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Key Facts about Michelin Defender LTX M/S:

Summary


We spent several hours reading reviews from experts and tire owners. In summary, this is what people think about Michelin Defender LTX M/S. You can agree or disagree with these conclusions by voting for or against any item:

Reasons to buy

A few drivers mentioned that they were impressed by the smooth and quiet ride provided by this tire.
A happy driver said that those tires performed very well in a variety of conditions, including snow, rain and mud.
A satisfied driver said that those tires were worth the money they cost.
A driver wrote that after he drove them in, the tires started gripping really well in both wet and dry conditions.

Reasons not to buy

A disappointed driver complained that the tires had almost no wet traction.
A dissatisfied consumer complained that those tires wore out very quickly.
A driver states his biggest complaint is the noise. These tires are really noisy.


Description


Our Best Just Got Better. Michelin Defender LTX M/S combines the proven tread design of the LTX M/S2 with Evertread compound to provide durable tread life, no matter the season.

  • Improved Tread Life in Severe Conditions (Evertread compound helps the Michelin Defender LTX M/S last 10% longer in severe conditions than the Michelin Defender LTX M/S)
  • Excellent Wet and Snow Traction (The Michelin Defender LTX M/S tire offers shorter wet stopping distances and better snow traction than leading competitive long-warranty tires)
  • Eco-Friendly (MaxTouch Construction helps the Michelin Defender LTX M/S save you up to 65 gallons of fuel over the life of the tire, compared to a leading competitive tire)

Detailed Information


Type and Size
Tire Model
Michelin Defender LTX M/S
Car Type
Light Truck / SUV
Season
All Season
Rim Diameter
15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 22 "
Width
205 / 215 / 225 / 235 / 245 / 255 / 265 / 275 / 285 / 295 / 305 mm
Aspect Ratio
45 / 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 85 %
Construction
Radial
Special Features
Runflat
No
Mud and Snow
Optional
Extra Load
Optional
Speed and Load
Speed Index
H (max 130 mph) ... T (max 118 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)
 

