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Receive 10% off 2 tires on your online purchase. Use promotional code ROLLOUT10 at checkout to receive discount. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers, coupons or rebates. Valid on select in stock tires only. Those tires for which discount is available will be identified in search results & tire detail pages. All other tires, as well as special order tires, are excluded from this offer. Valid if purchased online or installed by 12/7/16.

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Receive 10% off 2 tires on your online purchase. Use promotional code ROLLOUT15 at checkout to receive discount. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers, coupons or rebates. Valid on select in stock tires only. Those tires for which discount is available will be identified in search results & tire detail pages. All other tires, as well as special order tires, are excluded from this offer. Valid if purchased online or installed by 12/7/16.

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  • Size: 205/65R15
  • Part #: 32737|
  • SKU: 686152|
  • (P) Passenger



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Michelin Defender

Michelin's best standard passenger car minivan tire ever offering 90,000 miles of confident driving through exceptional safety, longevity and a quiet, comfortable ride so that you can protect those you care about most. Look for the Defender tire line at 90,000 mile warranty for H and T-rated tires 80,000 mile warranty V-rated tires. See for warranty details.
  • Next generation siping technology enables shorter wet stopping distances
  • MaxTouch Construction combined with the interlocking action of Michelin's breakthrough IntelliSipe technology delivers impressively long wear life.
  • 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.
  • Lower rolling resistance allows for reduced fuel cost
  • 38 sizes to fit mid size sedans, minvans, and small imports

90,000 Miles
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Tire Type
Speed Rating
Load Index
Load Range


Safety Rating is a combination of two values: Load Index and Speed Rating for P-Metric and Euro Metric tire sizes; and Load Range and Speed Rating in the case of heavy duty LT (light truck) sizes.

Speed Rating is based on the speed that the tire is designed to be driven at for extended periods of time. All tires in the in the U.S. are designed to maintain legal U.S. speed limits. The speed rating of tires must match the maximum driving speed of the vehicle.

Load Index is used on P metric and Euro Metric sized tires and denotes a tire's load-carrying capacity at a specified inflation pressure. The load index is represented by a number, the higher the Load Index Value the greater the load the tire can safely carry. Vehicle manufacturers recommend a maximum load capacity based on a recommended minimum load index.
(P) Passenger
Tire Class


Tire Class reflects how the tire will be used. There are four major categories: All-Season, Max Performance, Summer-Only and Winter-Use.

All-Season tires are suitable for year-round driving in all weather conditions.

Summer-Only & Max Performance tires are specifically designed for high-performance driving. Tire compound, tread design and speed ratings all combine to hug the road and maintain grip. Summer tires by nature are not ideal for winter driving due to lack of siding to grip winter roads.

Winter-Use tires have tread compounds and patterns that are specially designed for grip on snowy or icy road surfaces. They are not suitable for year-round use. The rubber compound used will wear more quickly on dry, summer roads. It is recommended that winter tires are fitted as a complete set to avoid potential handling issues.
Everday Use
All Season
All Season

Off-Road Off-Road

Summer-Only Summer-Only

Winter-Use Winter-Use
Tread Type


Tread Type is an important consideration when choosing a tire. There are four main types: Passenger, Highway, All-Terrain and Mud-Terrain.

Passenger denotes a tread that is suitable for normal use, a good all-round tread for normal driving.

Highway is a tread type unique to SUV and truck tires. The tread is optimized for normal everyday driving on paved surfaces. These tires can be driven off pavement, but are not ideally suited for off road traction. Highway tread patterns deliver a quiet ride.

For light trucks and specialty vehicles, All-Terrain tread types provide better off-road traction than standard highway truck tires. There more aggressive tread tends to be less quiet on paved roads. All Terrain tires are suitable for everyday use.

Mud-Terrain treads are specifically designed with wider tread blocks and higher void ratios to gain traction in off-road conditions. Mud Terrain tires can generate higher noise levels and tend to carry lower mileage warranties than other tread designs.
Passenger Passenger
Highway Highway
All-Terrain All-Terrain
Mud-Terrain Mud-Terrain

UTQG - Uniform Tire Quality Grade

UTQG (Uniform Tire Quality Grade) is made up of three values: treadwear, traction and temperature.

Treadwear is a relative numeric score, based on manufacturer tests, showing how well a tire can be expected to wear compared to other tires. A higher score means a tire could be expected to wear better.

