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Tire Reviews - Michelin Defender T+H



Consumer Tire Performance Survey
based on 116 customer reviews
8.6 8.5
91% 8.7
9.0 8.8
8.8 8.7
8.0 8.4
7.6 8.6
7.2 557,326
     8-10 = excellent        6-7 = good        4-5 = fair        1-3 = poor
guide to ratings

Mavis Discount Tire has received 116 tire reviews for the Michelin Defender T+H. This tire has received a 4 out of 5 Star rating with 91% of the respondents saying they would buy again. Dry Traction and Wet Traction received the highest marks and total mileage that as been reviewed is 557,326.
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"The Michelin Defender T+H is an excellent tire. It has excellent steering responsiveness, cornering stability, and hydroplaning resistance. It offers a safe, stable ride in heavy rain. It provides controlled traction in snow and on ice. In addition, it provides a quiet, smooth ride. This is my second set, since I was so pleased with the first one." - Marietta, GA

Customer Reviews: Michelin Defender T+H
Excellent
Definitely
205/65R16
2013 Hyundai Sonata
Combined Highway/City
Average
Mobile, AL
9.2 9.0
100% 9.0
10.0 9.0
10.0 9.0
8.0
9.0
200

Excellent
Definitely
205/65R16
2017 Kia Optima
Combined Highway/City
Average
Waleska, GA
8.2 8.0
100% 8.0
9.0 8.0
8.0 9.0
8.0
6.0
5,000

Excellent
Definitely
215/60R16
2014 Nissan Altima
Combined Highway/City
Average
Mooresville, NC
9.6 10.0
100% 10.0
10.0 10.0
10.0 9.0
7.0
10.0
1,000
Tires are great!

Excellent
Definitely
225/65R17
2015 Honda CR-V
Mostly City
Average
Mobile, AL
8.7 8.0
100% 8.0
10.0 8.0
10.0 9.0
7.0
8.0
2,000

Excellent
Definitely
215/55R17
2015 Toyota Avalon
Mostly City
Energetic
Atlanta, GA
8.9
100% 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 9.0
8.0
8.0
25,000

Excellent
Definitely
195/65R15
2014 Subaru Impreza
Combined Highway/City
Average
Scarsdale, NY
10.0 10.0
100% 10.0
10.0 10.0
10.0 10.0
1,000
these tires feel very solid in every condition.

Excellent
Definitely
195/65R15
2012 Toyota Prius
Combined Highway/City
Energetic
Stroudsburg, PA
8.6 8.0
100% 9.0
9.0 8.0
9.0 9.0
8.0 9.0
8.0 9.0
7.0 600
Only tire I will ever buy since finding them.

Excellent
Definitely
185/65R15
1988 Volvo 245
Combined Highway/City
Average
Douglasville, GA
9.0 10.0
100% 10.0
10.0 10.0
10.0 9.0
9.0 8.0
7.0 9.0
6.0 2
I have three cars and all have Michelin Defender tires. I recommend Defender tires to anyone buying tires. To me tires are the MOST IMPORTANT part of a car.

Good
Possibly
205/65HR15
2005 Toyota Camry
Combined Highway/City
Average
Bronx, NY
7.3 9.0
50% 9.0
10.0 9.0
9.0 6.0
7.0 5.0
5.0 10.0
3.0 2,000
Put 2000 miles on them from nyc to va.and so far exceeded my expectations great choice for the price.

Excellent
Probably
215/60R16
2012 Honda Accord
Mostly Highway
Average
Mobile, AL
8.3 9.0
75% 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 7.0
7.0
1,000
I've only had them on the car for about 1000 miles so can't say much about long-term performance. So far they seem great. Slightly noisier than my previous tires which were Michelin MX V4, which I got 75K miles out of. Tire shop filled the tires to 37 psi, which is higher than I normally fill myself. So the ride is a bit harsh right now. I haven't let the pressure down, which I know I could do to soften the ride.

Excellent
Definitely
205/55R16
2012 Kia Soul
Combined Highway/City
Average
Foley, AL
8.3 8.0
100% 9.0
8.0 8.0
8.0 8.0
7.0
540
Only had them for a month, but these tires are clearly superior to the OEM tires in every respect. Significant improvement in smoothness are noise. Good value too.

