Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

Monday, February 3, 2014 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 Defender Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.12

2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI
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Miles driven on tires: 14,500
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 14,500 Miles on Tires
January 05, 2014

When I bought my new Passat I had the dealer pull the crappy Hankook OEM tires and upgrade me to Michelins. The Defenders with a V rating were available so I got them. The tires totally transformed the TDI Passat. It is now the quite riding car I had hoped for. I now have 14500 miles and can't even tell the tread is worn at all. Michelin truly makes the best tires in the business and I now run them on two different vehicles and both are amazing. A bit more expensive up front but they pay off in the long run. The defender is a super quite and long wearing passenger car tire so as long as you are not expecting them to handle like a high performance summer tire you will love them.


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