Michelin Defender T+H Review

Michelin Defender T+H is a Touring All-Season tire designed to fit crossovers, high performance cars, minivans, passenger cars and sport utility vehicles, currently available in 25 tire sizes, with the lowest price starting from $124.64.

Touring all-season tires provide unparallel balance of good year-round traction, comfortable ride and longer tread life. Branded with the Mud and Snow symbol, touring all-season tires are often used as Original Equipment with higher aspect ratio tire sizes, offering all-season versatility, smooth ride and durability.

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Michelin Defender T+H

Michelin Defender T+H tire is developed for a long-lasting, comfortable tire that delivers all-season traction in the dry, wet and light snow. Defender T+H tires utilize a new, all-season tread compound focused on improving durability and longevity compared to the previous-generation Defender. The asymmetric pattern is designed for smooth and quiet operation and utilizes Michelin's IntelliSipe technology of zigzag sipes that interlock below the surface, increasing tread block rigidity while also optimizing the tire's contact with the road. The new generation compound features a high silica content to aid wet traction, and lateral notches and circumferential grooves effectively channel water away from the footprint to reduce the risk of hydroplaning. The independent tread blocks and zigzag sipes together create the necessary biting edges for traction on slippery surfaces encountered during winter months, including light snow. Internally, two wide steel belts are reinforced by a single ply of polyamide to stabilize the tread, improving steering response and tire life. The two-ply body casing is constructed of polyester cord to balance durability and ride comfort.

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Michelin Defender T+H Vehicle Fitment

Below is a list of popular vehicles can be fit with one or more Michelin Defender T+H tire sizes based on OEM fitment.

