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MICHELIN®
Defender® T + H
  • Mud and Snow

    Mud and Snow

  • All-season

    All-season

  • Passenger Car/Minivan

MICHELIN® DEFENDER® T + H

  • Passenger Car/Minivan

More miles. With the safety you expect. Designed for the doers, Michelin's longest-lasting tire keeps you on the go longer--because life never stops moving.

  • Ultimate Treadlife
  • All-Season Safety
  • Quiet & Comfortable Ride
  • Mileage warranty: 80,000 miles. See warranty for details.
  • Standard Limited Warranty: 6 years
  • Mud and Snow

    Mud and Snow

  • All-season

    All-season

Why should you consider this tire?

 

More miles. With the safety you expect. Designed for the doers, Michelin's longest-lasting tire keeps you on the go longer*--because life never stops moving.

Lose track of the miles. The longest-lasting tire among leading competitive tires.*

 

Drive on and rack up the miles. Our MaxTouch Construction™ is designed to ensure the tire contact forces are evenly distributed - maximizing treadlife. And our durable EverTread™ compound offers long-lasting dependability.

 

Escape compromise. Miles of uncompromised safety performance.**

 

Leave worries behind and hit the road with confidence. Our IntelliSipe™ technology is designed to maximize biting edges for exceptional grip and control in all seasons, while special rain grooves help prevent hydroplaning.

 

Get there comfortably. Designed to deliver a quiet, comfortable ride.

 

Experience miles of quiet and comfort wherever you go. Our Comfort Control Technology™ helps ensure ride satisfaction while minimizing noise with the road.

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All in one

MICHELIN® Tire Performance™ at Michelin®, we continuously strive to offer the best possible balance of performance for every use.

MICHELIN® TOTAL PERFORMANCE reflects our focus on whole tire life, delivering excellent targeted features and benefits with no compromise in other areas. Furthermore, we ensure that all our tires have PERFORMANCE MADE TO LAST, delivering, by design, an exceptional level of long lasting performance… so that our customers can enjoy the full potential of the tire throughout its entire lifespan.

Warranties

*Mileage Warranty Exceptions

Split fitments – If your vehicle has tires of different sizes on the front versus the rear axles, your tires cannot be rotated as recommended. Therefore, the mileage warranty on each rear tire will cover half the number of kilometres as the standard mileage warranty for that particular tire line. ZP (Zero Pressure) tires – The maximum mileage warranty for ZP tires is 30,000 miles.

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This speed rating and/or size of this tire may vary slightly from that on the vehicle placard. At the time of installation, the Service Provider will confirm that the tire has adequate load capacity, determine if any inflation pressure adjustments are necessary with this alternate size, and notify the vehicle owner of the maximum speed capability of these tires.

27 sizes available for this tire

Rim

14''
15''
16''
17''
18''
185/65R14 86H BSW
MSPN 16500
Mileage Warranty 80,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 7.00" on 5.50"
Overall Diameter 23.42
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 1168 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 887
Tire Weight 16.27
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 5.00-6.50
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
185/65R15 88H BSW
MSPN 66696
Mileage Warranty 80,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 7.00" on 5.50"
Overall Diameter 24.42
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 1235 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 851
Tire Weight 17.53
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 5.00-6.50
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
195/60R15 88H BSW
MSPN 61436
Mileage Warranty 80,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 7.00" on 6.00"
Overall Diameter 24.22
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 1235 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 859
Tire Weight 17.46
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 5.50-7.00
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
195/65R15 91H BSW
MSPN 08771
Mileage Warranty 80,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 7.00" on 6.00"
Overall Diameter 25.02
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 1356 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 832
Tire Weight 18.65
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 5.50-7.00
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
205/65R15 94H BSW
MSPN 27187
Mileage Warranty 80,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 8.00" on 6.00"
Overall Diameter 25.52
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 1477 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 817
Tire Weight 20.46
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 5.50-7.50
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
185/55R16 83H BSW
MSPN 36742
Mileage Warranty 80,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 7.00" on 6.00"
Overall Diameter 24.02
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 1074 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 866
Tire Weight 17.72
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 5.00-6.50
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
205/55R16 91H BSW
MSPN 92638
Mileage Warranty 80,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 8.00" on 6.50"
Overall Diameter 24.92
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 1356 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 836
Tire Weight 21.61
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 5.50-7.50
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
205/60R16 92H BSW
MSPN 96438
Mileage Warranty 80,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 8.00" on 6.00"
Overall Diameter 25.72
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 1389 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 810
Tire Weight 22.73
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 5.50-7.50
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
205/65R16 95H BSW
MSPN 34654
Mileage Warranty 80,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 8.00" on 6.00"
Overall Diameter 26.42
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 1521 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 786
Tire Weight 22.22
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 5.50-7.50
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
215/60R16 95H BSW
MSPN 87432
Mileage Warranty 80,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 8.00" on 6.50"
Overall Diameter 26.12
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 1521 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 796
Tire Weight 23.02
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 6.00-7.50
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
215/65R16 98H BSW
MSPN 48076
Mileage Warranty 80,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 8.00" on 6.50"
Overall Diameter 27.02
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 1653 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 770
Tire Weight 22.95
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 6.00-7.50
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
225/60R16 98H BSW
MSPN 19256
Mileage Warranty 80,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 6.50"
Overall Diameter 26.62
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 1653 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 782
Tire Weight 25.90
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 6.00-8.00
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
225/65R16 100H BSW
MSPN 28549
Mileage Warranty 80,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 6.50"
Overall Diameter 27.52
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 1764 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 757
Tire Weight 25.88
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 6.00-8.00
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
235/60R16 100H BSW
MSPN 06472
Mileage Warranty 80,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 7.00"
Overall Diameter 27.12
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 1764 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 768
Tire Weight 25.11
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 6.50-8.50
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
235/65R16 103H BSW
MSPN 40735
Mileage Warranty 80,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 7.00"
Overall Diameter 28.02
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 1929 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 742
Tire Weight 27.45
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 6.50-8.50
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
215/55R17 94H BSW
MSPN 11711
Mileage Warranty 80,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 8.00" on 7.00"
Overall Diameter 26.32
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 1477 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 791
Tire Weight 23.96
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 6.00-7.50
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
215/60R17 96H BSW
MSPN 58359
Mileage Warranty 80,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 8.00" on 6.50"
Overall Diameter 27.22
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 1565 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 766
Tire Weight 24.18
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 6.00-7.50
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
215/65R17 99H BSW
MSPN 34804
Mileage Warranty 80,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 8.00" on 6.50"
Overall Diameter 28.02
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 1709 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 742
Tire Weight 23.72
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 6.00-7.50
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
225/50R17 94H BSW
MSPN 32073
Mileage Warranty 80,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 7.00"
Overall Diameter 25.92
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 1477 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 803
Tire Weight 24.82
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 6.00-8.00
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
225/55R17 97H BSW
MSPN 16967
Mileage Warranty 80,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 7.00"
Overall Diameter 26.82
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 1609 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 777
Tire Weight 25.35
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 6.00-8.00
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
225/60R17 99H BSW
MSPN 76339
Mileage Warranty 80,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 6.50"
Overall Diameter 27.62
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 1709 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 753
Tire Weight 26.43
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 6.00-8.00
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
225/65R17 102H BSW
MSPN 85248
Mileage Warranty 80,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 6.50"
Overall Diameter 28.52
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 1874 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 730
Tire Weight 28.02
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 6.00-8.00
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
235/50R17 96H BSW
MSPN 11229
Mileage Warranty 80,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 7.50"
Overall Diameter 26.32
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 1565 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 791
Tire Weight 23.94
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 6.50-8.50
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
235/55R17 99H BSW
MSPN 69235
Mileage Warranty 80,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 7.50"
Overall Diameter 27.22
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 1709 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 766
Tire Weight 26.72
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 6.50-8.50
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
235/60R17 102H BSW
MSPN 46616
Mileage Warranty 80,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 7.00"
Overall Diameter 28.12
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 1874 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 740
Tire Weight 27.16
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 6.50-8.50
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
215/55R18 95H BSW
MSPN 35336
Mileage Warranty 80,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 8.00" on 7.00"
Overall Diameter 27.32
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 1521 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 762
Tire Weight 23.85
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 6.00-7.50
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
235/60R18 103H BSW
MSPN 03640
Mileage Warranty 80,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 7.00"
Overall Diameter 29.12
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 1929 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 715
Tire Weight 29.39
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 6.50-8.50
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0

