Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

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Vehicle: 2010 Honda CR-V EX-L 4wd
Miles Driven on Tires: 2,000
Driving Condition: Mostly Highway
Driving Style: Spirited
Michelin Defender
Initial Review: 2,000 miles on tires
January 01, 2013

I bought these to replace the Continental Contact tires that were original equipment on my CR-V. The Contis did not even last 20,000 miles. The Defenders are a huge improvement. Fairly quiet ride, nimble cornering (for an SUV), and great wet and dry traction. Did not test these in snow because I use four Nokian Hakkapellitas on my CR-V in winter. We will see if the Defenders come though in the tread wear department. So far, so good.

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