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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
 
4.4

(based on 253 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • Wear-Life:
    • N/A (79), Excellent (70), Very good (65), Below average (14), Good (11)
    • Fuel Efficiency:
    • Very good (88), Excellent (65), Good (40), N/A (27), Average (18)
    • Handling:
    • Excellent (122), Very good (85), Good (16), Average (12), Below average (10)
    • Braking:
    • Excellent (126), Very good (86), Good (15), Average (14), Below average (6)
    • Comfort:
    • Excellent (140), Very good (60), Good (23), Below average (15), Average (8)

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5.0

These Defenders are on tire!

By Defender Surprise

from Canada

Comments about Defender:

I used these tires on a FWD vehicle without traction control. Replaced my winters with Michelin Defenders in October 2016. I'm very pleased overall with the handling on snow and ice and find them much better than my non-name brand winters before. They are a bit noisy until you wear them down a bit. The bottom line is that if you compare the cost of these tires to the quality, then they are definitely a 5* tire.

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

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1.0

Horrible Experience

By zacl

from Canada

Comments about Defender:

Had multiple issues with the tires. A slight shake at highway speed, a squishing sound on one tire (sounded out of round) and the main reason is gas mileage was worse than my winter tires. I don't know how they are allowed to lie about getting better mileage, when I'm getting at least 50km less than usual per tank. That's about $5 a week! I've tried calling in and emailing and I'm not happy with the service. They won't let me do the 30 day satisfaction guarantee because I have other issues with the tires. So basically I'm stuck with Michelin Tires. So for anyone trying to do the 30 day guarantee, just say you don't like them. Being honest and telling them why there are problems only helps them get out of their warranty. I requested a call back from a supervisor and all I got was Todd from Q&A. I told him I wanted to talk to a supervisor and he pretty much told me I couldn't. Great Service. All I want is to get a proper 30 trial with these tires to see if my issues were the brand or that specific set. They aren't willing to do that. Horrible Tire. Horrible Customer Service. Never again.

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

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5.0

DEFENDER

By TIWHITE

from Canada

Comments about Defender:

VERY HAPPY HOW THE TIRES HANDLE ON THE ROAD. VERY QUITE AND SOFT. GOES WITH THE QUALITY OF MY CAR, A TOYOTA. THANK YOU MICHELIN

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

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Specs (53 part numbers)

