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Michelin Defender

Average Customer Review

For All Vehicles (37)   9.0

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Reviews of this Tire for All Vehicles (37 Total Reviews)

15 of 17 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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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful

  10.0

February 17, 2014
2011 NISSAN JUKE SL
MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Driving Conditions: Snow
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 4000
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   10.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

no complaints
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9 of 11 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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41 of 52 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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17 of 22 people found the following review helpful

  10.0

February 27, 2014
2009 CHEVROLET MALIBU LT
MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 5000
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   8.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

I would highly recommend to all drivers that are looking for great tread life, quite ride and nice grip in all conditions.
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful

  9.8

February 26, 2014
2012 NISSAN JUKE SV
GLADE PARK, CO
Driving Conditions: Snow
Driving Style: Off Road
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 8000
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   10.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

These tires have lived up to their reputation. I drive through a lot of snow, mud, slush and on curvy roads. They handle great in dry conditions and the traction on bad roads make my AWD feel more like a 4WD.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful

  9.7

September 04, 2014
2007 LEXUS ES 350 ALL
Minneapolis, MN
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 4 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 8000
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   8.0
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

Awesome ride quality

Tire Cons

A little speedy but worth it, but has a great warranty

Awesome tires. Lexus drives smooth, like a new car. These tires have an excellent warranty. Would buy again.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful

  9.7

February 19, 2014
2008 HONDA ACCORD EX COUPE
PRIOR LAKE, MN
Driving Conditions: Snow
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 30000
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   8.0
Ride Noise   10.0
Tread Life   10.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   10.0
Winter Traction   8.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

Great riding and quite.

Tire Cons

None

Great tire
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful

  9.0

May 20, 2014
2009 TOYOTA AVALON XLS
MINNEAPOLIS, MN
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   9.0
Tread Life   9.0
Dry Traction   9.0
Wet Traction   9.0
Winter Traction   9.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

Great tire in wet, dry and snow.

Tire Cons

None Provided

Great
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful

  7.8

March 28, 2014
2011 CHEVROLET MALIBU LS
LONGMONT, CO
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 2 years
Miles Driven on Tires: 37000
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   9.0
Ride Noise   9.0
Tread Life   1.0
Dry Traction   9.0
Wet Traction   9.0
Winter Traction   8.0
Buy Tire Again Not Likely

Tire Pros

Quiet, Smooth ride and traction

Tire Cons

Tread life

Just back from the Northglenn store. Tech said these tires need to be replaced at next rotation. Even Though only driven 37000 miles w/all the right documented rotations. Even wear on all 4 tires. All after paying a premium for a 90000 mile warranty tire. Have bought a lot of Michelins but we are disappointed this time.
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