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4.45 out of 5Submitted by Brittany in IN on 2/24/2014(2007 Ford Five Hundred SEL)
Great tire, would purchase again!
4.85 out of 5Submitted by J in MA on 2/21/2014(2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5)
This is the third set of tires on my third car which my wife drives. OE tires were Bridgestone Turanzas that were returned to the dealer at 25,000 miles for adjustment. The inside treads were cracking all the way around.
Next set were Continental Pro Contacts rated for 60,000 miles. That and the free road hazard for the first year were great selling points. The tires were noisy and slippery. I slid easily in the rain, and snow traction was poor. I was disappointed at the increased road noise and replaced them at 48,000 miles.
I've always driven on Michelin tires on my other cars and bought the Defenders for a number of reasons. What impressed me most was the Promise Pla-- a new warranty that every Michelin tire now has. It is a mileage warranty on every model. This one has a 90,000 mile wear rating; a 30 day ride guarantee - if I did not like them I'd get a full refund and a three year roadside assistance plan. Similar to AAA, if I got a flat, I could call a toll free number and a flatbed truck would come to me and the driver would install my inflated spare or tow me for free up to 150 miles to the shop or another authorized Michelin dealer for free! I was sold.
18,000 miles later I am happy with my purchase. My Jetta drives smoothly with little road noise. My mileage has increased nearly 30 miles per tank and no tire drives like a Michelin!
I am glad I spent a little more money for Michelins.
5 out of 5Submitted by Rich in AL on 2/20/2014(2004 Buick LeSabre Custom (w/Best-Seller Pkg.))
This is a great tire, with a quite, smooth ride. The mileage warranty is great and I have dealt w/Michelin in the past for warranty and they were always very customer oriented and took care of anything that came up.
This is the tire you put on your family vehicle. Walk away and have peace of mind!
I would recommend this shop to anyone within driving distance. The owner is great, very customer oriented and cares, I have recommended the shop countless times and will continue to do just that.
4.55 out of 5Submitted by James in VA on 2/14/2014(2000 Chrysler Cirrus LX)
By far the best tires I have ever owned and I've been driving for 40 years.
3 out of 5Submitted by Terasa in CA on 2/11/2014(2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS)
4.3 out of 5Submitted by Jonathan in TN on 2/4/2014(2010 Toyota Camry LE)
Road noise is almost nonexistent. Love the way the tires perform and handle on dry conditions. Tires perform very well in the rain. Last week when the snow fell, we drove on an unplowed/un-salted residential street with 1.5" of snow. We were surprised the brand new tires with less than 5000 miles were just spinning and struggling to grip the road. When my Camry finally starting moving I could feel the tires slipping. Tires are inflated according to car manufacture specs. My overall rating is the tires are excellent in dry/wet conditions, and performs poorly in snowy conditions.
5 out of 5Submitted by Matt in GA on 1/31/2014(2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT)
These tires are unbelievable. I had never ever guessed the traction and handling would be this great from these tires. The customer service was amazing and I would recommend to anyone.
5 out of 5Submitted by keith in NJ on 1/29/2014(2008 Honda Accord EX)
4.55 out of 5Submitted by Ian in NC on 1/27/2014(2005 Dodge Magnum SXT (RWD))
I ranked this tire as very high as I have been very pleased with it. I have not had the car in snow but have had no problem on wet roads. They are a good quiet tire, smooth ride, and have held up very well. I have approx 25,000 miles on them and it looks like I should get another 50K out of them. I am so pleased that I am on here looking for the same tires for my wife's car. Yes, the cost is a few dollars more but so far they will be lasting twice as long as the tires that were only $10 cheaper. They are definitely worth it!
4.85 out of 5Submitted by J in WI on 1/24/2014(2007 Pontiac Vibe Base)
This tire has made all the difference in the world for us. Wisconsin is snow covered and slippery for at least 1/4 of the year. Best tire for noticeable difference on handling in all categories. Great tire. Will pursue purchasing another set for 86 year old mother. She still drives and better than most drivers. She has same car, make and model.
So nice to go somewhere trustworthy where you can depend on the service.
5 out of 5Submitted by Daniel in PA on 1/23/2014(2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES)
I am very satisfied with the tires. It is the second time I am purchasing Michelin and I am not disappointed. I would recommend them to anyone.
