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Michelin Defender

Average Customer Review

For All Vehicles (178)   9.2

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Reviews of this Tire for All Vehicles (178 Total Reviews)

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful

  10.0

February 04, 2014
2007 HONDA CR-V LX/EX/EX-L
LANCASTER, OH
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   10.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

These are the best tires we have had on this vehicle. Hopefully, they will last a long time.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful

  8.3

March 08, 2014
2010 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS ALL
NAPERVILLE, IL
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mostly Highway
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 15000
Ride Comfort   8.0
Cornering/Steering   8.0
Ride Noise   8.0
Tread Life   8.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   8.0
Winter Traction   8.0
Buy Tire Again Likely

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

Ok tires, would buy again
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful

  8.3

May 23, 2013
2007 TOYOTA RAV4 BASE 4WD
LONG PRAIRIE, MN
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
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   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

they have been good tires so far
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful

  9.5

January 07, 2013
2006 TOYOTA RAV4 BASE 2WD
AUSTIN, TX
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mostly Highway
Owned Tires for: 7 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 10000
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   10.0
Ride Noise   10.0
Tread Life   10.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   7.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Likely

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

one of my tires blew out 3 months into owning it :(
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful

  9.2

February 27, 2013
2010 TOYOTA RAV4 BASE 4-CYL
LOGANVILLE, GA
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   9.0
Ride Noise   9.0
Tread Life   9.0
Dry Traction   9.0
Wet Traction   10.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

Satisfied so far with tire performance.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful

  9.7

October 19, 2013
2007 TOYOTA RAV4 LIMITED
RALEIGH, NC
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mostly City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 7000
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   10.0
Ride Noise   8.0
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

Excellent tires!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful

  9.7

January 03, 2014
2011 HONDA CR-V SE/EX/EX-L
DOWNERS GROVE, IL
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mostly Highway
Owned Tires for: 7 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 7000
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   10.0
Ride Noise   10.0
Tread Life   8.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   10.0
Winter Traction   8.0
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Tire Pros

Noticed a different comfort ride right away and a considerable difference in handling as well.

Tire Cons

Havent seen any change in better fuel efficiency.

Definitely recommend this tires. Gave the tread life an 8 only because its been 7 months, too early too tell.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful

  8.8

December 03, 2013
2007 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER HYBRID
SEATTLE, WA
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 6000
Ride Comfort   8.0
Cornering/Steering   9.0
Ride Noise   8.0
Tread Life N/A
Dry Traction   9.0
Wet Traction   10.0
Winter Traction   9.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

These tires have been great- quieter than I thought they would be, and better in the rain.
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64 of 83 people found the following review helpful

  9.8

November 22, 2012
2009 MERCURY MARINER PREMIER
MUSKEGON, MI
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 3 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 8000
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   9.0
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

Best tires I've owned. These replaced Michelin Cross Terrains, these are far superior. Excellent tire so far.

Tire Cons

None. All tires should be this good!

Used on 2009 Mercury Mariner Premier AWD. Previous tires were Michelin Cross Terrains, but the Defender is far superior to those. Eliminated tar strip noise and "bobble head" ride. With Cross Terrains I needed to reduce air pressure to get a satisfactory ride in the short wheelbase Mariner, but Defenders are good right from the start with normal air pressure. By the looks of the tread, winter (Michigan) driving will be no problem. Spend the extra cash, don't be disappointed with a lesser tire (I did that once, regretted every mile)
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful

  9.7

February 17, 2014
2007 TOYOTA RAV4 BASE 4WD
LITTLETON, CO
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
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   10.0
Dry Traction   9.0
Wet Traction   9.0
Winter Traction   9.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

Snow and ice

Tire Cons

None Provided

Quiet, comfortable and good handling on a dry highway. Also great on snow and ice. This is a good all around tire
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