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Michelin Defender

Average Customer Review

For All Vehicles (257)   9.0

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Reviews of this Tire for All Vehicles (257 Total Reviews)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

  7.6

August 13, 2014
2012 NISSAN ALTIMA SEDAN 2.5 S
Florence, TX
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mostly Highway
Owned Tires for: 4 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 4500
Ride Comfort   7.0
Cornering/Steering   7.0
Ride Noise   6.0
Tread Life N/A
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   8.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Likely

Tire Pros

Serviceable, quality tires from a good company. Hold pressures well.

Tire Cons

Hard and somewhat noisy, like all long-life tires.

I bought these tires to replace the stock Continentals that came on the car. They're solid, good handling tires that could be a little quieter and smoother-riding, but they're supposed to last 80K miles, and if they get close to that, they're the last tires I'll have to buy for this car. Michelin stands for quality, safety and dependability, and so far, these tires live up to that. I've been surprised and pleased at how well they perform in the rain. Haven't had a chance to see how they'll do in snow and ice. From what I've seen so far, I'd buy them again.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful

  9.0

January 22, 2014
2009 NISSAN ALTIMA SEDAN 2.5 S
ELGIN, IL
Driving Conditions: Mostly Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 9000
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   10.0
Ride Noise   10.0
Tread Life   9.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   5.0
Winter Traction   3.0
Buy Tire Again Not Likely

Tire Pros

Fantastic on dry pavement

Tire Cons

Does not hold groove well in snow. Breaks lose in wet weather.

To much side movement in wet weather or snow.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful

  9.0

January 01, 2013
1997 TOYOTA AVALON XL/XLS
WHEAT RIDGE, CO
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mostly City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 4500
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

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

While relatively still new they have been great so far
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful

  8.3

February 20, 2014
2011 TOYOTA CAMRY LE
BIGFOOT, TX
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mostly Highway
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 300
Ride Comfort   8.0
Cornering/Steering   9.0
Ride Noise   7.0
Tread Life   8.0
Dry Traction   9.0
Wet Traction   9.0
Winter Traction   8.0
Buy Tire Again Likely

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful

  9.3

June 11, 2014
2009 TOYOTA CAMRY LE
Glendale Heights, IL
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 77000
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   10.0
Ride Noise   9.0
Tread Life   9.0
Dry Traction   9.0
Wet Traction   9.0
Winter Traction   10.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

Best tires ever. Smooth and nice driving. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful

  9.5

March 24, 2014
2010 HONDA ACCORD LX SEDAN
TALLAHASSEE, FL
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 6000
Ride Comfort   9.0
Cornering/Steering   10.0
Ride Noise   9.0
Tread Life   9.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   10.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

excellent in rainy conditions

Tire Cons

could be a quieter ride

Love my tires I will never buy anything but Michelin. Thank you Discount Tire
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful

  7.5

November 22, 2013
2006 TOYOTA SOLARA 4CY SE/SLE
KALAMAZOO, MI
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 4000
Ride Comfort   8.0
Cornering/Steering   7.0
Ride Noise   8.0
Tread Life   6.0
Dry Traction   8.0
Wet Traction   8.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Likely

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

Somewhat expensive yet reliable.. Short thread life?
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful

  9.6

September 17, 2013
2008 CHEVROLET MALIBU CLASSIC LT
EDGEWOOD, NM
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mostly Highway
Owned Tires for: 1 month
Miles Driven on Tires: 400
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   10.0
Ride Noise   9.0
Tread Life N/A
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   9.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

Quiet, easy rolling and very good ride.

Tire Cons

Will see in 50,000 miles

Within a few miles of hi way driving I knew this was a great tire. They are on an 08 Malibu which has a lot of over steer(read sport steering).These tires made it drive like a dream by putting the handle back in handling. In the last 50 years of driving these are the best for the money spent by far.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful

  9.7

June 07, 2014
2009 HONDA ACCORD LX SEDAN
Mesa, AZ
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mostly Highway
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 3000
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   10.0
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

Honda Accords are known for their road noise. These tires really do reduce that road noise.

Tire Cons

None

Awesome tires. Looking to get rid of the Khumo tires on my Toyota Highlander and getting a set of Michelins in their place. My local Discount Tire (Power Road and McKellips Road in Mesa, AZ) is awesome. They provide excellent products and customer service.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful

  9.2

January 24, 2014
2010 TOYOTA CAMRY BASE
TORRANCE, CA
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 12000
Ride Comfort   9.0
Cornering/Steering   10.0
Ride Noise   7.0
Tread Life   10.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   9.0
Winter Traction   9.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

traction is great and I like the 90,000 miles warranty

Tire Cons

little nosey

great traction handles well on turns.
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