5 out of 5Submitted by Roxanne in ON on 1/16/2014(2009 Pontiac Trucks Torrent Base)
3.55 out of 5Submitted by Kevin in ON on 1/12/2014(2005 Toyota Echo Base)
For an all season tire, this tire is pretty good in water or dry pavement. Snow wise, I went through one winter (2012-2013) with it and it was mediocre - nothing like a true winter tire and was slightly difficult to find traction on ice. Compared to other all season tires I have owned, it's very good, albeit on the pricier side but it's a Michelin and I have had zero problems with it.
I also take it out on Autocross and there I found steering response to be somewhat muted (compared to say Falken Azenis or Michelin Pilot Super Sports) and I had to crank up the air pressure to get a good feel for the road (part of that blame falls on the car though).
All in all, it's a great tire for an everyday driver and reliable. Plenty of tread depth left on it even after 4 autocross events and 1.5 years of daily driving. Would recommend for sure.
4.55 out of 5Submitted by Steve in MO on 12/27/2013(2004 Buick Century Custom)
My wife drives 35 miles each way to work and back. I worried about her when her tires were getting low on tread. I researched tires and decided to go with the Micheln Defender. They were more expensive than others but seemed to be a much better tire. "A better tire" was an understatement! The car had a MUCH smoother ride and handled a lot better, even though it wasn't bad before. You could tell a HUGE difference. The service we got from our dealer was nothing less than EXCELLENT! The tires are VERY good on wet roads and also on snowy roads.
The best thing about the tires was that I didn't have to worry about my wife driving to work and back home. That take a HUGE worry off of me. She is a good driver but you always seem to worry about those that you love.
THANK YOU Michelin!!!!!!
5 out of 5Submitted by Kimm in NC on 12/13/2013(2011 Infiniti G25 Journey)
So far so good. Good riding tire in town and on highway for long distance. Smooth, comfortable riding. Not sure about snow traction as I have not driven on snow with these tires.
5 out of 5Submitted by Chris in KY on 12/10/2013(2011 Nissan Altima SR Sedan)
I have absolutely no complaints about the Michelin Defender tires. I feel safe with them and would not put any other tire on my car. One good thing about the winter weather we had recently was that I was able to test out how the tires handle on the snow and ice. I was extremely pleased.
5 out of 5Submitted by Sam in MA on 12/10/2013(2011 Honda Trucks CR-V EX-L)
Immediately noticed improvement in handling and ride after the Michelin Defenders were installed. Far better than the original equipment tires on the CR-V.
4.55 out of 5Submitted by Lynn in MI on 12/8/2013(2005 Nissan Altima SL)
Every time I put new Michelin tires on my car, I feel like I am glued to the road - meaning, almost like I am on rails. Love them!
5 out of 5Submitted by Jim in PA on 12/4/2013(2005 Honda Trucks CR-V EX)
Great tire!!! Replaced the original Equipt tire -- poor tires from the manufacturer. These Michelin's are a fantastic improvement -- if they last half of the 90,000 miles wear they claim, they will be worth it for the safety of my family.
4.85 out of 5Submitted by Michael in GA on 12/2/2013(2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid)
Being a former Bridgestone loyalist, I was very skeptical about purchasing a new brand, nonetheless a relatively new tire in the Michelin Defenders. These new tires would be for my wife's daily driver, a 2009 Camry Hybrid. After having driven her car during hard rain, dry summer days, and several thousand miles back and forth to Chicago from Atlanta, I am now smitten by their performance. Although All-Season tires are designed to be a compromise for performance and durability in multiple climates and environmental conditions, these tires perform flawlessly! I was so convinced of these tires' performance and value that I have purchased them for my daily driver. When my SUV needs new tires, my choice has already been made.
5 out of 5Submitted by Robert in NH on 11/27/2013(2006 Toyota Avalon XLS)
They are the best traction tire when it comes to riding in the snow, but I feel they wear quicker in the hot weather.
5 out of 5Submitted by Trisha in NC on 11/26/2013(2005 Honda Minivans Odyssey EX)
Great driving tires.
5 out of 5Submitted by Rick in NJ on 11/25/2013(2010 Toyota Corolla S)
My wife has the same car. I am buying her a set.
5 out of 5Submitted by mark in SC on 11/21/2013(2007 Chrysler Sebring Limited (N Pkg.))
I'm in the military and when I buy tires, I look for the warranty and the longevity of the tires themselves. These tires are great when it has rained or is raining, and I just recently got to try them out in the snow. I would definitely recommend these tires to all of my family.
4.15 out of 5Submitted by Kathy in IN on 11/17/2013(2004 Chevrolet Classic Base)
Michelin Defender tires made this small car safer in all driving conditions. Winter driving has been much more stable with these tires on my car. I will always choose Michelin tires for any other vehicles in the future.
