Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 3203reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 Best Michelin Tire I have been buying Michelin tires for over 30 years and this is my third set of Michelin Defenders (on 3 different vehicles). In my opinion, this is the best tire Michelin has made yet. They are very high mileage (90,000K rating), ride very smooth, and handle well in wet driving conditions. They will have to really do their homework to make a tire better than this one! June 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 Best tires ever. I just bought a set of Defenders for my CRV and could not be more pleased. it seems like I have a better connection with the road as I drive. In addition, we recently have been having very heavy rains and my new Defender plowed through the standing water perfectly. They acted as though there was not any water on the road at all. Very pleased. June 18, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Tires Too Loud Michelin Defender = The Noisiest Tire Ever The set of Defenders I have on my 2008 Chrysler Town & Country are the noisiest tires that I've ever owned in my 45 years of driving. The noise starts as a low growl around 20 mph and continues to get louder up until around 60 mph then drops off above 60 mph. The rolling resistance for these tires is so high that on a slight to moderate downward incline the vehicle actually slows down when I remove my foot from the accelerator. I don't expect to get 90,000 miles with these tires. On the positive side, the tires do provide a smooth ride although it's hard to appreciate because of the excessively loud roar between 20 and 60 mph. June 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by H2oJrs Onto the 2nd Set! Excellent tire! Night and day from the other brand I'd been loyal to for years. Am happy to purchase my next set because this tire is worth every penny! June 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MajorOne Michelin makes the best tires I had new tires from a major brand on my used Odyssey when I bought it a year ago. Nice to have new tires, I thought. But a few months ago I started having trouble with front end shimmy, steering wheel shaking, vibration at many speeds, and I thought the front end was going out. But a mechanic showed me that a tire was "bad." I took it to tire dealer who replaced it for free. The steel belt was shifting. All tires were at least 1.5 oz off balance. After three rebalances, lasting as little as three days, I got frustrated... If I can't drive three days without rebalancing tires something's wrong. So I replaced all four with the best tires I know of, Michelin. Then drove 2000 miles in a few days and the Michelins were perfect. I expect them to stay so for their warranty period, 90,000 miles, like all my other Michelins over the years. They are more expensive but definitely worth it, for peace of mind. Good tires are cheap insurance. These are great in ice and snow in Wyoming and Colorado. December 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Great Tires I have a 2005 Chevy Venture, I had the Defender tires installed in Dec 2012. I immediately noticed a quiter and smoother ride. I had Michelin "Rain Tire" on another Venture and loved the way it handeled in rain. This was several years ago. This summer I have been on the Interstate and it started raing so hard it was almost impossiable to see a 100 feet. I was surprised to see these tires are better than the "Rain Tires" that were on the other Venture (That vechicle was totaled in 2010 when a lady ran a red light on T boned the Venture.) The torential rains have proven to me I have great tires that "know" how to get rid of the water, and stay connected to the pavement. There as been at least 10-15 times this summer they have proven themselves. Sometimes for almost an hour with flashers on, and still moving with the traffic at slow speeds for long distances. Not once did it ever feel like I was loosing traction. I have had Michelins for most of the last 40+ years, They are my tire of choice. August 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Steve L. Sons Honda in McDonogh GA ROCK !!! Just purchased 4 new Defender series from Sons Honda in Mcdpnough GA. Adrian and Mike our service advisors let us know it was time for new tires and helped ensure we selected the BEST tires for our 2013 CRV.Once on the road, the ride and performance was an imeadiate improvement. June 5, 2015