The Defender is Michelin's Standard Touring All-Season tire designed for long treadwear and year-round capability. It was developed to replace the HydroEdge with Green X and Harmony in most sizes. Combining the best aspects of the two models it's replacing, the Defender did well in our initial test. To see how the tire compared against other all-season options, read "Testing Passenger and Touring All-Season Tires."
Reviews from our customers continue to come in with positive feedback. Take a look at what drivers are saying about their early experiences with the Michelin Defender:
"Excellent tire. I changed on my Honda Civic Hybrid. The difference was evident. More stable, less noise and better control over the car. I love these tires. It is a Michelin, so it is a great tire." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid
"Quiet! Smooth! Puts the Original Equipment that came on it to shame." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2010 Honda Civic Coupe EX
"Never had tires that rode as good as these. They are quiet and comfortable at highway speeds. Best tire decision I could have made." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 1998 Ford Taurus SE Sedan
If you value long treadlife and a smooth ride in an all-season tire for your family car, van, small SUV or crossover, the Michelin Defender is worth a look. View available sizes and prices to see if this tire is available for your vehicle.