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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.

 
  • Defender Tire

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Warranties (2 Warranties)

145,000 km Manufacturer's Treadwear Limited Warranty
Defender® tires carry a 145,000 kilometer limited warranty in addition to the standard materials and workmanship warranty for treadwear or mileage.
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Defender® 
Speed Rating: [H, T]

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Defender
 
4.5

(based on 204 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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          • Wear-Life:
          • N/A (69), Very good (58), Excellent (52), Good (9), Below average (5)
          • Fuel Efficiency:
          • Very good (81), Excellent (52), Good (31), N/A (22), Average (8)
          • Handling:
          • Excellent (106), Very good (68), Good (10), Average (8), Below average (6)
          • Braking:
          • Excellent (109), Very good (69), Average (10), Good (8), Below average (4)
          • Comfort:
          • Excellent (120), Very good (52), Good (15), Below average (8), Average (4)

        Reviewed by 204 customers

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        1.0

        noisy a year later

        By LauraCanada

        from Canada

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              Comments about Defender:

              A year ago I put the Michelin Defenders on my 2007 Equinox These tires started out great, but then the road noise started a few weeks ago. And it is getting louder. You can hear it over the radio. Sounds like I have big lugged tires on my vehicle. My parents have the same tires on their vehicle and they have the same road noise. Very disappointed.

              • Wear-Life:
              • Below Average
              • Fuel Efficiency:
              • Average
              • Handling:
              • Average
              • Braking:
              • Average
              • Comfort:
              • Below Average

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              5.0

              Worth every penny

              By Domiro

              from Canada

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                    Comments about Defender:

                    (2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Crew) Far better tires than what came from the factory. Smooth, quiet, good handling and good economy. I make occasional trips that are about 3000 km in 4 days, and these tires greatly reduce driver fatigue (compared to the cheap factory tires). Very good on wet roads, no hydroplaning even when road is covered with water. Very, very pleased, money well spent.

                    • Wear-Life:
                    • Excellent
                    • Fuel Efficiency:
                    • Very Good
                    • Handling:
                    • Excellent
                    • Braking:
                    • Very Good
                    • Comfort:
                    • Excellent

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                    5.0

                    defenders

                    By dd

                    from Canada

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                          Comments about Defender:

                          great tires smooth and quiet, great on highways and city, one thing i have not noticed tho is fuel mileage improvements im still using same amount of gas as i was with the harmony tires.

                          • Wear-Life:
                          • Very Good
                          • Fuel Efficiency:
                          • Average
                          • Handling:
                          • Excellent
                          • Braking:
                          • Excellent
                          • Comfort:
                          • Excellent

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                          Specs (55 part numbers)