Michelin Defender LTX M/S Sizes & Specifications


Rim Model Size Index Features sidewall styling overall diameter section width approved rim width max inflation pressure utqg tire weight revs per mile load range measured rim width tread depth max load at cold inflation pressure
R15 205/65 R15 99T XL 205/65 R15 99T XL BW 25.6 8.4 5.5 - 7.5 50.0 800/A/A 24.23 817.0 XL 6.0 12.0 1709.0
R15 215/75 R15 100T 215/75 R15 100T ORWL 27.6 8.5 5.5 - 7 44.0 800/A/A 28.7 751.0 6.0 12.0 1764.0
R15 235/75 R15 109T XL 235/75 R15 109T XL ORWL 28.8 9.5 6 - 8 50.0 800/A/A 33.91 721.0 XL 6.5 12.0 2271.0
R16 215/55 R16 97H XL 215/55 R16 97H XL BW 25.5 9.1 6 - 7.5 50.0 720/A/A 24.76 823.0 XL 7.0 10.5 1609.0
R16 215/70 R16 100H 215/70 R16 100H BW 27.8 8.7 5.5 - 7 44.0 720/A/A 28.9 746.0 6.5 10.5 1764.0
R16 215/85 R16 115/112R 215/85 R16 115/112R BW 30.4 8.9 5.5 - 7 80.0 39.93 684.0 E 6.0 13.5 2680.0
R16 225/75 R16 115/112R 225/75 R16 115/112R BW 29.2 8.7 6 - 7 80.0 38.21 710.0 E 6.0 13.5 2680.0
R16 235/70 R16 109T XL 235/70 R16 109T XL ORWL 28.9 9.6 6 - 8 50.0 800/A/A 32.94 718.0 XL 7.0 12.0 2271.0
R16 235/75 R16 112T XL 235/75 R16 112T XL ORWL 29.8 9.2 6 - 8 50.0 800/A/A 33.93 697.0 XL 6.5 12.0 2469.0
R16 235/85 R16 120/116R 235/85 R16 120/116R BW 31.7 9.2 6 - 7.5 80.0 42.42 656.0 E 6.5 13.5 3042.0
R16 245/70 R16 107T 245/70 R16 107T ORWL 29.4 9.9 6.5 - 8 44.0 800/A/A 34.46 704.0 7.0 12.0 2150.0
R16 245/75 R16 111T 245/75 R16 111T BW 30.4 9.7 6.5 - 8 44.0 800/A/A 34.22 683.0 7.0 12.0 2403.0
R16 245/75 R16 120/116R 245/75 R16 120/116R BW 30.5 10.0 6.5 - 8 80.0 41.93 683.0 E 7.0 13.5 3042.0
R16 255/65 R16 109T 255/65 R16 109T ORWL 29.0 10.2 7 - 9 44.0 800/A/A 34.26 716.0 7.5 12.0 2271.0
R16 255/70 R16 111T 255/70 R16 111T ORWL 30.0 10.5 6.5 - 8.5 44.0 800/A/A 36.33 691.0 7.5 12.0 2403.0
R16 265/70 R16 112T 265/70 R16 112T ORWL 30.4 10.8 7 - 9 44.0 800/A/A 37.43 679.0 8.0 12.0 2469.0
R16 265/75 R16 116T 265/75 R16 116T ORWL 31.5 10.8 7 - 9 44.0 800/A/A 49.12 657.0 7.5 12.0 2756.0
R16 265/75 R16 123/120R 265/75 R16 123/120R ORWL 31.6 10.5 7 - 8 80.0 39.46 657.0 E 7.5 13.5 3415.0
R16 275/70 R16 114H 275/70 R16 114H BW 31.1 10.9 7 - 9 44.0 720/A/A 52.54 667.0 8.0 10.5 2601.0
R16 285/75 R16 126/123R 285/75 R16 126/123R BW 32.8 11.2 7.5 - 9 80.0 50.04 634.0 E 8.0 13.5 3750.0
R17 215/50 R17 95H XL 215/50 R17 95H XL BW 25.7 8.9 6 - 7.5 50.0 720/A/A 24.56 815.0 XL 7.0 10.5 1521.0
R17 225/55 R17 101H XL 225/55 R17 101H XL BW 27.0 9.4 6 - 8 50.0 720/A/A 27.43 777.0 XL 7.0 10.5 1819.0
R17 225/65 R17 102H 225/65 R17 102H BW 28.5 8.9 6 - 8 44.0 720/A/A 28.73 730.0 6.5 10.5 1874.0
