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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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Speed Rating: [H, T]

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Defender
 
4.4

(based on 249 reviews)

88%

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    • Wear-Life:
    • N/A (79), Excellent (69), Very good (64), Below average (14), Good (10)
    • Fuel Efficiency:
    • Very good (87), Excellent (64), Good (40), N/A (28), Average (16)
    • Handling:
    • Excellent (121), Very good (84), Good (16), Average (10), Below average (10)
    • Braking:
    • Excellent (125), Very good (85), Good (15), Average (12), Below average (6)
    • Comfort:
    • Excellent (138), Very good (61), Good (22), Below average (13), Average (8)

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4.0

Pleased so far

By Don

from Canada

Comments about Defender:

I purchased a set of Michelin Defender tires for my 2010 Honda CRV and so far am very pleased with the performance in dry and snowy road conditions.The tires ride well,handle very well and seem to suit the vehicle.I was also very pleased with the service i received from the Mr. Tire Dealership in Sydney Nova Scotia. They were very professional and informative on the Michelin Tire line of products.

  • Wear-Life:
  • N/A
  • Fuel Efficiency:
  • N/A
  • Handling:
  • Very Good
  • Braking:
  • Very Good
  • Comfort:
  • Very Good

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2.0

Not happy

By Jmbagg

from Canada

Comments about Defender:

Have had these on for just over 90,000 KMS I am slipping and sliding on wet roads, not even snowing yet, I drive aprox 1000kms a week, only have 5/32 on two and 4/32 on two tread left, contacted my service station, they called Michelin rep and told them the would not do anything until a 2/32, pretty much bald, and said to put winter tires on!! I bought these because of the high milage allowance and the name which I have always bought. With this feed back and not feeling safe on the highways I will look into another brand unfortunately, with the price I paid for the tires I though the company would stand by their brand!

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

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2.0

Terrible Traction

By AR11

from Canada

Comments about Defender:

This was my second set of Michelin all seasons and I have to say Im very dissapointed with the Defenders. These tires are absolutely awful in terms of traction. Now granted I drive a rear wheel V6 sedan but tires should not spin out on wet pavement when taking off normally from a stop light like these do. I dont plan on driving them in the winter obviously but I was caught by a late snowfall in the spring shortly after putting them on and they were utterly useless. So much so that I was stuck on a flat snow covered street and had to push the car to the curb and come back for it after the snow melted. Ice? Forget about it. Zero traction. Also noticed was the speedy rate at which the tires tread wore compared to my other set of Michelins. I had a set of Energy's and they were great, even in light snow and they were driven on for three years! These Defenders have barely lasted a summer and fall and the treads are already well worn (spinning out on wet pavement was defintely a contributor) and I will have to buy a new set of tires in the spring and I dont even put many KM's on my car. Now I only wish I didnt recycle my Energy's as I would rather use that three year old than these which were purchased new in the spring. The Energy's never spun out on wet pavement. Ride, fuel economy and handling is fine but traction is really substandard. I wont be going with the defenders again thats for sure.

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

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Specs (54 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
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
15833185/65R15 88 T
83567185/65R15 88 T
Part numbersTire Size, Load Index & Speed Rating
44659185/65R15 88 T
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
42622205/55R16 91 H
12164205/55R16 91 T
05615205/60R16 92 T
14026215/60R16 95 T
Part numbersTire Size, Load Index & Speed Rating
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
06250215/60R17 96 T
Part numbersTire Size, Load Index & Speed Rating
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 KmASYBSW820 A B4.5" - 6"177mm on 5"57657010Green X475@448.2
ASYBSW820 A B5" - 6"177mm on 5"58456210Green X475@447.6
ASYBSW820 A B5" - 6.5"189mm on 5.5"59655110Green X530@447.9
SYMBSW820 A B5" - 6.5"189mm on 5.5"59655110Green X530@448
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
145,000 KmASYBSW820 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@448.3
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@448.9
ASYBSW820 A B5" - 6.5"189mm on 5.5"62152910Green X560@448.5
145,000 KmASYBSW820 A B5" - 6.5"189mm on 5.5"62152910Green X560@448.5
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 B5" - 6.5"189mm on 5.5"62152910Green X560@448.5
SYMBSW820 A B5" - 6.5"189mm on 5.5"62152910Green X560@448.5
145,000 KmASYBSW820 A B5.5" - 7"201mm on 6"63551710Green X615@448.7
145,000 KmSYMBSW820 A B5.5" - 7"201mm on 6"63551710Green X615@448.7
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
145,000 KmSYMBSW820 A B5" - 7"209mm on 6"66949110Green X710@4410
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@4410.5
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
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" - 7.5"221mm on 6.5"66449510Green X690@449.9
145,000 KmASYBSW820 A B6" - 8"228mm on 6.5"67648610Green X750@4411.2
145,000 KmSYMBSW820 A B6" - 8"228mm on 6.5"67648610Green X750@4411.2
145,000 KmASYBSW820 A B6.5" - 8.5"240mm on 7"68847710Green X800@4411.2
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@4412.3
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
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"70246810Green X775@4411.8
145,000 KmSYMBSW820 A B6" - 8"228mm on 6.5"70246810Green X775@4411.8
145,000 KmASYBSW820 A B6" - 7.5"221mm on 6.5"71246110Green X775@4411.2
145,000 KmSYMBSW820 A B6" - 7.5"221mm on 6.5"71246110Green X775@4411.2
145,000 KmASYBSW820 A B6" - 8"228mm on 6.5"72445410Green X850@4412.1
145,000 KmSYMBSW820 A B6" - 8"228mm on 6.5"72445410Green X850@4411.9
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@4410.6
145,000 KmASYBSW820 A B6" - 8"233mm on 7"70546510Green X750@4411.5
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