Michelin Defender

3.82

(60) Customer Reviews

Price Range:  USD $111.99 to $224.99

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175/70R13 19761 820-A-BT82
$111.99
175/65R14 03156 820-A-BT82
$136.99
175/70R14 38540 820-A-BT84
$125.99
185/65R14 10280 820-A-BT86
$141.99
185/70R14 85842 820-A-BT88
$141.99
195/70R14 58906 820-A-BT91
$145.99
185/60R15 31599 820-A-BT84
$141.99
185/65R15 83567 820-A-BT88
$142.99
195/60R15 02184 820-A-BT88
$147.99
195/65R15 10042M 820-A-BT91
$144.99
205/60R15 51440 820-A-BT91
$147.99
205/65R15 32737 820-A-BT94
$143.99
205/70R15 60418 820-A-BT96
$141.99
215/60R15 03945 820-A-BT94
$175.99
215/65R15 28360 820-A-BT96
$172.99
215/70R15 44124 820-A-BT98
$142.99
205/55R16 42622 820-A-BH91
$173.99
205/55R16 12164 820-A-BT91
$172.99
205/60R16 05615 820-A-BT92
$169.99
215/60R16 14026 820-A-BT95
$177.99
215/65R16 48905 820-A-BT98
$172.99
225/60R16 73391 820-A-BT98
$177.99
225/65R16 02012 820-A-BT100
$178.99
235/60R16 05408 820-A-BT100
$188.99
235/65R16 05573 820-A-BT103
$178.99
215/55R17 82333 820-A-BT94
$206.99
215/60R17 38545 820-A-BT96
$165.99
215/65R17 21467 820-A-BT99
$173.99
225/50R17 38335 820-A-BT94
$208.99
225/55R17 06444 820-A-BT97
$215.99
225/60R17 10251 820-A-BT99
$185.99
225/65R17 20960 820-A-BT102
$168.99
235/55R17 58949 820-A-BT99
$224.99
215/55R18 37760 820-A-BT95
$176.99
225/50R18 86105 820-A-BT95
$216.99
225/55R18 82313 820-A-BT98
$204.99

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 

3.8

Michelin Defender
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Dry
(4.3)
Wet
(3.9)
Snow
(3.0)
Handling
(3.9)
Comfort
(3.8)
Noise
(3.7)
Treadwear
(3.5)
Overall:
4.9
Dry
5.0
Wet
5.0
Snow
5.0
Handling
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Noise
5.0
Treadwear
4.0

 

Size: 195/65R15

Vehicle: 2012 Toyota Prius 4 Dr Hatchback Base with 1609 KM of Tire Wear

Anonymous made this review on 2/8/2015 and is a Confident, Experienced Driver

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Overall:
1.4
Dry
2.0
Wet
1.0
Snow
1.0
Handling
2.0
Comfort
2.0
Noise
1.0
Treadwear
1.0

WARNING!!! Don't buy the Michelin Defender. Had Michelins since 1971 and this is the first horrible Michelin tire. Wear out in 30,000 miles with very easy driving. Totally unsafe in snow and ice. Skid and get stuck everywhere. Repeat DO NOT BUY the Michelin Defender!!!

Size: 205/60R16

Vehicle: 2005 Honda Accord 4 Dr Sedan EX with 48270 KM of Tire Wear

Anonymous made this review on 1/13/2015 and is a Confident, Experienced Driver

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Overall:
4.7
Dry
5.0
Wet
5.0
Snow
4.0
Handling
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Noise
4.0
Treadwear
5.0

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.

Size: 195/70R14

Vehicle: 2005 Pontiac Sunfire 4 Dr Sedan Base with 15000 KM of Tire Wear

Anonymous made this review on 12/31/2014 and is a Confident, Experienced Driver

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Overall:
1.9
Dry
4.0
Wet
1.0
Snow
1.0
Handling
2.0
Comfort
2.0
Noise
1.0
Treadwear
1.0

Don't buy the Michelin Defender unless you want new tires every 30,000 miles. These tires have chunks of rubber coming off! I purchased them based on their 90,000 mile warranty and the recommendation by Consumer Reports. After 30,000 miles the tread is separating and chunks are coming off! Michelin won't stand by their 90 k warranty! The tire dealer offered a small percentage. Based on other owners' reviews in Consumer Reports I think Michelin should 'recall' these tires or be sued! Other comments are they are noisy and handle poorly in the northwest's wet climate.

Size: 215/65R16

Vehicle: 53097 KM of Tire Wear

Anonymous made this review on 12/18/2014 and is a Confident, Experienced Driver

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Overall:
3.9
Dry
5.0
Wet
4.0
Snow
2.0
Handling
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Noise
4.0
Treadwear
1.0

Dealer put these tires on my Prius at 26000 miles. When I took it in for 60000 mile service I was told they needed to be replaced! Rated at 90000 miles but need replaced at 30000???!!! NO MORE MICHELINS!!!

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Vehicle: 48270 KM of Tire Wear

Anonymous made this review on 11/29/2014 and is a Confident, Experienced Driver

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