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MICHELIN®
Defender®2
  • Mud and Snow

    Mud and Snow

  • All-Season

    All-Season

  • Passenger Car

  • SUV Crossover

MICHELIN® DEFENDER®2

  • Passenger Car

  • SUV Crossover

  • Mud and Snow

    Mud and Snow

  • All-Season

    All-Season

The MICHELIN® Defender®2 tire outlasted three leading competitive tires by more than 25,000 miles on a treadwear test, delivering 2 extra years of treadlife.


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

Why should you consider this tire?

 

The MICHELIN® Defender®2 tire outlasted three leading competitive tires by more than 25,000 miles on a treadwear test, delivering 2 extra years of treadlife.

Engineered to Outlast

The MICHELIN Defender2 tire can provide 2 years of additional treadlife compared to three leading competitive tires.1

Confidence in Wet or Dry

When tested for wet and dry on-vehicle braking, the MICHELIN Defender2 tire demonstrated stopping distance better than or comparable to three leading competitive tires.2

A Quiet and Comfortable Ride

The MICHELIN Defender2 tire is designed for smooth, even wear, so the last mile is as comfortably quiet as the first mile.

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 miles 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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3 sizes available for MICHELIN® Defender®2

New

MICHELIN® Defender®2 205/55R16 91H BSW

MSPN

07259

Mileage Warranty

80,000

Section Width on Measuring Rim Width

8.00" on 6.50"

Overall Diameter

24.82

Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI)

615 @ 51

Revs/MI

836

Tire Weight

21.03

Rim Width Range (Min/Max)

5.50-7.50

Tread Depth (in 32nds)

10.5

Specifications

M+S

Legal mentions

 

1 Based on U.S. Department of Transportation Average Annual Miles per driver (13,500 miles) and Desrosier Automotive Consultants estimate of annual average kilometers driven in Canada (23,000 km), and on a treadwear test using tires in size 225/65R17 on 2021 Toyota RAV4s where the MICHELIN Defender2 showed an estimated life (based on calculating the most-worn groove of a rotated set) of 94,400 miles versus the Bridgestone AlenzaAS Ultra at 47,700 miles and the Continental TrueContact™ Tour ar 59,400 miles and the Goodyear Assurance MaxLife™ at 51,900 miles. Actual on-road results may vary.

 

2 Based on internal wet braking tests from 50 MPH and internal dry braking tests from 60 MPH using tires in size 225/65R17 on a 2021 Toyota RAV4, where the MICHELIN Defender2 tire had an average stopping distance of 130.0ft wet and 10.9 ft dry versus the Bridgestone Alenza AS Ultra with an average stopping distance of 127.8 ft wet and 125.8 ft dry and the Continental TrueContact™ Tour with an average stopping distance of 145.2 ft wet and 129.2 ft dry and the Goodyear Assurance MaxLife™ with an average stopping distance of 134.0 ft wet and 125.0 ft dry. 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.
DANGER:  Never mount a 19" diameter tire on a 19.5" rim.
DANGER:  Never mount a 20" diameter tire on a 20.5" 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
 

 

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