Michelin®

      Defender® T + H

      tire

      Does this tire fit my vehicle?

      Here are all the sizes we offer in this Tire Line

      185/65 R14 86H
      4
      185/70 R14 88H
      4
      195/70 R14 91H
      4
      185/60 R15 84H
      4
      185/65 R15 88H
      4
      195/60 R15 88H
      4
      195/65 R15 91H
      4
      205/60 R15 91H
      4
      205/65 R15 94H
      4
      205/70 R15 96H
      4
      215/70 R15 98H
      4
      205/55 R16 91H
      4
      205/60 R16 92H
      4
      205/65 R16 95H
      4
      215/60 R16 95H
      4
      215/65 R16 98H
      4
      225/60 R16 98H
      4
      225/65 R16 100H
      4
      235/60 R16 100H
      4
      235/65 R16 103H
      4
      Driving Experience
      All Around Security
      • 10

        Wear life

      • 10

        Braking

      • 9

        Comfort

      • 8

        Fuel efficiency

      • 9

        Handling

      Benefits of Michelin:

      • Lose track of the miles. The longest-lasting tire among leading competitive tires.[2]

        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.[3]

        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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      Warranties

      80

      80,000 Mile Manufacturer's Treadwear Limited Warranty

      These MICHELIN® tires carry a 80,000 mile limited warranty in addition to the standard materials and workmanship warranty for treadwear or mileage.

      Available on: Speed Rating: (H)

      Download PDF Version of Warranty

      * 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.


      Standard limited warranty on all MICHELIN tires

      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

      Specs and documentation

      Looking for more information on this tire's specs? Use the button below to download a .pdf with additional information.

