Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

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Vehicle: 2009 Toyota Prius
Miles Driven on Tires: 20,000
Location: Toronto, On
Driving Condition: Mostly Highway
Driving Style: Easy Going
Michelin Defender
Initial Review: 20,000 miles on tires
February 03, 2013

This is NOT a low rolling resistance tire. If your main interest is fuel economy do NOT buy this tire. I was regularly averaging 50 MPG with the original Good Year Integrity tires. With the Defenders I my best tank average was 39 MPG during the summer and only 35 MPG in cold weather and with winter tires. The first 2,000 miles I was only averaging < 36 MPG in summer weather!!!

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