Michelin Defender

3.6

Price Range:  USD $0.99 to $222.99

All Season

Passenger Cars /All Season/Touring

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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.

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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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