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Michelin Defender

Average Customer Review

For All Vehicles (18)   9.0

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Reviews of this Tire for All Vehicles (18 Total Reviews)

14 of 19 people found the following review helpful

  8.2

December 09, 2013
2006 FORD 500 SE/SEL
WALLED LAKE, MI
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mostly City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 8000
Ride Comfort   7.0
Cornering/Steering   7.0
Ride Noise   7.0
Tread Life   10.0
Dry Traction   9.0
Wet Traction   9.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Likely

Tire Pros

love them

Tire Cons

air pressure since to fluctuate a bit

I have not driven in icy conditions or snow yet.
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41 of 60 people found the following review helpful

  9.7

January 15, 2013
2003 MAZDA MPV ES
LANSING, MI
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 10 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 12000
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   9.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

very quiet ride with predictable handling, good wet/snow/ice performance, great tread life, can be rotated for maximum tread life

Tire Cons

have not seen any increases in fuel economy

Bought these tires to replace Michelin HydroEdge tires that wore unevenly and were very noisy, had environmental cracking at 3 yrs age, and were scary in ice/snow. Michelin Defenders first impression was great. Not trying to impress with fancy sidewall graphics or tread patterns. I made several road trips over 800 miles and 10+ hours and these tires smooth and quiet ride were much appreciated. Rain, snow, and ice traction is very good for a tire trying to do all things in all seasons and conditions. As good as HydroEdge in the wet, superior in all aspects for snow/ice. At 10 months I am as satisfied as the day they were installed... these tires restored my confidence in Michelin tires and the ability to fully rotate the Defenders because they are not directional is a huge advantage over the old tires.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful

  10.0

May 13, 2014
2006 FORD 500 SE/SEL
MCDONOUGH, GA
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mostly 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   10.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

very pleased and would purchase these tires again
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30 of 49 people found the following review helpful

  10.0

August 13, 2013
2009 DODGE CALIBER SXT/SPORT
DAGSBORO, DE
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 N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

Excalent
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10 of 18 people found the following review helpful

  10.0

September 22, 2013
2007 CHRYSLER SEBRING SEDAN
HENDERSON, NV
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 600
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

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

I put Michelin tires on both my cars they are great and the service I received at the store was outstanding
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28 of 51 people found the following review helpful

  9.3

December 23, 2012
1995 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN ALL
SPRING VALLEY, CA
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mostly Highway
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 7000
Ride Comfort   8.0
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

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

these tires are great they ride a little hard but they do the job. im real happy with them and the store that installed them. will buy more like them when i need tires.
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35 of 64 people found the following review helpful

  9.8

December 28, 2012
2008 DODGE AVENGER SXT
LYNNWOOD, WA
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 7000
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   10.0
Ride Noise   10.0
Tread Life   10.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   9.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

very quiet ride with great traction
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6 of 11 people found the following review helpful

  9.0

May 09, 2014
2010 DODGE CALIBER SXT/SPORT
MANKATO, MN
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
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   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

Excellent tires and service I have received.
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18 of 34 people found the following review helpful

  9.6

September 07, 2013
2005 FORD 500 SE/SEL
SAN JOSE, CA
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 7 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 1500
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   9.0
Ride Noise   9.0
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

Did not notice any of the noise issues that some reviewers mentioned. Just a joy overall to use. Love them.
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26 of 56 people found the following review helpful

  8.8

June 12, 2013
2008 CHRYSLER SEBRING BASE CONV
FREEPORT, MI
Driving Conditions: Snow
Driving Style: Mostly Highway
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 10000
Ride Comfort   9.0
Cornering/Steering   8.0
Ride Noise   9.0
Tread Life   10.0
Dry Traction   9.0
Wet Traction   8.0
Winter Traction   7.0
Buy Tire Again Likely

Tire Pros

Cost and longevity

Tire Cons

Would prefer a bit better snow/ice traction

Definitely a good tire for the money, especially if you do a lot of highway driving. Long treadlife and they aren't noisy.
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