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MICHELIN®
DEFENDER™ T + H
  • All-season

    All-season

  • Mud and Snow

    Mud and Snow

  • Passenger Car/Minivan

MICHELIN® DEFENDER™ T + H

  • Passenger Car/Minivan
  • Ultimate treadlife
  • All-season safety
  • Eco-friendly
  • Kilometers warranty: 130,000 kilometers. See warranty for details.
  • Standard Limited Warranty: 6 years
  • All-season

    All-season

  • Mud and Snow

    Mud and Snow

Why should you consider this tire?

 

More kilometers, with safety you expect. Michelin's longest wearing passenger tire, offering 130,000 km***of confident driving with uncompromised safety and a quiet, comfortable ride.

lasts x miles longer

Lose track of the km. Defender® T + H is the longest lasting tire among leading competitive tires.*

Drive on and rack up the km. Our MaxTouch Construction™ helps ensure the tire contact forces are evenly distributed - maximizing  treadlife. Our durable EverTread™ compound is designed to provide exceptional durability for improved treadlife.

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Escape compromise.  Defender® T + H delivers miles of uncompromised safety performance.**

Leave worries behind and hit the road with confidence. Our IntelliSipe™ technology is designed to maximize biting edges for exceptional grip and control in all seasons, while special rain grooves help prevent hydroplaning.

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Get there comfortably.  Designed to deliver a quiet, comfortable ride

Experience km of quiet and comfort wherever you go. Our Comfort Control Technology™ helps ensure ride satisfaction while minimizing noise with the road.

Michelin always aims to bring together multiple performances.

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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 PerformanceTM, which has and will always be our difference on every tire.

Warranties

130,000 Kilometer Manufacturer's Treadwear Limited Warranty

These MICHELIN® tires carry a 130,000 kilometer limited warranty in addition to the standard materials and workmanship warranty for treadwear or mileage.

Download PDF Version of Warranty

  • Available on: Defender™ T + H
  • Speed Rating: H

Standard Limited Warranty

All MICHELIN® tires have a Standard Manufacturer's Limited Warranty, which covers defects in workmanship and materials for the life of the original usable tread, or for 6 years from date of purchase, whichever occurs first.

Download PDF Version of Warranty

*Mileage Warranty Exceptions

Split fitments – If your vehicle has tires of different sizes on the front versus the rear axles, your tires cannot be rotated as recommended. Therefore, the mileage warranty on each rear tire will cover half the number of kilometres as the standard mileage warranty for that particular tire line. ZP (Zero Pressure) tires – The maximum mileage warranty for ZP tires is 50,000 kilometres.

What people are saying
People who would recommend this tire
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Overall rating based on 116 reviews
116 reviews
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Bibendum - March 24, 2021

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  • Longevity
  • Wet grip and braking
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March 10, 2021
Dear customer, Thank you for your interest in Michelin tyres. We highly appreciate your feedback. Unfortunately we can't accept your review on the tyre page as you've described no driving experience. Our customer service will get in touch with you to help you solve the issue. Best wishes! Your Michelin Team
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5 / 5

Great tire

Pmp2049 - January 28, 2021

Replaced Goodyear eagle RA with the Michelin. First thing you notice is how quiet they are and smooth riding. Outstanding tire. Pay a little more and get a superior tire.

  • Safety
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  • Appearance
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1 / 5

Quiet but disappointing

Wv1995 - January 27, 2021

Tires were good to start. After 25,000 miles they are on the tread bar and have flat spot. They are also awful in the snow and wet conditions. I read the reviews and thought they would be good but they are not.

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5 / 5

EXTREMELY QUIET RIDING ALL-SEASON TIRES

TOMMYBAHAMA - January 26, 2021

I purchased set of four Defender T+H A-S tires 3 years ago at my Mercury dealership. I get tires rotated (front-to-rear/same side) annually. Since I only drive about 5,000 miles per year on my 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis car, these Michelin tires will last me a long time past the 6-years factory warranty. I get all four tires balanced every 2 years, and keep my tire pressure set at 37psi on all four tires filled with NITROGEN. I do 60% local driving and 40% high-speed turnpike driving and these great Michelin Defender T+H tires have never let me down. Matter-of-fact, I have only purchased Michelin tires since owning my 1989 Ford Crown Victoria S/Wgn. Michelin wrote the book for radial tires; therefore you can't go wrong buying them. This is the 2nd set of Michelin tires on my 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis having slightly less than 70,000 miles on the vehicle.