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                          Part numbersTire Size, Load Index & Speed Rating
                          19761175/70R13 82 T
                          04884175/70R13 82 T
                          03156175/65R14 82 T
                          10280185/65R14 86 T
                          03050185/65R14 86 T
                          38540175/70R14 84 T
                          85842185/70R14 88 T
                          21523185/70R14 88 T
                          58906195/70R14 91 T
                          24319195/70R14 91 T
                          58763185/60R15 84 T
                          02184195/60R15 88 T
                          29461195/60R15 88 T
                          51440205/60R15 91 T
                          03945215/60R15 94 T
                          Part numbersTire Size, Load Index & Speed Rating
                          83567185/65R15 88 T
                          44659185/65R15 88 T
                          10042195/65R15 91 T
                          93957195/65R15 91 T
                          32737205/65R15 94 T
                          36866205/65R15 94 T
                          28360215/65R15 96 T
                          67722215/65R15 96 T
                          60418205/70R15 96 T
                          32345205/70R15 96 T
                          44124215/70R15 98 T
                          76671215/70R15 98 T
                          12164205/55R16 91 T
                          42622205/55R16 91 H
                          05615205/60R16 92 T
                          Part numbersTire Size, Load Index & Speed Rating
                          14026215/60R16 95 T
                          29468215/60R16 95 T
                          73391225/60R16 98 T
                          62178225/60R16 98 T
                          05408235/60R16 100 T
                          48905215/65R16 98 T
                          43472215/65R16 98 T
                          02012225/65R16 100 T
                          05573235/65R16 103 T
                          30907235/65R16 103 T
                          38335225/50R17 94 T
                          82333215/55R17 94 T
                          06444225/55R17 97 T
                          58949235/55R17 99 T
                          38545215/60R17 96 T
                          Part numbersTire Size, Load Index & Speed Rating
                          06250215/60R17 96 T
                          10251225/60R17 99 T
                          99901225/60R17 99 T
                          21467215/65R17 99 T
                          09790215/65R17 99 T
                          20960225/65R17 102 T
                          82305225/65R17 102 T
                          86105225/50R18 95 T
                          37760215/55R18 95 T
                          82313225/55R18 98 T
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                          Mileage WarrantyTread FeatureSidewallUTQG Treadwear, UTQG Traction, UTQG TempRim Width Range (Min/Max)Section Width on Measuring Rim Width
                          (mm on in)
                          Overall Diameter
                          (mm)
                          revs/kmTread Depth (in 32nds)Ecoenergy FeaturesMax Load, Single
                          (kg @PSI)
                          Tire Weight
                          (KG)
                          145,000 Km BSW820 A B4.5" - 6"177mm on 5"57657010Green X475@448
                          145,000 KmXTBSW820 A B4.5" - 6"177mm on 5"57657010Green X475@448
                          145,000 Km BSW820 A B5" - 6"177mm on 5"58456210Green X475@447.7
                          145,000 Km BSW820 A B5" - 6.5"189mm on 5.5"59655110Green X530@448
                          145,000 KmXTBSW820 A B5" - 6.5"189mm on 5.5"59655110Green X530@448
                          145,000 Km BSW820 A B4.5" - 6"177mm on 5"60254610Green X500@448.4
                          145,000 Km BSW820 A B4.5" - 6"189mm on 5.5"61653310Green X560@449
                          145,000 KmXTBSW820 A B4.5" - 6"189mm on 5.5"61653310Green X560@449
                          145,000 Km BSW820 A B5" - 6.5"201mm on 6"63052110Green X615@449.1
                          145,000 KmXTBSW820 A B5" - 6.5"201mm on 6"63052110Green X615@449.1
                          145,000 Km BSW820 A B5" - 6.5"189mm on 5.5"60354410Green X500@448.3
                          145,000 Km BSW820 A B5.5" - 7"201mm on 6"61553410Green X560@448.4
                          145,000 KmXTBSW820 A B5.5" - 7"201mm on 6"61553410Green X560@448.4
                          145,000 Km BSW820 A B5.5" - 7.5"209mm on 6"62752310Green X615@448.5
                          145,000 Km BSW820 A B6" - 7.5"221mm on 6.5"63951410Green X670@449.7
                          Mileage WarrantyTread FeatureSidewallUTQG Treadwear, UTQG Traction, UTQG TempRim Width Range (Min/Max)Section Width on Measuring Rim Width
                          (mm on in)
