Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer They are what we thought they were!
Bought for our Honda crv. They are quiet, handle really well in all weather conditions, that we get in the midwest. Great looking tire too! We now have Michelins on 3 of our 4 cars. Excellant quality. You certainly get what you pay for. Have already recommended them to friends. Mp
November 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer smoothest ride I can remember
Handling is better than any tire I have ever purchased including other Michelins.
November 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by RDB Best set of tires we have ever bought
The ride is smooth and quiet and the tires have great traction. We use the car these are on for touring and are completely satisfied.
November 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Smooth & quiet ride
Replaced OEM Primacy on C280 2007. Nice handling, quiet on the highway. Got caught up north and they handled first snow with fair traction. After 3 months usage, I am 100% satisfied and considering them for my van in the spring.
November 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by gradanov i would buy this product again
recommended this to a friend
November 28, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer "Got the look and ride"
Handles well and looks sharp. It has a economical price and wears slowly.
November 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by sirius1 delighted
Several months ago I purchased Defenders for my Xterra. Even allowing for the difference between the semi-offroad type and the road type, not only was my ride stunningly smoother, but my mileage went from 17 mpg avg to 20+ mpg avg. That's a stunning percentage. Yesterday I put Defenders on our Corolla, and the drive home included 70 miles of narrow, twisting road, rain, and some freeway driving. Like driving a new car. Not merely a softer ride, but lovely gripping capability. Thank you Michelin.
November 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Snowdriver Quietest Tires
I researched tires for a long time before I decided that the Michelin Defenders were the one for us. My wife drives the car 99% of the time and I was most concerned with safety. I was a bit worried about road noise because I read a few bad reviews, but there were plenty of good ones too. I had to depress the clutch at 75 mph to quiet the engine noise so I could even hear the tires. Even then, they were barely audible above the wind noise. The model is a '89 Corolla. Too early to tell about wear, but these are the best tires I have ever bought.
November 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lynn Odessey Van
Purchased tires a few days ago and already feel the difference. Ride is much smoother, crisp handeling and cabin noise reduced significantly. Very pleased so far.
November 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by danny My Defenders
This tire is saving me some gas i've notice. Not only that the smoother ride and handling. I'm sticking to this tire until they make something better. On my 2003 Honda Odyssey. I'm happy with the warranty.
November 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by tboz Still the best tire ever
Stop and Go traffic, Touring and the combination of both. The Michelins are the quietest tires around. The Michelins are super sticky even in heavy rains on road curves. Back in 1968 when I would borrow my Dads Chrysler Newport that he put Michelins on and he still got 60,000 miles life even with a teenage son and my driving. The things that aren't so great is that the Michelins eventually wear out except long after the competitions.
November 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ladygardenbug Now That's a good ride!
Loved my new Focus except for the terrible road noise. And the OEM tires that came on it only lasted 28000 miles. Asked my tire dealer for a tire that would be quiet, long on mileage and good for fuel economy. He recommended the Defender. What a difference! Now the ride is so quiet and smooth and the car handles better on wet roads . With the 80000 mile warranty , I think these tires will be worth every penny! Just a world of difference!!
November 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Great
I just got my tires on the 31st of Oct. I like the way they stop and the smooth ride I am getting. My gas mileage is going up a little.
November 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Quite
Just purchased four of these tires today. I drove 20 miles home on both Interstate Highway and city streets. These were the quitest tires I have ever had and the ride was very smooth and steady.
November 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Matt55 Best Tires Michelin Makes
Bought these tire November 7, 2012. I decided to take them for a drive to break them in. After 100 miles roundtrip, all I can say I WOW! I had MXV4's on my Grand Marquis before these, and as they say, they stop faster, ride smoother, handle better, and are a lot lot more comfortable to drive on. I filled up my tank before the ride, and figured my gas mileage for my little trip afterwards when I filled up again. I normally averaged 20 miles a gallon on the highway. After filling up I figured it to be 24 miles to a gallon. I hope this keeps up with the way the gas prices are. Don't think twice BUY THESE TIRES, not only will you be happy but your vehicle as well.
November 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by MsgtUSMC Defender tires
I love these tires, grip the road and just rides so smoothly!
October 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by JforJourney True Michelins !!!
Replaced my Michelin Primacy MXV4 tires with the Defenders on my Merc-S. Its been 4000 miles since I replaced the tires. Was a little skeptical that I may be compromising on the ride and noise for the extra mileage the Defender tires offer. But to my pleasant surprise and liking none of that has been impacted. The ride is very quite as with Michelin Primacys. The real test is going to be in the snow weather which seems to be coming to our part of the country shortly. Will keep updating the site with my experiences over the seasons and increased mileage on the tires.
October 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Micro Michelin Tires
Michelin Tires are simply the best. I have used other brands, but they do not make me feel as safe on my vehicle. I prefer to have and know that I am driving with Michelin because then I not only have peace of mind but I then also feel safe and know that they are durable and stand behind their product. Other brands fall seem to either fall apart from wear and tear more rapidly or they do not actually stand behind their products.
