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Michelin Defender

Average Customer Review

For All Vehicles (72)   9.3

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Reviews of this Tire for All Vehicles (72 Total Reviews)

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful

  10.0

August 13, 2014
2001 SUBARU FORESTER BASE/L/S
Belton, MO
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mostly Highway
Owned Tires for: 4 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 5000
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   10.0
Ride Noise   10.0
Tread Life N/A
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   10.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

Good tires

Tire Cons

None

Like them
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

  10.0

September 07, 2014
1989 CADILLAC DEVILLE SEDAN
Sacramento, CA
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mostly City
Owned Tires for: 4 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 200
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   10.0
Ride Noise   10.0
Tread Life   10.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction N/A
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

Good tire
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

  9.8

August 17, 2014
2004 HONDA CR-V LX/EX
Spring Hill, TN
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 4 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 4000
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   10.0
Ride Noise   9.0
Tread Life   10.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   10.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

It is a tire that I would buy again
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

  8.8

September 03, 2014
1997 SUBARU LEGACY OUTBACK
Denver, CO
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mostly City
Owned Tires for: 4 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 40
Ride Comfort   6.0
Cornering/Steering   9.0
Ride Noise   9.0
Tread Life   10.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   9.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

to date, I am pleased

Tire Cons

none

I have yet to drive in winter conditions. So far, no performance complaints.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

  8.8

June 29, 2014
2004 HONDA CR-V LX/EX
San Mateo, CA
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 4000
Ride Comfort   9.0
Cornering/Steering   8.0
Ride Noise   8.0
Tread Life   10.0
Dry Traction   9.0
Wet Traction   9.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

Good tires
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

  8.0

February 23, 2014
2004 HONDA CR-V LX/EX
LYNDEN, WA
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mostly City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 4000
Ride Comfort   8.0
Cornering/Steering   8.0
Ride Noise   8.0
Tread Life   8.0
Dry Traction   8.0
Wet Traction   8.0
Winter Traction   8.0
Buy Tire Again Likely

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

ok
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful

  10.0

November 12, 2013
1999 BUICK LESABRE ALL
HUDSONVILLE, MI
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 8000
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 N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

Smooth ride, quiet, and show no wear yet

Tire Cons

None Provided

We buy Michelin Defenders often and have never been disappointed. They are well worth the cost.
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42 of 57 people found the following review helpful

  9.0

February 23, 2013
2001 HONDA CR-V LX/EX
BROOMFIELD, CO
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 8 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   9.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

Improved MPG Reduced road noise Excellent snow & ice handling

Tire Cons

NONE

The Michelin Defender has to be the best all-season radial tire ever made! On my 2002 CRV they have reduced the road noise that is a problem with most Hondas. My gas mileage has gone up and the tires give great handling. I waited until we finally got some snow here in Colorado and I have found these Defenders have outstanding traction in snow and ice. I've had several tire brands on my CRV- original Bridgestones (junk), Yokohamas (not much better), Goodyear Aquatread (good), but the Defenders are OUTSTANDING. Thanks Discount Tire for recommending them. BUY THESE TIRES!
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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful

  9.7

August 25, 2013
2002 HONDA CR-V LX/EX
LAFAYETTE, IN
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   10.0
Ride Noise   9.0
Tread Life   10.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   10.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

Great performance all around.

Tire Cons

None

I wanted a quiet comfortable ride with optimal performance. Got it!!
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful

  10.0

January 06, 2014
2004 HONDA CR-V LX/EX
BROKEN ARROW, OK
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 11000
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   10.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

Very quiet ride. Good grip on any surface. Work great on snow and ice.

Tire Cons

None so far.

This tire is by far one of the best that I have every purchased. The ride is smooth and quiet on all surfaces. Have mad many long distance trips as well as daily commutes to work. No noticeable tread wear after 11,000 miles. No complaints as of yet.
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