                          Overall Diameter
                          (mm)
                          revs/kmTread Depth (in 32nds)Ecoenergy FeaturesMax Load, Single
                          (kg @PSI)
                          Tire Weight
                          (KG)
                          145,000 Km BSW820 A B5" - 6.5"189mm on 5.5"62152910Green X560@448.4
                          145,000 KmXTBSW820 A B5" - 6.5"189mm on 5.5"62152910Green X560@448.4
                          145,000 Km BSW820 A B5.5" - 7"201mm on 6"63551710Green X615@448.7
                          145,000 KmXTBSW820 A B5.5" - 7"201mm on 6"63551710Green X615@448.7
                          145,000 Km BSW820 A B5.5" - 7.5"209mm on 6"64750810Green X670@449.4
                          145,000 KmXTBSW820 A B5.5" - 7.5"209mm on 6"64750810Green X670@449.4
                          145,000 Km BSW820 A B6" - 7.5"221mm on 6.5"66149610Green X710@449.8
                          145,000 KmXTBSW820 A B6" - 7.5"221mm on 6.5"66149610Green X710@449.8
                          145,000 Km BSW820 A B5" - 7"209mm on 6"66949110Green X710@449.9
                          145,000 KmXTBSW820 A B5" - 7"209mm on 6"66949110Green X710@449.9
                          145,000 Km BSW820 A B5.5" - 7"221mm on 6.5"68348110Green X750@4410.7
                          145,000 KmXTBSW820 A B5.5" - 7"221mm on 6.5"68348110Green X750@4410.7
                          145,000 Km BSW820 A B5.5" - 7.5"214mm on 6.5"63251910Green X615@4410.4
                          145,000 Km BSW820 A B5.5" - 7.5"214mm on 6.5"63251910Green X615@4410.5
                          145,000 Km BSW820 A B5.5" - 7.5"209mm on 6"65250310Green X630@449.7
                          Mileage WarrantyTread FeatureSidewallUTQG Treadwear, UTQG Traction, UTQG TempRim Width Range (Min/Max)Section Width on Measuring Rim Width
                          (mm on in)
                          Overall Diameter
                          (mm)
                          revs/kmTread Depth (in 32nds)Ecoenergy FeaturesMax Load, Single
                          (kg @PSI)
                          Tire Weight
                          (KG)
                          145,000 Km BSW820 A B6" - 7.5"221mm on 6.5"66449510Green X690@449.8
                          145,000 KmXTBSW820 A B6" - 7.5"221mm on 6.5"66449510Green X690@4410
                          145,000 Km BSW820 A B6" - 8"228mm on 6.5"67648610Green X750@4411.2
                          145,000 KmXTBSW820 A B6" - 8"228mm on 6.5"67648610Green X750@4411.2
                          145,000 Km BSW820 A B6.5" - 8.5"240mm on 7"68847710Green X800@4411.2
                          145,000 Km BSW820 A B6" - 7.5"221mm on 6.5"68647810Green X750@4410.6
                          145,000 KmXTBSW820 A B6" - 7.5"221mm on 6.5"68647810Green X750@4410.6
                          145,000 Km BSW820 A B6" - 8"228mm on 6.5"69847010Green X800@4411.1
                          145,000 Km BSW820 A B6.5" - 8.5"240mm on 7"71246110Green X875@4412.3
                          145,000 KmXTBSW820 A B6.5" - 8.5"240mm on 7"71246110Green X875@4412.3
                          145,000 Km BSW820 A B6" - 8"233mm on 7"65849910Green X670@4410.8
                          145,000 Km BSW820 A B6" - 7.5"226mm on 7"66849210Green X670@4410.8
                          145,000 Km BSW820 A B6" - 8"233mm on 7"68048310Green X730@4411.2
                          145,000 Km BSW820 A B6.5" - 8.5"245mm on 7.5"69047610Green X775@4411.3
                          145,000 Km BSW820 A B6" - 7.5"221mm on 6.5"69047610Green X710@4410.7
                          Mileage WarrantyTread FeatureSidewallUTQG Treadwear, UTQG Traction, UTQG TempRim Width Range (Min/Max)Section Width on Measuring Rim Width
                          (mm on in)
                          Overall Diameter
                          (mm)
                          revs/kmTread Depth (in 32nds)Ecoenergy FeaturesMax Load, Single
                          (kg @PSI)
                          Tire Weight
                          (KG)
                          145,000 KmXTBSW820 A B6" - 7.5"221mm on 6.5"69047610Green X710@4410.6
                          145,000 Km BSW820 A B6" - 8"228mm on 6.5"70246810Green X775@4411.8
                          145,000 KmXTBSW820 A B6" - 8"228mm on 6.5"70246810Green X775@4411.8
                          145,000 Km BSW820 A B6" - 7.5"221mm on 6.5"71246110Green X775@4411.1
                          145,000 KmXTBSW820 A B6" - 7.5"221mm on 6.5"71246110Green X775@4411.1
                          145,000 Km BSW820 A B6" - 8"228mm on 6.5"72445410Green X850@4411.7
                          145,000 KmXTBSW820 A B6" - 8"228mm on 6.5"72445410Green X850@4411.7
                          145,000 Km BSW820 A B6" - 8"233mm on 7"68348110Green X690@4411.1
                          145,000 Km BSW820 A B6" - 7.5"226mm on 7"69347310Green X690@4410.6
                          145,000 Km BSW820 A B6" - 8"233mm on 7"70546510Green X750@4411.4
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