October 19, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Honda Civic - Very Noisy
I recently purchased four Defender tires for my 2010 Honda Civic. The tires are noisy and at highway speeds around 55 mph they are extremely noisy. I have always purchased Michelin tires in the past, but it would be hard to recommend the Defenders because of the noise.
October 17, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer defemder
defender tires--purchased june 4 2012-first tank of gas after purchase i had lost 3 miles per gallon-now oct 18 2012 this last tank fuel went to 22 mi per gal. versus the 26.6-27-4 i was gettting before these tires. my 2010 honda crv tires only had 26,000 miles on them and were shot. the defenders are not quiet either. certain hwy's going to columbus oh they were down right noisey.--so i am not happy taking them in for a check up to see what might be the problem?--instead of gaining 3.5 mi per gall i lost it.
October 17, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by SmoothBob Quietiest tire I have ever had
First off, 75% of my driving is highway. As my headline says this tire is very quiet. But no grip is sacrificed. Whether dry or wet, it is as stable as any so-called sport tire. Taking long curves at 75mph on the highway or 70-80 degree corners on rural road I have total confidence. I can not yet comment on wear as there is only 2K on them. I will review again when the snow flies. My son in law was the salesperson, but he was a testing participant at the Michelin factory in South Carolina. Very happy so far! I have seen other reviews where people say they have lost mpg, but there are other factors that cause that. I check psi every gas fill and will have them rotated and rebalanced at 5K miles.
October 14, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by fleetguy nice tires, would buy again
very good tire. I bought for our own car because we use michelin tires on our feet at work. we have very good luck with them.
October 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jshirley The Best of the best
I drive a 2010 ford Fusion Sel,and when I buought the car it had michelin Mxv4's on them,Great tire,But the Deffender is even better,I noticed instanlly the smoothness of the tires over the last ones, witch felt more rigid.I aslo notice they are Much Much quiter,and the handling is much better,and their rated at 90k,Best tire I ever owned! I would recommend to anyone! for any veh.
October 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer 2002 Honda CRV
After getting great service from my Hydroedges, I was torn about what to get to replace them. I loved they way they performed, but really hated the road noise. I'm now 10K into my Defenders and couldn't be happier. They are solid, have worn well (so far), and are very quiet. I'm reluctant to change tires once I find something I like (which is why I struggled over the change). I can't imagine finding anything that will suit me better than the Defenders....well done, Michelin.
October 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Russ Great Tires!
Bought set of Defender tires and within 5 minutes noticed how quiet they were - little road / tire noise - and that the ride was much more comfortable. During the Monsoon rains they performed great - stopped fast and without skidding. Would recommend them to everyone. Do not have enough mileage on tires to comment on MPG or wear life. Russ
September 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Red13WV 5 Star Tires!! 100% Worth the money!!
I purchased my Michelin Defenders earlier this month (Sept 2012). After just a few days of purchase I had to drive 16 hours round trip due to a family emergency. Having done this drive before with other brands of tires, I was SHOCKED to say the least, at the phenomenal gas mileage my car had while on this trip. Not only are they quiet & smooth, my car drives like the first day I bought it! I was concerned with paying nearly double than I usually do per tire however, after having these tires on my vehicle for nearly 3 weeks I am beyond impressed. FINALLY! A tire company that actually makes tires as advertized!! I will never put any other tire but Michelin on my current and future vehicles!! The cost of the tires is nothing compared to the gas money I will save per year just having these tires on my car. MAKE THE INVESTMENT!! Plus they are mean looking tires! Deep tread and great grip! 5 stars all around! Highly recommended!!
September 24, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by AlabamaGal I would buy this again,
This product so far has a smooth ride. Easy control on wet roads at a Safe speed.
September 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by SABAKABA3 Exceeded Expectations
The tires that came on my 2011 Camry were making a lot of road noise before they even hit 30,000 miles. Someone asked me if I had snow chains on my car last March while riding in my car! We purchased 4 Defender tires before going on a road trip and the difference was immediately noticeable. The ride felt "floaty" -- it just felt more like we were riding in a luxury car and it was quiet! I also noticed my gas mileage has improved -- 34 mpg on our last road trip.
September 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hector Surpassed my expectations!!!
This is my first set of Michelin's ever. You always hear and read the hype about how good they are, but I always figured it was over exagerrated. I bought these because of the rebate offered and the long treadlife warranty. After 1 month, I can easily say these are the quietest and smoothest riding tires I have ever bought. I put them on the Nissan Versa that we bought for my soon to be 16 year old and am certain they will be good,long lasting tires for her car. I highly recommend. I was so pleased, that I have already bought another set for my wifes car.
September 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Diabacker Defender
How can you make the best tire better? I have never really had a problem with a Michelin and when you do there is no problem, there service is second to none. Everytime I have put Michelin's on, its like driving a new car, they are the greatest and best tire I have ever purchased over the 40 years of driving on Michelin's. Dollar for dollar, there is no tire in my experience that comes close to a Michelin Tire quality or performance. If you never had Michelin tires, you will be amazed at the handling and ride.
September 19, 2012