Michelin Defender LTX MS

The Michelin Defender LTX MS is a Premium Touring All Season tire designed to be fitted to SUV and 4x4s.

Dry Grip 100%
Wet Grip 94%
Road Feedback 88%
Handling 90%
Wear 97%
Comfort 88%
Buy again 85%
Snow Grip 86%
Ice Grip 80%

Tire review data from 6 tire reviews averaging 90% over 190,060 miles driven.

The Defender LTX MS is ranked 2nd of 25 All Season Premium Touring tires.

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2023/24 Best All Terrain Tires In Snow - 10th of 9 tires

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  • 10th: 2023/24 Best All Terrain Tires In Snow (275/65 R18)
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    Top 3 Michelin Defender LTX MS Reviews

    Given 94% while driving a Ford (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 10,000 average miles
    This is my 2nd set of the Defender LTX and they are the best tire I have even had. Smooth, quiet and great in all weather. Also wears great. I have tired Goodyear, Firestone, Hankook--were so bad I drove out of the dealer and right to a tire store to trade them in for the Michelin Defender. I actually tried them once and they lasted 25k miles. Terrible high speed ride and noisy. Never again. Also over the years Dunlop and continental. All garbage tires. Either failed or a lousy ride especially at high speeds. Two sets of Goodyears had cracks in the sidewall the first year of having them. Goodyear said nothing they could do. The one time I had Dunlop on a trip the tires had a terrible high speed shake. I stopped at a tire dealer during my trip and they confirmed the 2 tires were bad. Since all these tire problems over the years I will only put Michelins on my cars!!
    Helpful 22 - tire reviewed on July 31, 2023
    Given 96% while driving a Ford Escape (235/65 R18) on a combination of roads for 20,000 average miles
    Best all around tire for SUV. Best ICE tire thats not a winter only tire
    Helpful 35 - tire reviewed on October 11, 2022
    Given 100% while driving a Cadillac (285/45 R22) on a combination of roads for 60 easy going miles
    Excellent quality tires and still have 5-10K miles of tread left after 60,000. You get what you pay for and for a little more, these Michelins save $$ in the long run (if you keep your vehicle for 8 years or more).
    Helpful 18 - tire reviewed on September 15, 2023
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    Latest Michelin Defender LTX MS Reviews

    Given 66% while driving a Dodge (275/70 R18) on mostly country roads for 50,000 average miles
    Michelin has always been know for their high price and great quality. That is word of mouth. I bought my first set of Michelin tires and they are the worse tire I have every bought. Road noise is like a mud tire, I go stuff in my own drive way that is gravel. ( Never happen in 22 years with any other tire) For the first time ever I took off from a light and the tires spinning and it's only raining outside. These tires are the worse and dangerous.
    Helpful 10 - tire reviewed on October 14, 2023
    Given 100% while driving a Toyota (245/60 R18) on a combination of roads for 70,000 easy going miles
    Purchased Defender LTX M/S for my 2016 Highlander in September, 2019. After 30,000 miles, I highly recommend. Great in snow, wet, dry conditions. Very secure on the road. Quiet! Low rolling friction which has increased gas mileage by 1 to 1 1/2 mpg. I expect to get 70K + tread wear.
    Helpful 16 - tire reviewed on July 29, 2023
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