5 out of 5Submitted by Nicholas in NH on 11/15/2013(2008 Dodge Avenger SXT)
Havent been in snow yet, but they are great on H2O! Amazing tires so far. They are super quiet and smooth.
4.55 out of 5Submitted by Sam in ON on 11/13/2013(2005 Ford Freestyle SE)
Great tire, made the drive a lot easier. Gave the vehicle great balance and traction. It also had an effect on the smoothness of the way car drove. Would definitely buy them again.
4.85 out of 5Submitted by Bobbie in KS on 11/6/2013(2010 Toyota Corolla LE)
Quiet ride! Haven't tried them in the snow yet, but sure I will have plenty of opportunities soon!
5 out of 5Submitted by kingji in MA on 11/5/2013(1997 Honda Civic LX)
1 out of 5Submitted by george in FL on 11/2/2013(2005 Toyota Camry LE)
first set of Michelins I have had. Love them.
4.85 out of 5Submitted by Doug in CA on 10/23/2013(2003 Toyota Camry SE)
Got the Defenders to replace the Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S's on my 03 Camry SE, and was pleasantly surprised. They were as good as the Exalto's were, but the Defenders are even better. They are much quieter than the Exalto, they don't transfer as much road noise. The ride is much better, they corner every bit as well, are great in heavy rain, and work only slightly less as well in light snow as the Exalto. But the best part is their rolling resistance is much less. You can actually feel the difference and for close to the same price, too. I actually picked up about a mile per gallon on fuel economy on road trips.
I drive a lot and have a little over 15 thousand miles on them and they show almost no wear at all.
I very highly recommend them.
5 out of 5Submitted by Luke in CO on 10/18/2013(2003 Volkswagen Golf GLS)
These tires are the best. They will last a lifetime if you only drive in town. I got this set for my 03 VW Golf and they are amazing!
5 out of 5Submitted by Leo in MA on 10/17/2013(2006 Toyota Matrix XR (FWD))
Glad I decided on this tire. It handles well and Michelin stands behind their products. Great tire for the mileage warranty and price.
3 out of 5Submitted by Terry in NE on 10/9/2013(2008 Chrysler Minivans Town & Country LX)
Have had these tires on my van. I liked them.
5 out of 5Submitted by Patrick in NY on 10/8/2013(2001 Lincoln Town Car Executive)
I recently got a set of these Defenders to replace the set of Harmony's I had on the car and what a difference! The car handled so much better. They're dead quiet... and the wet traction is great! They bit right in the traction control on the Town Car! Additionally, my local shop was very helpful with my rebate. All in all, very very satisfied!!
3.95 out of 5Submitted by Sid in OR on 7/10/2013(2008 Nissan Trucks Rogue SL)
4.05 out of 5Submitted by Marcus in WI on 7/1/2013(2008 Dodge Caliber R/T)
The quietest, smoothest ride ever.
This is the first time I've ever actually noticed a difference in the ride, handling, and quietness of any tire I've ever purchased. I've bought tires for myself and family for a long time and do check into the specs of a tire. With these tires, I could tell driving home after the install that they were a change for the better. So far they are the best tires I've ever owned. I will be getting the Defender tire for my wife's car when she needs them in a few months.
4.5 out of 5Submitted by merlin in GA on 6/19/2013(2006 Chrysler Minivans Town & Country Touring)
4.6 out of 5Submitted by Krystyna in TN on 4/18/2013(2005 Nissan Altima S)
I replaced Michelin Harmony's on my Altima when the Defender was released. I could tell a huge difference before I even got home. So far they have 15K miles and still look brand new, but my dealer rotates them on schedule
3.2 out of 5Submitted by Brian in MN on 3/26/2013(2007 Ford Fusion SE I4)
Researched many tires and looked at many places and so many said this was the best tire on the market-- well, after driving for over 30 years I would say this tire as many before it are over hyped and too much emphasis on reviews to help sell this tire. It was decent, but for the price, was nothing special and especially not very good in MN winters or even on simple roads with a little snow on them. Treadware warranty is also overstated and this won't be the last tire you buy!
5 out of 5Submitted by Taras in AK on 10/25/2012(2000 Plymouth Neon High Line)
5 out of 5Submitted by s in OH on 10/20/2012(2006 Dodge Minivans Caravan SE Base)
Is keeping up the state of your car and its parts before they tire out. A majority of people wait until the car demonstrates signals of break down previous to truly taking it out to the repair shops.
Take the steps needed to ensure a long life for your car:
> Oil Changes
> Engine Coolant
> Tire Rotation
> Wheel Alignment