Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 3196reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by OptimaRam disappointed I have always purchased Michelin tires when replacing tires on my vehicles, yes I said vehicles, more than one, I purchased the Defender's for a Kia Optima, worst tire I have every had that was made by Michelin,Has to be the noisiest tire I have ever owned, road noise is awful, and I particularly do not care for the ride and the handling this tires does on my 2013 Kia Optima.I will never again purchase the DEFENDER tires. May 24, 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 MICHELIN DEFENDER BEST SET OF TIRES IVE BOUGHT IN 35 YEARS.VERY SMOOTH ,QUIET,COMFORTABLE, MONEY WELL SPENT! May 10, 2015
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 Great tires Just replacing Destiny with 80,100 miles with a new set of Destiny. M-B has 307,000 miles, all on trouble free Michelins. May 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jaxsongirl Definitely worth every penny spent!!! When I bought my 2012 Honda CR-V, it came with the typical low end brand tires and I knew that I was going to have to live with it till it was time for new ones. The low brand tires that I had on my car was so NOISY....UGH...talk about noisiest tires I believe I ever own. I also put lot of miles on my car as well so imagine my excitement when I finally wore the tires out to replace it with Michelin tires!!! I've had Michelin tires before and let me tell you...when I drove off the tire store today with a set of brand new Michelin tires....my car is so QUIET that I can actually can think!! It also drive so much better. I don't know what it will do to my gas mileage but I know it is going to be an improvement. I will always be a Michelin customer for life cause I know they stand by their products and my hubby and I had very good luck with them!! Don't be afraid to spend that extra bucks for good tires...it is well worth it! Thank You Michelin for outstanding tires as always!!!! November 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Johnnychemist Finally got what I paid for! I paid for a performance car, but it drifted on accelerated corners much too soon. When the road was wet the car never felt like it was stabile. At the price paid for this I gave wet stops so much latitude that I must have made the folks behind me nuts. I just felt unsafe. Dearler could do nothing and said that it had performance tires...albeit not top of the line tires. After substantial research I returned to the Michelin brand I had used on my truck prior to this purchase; "Defenders" specifically. Not only was cost of the original tires a waste, the price of the car is a waste if the tires won't let it perform to the engineer's design. It was great to finally get my money's worth! I have since put these on my son's car and recommended them to friends. Note: these are much more quiet than the older Michelins I've owned. Also, the older Michelins were rated for 65K miles. I logged over 200K and on a truck, no less.With an expected 90,000 mile life, I can't wait to see if these outlast the car. August 14, 2013