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Part numbersTire Size, Load Index & Speed Rating
19761175/70R13 82 T
77497175/65R14 82 T
14302185/65R14 86 T
02948185/65R14 86 T
02715175/70R14 84 T
85842185/70R14 88 T
21523185/70R14 88 T
12456195/70R14 91 T
24319195/70R14 91 T
58763185/60R15 84 T
02184195/60R15 88 T
29461195/60R15 88 T
51440205/60R15 91 T
15833185/65R15 88 T
44659185/65R15 88 T
Part numbersTire Size, Load Index & Speed Rating
80082185/65R15 88 T
10042195/65R15 91 T
93957195/65R15 91 T
32737205/65R15 94 T
36866205/65R15 94 T
28360215/65R15 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
14026215/60R16 95 T
29468215/60R16 95 T
Part numbersTire Size, Load Index & Speed Rating
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
06250215/60R17 96 T
10251225/60R17 99 T
Part numbersTire Size, Load Index & Speed Rating
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 KmASYBSW820 A B4.5" - 6"177mm on 5"57657010Green X475@448.2
145,000 KmASYBSW820 A B5" - 6"177mm on 5"58456210Green X475@447.7
ASYBSW820 A B5" - 6.5"189mm on 5.5"59655110Green X530@447.9
SYMBSW820 A B5" - 6.5"189mm on 5.5"59655110Green X530@447.9
145,000 KmASYBSW820 A B4.5" - 6"177mm on 5"60254610Green X500@447.8
145,000 KmASYBSW820 A B4.5" - 6"189mm on 5.5"61653310Green X560@448.3
145,000 KmSYMBSW820 A B4.5" - 6"189mm on 5.5"61653310Green X560@449.1
ASYBSW820 A B5" - 6.5"201mm on 6"63052110Green X615@448.9
145,000 KmSYMBSW820 A B5" - 6.5"201mm on 6"63052110Green X615@449.2
145,000 KmASYBSW820 A B5" - 6.5"189mm on 5.5"60354410Green X500@448.2
145,000 KmASYBSW820 A B5.5" - 7"201mm on 6"61553410Green X560@448.4
145,000 KmSYMBSW820 A B5.5" - 7"201mm on 6"61553410Green X560@448.4
145,000 KmASYBSW820 A B5.5" - 7.5"209mm on 6"62752310Green X615@448.8
ASYBSW820 A B5" - 6.5"189mm on 5.5"62152910Green X560@448.4
145,000 KmSYMBSW820 A B5" - 6.5"189mm on 5.5"62152910Green X560@448.4
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)
SYMBSW820 A B5" - 6.5"189mm on 5.5"62152910Green X560@448.4
145,000 KmASYBSW820 A B5.5" - 7"201mm on 6"63551710Green X615@448.6
145,000 KmSYMBSW820 A B5.5" - 7"201mm on 6"63551710Green X615@448.6
145,000 KmASYBSW820 A B5.5" - 7.5"209mm on 6"64750810Green X670@449.2
145,000 KmSYMBSW820 A B5.5" - 7.5"209mm on 6"64750810Green X670@449.2
145,000 KmASYBSW820 A B6" - 7.5"221mm on 6.5"66149610Green X710@449.8
145,000 KmASYBSW820 A B5" - 7"209mm on 6"66949110Green X710@4410.1
145,000 KmSYMBSW820 A B5" - 7"209mm on 6"66949110Green X710@4410.1
145,000 KmASYBSW820 A B5.5" - 7"221mm on 6.5"68348110Green X750@4410.7
145,000 KmSYMBSW820 A B5.5" - 7"221mm on 6.5"68348110Green X750@4410.7
145,000 KmASYBSW820 A B5.5" - 7.5"214mm on 6.5"63251910Green X615@4410.3
145,000 KmASYBSW820 A B5.5" - 7.5"214mm on 6.5"63251910Green X615@4410.4
145,000 KmASYBSW820 A B5.5" - 7.5"209mm on 6"65250310Green X630@4410.2
145,000 KmASYBSW820 A B6" - 7.5"221mm on 6.5"66449510Green X690@449.8
145,000 KmSYMBSW820 A B6" - 7.5"221mm on 6.5"66449510Green X690@449.9
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 KmASYBSW820 A B6" - 8"228mm on 6.5"67648610Green X750@4411.6
145,000 KmSYMBSW820 A B6" - 8"228mm on 6.5"67648610Green X750@4411.1
145,000 KmASYBSW820 A B6.5" - 8.5"240mm on 7"68847710Green X800@4411.3
145,000 KmASYBSW820 A B6" - 7.5"221mm on 6.5"68647810Green X750@4410.4
145,000 KmSYMBSW820 A B6" - 7.5"221mm on 6.5"68647810Green X750@4410.4
145,000 KmASYBSW820 A B6" - 8"228mm on 6.5"69847010Green X800@4411.2
145,000 KmASYBSW820 A B6.5" - 8.5"240mm on 7"71246110Green X875@4412.4
145,000 KmSYMBSW820 A B6.5" - 8.5"240mm on 7"71246110Green X875@4412.4
145,000 KmASYBSW820 A B6" - 8"233mm on 7"65849910Green X670@4410.8
145,000 KmASYBSW820 A B6" - 7.5"226mm on 7"66849210Green X670@4410.8
145,000 KmASYBSW820 A B6" - 8"233mm on 7"68048310Green X730@4411.2
145,000 KmASYBSW820 A B6.5" - 8.5"245mm on 7.5"69047610Green X775@4411.3
145,000 KmASYBSW820 A B6" - 7.5"221mm on 6.5"69047610Green X710@4410.7
145,000 KmSYMBSW820 A B6" - 7.5"221mm on 6.5"69047610Green X710@4410.7
145,000 KmASYBSW820 A B6" - 8"228mm on 6.5"70246810Green X775@4411.7
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 KmSYMBSW820 A B6" - 8"228mm on 6.5"70246810Green X775@4411.7
145,000 KmASYBSW820 A B6" - 7.5"221mm on 6.5"71246110Green X775@4411
145,000 KmSYMBSW820 A B6" - 7.5"221mm on 6.5"71246110Green X775@4411
145,000 KmASYBSW820 A B6" - 8"228mm on 6.5"72445410Green X850@4412
145,000 KmSYMBSW820 A B6" - 8"228mm on 6.5"72445410Green X850@4412
145,000 KmASYBSW820 A B6" - 8"233mm on 7"68348110Green X690@4411.2
145,000 KmASYBSW820 A B6" - 7.5"226mm on 7"69347310Green X690@4410.7
145,000 KmASYBSW820 A B6" - 8"233mm on 7"70546510Green X750@4411.5
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