Dry Performance Treadwear Wet Performance Comfort Handling Snow/Ice Performance

Key Facts about Michelin Defender:


Michelin Defender

Description


Michelin's standard passenger tire, offering 90,000 miles of confident driving with excellent safety, longevity and a quiet, comfortable ride.

  • Stops shorter than a leading competitor (Exceptional grip provided by IntelliSipe Technology maximizes the number of sipes within the tire, which allows you to brake confidently when you need to most for greater peace of mind in stressful driving situations)
  • Lasts up to 21,000 miles longer than a leading competitor (MaxTouch Construction combined with the interlocking action of Michelin's Breakthrough IntelliSipe technology delivers impressively long wear life by providing exceptional tread block rigidity while optimizing the tire's contact with the road during acceleration, braking and cornering)
  • Can save dollars of fuel (The interlocking action of IntelliSipes creates a more rigid tread block, which allows for a reduced starting tread depth leading to lower rolling resistance so you can save fuel without sacrificing safety or longevity)

Detailed Information


Type and Size
Tire Model
Michelin Defender
Car Type
Passenger
Season
All Season
Rim Diameter
14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 "
Width
175 / 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) ... T (max 118 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)
 

Michelin Defender Sizes & Specifications


Rim Model Size Index Features
R14 175/65 R14 82T 175/65 R14 82T
R14 185/65 R14 86T 185/65 R14 86T
R14 185/70 R14 88T 185/70 R14 88T
R14 195/70 R14 91T 195/70 R14 91T
R14 205/70 R14 93T 205/70 R14 93T
R15 185/60 R15 84T 185/60 R15 84T
R15 185/65 R15 88T 185/65 R15 88T
R15 195/60 R15 88T 195/60 R15 88T
R15 195/65 R15 91T 195/65 R15 91T
R15 205/60 R15 91T 205/60 R15 91T
R15 205/65 R15 94T 205/65 R15 94T
R15 205/70 R15 96T 205/70 R15 96T
R15 215/65 R15 96T 215/65 R15 96T
R15 215/70 R15 98T 215/70 R15 98T
R16 205/55 R16 91H 205/55 R16 91H
R16 205/55 R16 91T 205/55 R16 91T
R16 205/60 R16 92T 205/60 R16 92T
R16 215/60 R16 95T 215/60 R16 95T
R16 215/65 R16 98T 215/65 R16 98T
R16 225/60 R16 98T 225/60 R16 98T
R16 225/65 R16 100T 225/65 R16 100T
R16 235/60 R16 100T 235/60 R16 100T
R16 235/65 R16 103T 235/65 R16 103T
R17 215/55 R17 94T 215/55 R17 94T
R17 215/60 R17 96T 215/60 R17 96T
R17 215/65 R17 99T 215/65 R17 99T
R17 225/50 R17 94T 225/50 R17 94T
R17 225/55 R17 97T 225/55 R17 97T
R17 225/60 R17 99T 225/60 R17 99T
R17 225/65 R17 102T 225/65 R17 102T
R17 235/55 R17 99T 235/55 R17 99T
R18 215/55 R18 95T 215/55 R18 95T
R18 225/50 R18 95T 225/50 R18 95T
R18 225/55 R18 98T 225/55 R18 98T

Amazon Reviews Michelin Defender

Questions and Answers

  • Aug 02, 2018

    TireRack.com: Best in Standard Touring All-Season

    1. 100 Michelin Defender T+H
      Treadwear Wet Performance Dry Performance Comfort Noise
    2. 99 Continental TrueContact
      Wet Performance Dry Performance Comfort
    3. 98 Pirelli P4 Four Seasons Plus
      Treadwear Wet Performance Dry Performance
    4. 95 General Altimax RT43
      Wet Performance Dry Performance Comfort
    5. 95 Kumho Solus TA11
      Treadwear Dry Performance Comfort
    6. 90 Hankook Optimo H727
      Wet Performance Dry Performance
    7. 89 Dunlop Signature ll
      Wet Performance Dry Performance Little Noise
    8. 89 Michelin Defender
      Wet Performance Dry Performance Comfort Winter / Snow Performance
    9. 89 Yokohama AVID Ascend
      Treadwear Dry Performance Comfort Noise Winter / Snow Performance
    10. 87 Continental ProContact EcoPlus
      Wet Performance Dry Performance Noise
    11. 87 Cooper CS5 Grand Touring
      Dry Performance Comfort
    12. 85 Yokohama AVID Touring-S
      Dry Performance Comfort Noise
    13. 79 Hankook Optimo H724
      Dry Performance Noise Treadwear Winter / Snow Performance
    14. 64 Fuzion TOURING
      Dry Performance Treadwear Wet Performance Comfort Winter / Snow Performance
  • Jul 09, 2018

    Consumer Reports: All-Season Tires

    1. 70 Michelin Defender
      Dry Braking Treadwear Wet Braking Aquaplaning Handling
    2. 68 Continental TrueContact
      Rolling Resistance Fuel Efficiency Comfort Handling Treadwear
    3. 66 General Altimax RT43
      Dry Grip Noise / Comfort Winter Traction Value
    4. 66 Pirelli P4 Four Seasons Plus
      Comfort / Noise Handling Dry Grip Value Rolling Resistance Treadwear
    5. 64 Nexen Aria AH7
      Treadwear Noise
    6. 62 Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season
      Treadwear Wet Grip Handling Dry Grip Ice Braking
    7. 62 Kumho Solus TA11
      Rolling Resistance Wet Braking
    8. 62 Cooper CS5 Grand Touring
      Treadwear Noise Ice Braking
    9. 60 Yokohama AVID Ascend
      Dry Grip Handling Noise Value Ice Braking Wet Braking
    10. 58 BFGoodrich Advantage T/A
      Treadwear Rolling Resistance Wet Braking
  • Aug 23, 2017

    Michelin Defender Tire Review - SHOULD YOU BUY?

    New tires and rims are on the way, so here is a review of my last set of tires, the Michelin Defenders 215/65R17. They are a solid set of tires and I go through the ins and outs of my experience with them over the last 50,000 miles!

  • Jul 07, 2017

    MICHELIN DEFENDER TIRE REVIEW (SHOULD I BUY THEM?)

    WELCOME BACK RIM LIONS. TO OUR FAMOUS TIRE REVIEW! SO WE GOT SOME BRAND NEW P215/70/15 MICHELIN DEFENDER TIRES! SO I GAVE MY HONEST OPINION ON THESE TIRES! THEY ARE RATED AT 100,000KM TREAD WEAR! THEY ARE A GREAT ALL SEASON TIRE! WATCH THE REVIEW! CHECK OUT OUR OTHER REVIEWS!

  • Jun 07, 2015

    Michelin Defender

    The Michelin Defender is designed with an all-season tread compound that is great for both wet and dry handling situations in addition to offering a very long tread life.

  • Apr 04, 2012

    MICHELIN® DEFENDER® Tire Lasts Longer

    Introducing the MICHELIN® DEFENDER® tire. Tire composition and construction help keep you safer, longer. Silica: Special ingredients like silica add strength to the rubber compound, which provides better rolling resistance and grip, so you stay safer. Synthetic Fiber: A unique layer of fabric materials help control the forces that impact your tire, so tires adapt as needed on the road.