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MICHELIN®

Defender®

Passenger Car/Minivan

Our best standard passenger car/minivan tire, offering 145,000 km 3 of confident driving with exceptional safety, longevity and a quiet, comfortable ride.

Why should you consider this tire?

Lasts up to 33,000 km 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.

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.
More on tire design

 

  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.

 

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.

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

4.5 / 5 Based on 105 reviews

92% of respondents would recommend this to a friend

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Quiet Awesome Defender Tires

06/22/2015

5 / 5

By HP

I just purchased a 2016 CX5 Mazda & had the dealer install Defenders before I left the lot. They are awesome.Quiet handle excellent and on way home drove through a few large rainstorms and they were solid but never harsh.I had Harmony tires on my trade in vehicle which is why I went to these. They lasted better than any tires I've owned and were also quiet and were awesome in wet weather.I will be buying x ice for winter as i did on my trade in and they are long lasting as well. Can`t go wrong with Michelin in my opinion!!

defender

06/17/2015

4 / 5

By diesel

the defenders are great tires nice an smooth, very big improvement over the harmonys i just wish the fuel mileage would improve with these tires havent noticed a diffrence

The best tire ever!!!

06/16/2015

5 / 5

By Lexusboy

I got this Defender tire today actually and I was so excited that after installed on my Lexus I went on a 2 hour long drive in both city and highway, and boy i am so happy. The tire performed excellent in both bumpy city roads and very smooth ride on the highway. Now this is early impression, so will have to wait for a long term update. Also it rained heavily later on day and it still handled like a champ. Very stable too. Thank you Michelin!!

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