Traction measures the tire's ability to stop a vehicle on wet roads. It doesn't reflect a tire's acceleration, cornering, or hydroplaning performance. Traction grades range from AA (highest) to C (lowest).

Temperature grades the tire's ability to withstand heat build-up, with A being the highest grade and C the lowest.

A - Over 115 mph
B - Between 100 to 115 mph
C - Between 85 to 100 mph
Treadwear: 820
Traction Asphalt - gForce
AA - Above 0.54
A - Above 0.47
B - Above 0.38
C - Less Than 0.38
A - Over 115 mph
B - Between 100 and 115 mph
C - Between 85 and 100 mph

Drive / Ride Performance Characteristics

All tires have the following six performance characteristics, divided into three sets of trade-offs. In most cases, a tire may perform excellently in one characteristic but only standard in the other.
Standard Ride Comfort & Standard Handling
Handling: Get stiff side wall for precise steering and cornering but settle for a firm ride with increased road noise.
Ride Comfort: Enjoy a quiet, smooth ride but lose some cornering ability.
Standard Treadwear & Standard Traction
Traction: Stop faster in wet conditions but expect a shorter tread life.
Treadwear: Get long, uniform wear across your tread pattern but expect less traction in wet conditions.
Standard Low Rolling Resistance & Standard High Speed Performance
High-Speed Performance: Get increased performance at higher speeds but sacrifice some fuel economy.
Low Rolling Resistance: Enjoy improved fuel efficiency but expect less high-speed cornering ability.


Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 3220 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Handling is great but the Quiet is nice. I researched the tire on line and decided to buy the Defneder. Based on projected handling. The handling is improved especially in all the rain we have had. I drive a small car (Pontiac Vibe) that is noted for road noise. Since I got the four tires the road noise is much lower than the previous tires. Thanks for a great tire. August 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great tires Great tire. Purchased for our 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan wheel chair accessable van to improve the ride. As always Michelin came through and improved both the ride and handling. Thanks August 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quality Surprise, rare these days A pleasant surprise, when I first drove my wife's car after she purchase a set of Defenders. The handling and response to the road when taking curves where impressive. A smooth ride from start to stopping. The Defenders impressed me so much, that I purchased a set for my car a few months later. Thanks again to Michelin and my wife for a great ride. August 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love my Michelins! My Michelins are quiet, great in standing water, and just all around great. August 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Michelin Defenders on PT Cruiser Wife could not believe the difference the set of Defenders made on the ride of her PT Cruiser compared to the tires we replaced. Amazing what a difference a good set of tires can make on any car. August 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Michelin Bros Great overall tire from the Michelin Man himself. Love the extra high mileage warranty of the tires. Don't mind spending more on a quality product built to last. August 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by GREAT TIRES! I bought these for my wife's car. I was pleasantly surprised at the smooth, quiet ride. I would recommend these for anyone who wants a great tire at a reasonable price. August 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great All Around Town and Country These tires handle well in the rain and were fairly well priced. I would buy these tires again. August 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent tire I would buy again I love this tire it is the best tire I have every purchase. August 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Defender Review I drive nearly 100 miles a day to work and back in north central Michigan in all types of weather. I currently have a set of Michellen Defenders on my Imapla and my Accord. From -30 below zero to +100 above zero, snow, sleet, ice, rain, you name it, I'm driving in it. I've used other manufacturer's tires in the past but they didn't compare to the quality or longevity that I get with Michellen. I've been a Michellen tire owner for over 12 years. The last 2 sets of Michellen tires I bought gave me over 75,000 worry free miles of use, each. I get my tires rotated on a regular basis and I talk to the crew that does the work and they agree. Michellen tires are the tires you can trust. If you want a dependable, good looking tire that gives you a quiet ride, in all types of weather, that lasts and lasts, you want Michellen tires, PERIOD! August 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Tire - Rides Nice - This is a great tire with a real nice ride and feel, and very little hydroplaning even on the wettest roads. It also does pretty well in the snow. I purchased 4 of these a year ago to replace my original stock tires and what a difference. I feel so much safer, especially when my wife and grandkids are on board. The tires seem to be wearing real well after just a year so I'm looking to a few more year's of use. I just hope Michelin still has the Defenders available then. August 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Tire General travel. Tire rides smooth. No complaints. August 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best tires I bought the Defenders for my 2010 Subaru before going on a long trip (1800 miles total) to visit my sister and dad in Michigan and then on to my daughters wedding in Illinois. The tires handled flawlessly. We had mostly good weather with little rain but the ride was smooth and the tires had excellent response. This is the second set of Michelins I have purchased this year (put Primacy tires on my wife's 2007 Civic, also before a 1700 mile trip). Michelin tires are the best (also replaced my wiper blades with Michelin and they are the of the same excellent quality as the tires). August 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Traction I love these tires, the traction is great on wet roads August 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great, quiet ride and 90000 miles to!! My first set of Michelins and they exceed my expectations!! Very quiet and should get 90,000 miles. Will buy again!! August 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Defender Tires Great tires, great performance, great handling. I am happy with my purchase. August 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by First Class Tire I run the interstate daily at 70 mph. These tires run smoothly and comfortably, keeping my Volvo S60 sedan steady and true with excellent handling and avoidance maneuvers. Combined with the excellent Volvo brakes, stopping is safe and straight. Keep them rotated regularly and they will last at least as long as promised, if not longer. I've run a number of brands over the years and the Michelin Defender is the best. August 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DEFENDERS FOR SAFETY Many years ago I had Michelin tires on a previously owned vehicle and experienced several years of excellent service from these quality tires. Over the past several years I have not had Michelin tires on my cars and have experienced many failures in quality and durability. Breakdown of tread, low mileage before wear and tear. I searched for information from several sources and the Michelin Defender Tire was recommended to me. I now have four Michelin Defender Tires on my personal car. The dealership quality service and information provided to me was excellent. I now drive with confidence knowing that my tires will perform as promised and feel much safer on the highway. Thanks to the quality built-in to this product I will have several years of service. Thank you. August 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by We feel safer on the defender tires we replaced another companies product with the defender tires and enjoy the quiet ride, and on the highway under wet conditions these tires hug the road and we feel safer when we experienced the braking ability, we will buy these same tires for our other car. Thank you for making a quality and safe tire. Patricia. August 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Will buy again for the 3rd time This is my second set of these tires. I like how my van handles on cornering. It plowes through the snow. I have seen others stuck and driven over the same place with no problem. The ride is comfortable. There is not a lot of traveling sounds with the windows open. I moved from MA. to Maine and the roads here are not in good condition with the loggers hauling heavy loads. These tires are handleing these roads in all seasons very well. Keep up the good work on the tires. Thanks Shirley August 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good for this vehicle and the next Great set of tires with a great price. Painless change-out to new tires. Great service for a comfortable drive. August 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Michelin's never fail to impress. I've been driving on Michelin's for 20 years. I won't use anything else. They have the best ride and handling. I was excited to see Michelin's on my brand new Buick Enclave. There simply the best. Jerome August 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice and smooth ride We purchased these tires in the spring after being without good tires all winter. What a difference the Defender made in our ride and protection on the road. The ride is very smooth, feel very safe now with a very good tire on our car. We've not used them in snowy conditions as of yet, but firmly believe that these tires will do a good job on snow. We do get a lot of snow and ice and feeling safe on the road is a prime concern. August 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Smooth As Silk I use the tires for everyday travel and they ride like your on a cloud. Stoppage and fuel consumption is great. August 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by I am very pleased with Michelin Tires I am very pleased with the Michelin Tires. I have had them in the past as well as other tires and I came back to Michelin. My vehicle handles much better and I feel it stays to the road more. I drive with caution on wet roads but I feel much more safe with the Michelin tires on wet roads. I drive a lot of curvy roads and I am much more confident with the Michelin tires. August 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by good tire for honda civic Been using michelin tires on my 2002 civic and they are great. August 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Been buying Michelin forever Great Tire and even better ride. August 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by good investment Because I travel alone throughout the state for work, having good tires is VERY important to me. The Defender rides well on my Subaru Forester. I drive on all kinds of road surfaces including my 2-mile long pot-holed dirt driveway and the Defender gives me as smooth a ride as is possible, under these conditions. I am also very well pleased with the handling during heavy rainstorms. Besides all that, the tires are not noisy on the highway. August 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by I will always buy Michelin tires I have always bought Michelin tires and will continue to buy them. August 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Reliable and durable product This my third time buying Michelin tires for my minivan and they have lived up to my high expectations every time. Great tires. August 11, 2013
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