Michelin Defender 12456

3.54

(147) Customer Reviews

Price Range:  USD $75.42 to $162.08

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PRODUCT INFORMATION

Specs: 195/70R14
Product Code: 12456
UTQG: 820-A-B
Speed Rating: T
Load Index: 91
Sidewall: BSW

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195/70R14 (BSW) 12456 820-A-B91 T
$75.42

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 

3.5

Michelin Defender
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Dry
(4.0)
Wet
(3.5)
Snow
(3.0)
Handling
(3.7)
Comfort
(3.7)
Noise
(3.5)
Treadwear
(2.9)
Overall:
2.4
Dry
1.0
Wet
1.0
Snow
1.0
Handling
1.0
Comfort
5.0
Noise
5.0
Treadwear
5.0

Good up to 60 mph. At 70 in cross wind drives like a snake. At 75 changing lanes brings white knuckles and grey hair

Size: 275/55R20

Vehicle: 2015 Ford Expedition 4 Dr Sport Utility Limited (275/55R20 113 T) with 322 KM of Tire Wear

Anonymous made this review on 6/20/2019 and is a Confident, Experienced Driver

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Overall:
3.9
Dry
4.0
Wet
5.0
Snow
4.0
Handling
4.0
Comfort
3.0
Noise
2.0
Treadwear
4.0

Replaced original Continental tires which were very quiet and was getting great gas mileage. The Defenders handle exceptionally well on wet roads and good in snow however are extremely noisy and the gas mileage has dropped considerably from previously 6.6L per 100K to an average of 9.0. In fact the vehicle now needs extra power on steep hills. Would replace them but cannot afford the cost in doing so.These are new tires with only about 500 KM on them and the performance mentioned above began as soon as installed.

Size: 225/60R17

Vehicle: 2011 Subaru Outback 4 Dr Wagon 2.5i Premium with 500 KM of Tire Wear

Anonymous made this review on 5/4/2019 and is a Confident, Experienced Driver

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Warranty summary for replacement tires purchased on or after 01/Sep/2018

Treadlife Warranty

Defender® T/H All-Season 90 000 miles.

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:

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