent rotation is the issue. I will run these down to the wearbars and find another brand. Thanks for the memories Michelin.

Size: 215/55R17

Vehicle: 2012 Chevrolet Cruze 4 Dr Sedan Eco with 64000 KM of Tire Wear

Anonymous made this review on 2/19/2017 and is a Confident, Experienced Driver

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Warranty summary for replacement tires purchased on or after 01/Nov/2016

Treadlife Warranty

Defender® T/H All-Season 90 000

Uniformity Warranty

1 Year / first 2/32" of wear

Workmanship Materials Warranty

6 Years / Free replacement first year, 2/32" or 25% of wear, then prorated until 2/32" remaining depth

Manufacturers Road Hazard Warranty

None

Manufacturer Warranty Brochure

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Manufacturer Special Warranty

30-day satisfaction, 3-yr flat changing

Special Notes:

Warranty information provided may be innacurate, or may be out of date. Please see official manufacturer's warranty brochure for specific details.

New vehicle Original Equipment tire warranties often differ from those covering replacement tires. Consult your vehicle documents to confirm Original Equipment tire warranty coverage.