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MICHELIN®

Defender®

Passenger Car/Minivan

Michelin's best standard passenger tire, offering 90,000 miles 3 of confident driving through exceptional safety, longevity and a quiet, comfortable ride.

Why should you consider this tire?

Lasts up to 21,000 miles longer than a leading competitor 1

MaxTouch Construction combined with the interlocking action of Michelin's Breakthrough IntelliSipe technology delivers impressively long wear life by providing exceptional tread block rigidity while optimizing the tire's contact with the road during acceleration, braking and cornering.

Stops shorter than a leading competitor 2

Exceptional grip provided by IntelliSipe Technology maximizes the number of sipes within the tire, which allows you to brake confidently when you need to most for greater peace of mind in stressful driving situations.
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  1. IntelliSipe™ Technology maximizes the number of sipes and with interlocking action delivers long wear-life by providing exceptional tread block rigidity.
  2. MaxTouch Construction™ maximizes tire contact with the road & evenly distributes forces of acceleration, braking and cornering resulting in longer wear-life.
  3. EnergySaver Construction™ with Green X technology results in a tire that rolls easier which increases fuel efficiency.

Can save dollars of fuel

The interlocking action of IntelliSipes creates a more rigid tread block, which allows for a reduced starting tread depth leading to lower rolling resistance so you can save fuel without sacrificing safety or longevity.
MICHELIN Total Performance

Michelin always aims to bring together multiple performances.

At MICHELIN, we continuously push safety, durability and fuel efficiency, and even more performances, all at the same time and with no trade-offs. That’s what we mean by MICHELIN® Total Performance™, which has and will always be our difference on every tire.

Tire Highlights


IntelliSipe™ Technology
maximizes the number of sipes and with interlocking action delivers long wear-life by providing exceptional tread block rigidity.


MaxTouch Construction™
maximizes tire contact with the road & evenly distributes forces of acceleration, braking and cornering resulting in longer wear-life.


EnergySaver Construction™
with Green X technology results in a tire that rolls easier which increases fuel efficiency.

 
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See the technology behind the performance
Click to watch the videos below and see how the Defender® Drives Safer1 and Lasts Longer2.

Drives Safer1
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User reviews

4.8 / 5 Based on 3198 reviews

95% of respondents would recommend this to a friend

Great Handling for a Long Lasting Tire

12/06/2016

5 / 5

By David B from Greer South Carolina United States - Toyota Previa All-Season

My minivan has a history of going through tires quickly, even tires with long warranties. These Michelin Defenders are wearing very well and should go the distance. An unexpected benefit has been the great handling of the tires. They have really made my old van a pleasure to drive again, as the steering is more responsive and the van just feels more stable when turning.

Safety
5 / 5
Total Performance
5 / 5

smooth, quite, solid handling

11/13/2014

5 / 5

By GaryRfromTheresaWis

The first mile I rode on these tires (Defenders) I knew I made the right choice. I did my research and picked the best tire out there, and am I glad I did. Fantastic ride, quite, and firm handling. a little most money, but well worth it. BUY THESE TIRES, YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY!

By Far The Best Tires..

12/05/2016

5 / 5

By Imprint89 from Schererville Indiana United States - Mercury Grand Marquis All-Season

I purchased 4 brand new Defender's 225/60R16 98T for my pristine 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis GS w/ Handling and Performance Package. I also had the tires filled with nitrogen, the front end aligned, and brakes replaced with high end ceramic pads and new high end rotors, from a very respectable national auto parts store. We just had our first major snow storm in Chicago, and these tires are just outstanding, I'm very impressed. My car is a full sized sedan with a V8, RWD. The car handles just as good as sports cars on the road and rides great. I went up unplowed hills, came to a complete stop and the tires dug in and went. Highly recommended.

Safety
5 / 5
Total Performance
5 / 5
3198 users reviewed Michelin® Defender

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Expert Tire Reviews

Pennies On The Mile: Michelin® Defender® Tires Aim to Save the Fuel, Last 90,000 Miles

Typically, if it’s not super-sticky, high-performance rubber, we’re not all that excited when new tires come out. But Michelin has some interesting ideas in the Defender, and if the tires can truly last up to 90,000 miles in the real world, the company might raise an eyebrow or two.

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Michelin's New Defender® Tire Boasts 90,000 Mile Warranty

Low rolling resistance has become the new clarion call from car manufacturers hoping to eke out every last 1/10th of a mile per gallon for EPA ratings, but Michelin's new Defender tire takes a different tack, claiming the highest mileage warranty yet: 90,000 clicks, up to 21,000 more miles than competitors.

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2 experts reviewed MICHELIN® Defender

Warranties

Standard Limited Warranty

All MICHELIN® tires have a Standard Manufacturer's Limited Warranty, which covers defects in workmanship and materials for the life of the original usable tread, or for 6 years from date of purchase, whichever occurs first.

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