Michelin Defender 2

The Defender® 2 is a tire for Crossover Utility Vehicles (CUVs) and passenger vehicles, offering an 80,000 mile warranty. The Defender 2 tire is designed to handle the extra weight and torque of small SUVs, minivans and electric vehicles.

This tire replaced the Michelin Defender.

Dry Grip 90%
Wet Grip 85%
Road Feedback 85%
Handling 90%
Wear 85%
Comfort 90%
Buy again 100%
Snow Grip 90%
Ice Grip 90%

Tire review data from 2 tire reviews averaging 89% over 20,120 miles driven.

The Defender 2 is unranked of 57 All Season Premium Touring tires.

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Questions and Answers for the Michelin Defender 2

2023-11-10 - I have 1 question, why is the Michelin Defender 2 categorized a Premium Touring Summer tire here, when I purchased it from a large US Tire chain who sold it as a tire in the All-Season category?

That's an error from us, it is in fact an all season tire. The site has now been updated, thanks for letting us know.


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Size Price Range  
205/55 R16 $158.99 - $158.99 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 9 tire sizes - View all.
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Latest Michelin Defender 2 Reviews

Given 90% while driving a Dodge Challenger (235/55 R19) on a combination of roads for 20,000 average miles
We own a Dodge Challenger GT AWD. We dive the challenger year round. The OEM tires were Michelins and were touring tires. They were super comfortable and offered great handling. When we went lookng for our next tires we found out that the OEM tires were no longer available. They spec'd the Defender 2 at Costco and we extremely pleased with them. We have summer and winter rims and are so happy with the Defenders that we are buying them again for the summer rims. and they came with a rebate, too! Happy customers! Thanks, Michelin.
Helpful 1 - tire reviewed on March 22, 2024
Given 89% while driving a Kia Motors Sorrento xt 3.5 v6 4x4 (225/45 R18) on a combination of roads for 120 easy going miles
Replaced all four Hankook tires on my KIA Sorento SUV with Michelin Defender 2. Immediately noticed much quieter tire especially on California's concrete freeways. If these tires give anywhere near the promised mileage I will call them the best tires I've ever purchased.
Helpful 29 - tire reviewed on April 12, 2023
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