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  • Reviews from websites like Amazon.com and similar (aggregated), #: 34
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Summary

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

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A proud owner said that these tires had outstanding ride comfort, smoothness and were quiet.
Many drivers mentioned that this tire ensured good grip in snow.
The purchasers admired the tire’s response on wet surfaces.
A satisfied driver said that these tires were worth the money he paid.

Reasons not to buy

Only one unhappy driver claimed that these tires were horribly noisy.

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Michelin Defender T+H

Description

More miles. With the safety you expect. Designed for the doers, Michelin's longest-lasting tire keeps you on the go longer because life never stops moving.

  • Lose track of the miles. The longest-lasting tire among leading competitive tires (Experience miles of quiet and comfort wherever you go. Our Comfort Control Technology helps ensure ride satisfaction while minimizing noise with the road).
  • Escape compromise. Miles of uncomprimised safety performance (Drive on and rack up the miles. Our MaxTouch Construction is designed to ensure the tire contact forces are evenly distributed - maximizing treadlife. And our durable EverTread compound offers long-lasting dependability).
  • Get there comfortably. Designed to deliver a quiet, comfortable ride (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).

Latest News

  • Apr 09, 2019

    Comparing the Newest Long-Wearing Standard Touring All-Season Tires - Winter Update | Tire Rack

    Drivers typically have a long list of expectations for their tires, and they may not know it, but a lot of those expectations conflict with one another from a tire engineering standpoint. To determine how three top-tier manufacturers manage the balance of long tread life and performance, we compared the Continental TrueContact Tour, Goodyear Assurance MaxLife and Michelin Defender T+H.

  • Aug 14, 2018

    Tested: Comparing Long-Wearing Standard Touring All-Season Tires | Tire Rack

    Drivers typically have a long list of expectations for their tires, and they may not know it, but a lot of those expectations conflict with one another from a tire engineering standpoint. To determine how three top-tier manufacturers manage the balance of long tread life and performance, we compared the Continental TrueContact Tour, Goodyear Assurance MaxLife and Michelin Defender T+H.

  • Aug 02, 2018
    Tire Chart 2018

    TireRack.com: Best in Standard Touring All-Season

    - Winner Michelin Defender T+H
    Highs and Lows: Treadwear Wet Performance Dry Performance Comfort Noise

Detailed Information

Type and Size
Tire Model
Michelin Defender T+H
Car Type
Passenger
Season
All Season
Rim Diameter
14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 "
Width
185 / 195 / 205 / 215 / 225 / 235 mm
Aspect Ratio
50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 %
Construction
Radial
Special Features
Runflat
No
Mud and Snow
No
Extra Load
No
Speed and Load
Speed Index
H (max 130 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)
 

