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
(4.0)
Wet
(3.6)
Snow
(2.9)
Handling
(3.7)
Comfort
(3.7)
Noise
(3.5)
Treadwear
(3.0)
Overall:
4.6
Dry
5.0
Wet
5.0
Snow
1.0
Handling
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Noise
5.0
Treadwear
5.0

 

Size: 195/65R15

Vehicle: 2010 Toyota Prius 4 Dr Hatchback Base with 80450 KM of Tire Wear

Anonymous made this review on 6/26/2016 and is a Confident, Experienced Driver

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Overall:
3.4
Dry
5.0
Wet
4.0
Snow
4.0
Handling
4.0
Comfort
2.0
Noise
1.0
Treadwear
2.0

I have always been a fan of Michelin. Until now. I have had them for about 2 years with a little over 30k miles in them. They have never been a smooth, comfortable ride (which is what I expect from a Michelin tire) and were never quiet. But recently the noise has become obnoxious. Another reviewer described the noise similar to mud tires on a truck. I have to agree. They are wearing on the edges, even with religious rotating and alignments. Terrible tire especially for what I paid for them. Michelin has lost a 25 year loyal customer because of the Defender.

Size: 215/70R16

Vehicle: 2010 Subaru Outback 4 Dr Wagon 2.5i Limited with 48 KM of Tire Wear

Anonymous made this review on 6/25/2016 and is a Confident, Experienced Driver

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