  • Safety
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5 / 5

Great Tire on VW Alltrack

VW2018 - January 15, 2021

I don't understand the reviews stating that this tire is noisy. I am very happy with these tires - they are nice and quiet! If the tire is loud, that most likely is due to improper wheel alignment, or perhaps the tire was installed inside out (there is an inside and an outside face of this tire). VW installed Falken tires on the car from the factory which really were noisy and only lasted 25,000 - 30,000 miles. I went with a slightly wider size so that I could put Michelin tires on.

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25 sizes available for this tire

Rim

15''
16''
17''
18''
195/60R15 88H BSW
MSPN 61436
Kilometers Warranty 130,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 7.00" on 6.00"
Overall Diameter 615.0
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 560 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 534
Tire Weight 17.46
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 5.50"-7.00"
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
195/65R15 91H BSW
MSPN 08771
Kilometers Warranty 130,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 7.00" on 6.00"
Overall Diameter 635.0
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 615 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 517
Tire Weight 18.65
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 5.50"-7.00"
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
205/65R15 94H BSW
MSPN 27187
Kilometers Warranty 130,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 8.00" on 6.00"
Overall Diameter 647.0
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 670 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 508
Tire Weight 20.46
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 5.50"-7.50"
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
185/55R16 83H BSW
MSPN 36742
Kilometers Warranty 130,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 7.00" on 6.00"
Overall Diameter 610.0
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 487 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 538
Tire Weight 17.72
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 5.00"-6.50"
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
205/55R16 91H BSW
MSPN 92638
Kilometers Warranty 130,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 8.00" on 6.50"
Overall Diameter 632.0
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 615 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 519
Tire Weight 21.61
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 5.50"-7.50"
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
205/60R16 92H BSW
MSPN 96438
Kilometers Warranty 130,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 8.00" on 6.00"
Overall Diameter 652.0
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 630 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 503
Tire Weight 22.73
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 5.50"-7.50"
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
205/65R16 95H BSW
MSPN 34654
Kilometers Warranty 130,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 8.00" on 6.00"
Overall Diameter 672.0
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 690 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 488
Tire Weight 22.22
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 5.50"-7.50"
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
215/60R16 95H BSW
MSPN 87432
Kilometers Warranty 130,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 8.00" on 6.50"
Overall Diameter 664.0
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 690 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 495
Tire Weight 23.02
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 6.00"-7.50"
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
215/65R16 98H BSW
MSPN 48076
Kilometers Warranty 130,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 8.00" on 6.50"
Overall Diameter 686.0
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 750 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 478
Tire Weight 22.95
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 6.00"-7.50"
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
225/60R16 98H BSW
MSPN 19256
Kilometers Warranty 130,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 6.50"
Overall Diameter 676.0
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 750 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 486
Tire Weight 25.90
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 6.00"-8.00"
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
225/65R16 100H BSW
MSPN 28549
Kilometers Warranty 130,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 6.50"
Overall Diameter 698.0
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 800 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 470
Tire Weight 25.88
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 6.00"-8.00"
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
235/60R16 100H BSW
MSPN 06472
Kilometers Warranty 130,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 7.00"
Overall Diameter 688.0
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 800 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 477
Tire Weight 25.11
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 6.50"-8.50"
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
235/65R16 103H BSW
MSPN 40735
Kilometers Warranty 130,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 7.00"
Overall Diameter 712.0
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 875 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 461
Tire Weight 27.45
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 6.50"-8.50"
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
215/55R17 94H BSW
MSPN 11711
Kilometers Warranty 130,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 8.00" on 7.00"
Overall Diameter 668.0
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 670 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 492
Tire Weight 23.96
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 6.00"-7.50"
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
215/60R17 96H BSW
MSPN 58359
Kilometers Warranty 130,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 8.00" on 6.50"
Overall Diameter 690.0
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 710 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 476
Tire Weight 24.18
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 6.00"-7.50"
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
215/65R17 99H BSW
MSPN 34804
Kilometers Warranty 130,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 8.00" on 6.50"
Overall Diameter 712.0
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 775 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 461
Tire Weight 23.72
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 6.00"-7.50"
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
225/50R17 94H BSW
MSPN 32073
Kilometers Warranty 130,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 7.00"
Overall Diameter 658.0
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 670 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 499
Tire Weight 24.82
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 6.00"-8.00"
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
225/55R17 97H BSW
MSPN 16967
Kilometers Warranty 130,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 7.00"
Overall Diameter 680.0
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 730 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 483
Tire Weight 25.35
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 6.00"-8.00"
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
225/60R17 99H BSW
MSPN 76339
Kilometers Warranty 130,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 6.50"
Overall Diameter 702.0
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 775 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 468
Tire Weight 26.43
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 6.00"-8.00"
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
225/65R17 102H BSW
MSPN 85248
Kilometers Warranty 130,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 6.50"
Overall Diameter 724.0
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 850 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 454
Tire Weight 28.02
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 6.00"-8.00"
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
235/50R17 96H BSW
MSPN 11229
Kilometers Warranty 130,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 7.50"
Overall Diameter 668.0
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 710 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 492
Tire Weight 23.94
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 6.50"-8.50"
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
235/55R17 99H BSW
MSPN 69235
Kilometers Warranty 130,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 7.50"
Overall Diameter 690.0
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 775 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 476
Tire Weight 26.72
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 6.50"-8.50"
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
235/60R17 102H BSW
MSPN 46616
Kilometers Warranty 130,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 7.00"
Overall Diameter 714.0
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 850 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 460
Tire Weight 27.16
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 6.50"-8.50"
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
215/55R18 95H BSW
MSPN 35336
Kilometers Warranty 130,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 8.00" on 7.00"
Overall Diameter 693.0
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 690 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 473
Tire Weight 23.85
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 6.00"-7.50"
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0
235/60R18 103H BSW
MSPN 03640
Kilometers Warranty 130,000
Section Width on Measuring Rim Width 9.00" on 7.00"
Overall Diameter 739.0
Max Load, Single (LB @ PSI) 875 @ 44
Sidewall Black Sidewall
Revs/MI 444
Tire Weight 29.39
Rim Width Range (Min/Max) 6.50"-8.50"
Tread Depth (in 32nds) 10.0

