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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
Lasts Longer2

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User reviews

4.8 / 5 Based on 3128 reviews

97% of respondents would recommend this to a friend

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5 / 5

By Shawn R. from Pepperell Massachusetts United States - Toyota Celica All-Season

I bought a set of these Michelin defender tires for my daughter back in 2013, she commutes to work and now after 20,000 miles on them, they still look almost brand new. We rotate the tires twice a year. The ride is comfortable and not noisy on these great tires from Michelin. I also bought the same tires for my son's car in 2014 and the first week he hit a pot hole and ripped one of the tires but the rest have done so well thus far and he is very happy with them. I am planning to buy Michelin tires for my wife's car next. Thank you Michelin for such great product, An excellent brand name in tires, keep up the good work. Shawn R.

Safety
5 / 5
Total Performance
5 / 5

smooth, quite, solid handling

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!

GaryRfromTheresaWis would recommend this tire to a friend

It depends on your car....

3 / 5

By Em from United States All-Season

I gave the defenders an average rating as a combined score. I LOVED these tires right when I got them on my 2004 Ford Focus. The handling is phenomenal. Wet/icy conditions drive like its dry. They still do after 12k miles. However, I am finding that I have severe problems with road noise. It must depend on your car. After about 10K miles of wear on the tires, the noise is pretty much unbearable. It is painful in my ears. It is so loud. You cannot make a phone call - even bluetooth directly in your ear is unable to compensate. I don't have the money to replace them. I spent good money on them. I will switch to a different brand.

Safety
5 / 5
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2 / 5

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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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Standard Limited Warranty

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