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Michelin Defender
 
Approximate retail price:
$130
Summary: A T speed rated tire suitable for many family cars. Comes with a 90,000 mile tread wear warranty in selected speed ratings.
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About - Michelin Defender

The Michelin Defender is part of the tire test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, all season tire models like the Defender are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Dry braking:
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Wet braking:
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Handling:
Handling includes how well the tires gripped in an avoidance maneuver involving a swerve into the left lane and back into the right lane; dry and wet cornering grip; and subjective steering feel.
About This Brand

A French company, Michelin has its North America headquarters in Greenville, S.C. As a global tire maker, it offers tires for nearly all applications. In North America, it owns the BFGoodrich and Uniroyal brands. Founded in 1891, Michelin first introduced the radial tire, and the company continues to be a pioneer in tire technologies. Michelin tires generally perform impressively in our all-weather tests and offer many models with low rolling resistance and long tread life.

Features & Specs - Michelin Defender
info Speed rating T
info Treadwear warranty 90,000
info UTQG treadwear 820
info UTQG traction A
info UTQG temperature B
info Size tested 215/60R16
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User Reviews - Michelin Defender
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5.0
A Outback must have A game changer
10/15/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Should Be O E M
Tread life
Value
Wet grip
Cons
Is None
Best Uses
Comment:
I'm from Illinois moved to San Diego I loved my Subaru<br />I did not realise what a tire could do.<br />The ride, handling,no noise .<br />THIS makes a good car great.<br />I had pro contacts on it , They were Noisy poor handling. hard ride, got 26000 .<br />A no brainer
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Excellent tire!
10/7/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Noise
Ride comfort
Tread life
Value
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Just had to replace 2 tires after 20 months and 50.000 miles due to a leak in the sidewall. The tires would otherwise likely have made 90.000 mile; there was still plenty of thread left!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
I'll never buy this tire again
9/19/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Wet grip
Cons
Never Owned A Tire This N
Noise
Best Uses
Comment:
I've owned seven or eight different sets of Michelin tires and I've never had a set of tires that is so noisy. If it wasn't for the cost, I take tem off.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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