Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

Monday, December 17, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.


Michelin DefenderReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.18

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer
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Buy/More Info
Miles driven on tires: 15,000
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 15,000 Miles on Tires
December 11, 2012

I had this on for 15,000 miles so far. It has been one of the best tires I have on my car. Dry traction is awesome and not a problem with daily driving. Wet traction is pretty good too. I tried accelerating from a full stop and didn't even lose traction on during average rain. It could've done a little bit better on ice traction and I still tend to slide a little bit left to right going about 20-30 mph on pure ice roads. But snow traction is pretty good too. Love how it can make it up hills during 6 inches of snow without falling back once even from dead stop. I can't really say about the life of tires because only drove about 15,000 miles. But from what I can tell that it is an average wear for highway and daily use.

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