Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

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Vehicle: 2009 Toyota RAV4 Base Model 4wd 4 Cylinder
Miles Driven on Tires: 4,000
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
Michelin Defender
Initial Review: 4,000 miles on tires
December 11, 2012

Replaced original Geolander tires on my RAV4 after 35,000 miles with the Michelin Defender and I'm satisfied with my purchase. My only complaint with this tire is that my RAV4 is a bit noisy with the rear windows down with these tires. However, the noise level is lower than with the original Geolander tires. Ride and traction with these tires is great. I also think my gas mileage is a bit higher with these tires (2 mpg higher).

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