Legal mentions

*Based on commissioned third-party wear test results in tire size 225/55R17 97H versus Goodyear® Assurance® TripleTred™ All-Season and Continental® TrueContact™ in 225/55R17 97H and Pirelli® P4™ Four Seasons+ in 225/55R17 97T on a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu; and in tire size 205/55R16 91H versus Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus in 205/55R16 91H tire size on a 2015 Honda Civic. Actual on-road results may vary.

** Based on internal wet braking test results at 50 mph and at 60 mph in tire size 225/55R17 97H versus Goodyear® Assurance® TripleTred™ All-Season and Continental® TrueContact™ in 225/55R17 97H and Pirelli® P4™ Four Seasons+ in 225/55R17 97T on a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu; and in tire size 205/55R16 91H versus Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus in 205/55R16 91H tire size on a 2015 Honda Civic. Actual on-road results may vary.

>> The sizes shown are average design values for tires measured on specified measuring rim widths. Some tires may vary from this value by +/-3% of the section height (affecting overall diameter), and +/-4% of the section width.
>> Section width varies approximately 0.2" (5mm) for every 0.5" change in rim width.
>> Tread patterns are often tuned to accomodate different tire widths. Tires for a particular dimension of a given tireline may vary in appearance from the tire shown in the photograph.

WARNING: Serious or fatal injury may result from tire failure due to underinflation or overloading. To ensure correct air pressure and vehicle load, refer to vehicle owner's manual or tire information placard on the vehicle. Serious injury or death may result from explosion of tire/rim assembly due to improper mounting. Only tire professionals should mount tires and they should never inflate beyond 40 psi to seat the beads. Before mixing types of tires in any configuration on any vehicle, be sure to check the vehicle owner's manual for its recommendations.

DANGER: Never mount a 16" diameter tire on a 16.5" rim.
DANGER: Never mount a 17" diameter tire on a 17.5" rim.

Inflation pressure increase must not exceed the maximum pressure branded on the tire sidewall. When a customer requests a replacement tire with a lower speed rating than the original equipment tire, you must clearly communicate to him or her that the handling of the vehicle may be different, and that its maximum speed capability is limited to that of the lowest speed-rated tire on the vehicle. Exceeding the lawful speed limit is neither recommended nor endorsed.

For high-speed driving, additional inflation pressure and possibly reduced tire loading and/or upsizing is required. In the absence of specific recommendations by the vehicle manufacturer, use the following guidelines based on those in the European Tyre and Rim Technical Organization Standards Manual.

For speeds over 160km/h (100 mph), load and inflation must be adjusted according to the table below.

H-Speed Rated Sizes:
Maximum Speed (mph) 100 106 112 118 124 130
Inflation Increase (psi) 0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 5.0
Load Capacity (% of max.) 100 100 100 100 100 100