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Michelin Defender 225/65R17 102T All-Season Tire

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Drive More, Spend Less on Fuel with the Michelin Defender 225/65R17 All-Season Tire
With its fuel-efficient design, the Defender 225/65R17 All-Season Tire helps you save money on gas without requiring you to change your driving habits. This tire’s EnergySaver Construction features Green X technology that results in low rolling resistance, improving your vehicle’s overall fuel economy. Designed to provide enhanced traction, it has an asymmetric tread design that gives the tire a good grip in wet, dry and winter conditions. MaxTouch Construction uses a uniquely designed contact patch to evenly distribute the forces of acceleration and braking, which results in even wear down of the tire, making it more durable.

  • The Defender 225/65R17 All-Season Tire is designed with circumferential and lateral grooves to effectively evacuate water for increased traction on wet roads
  • Intellisipe Technology maximizes the number of sipes for traction on slippery surfaces
  • Interlocking action of the sipes stiffens the tread block for a firm steering response
  • MaxTouch Construction distributes the forces of cornering and braking, helping the tire wear evenly
  • Noise-free performance for a comfortable, peaceful ride
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By kang2
November 9th, 2012
reliable tires

purchased 4 of this and SEARS at Baltimore (Security Blvd) install them. The manager there was nice and checked alignment for me. so far no problem with this stable tires if i can have the $70 rebate back.

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By Ducklady
December 11th, 2014
They don't stand by their warranty

I had purchased the Michelin Defender in October of 2013 and only got just under 15,000 miles and had a blowout. I took it back to the retailer that I purchased it from to get it replaced because of the 90,000 mile warranty and they informed me there was no warranty and I had to purchase another new tire. Needless to say I feel that I have just been scammed and personally I don't know Michelin would do business with someone that doesn't uphold their own company warranties. I deserve my money back for the second tire so what are you going to do?

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Love Michelin tires


Bought Michelin tires 5 years ago and have been very happy. One of the front tires was damaged from a pothole and so new tires were needed. I may have been able to get another year from the tires but didn't want to just replace the one damaged tire. I bought 4 new tires and the car rides much better ... still drove nice with the old tires but the new once ase soo much better. Very good tire ... quite the entire 5 years which I could not say of theprevious brand before Michelin ... it was so noisy after the second year I had to replace. Only Michelin from here on!!

September 12th via
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Just don't last


Was frustrated when the OEM tires on my 2010 Odyssey only made it 40k miles. So I went for the top of the line 90k mile tires, with high hopes for a better experience. Made sure to keep them inflated and rotated properly. Haven't even gotten 50k miles out of these and need to replace them. Absolutely would NOT recommend these.

September 8th via
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A little pricey but worth it


After 71,000 miles of highway driving on my 2014 truck, I opted for the next size up because the tire shop did not have my factory size. The Michelin Defender is a fantastic tire for better traction, ride comfort, road noise and looks. Only time will tell on how long they last. They don't squeal in tight turns or slip on take off from a stop like my factory tires did. I should have ordered the factory size because I immediately noticed a little over 1 mile per gallon drop in mileage because the computer sensed the resistance from the taller tires and is in 8 cylinder mode more often than before.

August 14th via
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Awesome ride!


We just put them on my daughter's 2009 Altima last night and as I drove home there was NO tire noise like the previous tires were doing. I even noticed better stopping power and acceleration. All of my cars ride on Michelin.

August 1st via
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Great Ride


We could feel a difference in the ride. It's all the good things quieter, smoother, solid steering, better handling in the rain.

July 26th via
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Didn't last 90,000 miles


I love Michelin products, but these tires didn't last as long as expected. I was told more city driving decreases the total miles the tires will last. They did last me 4 years which is a long time in the Texas heat. But they are down to 2/32 and had to be replaced. I will say that while I owned them there was never a problem. Just would have liked them better if they had lasted longer.

July 23rd via
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They will not last the advertised mileage


I have 26000 miles on these tires and they are already down to 6/32. This means that in about 19000 or much less (the thread is going much faster now) more miles, or a total mileage of less than 45000, I will reach the "replace tire" level of 3/32. This car is mainly driven by my wife who is a very gentle driver. These are my second set of Defenders with the same problem. I believe I will not buy Michelin next time.

July 6th via
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Did not get what I asked for


I have put on 45k miles, my tread depth is 6. I purchased the tires in Nov 2015, my main requirement was "quiet tires". Previous tires (not Michelin) where very quiet. My dealership was running a tire sale, the service person assured me the Defender would be quieter, he was wrong. I have a hybrid, so keeping the overall noise level of the Highlander low is important to me. I drive city and with several 3K+ mile trips every year. I won't buy these tires again, and it looks like they won't even last the full 90K. Everything the add said these tires would do has not occurred for me.

June 28th via
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