R17 225/75 R17 116/113R 225/75 R17 116/113R BW 30.3 8.7 6 - 7.5 80.0 40.08 686.0 E 6.0 13.5 2755.0
R17 235/65 R17 104T 235/65 R17 104T BW 29.0 9.4 6.5 - 8.5 44.0 800/A/A 32.85 716.0 7.0 12.0 1984.0
R17 235/70 R17 109T XL 235/70 R17 109T XL BW 30.0 9.4 6 - 8 50.0 800/A/A 32.67 693.0 XL 7.0 12.0 2271.0
R17 235/75 R17 109T 235/75 R17 109T BW 30.8 9.2 6 - 8 44.0 800/A/A 34.72 674.0 6.5 12.0 2271.0
R17 245/65 R17 107T 245/65 R17 107T BW 29.5 9.8 7 - 8.5 44.0 800/A/A 34.41 704.0 7.0 12.0 2150.0
R17 245/70 R17 119/116R 245/70 R17 119/116R BW 30.5 9.8 6.5 - 8 80.0 42.11 681.0 E 7.0 13.5 3000.0
R17 245/75 R17 121/118R 245/75 R17 121/118R BW 31.8 10.0 6.5 - 7.5 80.0 44.4 660.0 E 7.0 13.5 3195.0
R17 255/65 R17 110T 255/65 R17 110T BW 30.2 10.3 7 - 9 44.0 800/A/A 36.86 691.0 7.5 12.0 2337.0
R17 255/70 R17 112T 255/70 R17 112T BW 31.1 10.2 6.5 - 8.5 44.0 800/A/A 36.27 669.0 7.5 12.0 2469.0
R17 255/75 R17 115T 255/75 R17 115T BW 32.0 10.0 6.5 - 8.5 44.0 800/A/A 38.65 649.0 7.0 12.0 2679.0
R17 265/65 R17 112T 265/65 R17 112T BW 30.8 10.7 7.5 - 9.5 44.0 800/A/A 49.74 681.0 8.0 12.0 2469.0
R17 265/70 R17 115T 265/70 R17 115T ORWL 31.5 10.9 7 - 9 44.0 800/A/A 37.99 657.0 8.0 12.0 2679.0
R17 265/70 R17 121/118R 265/70 R17 121/118R ORWL 31.7 10.9 7 - 8.5 80.0 39.09 657.0 E 8.0 13.5 3195.0
R17 285/70 R17 121/118R 285/70 R17 121/118R BW 32.7 11.6 7.5 - 9 80.0 56.17 635.0 E 8.5 13.5 3195.0
R17 295/70 R17 121/118R 295/70 R17 121/118R BW 33.3 11.7 7.5 - 10 80.0 58.75 624.0 E 8.5 13.5 3195.0
R18 235/55 R18 100T 235/55 R18 100T BW 28.4 9.6 6.5 - 8.5 44.0 800/A/A 29.67 739.0 7.5 12.0 1764.0
R18 235/60 R18 107H XL 235/60 R18 107H XL BW 29.1 9.4 6.5 - 8.5 50.0 720/A/A 30.6 715.0 XL 7.0 12.0 2150.0
R18 235/65 R18 106T 235/65 R18 106T BW 30.0 9.4 6.5 - 8.5 44.0 800/A/A 32.34 692.0 7.0 12.0 2094.0
R18 245/60 R18 105H 245/60 R18 105H BW 29.6 9.8 7 - 8.5 44.0 720/A/A 32.05 703.0 7.0 10.5 2039.0
R18 255/55 R18 109H XL 255/55 R18 109H XL BW 29.0 10.4 7 - 9 50.0 720/A/A 31.24 717.0 XL 8.0 10.5 2271.0
R18 255/65 R18 111T 255/65 R18 111T BW 31.3 10.3 7 - 9 44.0 800/A/A 38.89 670.0 7.5 12.0 2403.0
R18 265/60 R18 110T 265/60 R18 110T BW 30.8 10.7 7.5 - 9.5 44.0 800/A/A 37.19 682.0 8.0 12.0 2337.0
R18 265/65 R18 114T 265/65 R18 114T BW 31.5 10.7 7.5 - 9.5 44.0 800/A/A 40.74 659.0 8.0 12.0 2601.0
R18 265/70 R18 116T 265/70 R18 116T BW 32.5 10.9 7 - 9 44.0 800/A/A 48.92 637.0 8.0 12.0 2756.0
R18 265/70 R18 124/121R 265/70 R18 124/121R BW 32.6 10.9 7 - 9 80.0 40.52 637.0 E 8.0 13.5 3525.0
R18 275/60 R18 113H 275/60 R18 113H BW 30.9 10.9 7.5 - 9.5 44.0 720/A/A 39.99 671.0 8.0 10.5 2535.0