Excellent
Definitely
235/65R16
2008 Saturn Vue
Mostly City
Easy Going
Marietta, GA
8.2 8.0
100% 8.0
8.0 9.0
8.0 9.0
8.0 10.0
8.0 6.0
6.0 1,000
The Michelin Defender T+H is an excellent tire. It has excellent steering responsiveness, cornering stability, and hydroplaning resistance. It offers a safe, stable ride in heavy rain. It provides controlled traction in snow and on ice. In addition, it provides a quiet, smooth ride. This is my second set, since I was so pleased with the first one.

Excellent
Probably
225/60R17
2014 Subaru Outback
Mostly City
Easy Going
Ridgewood, NJ
8.8
75% 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0
9.0
150
just got the tires so not many miles on them yet, but they were highly rated on several consumer sights so I'm hoping they perform well...

Excellent
Definitely
185/65R15
2006 Toyota Corolla
Mostly Highway
Average
Summerville, SC
8.3 8.0
100% 8.0
8.0 8.0
8.0 9.0
8.0 8.0
8.0 9.0
8.0 1,000
These tires are rated for 80,000 miles and are the only tires we use on this car. Love the ride and the tread life!

Excellent
Definitely
235/60R18
2010 Volvo XC60
Combined Highway/City
Average
Liverpool, NY
8.8 8.0
100% 8.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 10.0
8.0 10.0
8.0 9.0
7.0 2,000
Excellent ride and comfort, more than I expected

Excellent
Definitely
215/55R17
2007 Toyota Camry
Combined Highway/City
Energetic
Westbury, NY
8.3 9.0
100% 9.0
8.0 9.0
8.0 8.0
8.0 8.0
7.0 8.0
7.0 200
good tire

Excellent
Definitely
185/65R15
2016 Nissan Versa
Mostly Highway
Energetic
Endicott, NY
10.0 10.0
100% 10.0
10.0 10.0
10.0 10.0
10.0
10.0
2,000
Great tires. I haven't driven them in snow/ice yet, but I assume they'll be just as good in that environment as they are in rain.

Excellent
Definitely
235/60R16
2005 Toyota RAV4
All City
Easy Going
Sherrill, NY
8.2 8.0
100% 8.0
8.0 8.0
8.0 8.0
8.0 8.0
8.0 8.0
8.0 61
same tires from you on both cars. very satisfied on both Toyota and Equinox.

Excellent
Definitely
225/65R17
2015 Honda CR-V
Combined Highway/City
Average
New York Mills, NY
9.1 9.0
100% 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0
300
Too soon to know about snow/ice traction and tread wear. So far, I really like these tires. Anxious to see how they do on the wintry roads of upstate NY.

Excellent
Definitely
215/65R16
2007 Chrysler Town & Country
Combined Highway/City
Average
Bremen, GA
8.0
100% 8.0
8.0 8.0
8.0 6.0
7.0
9.0
1,500
So far, my experience with these tires is great! The ride is smooth! I would buy these tires again!

Good
Definitely
205/55R16
2012 Honda Civic
Combined Highway/City
Energetic
Florida, NY
7.7 8.0
100% 8.0
8.0 8.0
8.0 7.0
8.0 7.0
6.0 9.0
5.0 10,000
I feel very confident with these tires. All around great handling.

Excellent
Definitely
195/65R15
2013 Toyota Prius
Mostly City
Average
Bradenton, FL
8.8 8.0
100% 8.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 8.0
9.0 450
Very good tire for the money

Good
Definitely
195/65R15
2014 Volkswagen Golf
Combined Highway/City
Average
Albany, NY
7.3 8.0
100% 9.0
8.0 8.0
8.0 8.0
6.0 7.0
5.0 7.0
3.0 6
OE tires are Continental. Michelin is quieter and better treadwear.

Excellent
Definitely
225/65R17
2011 Toyota RAV4
Mostly Highway
Average
Cliffside Park, NJ
9.1 9.0
100% 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0
3,000
I feel like it is still too soon to tell but so far, these tires have been great. Drove in the snow and ice after i got these and they were vreat, but will see after there is some wear in the tires.

Excellent
Definitely
185/60R15
2007 Toyota Yaris
Combined Highway/City
Average
Port Jefferson, NY
8.1 7.0
100% 9.0
9.0 8.0
9.0 8.0
8.0 8.0
7.0 8.0
6.0 200
Great tires, wealth the money

Excellent
Definitely
225/65R16
2010 Chrysler Town & Country
Combined Highway/City
Average
Saint Petersburg, FL
9.6 10.0
100% 10.0
9.0 10.0
10.0 10.0
9.0 10.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 1,500
Very quiet with superior cornering. There is very little transfer of small bumps like lane markers to the inside. Very pleased.