Legal mentions

  • ***130,000-km limited treadlife warranty. See michelin.ca for warranty details.
  • *Based on commissioned third-party wear test results in tire size 225/55R17 97H versus Goodyear® Assurance® TripleTred™ All-Season and Continental® TrueContact™ in 225/55R17 97H and Pirelli® P4™ Four Seasons+ in 225/55R17 97T on a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu; and in tire size 205/55R16 91H versus Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus in 205/55R16 91H tire size on a 2015 Honda Civic. Actual on-road results may vary.
  • **Based on internal wet braking test results at 80 km/h and at 96 km/h in tire size 225/55R17 97H versus Goodyear® Assurance® TripleTred™ All-Season and Continental® TrueContact™ in 225/55R17 97H and Pirelli® P4™ Four Seasons+ in 225/55R17 97T on a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu; and in tire size 205/55R16 91H versus Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus in 205/55R16 91H tire size on a 2015 Honda Civic. Actual on-road results may vary.

>> The sizes shown are average design values for tires measured on specified measuring rim widths. Some tires may vary from this value by +/-3% of the section height (affecting overall diameter), and +/-4% of the section width.
>> Section width varies approximately 0.2" (5mm) for every 0.5" change in rim width.
>> Tread patterns are often tuned to accomodate different tire widths. Tires for a particular dimension of a given tireline may vary in appearance from the tire shown in the photograph.

WARNING: Serious or fatal injury may result from tire failure due to underinflation or overloading. To ensure correct air pressure and vehicle load, refer to vehicle owner's manual or tire information placard on the vehicle. Serious injury or death may result from explosion of tire/rim assembly due to improper mounting. Only tire professionals should mount tires and they should never inflate beyond 40 psi to seat the beads. Before mixing types of tires in any configuration on any vehicle, be sure to check the vehicle owner's manual for its recommendations.

DANGER: Never mount a 16" diameter tire on a 16.5" rim.
DANGER: Never mount a 17" diameter tire on a 17.5" rim.

Inflation pressure increase must not exceed the maximum pressure branded on the tire sidewall. When a customer requests a replacement tire with a lower speed rating than the original equipment tire, you must clearly communicate to him or her that the handling of the vehicle may be different, and that its maximum speed capability is limited to that of the lowest speed-rated tire on the vehicle. Exceeding the lawful speed limit is neither recommended nor endorsed.

For high-speed driving, additional inflation pressure and possibly reduced tire loading and/or upsizing is required. In the absence of specific recommendations by the vehicle manufacturer, use the following guidelines based on those in the European Tyre and Rim Technical Organization Standards Manual.

For speeds over 160km/h (100 mph), load and inflation must be adjusted according to the table below.

H-Speed Rated Sizes:
Maximum Speed (mph) 100 106 112 118 124 130
Inflation Increase (psi) 0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 5.0
Load Capacity (% of max.) 100 100 100 100 100 100