R18 275/65 R18 116T 275/65 R18 116T BW 32.1 10.9 7.5 - 9.5 44.0 800/A/A 41.6 648.0 8.0 12.0 2756.0
R18 275/65 R18 123/120R 275/65 R18 123/120R BW 32.2 11.0 7.5 - 9 80.0 40.79 648.0 E 8.0 13.5 3415.0
R18 275/70 R18 125/122R 275/70 R18 125/122R BW 33.1 11.3 7 - 8.5 80.0 38.34 627.0 E 8.0 13.5 3640.0
R18 285/60 R18 120H XL 285/60 R18 120H XL BW 31.4 11.5 8 - 10 50.0 720/A/A 39.95 661.0 XL 8.5 10.5 3085.0
R18 285/65 R18 125/122R 285/65 R18 125/122R BW 32.8 11.6 8 - 10 80.0 53.17 639.0 E 8.5 13.5 3640.0
R18 295/70 R18 129/126R 295/70 R18 129/126R BW 34.3 12.0 7.5 - 10 80.0 54.1 607.0 E 8.5 13.5 4080.0
R19 235/45 R19 95H 235/45 R19 95H BW 27.3 9.3 7.5 - 9 44.0 720/A/A 28.4 760.0 8.0 10.5 1521.0
R19 235/55 R19 105H XL 235/55 R19 105H XL BW 29.3 9.8 6.5 - 8.5 50.0 720/A/A 31.26 713.0 XL 7.5 10.5 2039.0
R19 245/55 R19 103H 245/55 R19 103H BW 29.8 10.1 7 - 8.5 44.0 720/A/A 34.33 702.0 7.5 10.5 1929.0
R19 255/50 R19 107H XL 255/50 R19 107H XL BW 29.0 10.4 7 - 9 50.0 720/A/A 32.65 715.0 XL 8.0 10.5 2150.0
R19 255/60 R19 109H 255/60 R19 109H BW 31.0 10.4 7 - 9 44.0 720/A/A 33.95 670.0 7.5 10.5 2271.0
R20 245/60 R20 107H 245/60 R20 107H BW 31.5 9.7 7 - 8.5 44.0 720/A/A 34.68 659.0 7.0 10.5 2150.0
R20 255/50 R20 109H XL 255/50 R20 109H XL BW 30.1 10.4 7 - 9 50.0 720/A/A 33.42 691.0 XL 8.0 10.5 2271.0
R20 255/55 R20 110H XL 255/55 R20 110H XL BW 31.0 10.4 7 - 9 50.0 720/A/A 34.3 671.0 XL 8.0 10.5 2337.0
R20 265/50 R20 107T 265/50 R20 107T BW 30.4 10.9 7.5 - 9.5 44.0 800/A/A 35.85 683.0 8.5 12.0 2150.0
R20 275/55 R20 113T 275/55 R20 113T BW 32.2 11.0 7.5 - 9.5 44.0 800/A/A 47.97 652.0 8.5 12.0 2535.0
R20 275/60 R20 115T 275/60 R20 115T BW 33.0 10.9 7.5 - 9.5 44.0 800/A/A 37.26 630.0 8.0 12.0 2679.0
R20 275/65 R20 126/123R 275/65 R20 126/123R BW 34.3 11.0 7.5 - 9.5 80.0 48.61 610.0 E 8.0 13.5 3750.0
R20 285/50 R20 116H XL 285/50 R20 116H XL BW 31.2 11.7 8 - 10 50.0 720/A/A 40.45 665.0 XL 9.0 10.5 2756.0
R20 285/60 R20 125/122R 285/60 R20 125/122R BW 33.7 11.3 8 - 10 80.0 38.71 622.0 E 8.5 13.5 3640.0
R20 285/65 R20 127/124R 285/65 R20 127/124R BW 34.5 11.5 8 - 10 80.0 51.28 602.0 E 8.5 13.5 3860.0
R20 295/60 R20 126/123R 295/60 R20 126/123R BW 33.9 11.7 8 - 10 80.0 52.45 613.0 E 8.5 13.5 3750.0
R20 295/65 R20 129/126R 295/65 R20 129/126R BW 35.1 11.7 8 - 10 80.0 54.41 592.0 E 8.5 13.5 4080.0
R20 305/50 R20 116H 305/50 R20 116H BW 32.3 12.2 8.5 - 11 44.0 720/A/A 56.26 649.0 9.5 10.5 2756.0
R22 285/45 R22 110H 285/45 R22 110H BW 32.1 11.2 9 - 10.5 44.0 720/A/A 50.86 648.0 9.5 10.5 2337.0

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