Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

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Vehicle: 2005 Honda Accord Hybrid
4.5
Miles Driven on Tires: 2,000
Location: CLEMMONS, NC
Driving Condition: Mostly Highway
Driving Style: Average
Michelin Defender
Initial Review: 2,000 miles on tires
March 11, 2013

This tire was purchased for a 2005 Honda Accord Hybrid. Tire performs great in wet and dry conditions. Very impressed with the noise levels experienced with this tire... nearly silent on good roads and greatly improved on all other surfaces. Fuel economy dropped 3 mpg as compared to the previous tires(Michelin Primacy MXV4) Much of the difference may be new vs. old tires. Rolling resistance is noticeably higher than previously. Takes more energy/power to accelerate to and maintain speed on highway.

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