  • Acura CL
  • Acura TL
  • Acura TLX
  • Alfa Romeo 164
  • Alfa Romeo Giulia
  • Alfa Romeo Spider
  • Alfa Romeo Stelvio
  • Audi 100
  • Audi 100 Quattro
  • Audi 90
  • Audi 90 Quattro
  • Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
  • Audi A4
  • Audi A4 Quattro
  • Audi A6
  • Audi A6 Quattro
  • Audi A8
  • Audi A8 Quattro
  • Audi Allroad Quattro
  • Audi Cabriolet
  • Audi Q5
  • Audi Q7
  • Audi TT
  • Audi TT Quattro
  • Avanti Avanti
  • Bentley Brooklands
  • BMW 128i
  • BMW 318i
  • BMW 318ti
  • BMW 320i
  • BMW 320i xDrive
  • BMW 323Ci
  • BMW 323i
  • BMW 325Ci
  • BMW 325i
  • BMW 325xi
  • BMW 328Ci
  • BMW 328d
  • BMW 328d xDrive
  • BMW 328i
  • BMW 328i GT xDrive
  • BMW 328i xDrive
  • BMW 328xi
  • BMW 330e
  • BMW 330i
  • BMW 330i GT xDrive
  • BMW 330i xDrive
  • BMW 335i GT xDrive
  • BMW 428i
  • BMW 428i Gran Coupe
  • BMW 428i xDrive
  • BMW 428i xDrive Gran Coupe
  • BMW 525i
  • BMW 525xi
  • BMW 528i
  • BMW 528i xDrive
  • BMW 528xi
  • BMW 530i
  • BMW 530xi
  • BMW 535i
  • BMW 535i xDrive
  • BMW 535xi
  • BMW 545i
  • BMW 550i
  • BMW 740i
  • BMW 740iL
  • BMW 750iL
  • BMW X1
  • BMW X3
  • Buick Envision
  • Buick Park Avenue
  • Cadillac Seville
  • Cadillac XT4
  • Chevrolet Cruze
  • Chevrolet Cruze Limited
  • Chevrolet Equinox
  • Chevrolet Trailblazer
  • Chevrolet Volt
  • Chrysler 200
  • Chrysler Pacifica
  • Dodge Avenger
  • Dodge Caravan
  • Dodge Dart
  • Dodge Grand Caravan
  • Dodge Journey
  • Dodge Stealth
  • Ferrari Mondial t
  • Fiat 500L
  • Fiat 500X
  • Ford Bronco Sport
  • Ford EcoSport
  • Ford Edge
  • Ford Escape
  • Ford Focus
  • Ford Fusion
  • Ford Maverick
  • Ford Mustang
  • Genesis GV70
  • GMC Terrain
  • Honda Accord
  • Honda Accord Crosstour
  • Honda Civic
  • Honda CR-V
  • Honda Crosstour
  • Honda FCX
  • Honda Fit
  • Honda HR-V
  • Honda Odyssey
  • Honda S2000
  • Hyundai Accent
  • Hyundai Elantra
  • Hyundai Entourage
  • Hyundai Ioniq
  • Hyundai Kona
  • Hyundai Kona Electric
  • Hyundai Nexo
  • Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
  • Hyundai Santa Fe XL
  • Hyundai Sonata
  • Hyundai Tucson
  • Hyundai Venue
  • Jaguar E-Pace
  • Jaguar S-Type
  • Jaguar Vanden Plas
  • Jaguar X-Type
  • Jaguar XE
  • Jaguar XJ12
  • Jaguar XJ6
  • Jaguar XJ8
  • Jaguar XJS
  • Jeep Cherokee
  • Jeep Compass
  • Jeep Patriot
  • Jeep Renegade
  • Kia Amanti
  • Kia Forte
  • Kia Forte5
  • Kia K5
  • Kia Niro
  • Kia Niro EV
  • Kia Optima
  • Kia Rio
  • Kia Sedona
  • Kia Seltos
  • Kia Sorento
  • Kia Soul
  • Kia Soul EV
  • Kia Sportage
  • Land Rover Discovery Sport
  • Land Rover Freelander
  • Land Rover LR2
  • Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
  • Lexus ES250
  • Lexus ES300h
  • Lexus ES350
  • Lexus GS Turbo
  • Lexus GS200t
  • Lexus GS300
  • Lexus GS350
  • Lexus GS450h
  • Lexus IS250
  • Lexus IS350
  • Lexus LS400
  • Lexus LS430
  • Lexus NX200t
  • Lexus NX250
  • Lexus NX300
  • Lexus NX300h
  • Lexus NX350
  • Lexus NX350h
  • Lexus RX330
  • Lexus RX350
  • Lexus RX400h
  • Mazda 3
  • Mazda CX-30
  • Mazda MPV
  • Mazda MX-30 EV
  • Mazda RX-7
  • Mercedes-Benz 190E
  • Mercedes-Benz 300CE
  • Mercedes-Benz 300D
  • Mercedes-Benz 300E
  • Mercedes-Benz 300SD
  • Mercedes-Benz 300SE
  • Mercedes-Benz 300SEL
  • Mercedes-Benz 300TE
  • Mercedes-Benz 350SD
  • Mercedes-Benz 350SDL
  • Mercedes-Benz 400E
  • Mercedes-Benz 400SE
  • Mercedes-Benz 400SEL
  • Mercedes-Benz 420SEL
  • Mercedes-Benz 500SEC
  • Mercedes-Benz 500SEL
  • Mercedes-Benz 560SEC
  • Mercedes-Benz 560SEL
  • Mercedes-Benz 600SEC
  • Mercedes-Benz 600SEL
  • Mercedes-Benz B Electric Drive
  • Mercedes-Benz B250e
  • Mercedes-Benz C220
  • Mercedes-Benz C230
  • Mercedes-Benz C240
  • Mercedes-Benz C280
  • Mercedes-Benz C300
  • Mercedes-Benz C320
  • Mercedes-Benz C350
  • Mercedes-Benz CL500
  • Mercedes-Benz CL600
  • Mercedes-Benz CLK320
  • Mercedes-Benz E300
  • Mercedes-Benz E320
  • Mercedes-Benz E350
  • Mercedes-Benz E420
  • Mercedes-Benz GLC300
  • Mercedes-Benz GLC350e
  • Mercedes-Benz Metris
  • Mercedes-Benz S320
  • Mercedes-Benz S350
  • Mercedes-Benz S420
  • Mercedes-Benz S430
  • Mercedes-Benz S500
  • Mercedes-Benz S600
  • Mercedes-Benz SLK230
  • Mercedes-Benz SLK280
  • Mercedes-Benz SLK320
  • Mini Cooper Clubman
  • Mini Cooper Countryman
  • Mitsubishi 3000GT
  • Mitsubishi Diamante
  • Mitsubishi Eclipse
  • Mitsubishi Galant
  • Mitsubishi Sigma
  • Nissan 240SX
  • Nissan 350Z
  • Nissan Altima
  • Nissan Kicks
  • Nissan Maxima
  • Nissan Rogue
  • Nissan Rogue Sport
  • Nissan Sentra
  • Nissan Versa
  • Peugeot 505
  • Pontiac Montana
  • Porsche 911
  • Porsche 944
  • Porsche 968
  • Porsche Boxster
  • Porsche Cayenne
  • Porsche Macan
  • RAM C/V
  • Rolls-Royce Park Ward
  • Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn
  • Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph
  • Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit
  • Rolls-Royce Silver Spur
  • Saab 9-3
  • Saab 9-3X
  • Saab 9-5
  • Saab 900
  • Saab 9000
  • Sterling 827
  • Subaru Forester
  • Subaru Legacy
  • Subaru Outback
  • Toyota Avalon
  • Toyota C-HR
  • Toyota Camry
  • Toyota Celica
  • Toyota Corolla
  • Toyota Corolla Cross
  • Toyota Cressida
  • Toyota Highlander
  • Toyota Prius
  • Toyota Prius AWD-e
  • Toyota Prius Prime
  • Toyota RAV4
  • Volkswagen Beetle
  • Volkswagen e-Golf
  • Volkswagen EuroVan
  • Volkswagen Golf
  • Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
  • Volkswagen Jetta
  • Volkswagen Passat
  • Volkswagen Phaeton
  • Volkswagen Rabbit
  • Volkswagen Routan
  • Volkswagen Taos
  • Volkswagen Tiguan
  • Volkswagen Tiguan Limited
  • Volvo 740
  • Volvo 760
  • Volvo 780
  • Volvo 850
  • Volvo 940
  • Volvo 960
  • Volvo C30
  • Volvo C70
  • Volvo S40
  • Volvo S60
  • Volvo S70
  • Volvo S80
  • Volvo S90
  • Volvo V40
  • Volvo V50
  • Volvo V60
  • Volvo V60 Cross Country
  • Volvo V70
  • Volvo V90
  • Volvo XC60
  • Volvo XC70
  • Volvo XC90