Excellent
Definitely
195/65R15
2010 Toyota Prius
Combined Highway/City
Average
North Salem, NY
10.0 10.0
100% 10.0
10.0 10.0
10.0 10.0
10.0 10.0
10.0 10.0
10.0 500
These are my second set and still the best.

Excellent
Definitely
225/65R17
2016 Subaru Outback
Mostly Highway
Easy Going
Montgomery, NY
9.7 10.0
100% 9.0
10.0 9.0
10.0 10.0
10.0 10.0
9.0 9.0
10.0 2,000
Quietest tires I've ever had

Excellent
Definitely
215/60R16
2007 Toyota Camry
Combined Highway/City
Average
Webster, NY
9.1 9.0
100% 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0
These tires are excellent. I get a smooth ride with these tires and hardly any road noise. I would most definitely buy these again.

Excellent
Definitely
215/55R17
2011 Nissan Altima
Combined Highway/City
Average
Massapequa Park, NY
9.7 10.0
100% 10.0
10.0 10.0
10.0 10.0
10.0 8.0
10.0 8.0
10.0 12,000
Awesome tires. Use to have a problem in any amount of snow. No more after purchasing these tires

Excellent
Probably
215/60R16
2011 Honda Accord
Mostly City
Average
New Windsor, NY
8.8
75% 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0
25
pretty happy with these tires; will probably buy another 2 in a few months don't know how they respond in deep snow, ice or hydroplaning as the weather hasn't been that bad since I bought the tires

Excellent
Definitely
215/65R16
2005 Toyota Sienna
Combined Highway/City
Average
Huntington, NY
8.9 8.0
100% 8.0
10.0 8.0
10.0 10.0
10.0 10.0
8.0 7.0
8.0 15,000
great tires

Excellent
Definitely
195/65R15
2013 Toyota Prius
Mostly Highway
Energetic
Fishkill, NY
8.8 9.0
100% 9.0
9.0 9.0
8.0 9.0
9.0 9.0
8.0 9.0
7.0 2
This is the third set of Michelin Defenders I have had on this car, they never disappoint! Provides smooth driving with the responsiveness you want when you need it. I usually get 60,000 miles out of the tires. I would definitely recommend them to all!

Excellent
Definitely
205/65R15
2001 Honda Accord
Combined Highway/City
Average
Staten Island, NY
10.0 10.0
100% 10.0
10.0 10.0
10.0 10.0
10.0 10.0
10.0 10.0
10.0 800
Excellent choice of tires thanks to Lou. Lou was very helpful throughout the whole procedure. He was very kind and considerate and is a true asset to your company.

Excellent
Probably
205/55R16
2015 Toyota Camry
Combined Highway/City
Average
Old Bridge, NJ
8.8 9.0
75% 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 8.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 1,500
Very happy overall with the new tires. Feel smooth & safe

Good
Probably
225/50R17
2009 Honda Accord
Mostly City
Average
Binghamton, NY
6.9 6.0
75% 8.0
8.0 8.0
8.0 7.0
6.0 7.0
6.0 6.0
6.0 2,500
I needed a tire to work in all 4 seasons. These seem to do the trick.

Excellent
Definitely
215/60R17
2011 Jeep Compass
Combined Highway/City
Energetic
Ballston Spa, NY
10.0 10.0
100% 10.0
10.0 10.0
10.0 10.0
10.0 10.0
10.0 10.0
10.0 250
Totally love the tires! Smooth driving! Would definitely recommend them to others!

Excellent
Definitely
195/65R15
2014 Toyota Prius
Mostly Highway
Easy Going
New Hope, PA
9.7 9.0
100% 10.0
10.0 10.0
10.0 10.0
9.0 10.0
9.0 10.0
9.0 300
I have the Michelin Defender T&H tires on both of my cars all the way around. I want my wife to be safe in all weather as well as myself. I don't shop around with tires, I just go to Mavis and buy their best. It is totally worth it. They are very attentive and always treat me politely and fairly. I'm happy that they are open on Sunday (my one day off per week!).

Excellent
Probably
215/65R16
2009 Toyota Sienna
Combined Highway/City
Average
Bronx, NY
8.2 6.0
75% 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 8.0
8.0 8.0
7.0 69,000
Just got the tires almost 1 month so all is good. After 9 months to a year I shall see!

Excellent
Definitely
195/65R15
2015 Toyota Prius
Mostly Highway
Average
Huntington Station, NY
8.3 8.0
100% 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 9.0
8.0 7.0
8.0 8.0
6.0 1,000
I love the tires and the deal and service I received at your West Jericho Center!

