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Michelin Defender

Average Customer Review

For All Vehicles (62)   9.1

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Reviews of this Tire for All Vehicles (62 Total Reviews)

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful

  8.6

February 03, 2014
2009 TOYOTA PRIUS BASE
DENVER, CO
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 5000
Ride Comfort   9.0
Cornering/Steering   9.0
Ride Noise   9.0
Tread Life N/A
Dry Traction   9.0
Wet Traction   7.0
Winter Traction   5.0
Buy Tire Again Likely

Tire Pros

not that great in snow, had to get a set of real snow tires

Tire Cons

None Provided

not good in snow
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

  9.7

August 16, 2014
2008 TOYOTA PRIUS BASE
Aloha, OR
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 4 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 2000
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   10.0
Ride Noise   10.0
Tread Life   10.0
Dry Traction   9.0
Wet Traction   9.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

Good Tire, good service, quick installation

Tire Cons

Nothing that I know of.

The tires are great.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

  9.7

February 26, 2014
2008 TOYOTA PRIUS BASE
NOBLESVILLE, IN
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 9000
Ride Comfort   9.0
Cornering/Steering   9.0
Ride Noise   10.0
Tread Life   10.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   10.0
Winter Traction   9.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

These Michelin tires are very good. Discount Tire always has great prices and great service
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

  8.8

November 09, 2014
2005 TOYOTA PRIUS BASE
Gresham, OR
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 5 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 1200
Ride Comfort   8.0
Cornering/Steering   9.0
Ride Noise   9.0
Tread Life   9.0
Dry Traction   9.0
Wet Traction   9.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Likely

Tire Pros

seen great

Tire Cons

None Provided

Michilin have had a good rep so lets see how they wear in time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

  8.2

November 04, 2014
2011 MINI COOPER HARDTOP
Sugar Land, TX
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 4 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 3300
Ride Comfort   8.0
Cornering/Steering   7.0
Ride Noise   10.0
Tread Life   8.0
Dry Traction   8.0
Wet Traction   8.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

Great choice for Mini Coupe!!
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful

  9.0

October 17, 2013
2008 TOYOTA PRIUS BASE
SAINT PAUL, MN
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 10000
Ride Comfort   9.0
Cornering/Steering   9.0
Ride Noise   9.0
Tread Life   9.0
Dry Traction   9.0
Wet Traction   9.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Likely

Tire Pros

Ride, lower noise than previous tire, comfort, crisper handling.

Tire Cons

Can't comment on snow and ice yet. I am hopeful, but don't know.

I was concerned about possible drop in mileage with this tire, but that has not been the case. In the summer weather, I have averaged about 50 mpg per tank going mostly 60 mph with some city driving. On occassion I averaged 53 mpg per tank.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful

  7.5

April 16, 2014
2007 NISSAN VERSA ALL
LAKE ANN, MI
Driving Conditions: Snow
Driving Style: Mostly Highway
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 10000
Ride Comfort   8.0
Cornering/Steering   7.0
Ride Noise   8.0
Tread Life   8.0
Dry Traction   7.0
Wet Traction   7.0
Winter Traction   7.0
Buy Tire Again Likely

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

I got the year around tires for snow and non snow. I wish they had a little bit better tread.

Over all pretty good.
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224 of 294 people found the following review helpful

  9.2

June 12, 2013
2006 TOYOTA PRIUS BASE
SUGAR GROVE, IL
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 5000
Ride Comfort   8.0
Cornering/Steering   10.0
Ride Noise   7.0
Tread Life   10.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   10.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Likely

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

Not as quiet as previous Michelins
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful

  10.0

February 12, 2014
2005 TOYOTA PRIUS BASE
LANSING, MI
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mostly Highway
Owned Tires for: 10 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 45000
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   10.0
Ride Noise   10.0
Tread Life   10.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   10.0
Winter Traction   3.0
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Tire Pros

GREAT RIDING TIRE, ALOT OF TREAD LEFT, GOOD ON MPG

Tire Cons

SCARY ON ICE OR LIGHT SNOW

LOVED THIS TIRE IN SUMMER AND FALL. THOUGHT IT WOULD BE GOOD IN WINTER ON MY 2005 PRIUS - NOT THE CASE HERE IN MICHIGAN. HAD TO BUY A SET OF SNOW TIRES.
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15 of 22 people found the following review helpful

  8.8

November 22, 2013
2006 TOYOTA PRIUS BASE
BLAINE, WA
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mostly Highway
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 1000
Ride Comfort   8.0
Cornering/Steering   10.0
Ride Noise   5.0
Tread Life   10.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   10.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Not Likely

Tire Pros

Wears like steel

Tire Cons

Looking for a quiet tire and was told this one was very quiet

Looking for a quiet tire and was told this one was very quiet
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