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Michelin Defender

Average Customer Review

For All Vehicles (48)   8.9

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Reviews of this Tire for All Vehicles (48 Total Reviews)

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful

  9.5

October 08, 2014
2007 TOYOTA AVALON XLS/LTD
Grass Valley, CA
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 1 year 5 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 34000
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   10.0
Ride Noise   8.0
Tread Life   9.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   10.0
Winter Traction   8.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

Ride, handling, traction and wear.

Tire Cons

Road noise.

One of the best tires money can buy. I feel safe while driving with these tires. Love the 90,000 mile tread wear warranty.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful

  9.2

September 24, 2014
2008 TOYOTA AVALON XLS
Jefferson, OH
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 4 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 4000
Ride Comfort   9.0
Cornering/Steering   9.0
Ride Noise   10.0
Tread Life   9.0
Dry Traction   9.0
Wet Traction   9.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

quiet

Tire Cons

non

Good high milage tire at a reasonable price
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

  9.3

February 10, 2014
2007 PONTIAC G6 BASE/GT
SAINT PAUL, MN
Driving Conditions: Snow
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   10.0
Tread Life   10.0
Dry Traction   9.0
Wet Traction   9.0
Winter Traction   9.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

True all season tire, quiet ride, great wear, great traction.

Tire Cons

None yet

Great all season performance. Its not a winter tire, but is great in the snow for an all-season tire. Tires are showing no wear yet. I have had Michelin tires on other cars and they have always been good. These have not disappointed me yet.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

  9.0

October 20, 2014
2012 VW PASSAT 2.5L
Rio Rancho, NM
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 4 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 6000
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 Yes

Tire Pros

Quiet, grippy in all weather conditions and stable at high speed!

Tire Cons

None Provided

Great tire choice, a real improvement over the Continental tires that came with the car!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

  8.2

October 28, 2014
2006 TOYOTA AVALON XLS/LTD
Salisbury, NC
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 4 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 4000
Ride Comfort   8.0
Cornering/Steering   8.0
Ride Noise   9.0
Tread Life N/A
Dry Traction   8.0
Wet Traction   8.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

Noise and comfort

Tire Cons

Comfortable but firmer ride that I thought they would have.

Quiet and comfortable
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful

  8.7

December 25, 2013
2006 TOYOTA SOLARA 6CY SE
FORT LUPTON, CO
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mostly Highway
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 5000
Ride Comfort   9.0
Cornering/Steering   9.0
Ride Noise   9.0
Tread Life   9.0
Dry Traction   9.0
Wet Traction   7.0
Winter Traction   6.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

Made a new car of the Solara - we were actually unhappy with the car until we put these tires on. the quietness, and smooth ride restored our faith in the car.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful

  9.2

February 10, 2014
2007 LEXUS ES 350 ALL
EDEN PRAIRIE, MN
Driving Conditions: Snow
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 3500
Ride Comfort   9.0
Cornering/Steering   9.0
Ride Noise   9.0
Tread Life   9.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   9.0
Winter Traction   9.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

great tires
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48 of 59 people found the following review helpful

  9.5

September 28, 2013
2010 CHEVROLET MALIBU LT
GRAND RAPIDS, MI
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 9 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 9000
Ride Comfort   9.0
Cornering/Steering   9.0
Ride Noise   10.0
Tread Life   10.0
Dry Traction   9.0
Wet Traction   10.0
Winter Traction   10.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

Ride so nice in all conditions, great in the snow.

Tire Cons

Cost.

I decided to spend a little more than usual to see if Michelins were worth it. They definitely met or exceeded my expectations. I barely got 30k out of the factory tires, while the Defenders still look new after almost 10k. The most notable improvement is in the snow. These tires are light years better than I had. A little pricey but I am sold on my Michelins.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful

  8.4

December 23, 2013
2012 TOYOTA CAMRY SE
MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Driving Conditions: Snow
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 5000
Ride Comfort   8.0
Cornering/Steering   9.0
Ride Noise   8.0
Tread Life N/A
Dry Traction   8.0
Wet Traction   9.0
Winter Traction   10.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

the car has handled well on some very icy conditions.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful

  8.2

August 16, 2014
2010 CHEVROLET MALIBU LS
Oklahoma City, OK
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 4 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 5000
Ride Comfort   7.0
Cornering/Steering   8.0
Ride Noise   7.0
Tread Life   9.0
Dry Traction   9.0
Wet Traction   9.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

Tires have been excellent. A little quieter and a little better traction than the original equipment.
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