Excellent
Definitely
225/65R17
2010 Honda CR-V
Combined Highway/City
Average
Valley Stream, NY
9.1 9.0
100% 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 40,000
Great tires these are our second set

Good
Definitely
225/60R16
2012 Chevrolet Impala
Mostly Highway
Average
Stormville, NY
7.8 6.0
100% 7.0
8.0 8.0
8.0 8.0
8.0 7.0
7.0 10.0
6.0 83,000
Excellent Tires

Good
Probably
205/55R16
2012 Toyota Corolla
Combined Highway/City
Average
South Plainfield, NJ
7.1 8.0
75% 7.0
9.0 7.0
8.0 7.0
6.0 6.0
6.0 8.0
6.0 500
Overall a good tire. Good handling and very good in wet conditions. Good in light snow conditions but felt tires handled better in wet conditions (rain)

Excellent
Definitely
215/55R18
2013 Buick Encore
Combined Highway/City
Average
Little Neck, NY
9.6 10.0
100% 10.0
10.0 10.0
10.0 10.0
9.0 10.0
9.0 8.0
9.0 1,000
A huge improvement over the continental tires they replaced. A very noticeable difference in noise rids and handling. Excellent stores. I have on my other cars also.

Good
Probably
215/65R16
2012 Subaru Forester
All City
Easy Going
Valley Stream, NY
7.9 8.0
75% 8.0
8.0 8.0
8.0 8.0
8.0 8.0
8.0 8.0
8.0 60
Good option for OE equipment

Excellent
Probably
215/60R16
2011 Nissan Altima
Combined Highway/City
Average
Toms River, NJ
8.0 8.0
75% 8.0
8.0 8.0
7.0 9.0
9.0
1,200
These replaced a set of Toyo Eclipse and are clearly a stiffer sidewall and offers more responsive handling. Smoother and quieter ride too. I have had limited experience in the rain but they seemed very capable; no chance in ice or snow yet. Reasonably priced, especially for a Michelin branded product. Expect good tread life without any diminished performance.

Excellent
Definitely
215/55R17
2015 Volkswagen Passat
Combined Highway/City
Average
Yonkers, NY
10.0 10.0
100% 10.0
10.0 10.0
10.0 10.0
10.0
10.0
525
love them

Excellent
Definitely
205/55R16
2013 Subaru Impreza
Mostly Highway
Average
Point Lookout, NY
9.9 10.0
100% 10.0
10.0 10.0
10.0 9.0
10.0
10.0
1,000
I've been buying Michelin tires since the early 70's. There is no better tire. When I get a new car without Michelins I can't wait until I can switch over. My Imprezza tends to have a lot of road noise but these tires have helped to quiet that down.

Excellent
Definitely
205/60R16
2004 Honda Accord
Combined Highway/City
Energetic
Monroe, NY
8.6 7.0
100% 9.0
9.0 8.0
8.0 9.0
9.0
5,000
Love these tires. Much better traction than previous Michelin's I have had. I look forward to testing them out in the snow. very nice ride and quiet, exactly what I expect from Michelin

Excellent
Definitely
225/50R17
2013 Ford Fusion
Combined Highway/City
Average
New Milford, CT
9.0 9.0
100% 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 9.0
8.0 9.0
9.0 1,000
Tires are soft creating a comfortable ride. No vibration and they handle well on turns.

Excellent
Definitely
205/55R16
2012 Kia Soul
Combined Highway/City
Average
Skaneateles, NY
8.2 8.0
100% 8.0
8.0 8.0
8.0 8.0
8.0 8.0
8.0 8.0
8.0 500
Excellent service at dealer

Excellent
Definitely
215/55R17
2014 Toyota Camry
Combined Highway/City
Average
Ithaca, NY
10.0 10.0
100% 10.0
10.0 10.0
10.0 10.0
10.0
800
They seem wonderful: quiet, excellent grip on dry and wet pavement. But when I got a blow-out from a nail on the highway, I couldn't see any difference between the blown out tire and the others. Nor could the man from AAA or the state policeman. The blow out totally ruined the tire which I had to replace.

Excellent
Definitely
225/55R17
2012 Chevrolet Impala
All Highway
Energetic
Vincentown, NJ
8.6 9.0
100% 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 9.0
8.0 9.0
7.0 9.0
6.0 5
I purchased these for my 2012 chevy impala. I made the right decision! The car handles so much better now. Hardly any road noise from these. I will definitely purchase these again.


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