      • Tire Size
      • Part Number
      • Mileage Warranty
          80,000 Mile  
      • Tread Feature
         ASY 
      • Sidewall
         BSW 
      • Rim Width Range (Min/Max)
         5.5" - 7.5" 
      • Section Width on Measuring Rim Width
         8.43" on 6.5" 
      • Overall Diameter
         24.88 
      • Revs/MI
         836 
      • Tread Depth (in 32nds)
         10.0 
      • Eco Feature
         MTP 
      • Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI)
         1356@44 
      • Tire Weight
         22.09 
      • Mileage Warranty
          80,000 Mile  
      • Tread Feature
         ASY 
      • Sidewall
         BSW 
      • Rim Width Range (Min/Max)
         5.5" - 7" 
      • Section Width on Measuring Rim Width
         7.91" on 6" 
      • Overall Diameter
         24.21 
      • Revs/MI
         859 
      • Tread Depth (in 32nds)
         10.0 
      • Eco Feature
         MTP 
      • Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI)
         1235@44 
      • Tire Weight
         17.42 
      • Mileage Warranty
          80,000 Mile  
      • Tread Feature
         ASY 
      • Sidewall
         BSW 
      • Rim Width Range (Min/Max)
         5.5" - 7.5" 
      • Section Width on Measuring Rim Width
         8.23" on 6" 
      • Overall Diameter
         24.69 
      • Revs/MI
         842 
      • Tread Depth (in 32nds)
         10.0 
      • Eco Feature
         MTP 
      • Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI)
         1356@44 
      • Tire Weight
         18.32 
      • Mileage Warranty
          80,000 Mile  
      • Tread Feature
         ASY 
      • Sidewall
         BSW 
      • Rim Width Range (Min/Max)
         5.5" - 7.5" 
      • Section Width on Measuring Rim Width
         8.23" on 6" 
      • Overall Diameter
         25.67 
      • Revs/MI
         810 
      • Tread Depth (in 32nds)
         10.0 
      • Eco Feature
         MTP 
      • Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI)
         1389@44 
      • Tire Weight
         22.35 
      • Mileage Warranty
          80,000 Mile  
      • Tread Feature
         ASY 
      • Sidewall
         BSW 
      • Rim Width Range (Min/Max)
         5.5" - 7.5" 
      • Section Width on Measuring Rim Width
         8.23" on 6" 
      • Overall Diameter
         25.47 
      • Revs/MI
         817 
      • Tread Depth (in 32nds)
         10.0 
      • Eco Feature
         MTP 
      • Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI)
         1477@44 
      • Tire Weight
         20.46 
      • Mileage Warranty
          80,000 Mile  
      • Tread Feature
         ASY 
      • Sidewall
         BSW 
      • Rim Width Range (Min/Max)
         6" - 7.5" 
      • Section Width on Measuring Rim Width
         8.9" on 7" 
      • Overall Diameter
         26.3 
      • Revs/MI
         791 
      • Tread Depth (in 32nds)
         10.0 
      • Eco Feature
         MTP 
      • Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI)
         1477@44 
      • Tire Weight
         23.74 
      • Mileage Warranty
          80,000 Mile  
      • Tread Feature
         ASY 
      • Sidewall
         BSW 
      • Rim Width Range (Min/Max)
         6" - 7.5" 
      • Section Width on Measuring Rim Width
         8.9" on 7" 
      • Overall Diameter
         27.28 
      • Revs/MI
         762 
      • Tread Depth (in 32nds)
         10.0 
      • Eco Feature
         MTP 
      • Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI)
         1521@44 
      • Tire Weight
         23.85 
      • Mileage Warranty
          80,000 Mile  
      • Tread Feature
         ASY 
      • Sidewall
         BSW 
      • Rim Width Range (Min/Max)
         6" - 7.5" 
      • Section Width on Measuring Rim Width
         8.7" on 6.5" 
      • Overall Diameter
         27.17 
      • Revs/MI
         766 
      • Tread Depth (in 32nds)
         10.0 
      • Eco Feature
         MTP 
      • Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI)
         1565@44 
      • Tire Weight
         24.18 
      • Mileage Warranty
          80,000 Mile  
      • Tread Feature
         ASY 
      • Sidewall
         BSW 
      • Rim Width Range (Min/Max)
         6" - 7.5" 
      • Section Width on Measuring Rim Width
         8.7" on 6.5" 
      • Overall Diameter
         27.01 
      • Revs/MI
         770 
      • Tread Depth (in 32nds)
         10.0 
      • Eco Feature
         MTP 
      • Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI)
         1653@44 
      • Tire Weight
         22.91 
      • Mileage Warranty
          80,000 Mile  
      • Tread Feature
         ASY 
      • Sidewall
         BSW 
      • Rim Width Range (Min/Max)
         6" - 7.5" 
      • Section Width on Measuring Rim Width
         8.7" on 6.5" 
      • Overall Diameter
         28.03 
      • Revs/MI
         742 
      • Tread Depth (in 32nds)
         10.0 
      • Eco Feature
         MTP 
      • Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI)
         1709@44 
      • Tire Weight
         23.72 
      • Mileage Warranty
          80,000 Mile  
      • Tread Feature
         ASY 
      • Sidewall
         BSW 
      • Rim Width Range (Min/Max)
         6" - 8" 
      • Section Width on Measuring Rim Width
         9.17" on 7" 
      • Overall Diameter
         25.91 
      • Revs/MI
         803 
      • Tread Depth (in 32nds)
         10.0 
      • Eco Feature
         MTP 
      • Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI)
         1477@44 
      • Tire Weight
         25 
      • Mileage Warranty
          80,000 Mile  
      • Tread Feature
         ASY 
      • Sidewall
         BSW 
      • Rim Width Range (Min/Max)
         6" - 8" 
      • Section Width on Measuring Rim Width
         9.17" on 7" 
      • Overall Diameter
         26.77 
      • Revs/MI
         777 
      • Tread Depth (in 32nds)
         10.0 
      • Eco Feature
         MTP 
      • Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI)
         1609@44 
      • Tire Weight
         25.86 
      • Mileage Warranty
          80,000 Mile  
      • Tread Feature
         ASY 
      • Sidewall
         BSW 
      • Rim Width Range (Min/Max)
         6.5" - 8.5" 
      • Section Width on Measuring Rim Width
         9.65" on 7.5" 
      • Overall Diameter
         26.3 
      • Revs/MI
         791 
      • Tread Depth (in 32nds)
         10.0 
      • Eco Feature
         MTP 
      • Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI)
         1565@44 
      • Tire Weight
         23.94 
      • Mileage Warranty
          80,000 Mile  
      • Tread Feature
         ASY 
      • Sidewall
         BSW 
      • Rim Width Range (Min/Max)
         6.5" - 8.5" 
      • Section Width on Measuring Rim Width
         9.65" on 7.5" 
      • Overall Diameter
         27.17 
      • Revs/MI
         766 
      • Tread Depth (in 32nds)
         10.0 
      • Eco Feature
         MTP 
      • Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI)
         1709@44 
      • Tire Weight
         27.05 
      • Mileage Warranty
          80,000 Mile  
      • Tread Feature
         ASY 
      • Sidewall
         BSW 
      • Rim Width Range (Min/Max)
         6.5" - 8.5" 
      • Section Width on Measuring Rim Width
         9.45" on 7" 
      • Overall Diameter
         27.09 
      • Revs/MI
         768 
      • Tread Depth (in 32nds)
         10.0 
      • Eco Feature
         MTP 
      • Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI)
         1764@44 
      • Tire Weight
         24.91 
      • Mileage Warranty
          80,000 Mile  
      • Tread Feature
         ASY 
      • Sidewall
         BSW 
      • Rim Width Range (Min/Max)
         5" - 6.5" 
      • Section Width on Measuring Rim Width
         7.44" on 5.5" 
      • Overall Diameter
         23.74 
      • Revs/MI
         876 
      • Tread Depth (in 32nds)
         10.0 
      • Eco Feature
         MTP 
      • Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI)
         1102@44 
      • Tire Weight
         16.93 
      • Mileage Warranty
          80,000 Mile  
      • Tread Feature
         ASY 
      • Sidewall
         BSW 
      • Rim Width Range (Min/Max)
         5" - 6.5" 
      • Section Width on Measuring Rim Width
         7.44" on 5.5" 
      • Overall Diameter
         23.46 
      • Revs/MI
         887 
      • Tread Depth (in 32nds)
         10.0 
      • Eco Feature
         MTP 
      • Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI)
         1168@44 
      • Tire Weight
         16.18 
      • Mileage Warranty
          80,000 Mile  
      • Tread Feature
         ASY 
      • Sidewall
         BSW 
      • Rim Width Range (Min/Max)
         4.5" - 6" 
      • Section Width on Measuring Rim Width
         7.44" on 5.5" 
      • Overall Diameter
         24.25 
      • Revs/MI
         858 
      • Tread Depth (in 32nds)
         10.0 
      • Eco Feature
         MTP 
      • Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI)
         1235@44 
      • Tire Weight
         16.6 
      • Mileage Warranty
          80,000 Mile  
      • Tread Feature
         ASY 
      • Sidewall
         BSW 
      • Rim Width Range (Min/Max)
         5" - 6.5" 
      • Section Width on Measuring Rim Width
         7.91" on 6" 
      • Overall Diameter
         24.8 
      • Revs/MI
         839 
      • Tread Depth (in 32nds)
         10.0 
      • Eco Feature
         MTP 
      • Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI)
         1356@44 
      • Tire Weight
         18.47 
      • Mileage Warranty
          80,000 Mile  
      • Tread Feature
         ASY 
      • Sidewall
         BSW 
      • Rim Width Range (Min/Max)
         5.5" - 7.5" 
      • Section Width on Measuring Rim Width
         8.23" on 6" 
      • Overall Diameter
         26.46 
      • Revs/MI
         786 
      • Tread Depth (in 32nds)
         10.0 
      • Eco Feature
         MTP 
      • Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI)
         1521@44 
      • Tire Weight
         22.09 
      • Mileage Warranty
          80,000 Mile  
      • Tread Feature
         ASY 
      • Sidewall
         BSW 
      • Rim Width Range (Min/Max)
         6" - 7.5" 
      • Section Width on Measuring Rim Width
         8.7" on 6.5" 
      • Overall Diameter
         26.14 
      • Revs/MI
         796 
      • Tread Depth (in 32nds)
         10.0 
      • Eco Feature
         MTP 
      • Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI)
         1521@44 
      • Tire Weight
         22.97 
      • Mileage Warranty
          80,000 Mile  
      • Tread Feature
         ASY 
      • Sidewall
         BSW 
      • Rim Width Range (Min/Max)
         6" - 8" 
      • Section Width on Measuring Rim Width
         8.98" on 6.5" 
      • Overall Diameter
         26.61 
      • Revs/MI
         782 