Michelin Defender T+H 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
R14 185/65 R14 86H 185/65 R14 86H BW 23.46 7.44 5 - 6.5 44.0 820/A/B 16.18 887.0 5.5 10.0 1168.0
R14 185/70 R14 88H 185/70 R14 88H BW 24.25 7.44 4.5 - 6 44.0 820/A/B 16.58 858.0 5.5 10.0 1235.0
R14 195/70 R14 91H 195/70 R14 91H BW 24.8 7.91 5 - 6.5 44.0 820/A/B 18.39 839.0 6.0 10.0 1356.0
R15 185/60 R15 84H 185/60 R15 84H BW 23.74 7.44 5 - 6.5 44.0 820/A/B 16.91 876.0 5.5 10.0 1102.0
R15 185/65 R15 88H 185/65 R15 88H BW 24.45 7.44 5 - 6.5 44.0 820/A/B 17.48 851.0 5.5 10.0 1235.0
R15 195/60 R15 88H 195/60 R15 88H BW 24.21 7.91 5.5 - 7 44.0 820/A/B 17.42 859.0 6.0 10.0 1235.0
R15 195/65 R15 91H 195/65 R15 91H BW 25.0 7.91 5.5 - 7 44.0 820/A/B 18.58 832.0 6.0 10.0 1356.0
R15 205/60 R15 91H 205/60 R15 91H BW 24.69 8.23 5.5 - 7.5 44.0 820/A/B 18.32 842.0 6.0 10.0 1356.0
R15 205/65 R15 94H 205/65 R15 94H BW 25.47 8.23 5.5 - 7.5 44.0 820/A/B 20.46 817.0 6.0 10.0 1477.0
R15 205/70 R15 96H 205/70 R15 96H BW 26.34 8.23 5 - 7 44.0 820/A/B 22.18 790.0 6.0 10.0 1565.0
R15 215/70 R15 98H 215/70 R15 98H BW 26.89 8.7 5.5 - 7 44.0 820/A/B 25.04 774.0 6.5 10.0 1653.0
R16 205/55 R16 91H 205/55 R16 91H BW 24.88 8.43 5.5 - 7.5 44.0 820/A/B 21.63 836.0 6.5 10.0 1356.0
R16 205/60 R16 92H 205/60 R16 92H BW 25.67 8.23 5.5 - 7.5 44.0 820/A/B 22.73 810.0 6.0 10.0 1389.0
R16 205/65 R16 95H 205/65 R16 95H BW 26.46 8.23 5.5 - 7.5 44.0 820/A/B 22.22 786.0 6.0 10.0 1521.0
R16 215/60 R16 95H 215/60 R16 95H BW 26.14 8.7 6 - 7.5 44.0 820/A/B 23.06 796.0 6.5 10.0 1521.0
R16 215/65 R16 98H 215/65 R16 98H BW 27.01 8.7 6 - 7.5 44.0 820/A/B 22.95 770.0 6.5 10.0 1653.0
R16 225/60 R16 98H 225/60 R16 98H BW 26.61 8.98 6 - 8 44.0 820/A/B 25.77 782.0 6.5 10.0 1653.0
R16 225/65 R16 100H 225/65 R16 100H BW 27.48 8.98 6 - 8 44.0 820/A/B 25.88 757.0 6.5 10.0 1764.0
R16 235/60 R16 100H 235/60 R16 100H BW 27.09 9.45 6.5 - 8.5 44.0 820/A/B 25.11 768.0 7.0 10.0 1764.0
R16 235/65 R16 103H 235/65 R16 103H BW 28.03 9.45 6.5 - 8.5 44.0 820/A/B 27.43 742.0 7.0 10.0 1929.0
R17 215/55 R17 94H 215/55 R17 94H BW 26.3 8.9 6 - 7.5 44.0 820/A/B 23.88 791.0 7.0 10.0 1477.0
R17 215/60 R17 96H 215/60 R17 96H BW 27.17 8.7 6 - 7.5 44.0 820/A/B 24.18 766.0 6.5 10.0 1565.0
R17 215/65 R17 99H 215/65 R17 99H BW 28.03 8.7 6 - 7.5 44.0 820/A/B 23.72 742.0 6.5 10.0 1709.0
R17 225/50 R17 94H 225/50 R17 94H BW 25.91 9.17 6 - 8 44.0 820/A/B 24.89 803.0 7.0 10.0 1477.0
R17 225/55 R17 97H 225/55 R17 97H BW 26.77 9.17 6 - 8 44.0 820/A/B 25.62 777.0 7.0 10.0 1609.0
R17 225/60 R17 99H 225/60 R17 99H BW 27.64 8.98 6 - 8 44.0 820/A/B 26.46 753.0 6.5 10.0 1709.0
R17 225/65 R17 102H 225/65 R17 102H BW 28.5 8.98 6 - 8 44.0 820/A/B 28.09 730.0 6.5 10.0 1874.0
R17 235/50 R17 96H 235/50 R17 96H BW 26.3 9.65 6.5 - 8.5 44.0 820/A/B 23.9 791.0 7.5 10.0 1565.0
R17 235/55 R17 99H 235/55 R17 99H BW 27.17 9.65 6.5 - 8.5 44.0 820/A/B 27.05 766.0 7.5 10.0 1709.0
R17 235/60 R17 102H 235/60 R17 102H BW 28.11 9.45 6.5 - 8.5 44.0 820/A/B 27.38 740.0 7.0 10.0 1874.0
R18 215/55 R18 95H 215/55 R18 95H BW 27.28 8.9 6 - 7.5 44.0 820/A/B 23.85 762.0 7.0 10.0 1521.0
R18 235/60 R18 103H 235/60 R18 103H BW 29.09 9.45 6.5 - 8.5 44.0 820/A/B 29.39 715.0 7.0 10.0 1929.0

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Questions and Answers

  • Apr 09, 2019

    Comparing the Newest Long-Wearing Standard Touring All-Season Tires - Winter Update | Tire Rack

    Drivers typically have a long list of expectations for their tires, and they may not know it, but a lot of those expectations conflict with one another from a tire engineering standpoint. To determine how three top-tier manufacturers manage the balance of long tread life and performance, we compared the Continental TrueContact Tour, Goodyear Assurance MaxLife and Michelin Defender T+H.

  • Aug 14, 2018

    Tested: Comparing Long-Wearing Standard Touring All-Season Tires | Tire Rack

    Drivers typically have a long list of expectations for their tires, and they may not know it, but a lot of those expectations conflict with one another from a tire engineering standpoint. To determine how three top-tier manufacturers manage the balance of long tread life and performance, we compared the Continental TrueContact Tour, Goodyear Assurance MaxLife and Michelin Defender T+H.

  • Aug 02, 2018
    Tire Chart 2018

    TireRack.com: Best in Standard Touring All-Season

    - Winner Michelin Defender T+H
    Highs and Lows: Treadwear Wet Performance Dry Performance Comfort Noise
  • Mar 26, 2018

    Tested: Long-Wearing Standard Touring All-Season- Winter Update | Tire Rack

    All tire designs require compromise, and many of the strategies used to increase a tire's longevity can have a negative effect on other performance aspects. It's up to the tire manufacturers to limit those compromises and find the right balance that provides performance quality, not just mileage quantity.

  • Nov 16, 2017

    Tested: Quantity & Quality in Standard Touring All-Season Tires | Tire Rack

    All tire designs require compromise, and many of the strategies used to increase a tire's longevity can have a negative effect on other performance aspects. It's up to the tire manufacturers to limit those compromises and find the right balance that provides performance quality, not just mileage quantity.