The New Michelin Defender for High Miles

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by Hunter Leffel

Michelin DefenderEarlier this year, Michelin released their latest entry in the Standard Touring All-Season line-up. The Michelin Defender is designed to replace the Harmony and HydroEdge with Green X. Offering the best in industry warranty package that includes a 90,000-mile treadlife warranty for T- and H-rated tires and an 80,000-mile treadlife warranty for V-rated options. It also carries a 30-day satisfaction and 3-year flat changing service, too. Take a look at the owner's manual (PDF) for more information on these options.

Michelin focuses on providing the best value over the life of the tire. This means higher levels of traction and lower noise as the tire ages. With some lower priced options in the market, you may find a quicker drop off in those key areas as the miles rack up.

When comparing to the HydroEdge with Green X, the new Defender delivers over 5% more treadlife, slightly better wet performance, 10% less noise, 17% better rolling resistance (for increased fuel economy) and 15% better performance in the snow. Those are some pretty impressive numbers that make this the best passenger all-season tire Michelin has offered.

Available in a variety of sizes and speed ratings, shop by vehicle to see if the Michelin Defender is right for your application.

 

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