      • Tread Depth (in 32nds)
         10.0 
      • Eco Feature
         MTP 
      • Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI)
         1653@44 
      • Tire Weight
         25.68 
      • Mileage Warranty
          80,000 Mile  
      • Tread Feature
         ASY 
      • Sidewall
         BSW 
      • Rim Width Range (Min/Max)
         6" - 8" 
      • Section Width on Measuring Rim Width
         8.98" on 6.5" 
      • Overall Diameter
         27.64 
      • Revs/MI
         753 
      • Tread Depth (in 32nds)
         10.0 
      • Eco Feature
         MTP 
      • Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI)
         1709@44 
      • Tire Weight
         26.81 
      • Mileage Warranty
          80,000 Mile  
      • Tread Feature
         ASY 
      • Sidewall
         BSW 
      • Rim Width Range (Min/Max)
         6.5" - 8.5" 
      • Section Width on Measuring Rim Width
         9.45" on 7" 
      • Overall Diameter
         28.11 
      • Revs/MI
         740 
      • Tread Depth (in 32nds)
         10.0 
      • Eco Feature
         MTP 
      • Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI)
         1874@44 
      • Tire Weight
         27.18 
      • Mileage Warranty
          80,000 Mile  
      • Tread Feature
         ASY 
      • Sidewall
         BSW 
      • Rim Width Range (Min/Max)
         6.5" - 8.5" 
      • Section Width on Measuring Rim Width
         9.45" on 7" 
      • Overall Diameter
         29.09 
      • Revs/MI
         715 
      • Tread Depth (in 32nds)
         10.0 
      • Eco Feature
         MTP 
      • Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI)
         1929@44 
      • Tire Weight
         29.39 
      • Mileage Warranty
          80,000 Mile  
      • Tread Feature
         ASY 
      • Sidewall
         BSW 
      • Rim Width Range (Min/Max)
         6.5" - 8.5" 
      • Section Width on Measuring Rim Width
         9.45" on 7" 
      • Overall Diameter
         28.03 
      • Revs/MI
         742 
      • Tread Depth (in 32nds)
         10.0 
      • Eco Feature
         MTP 
      • Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI)
         1929@44 
      • Tire Weight
         27.43 
      • Mileage Warranty
          80,000 Mile  
      • Tread Feature
         ASY 
      • Sidewall
         BSW 
      • Rim Width Range (Min/Max)
         5" - 6.5" 
      • Section Width on Measuring Rim Width
         7.44" on 5.5" 
      • Overall Diameter
         24.45 
      • Revs/MI
         851 
      • Tread Depth (in 32nds)
         10.0 
      • Eco Feature
         MTP 
      • Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI)
         1235@44 
      • Tire Weight
         17.48 
      • Mileage Warranty
          80,000 Mile  
      • Tread Feature
         ASY 
      • Sidewall
         BSW 
      • Rim Width Range (Min/Max)
         5.5" - 7" 
      • Section Width on Measuring Rim Width
         7.91" on 6" 
      • Overall Diameter
         25.0 
      • Revs/MI
         832 
      • Tread Depth (in 32nds)
         10.0 
      • Eco Feature
         MTP 
      • Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI)
         1356@44 
      • Tire Weight
         18.58 
      • Mileage Warranty
          80,000 Mile  
      • Tread Feature
         ASY 
      • Sidewall
         BSW 
      • Rim Width Range (Min/Max)
         6" - 8" 
      • Section Width on Measuring Rim Width
         8.98" on 6.5" 
      • Overall Diameter
         27.48 
      • Revs/MI
         757 
      • Tread Depth (in 32nds)
         10.0 
      • Eco Feature
         MTP 
      • Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI)
         1764@44 
      • Tire Weight
         25.79 
      • Mileage Warranty
          80,000 Mile  
      • Tread Feature
         ASY 
      • Sidewall
         BSW 
      • Rim Width Range (Min/Max)
         6" - 8" 
      • Section Width on Measuring Rim Width
         8.98" on 6.5" 
      • Overall Diameter
         28.5 
      • Revs/MI
         730 
      • Tread Depth (in 32nds)
         10.0 
      • Eco Feature
         MTP 
      • Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI)
         1874@44 
      • Tire Weight
         27.65 
      • Mileage Warranty
          80,000 Mile  
      • Tread Feature
         ASY 
      • Sidewall
         BSW 
      • Rim Width Range (Min/Max)
         5" - 7" 
      • Section Width on Measuring Rim Width
         8.23" on 6" 
      • Overall Diameter
         26.34 
      • Revs/MI
         790 
      • Tread Depth (in 32nds)
         10.0 
      • Eco Feature
         MTP 
      • Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI)
         1565@44 
      • Tire Weight
         22.13 
      • Mileage Warranty
          80,000 Mile  
      • Tread Feature
         ASY 
      • Sidewall
         BSW 
      • Rim Width Range (Min/Max)
         5.5" - 7" 
      • Section Width on Measuring Rim Width
         8.7" on 6.5" 
      • Overall Diameter
         26.89 
      • Revs/MI
         774 
      • Tread Depth (in 32nds)
         10.0 
      • Eco Feature
         MTP 
      • Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI)
         1653@44 
      • Tire Weight
         25.04 

      Ratings & Reviews

      1. 80,000-mile limited treadlife warranty. See MichelinMan.com for warranty details.

      2. 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.

      3. 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.