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Tire Reviews - Michelin Defender LTX M/S



Consumer Tire Performance Survey
based on 83 customer reviews
8.7 8.6
92% 8.6
9.0 8.8
8.9 8.8
8.7 8.4
8.3 8.7
7.8 283,147
     8-10 = excellent        6-7 = good        4-5 = fair        1-3 = poor
guide to ratings

Mavis Discount Tire has received 83 tire reviews for the Michelin Defender LTX M/S. This tire has received a 4 out of 5 Star rating with 92% 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 283,147.
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"I bought these tires based on my research and was guarded in my expectations. I am so glad I bought them because they are definitely superior in every way so far. I have not been in very deep snow yet but they have performed well on snow, slush and ice covered roads. Good ride and also very quiet. I could not be happier" - Warsaw, NY

Customer Reviews: Michelin Defender LTX M/S
Excellent
Definitely
275/55R20
2013 Ford F-150 FX4
Combined Highway/City
Average
New Milford, CT
9.3 8.0
100% 10.0
9.0 10.0
9.0 10.0
9.0 10.0
9.0 9.0
8.0 10,000

Excellent
Definitely
275/55R20
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Combined Highway/City
Average
Flemington, NJ
9.1 9.0
100% 9.0
10.0 10.0
9.0 10.0
9.0 9.0
8.0 9.0
7.0 1,200
Amazed at what a great tire can do for your ride and handling. Swapped out the OEMs from another well known brand and can't be happier

Excellent
Definitely
225/65HR17
2013 Honda CR-V
Mostly City
Easy Going
Poughkeepsie, NY
8.7 9.0
100% 9.0
8.0 8.0
8.0 9.0
8.0 9.0
500

Excellent
Definitely
245/60HR18
2010 Honda Ridgeline
Combined Highway/City
Average
Hewitt, NJ
8.9 9.0
100% 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 9.0
7.0 90

Excellent
Definitely
225/65HR17
2014 Nissan Rogue
Combined Highway/City
Average
Freehold, NY
8.3 8.0
100% 8.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 8.0
8.0 8.0
7.0 8.0
8.0 10,000
Have enjoyed these tires. Have driven in light to moderate snow and they handle well. Even had a day when I was going up a steep driveway. Thought it was just wet but it was black ice. Got to the top without a problem.Very pleased with these tires.

Excellent
Definitely
265/50R20
2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Combined Highway/City
Average
Hillsborough, NJ
9.1 9.0
100% 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0
1,500
I noticed right away the difference in the ride and handling when I picked up the car. Right now I would have to say they were worth the extra money they cost.

Good
Probably
235/55R18
2011 Toyota Sienna
Combined Highway/City
Average
Buffalo, NY
7.0
75%
500
For me, they are tires. For my husband, he is happy with them. Not noisy like our last set - different brand. Been driving in snow, rain and fair weather and traction seems great. Smooth ride.

Excellent
Definitely
245/70R16
2002 Ford Explorer
Combined Highway/City
Average
Manhasset, NY
8.3 7.0
100% 7.0
10.0 8.0
9.0 9.0
7.0 9.0
7.0 10.0
7.0 3,000
best experience

Excellent
Definitely
275/60R20
2014 RAM 1500
Combined Highway/City
Energetic
Dresher, PA
9.5 9.0
100% 9.0
10.0 10.0
10.0 10.0
9.0 9.0
10.0
9.0 3,000
Best tires I've ever purchased. Period. If you have a truck, get yourself a set of Michelin Defenders. My truck handles like a sportscar.

Good
Probably
LT245/75R16
2008 Chevrolet Express 2500
Combined Highway/City
Average
Schenectady, NY
7.8 7.0
75% 9.0
8.0 9.0
8.0 8.0
7.0 9.0
7.0 8.0
6.0 1,000
Tires areto new but the seem better then my old tires. Now I'll see how they wear

Excellent
Definitely
275/55R20
2013 Ford F-150 King Ranch
Combined Highway/City
Average
Jackson, NJ
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 2,000
Good looking tire.ride is smooth,quiet & my mileage improved by about 1mpg.

Excellent
Definitely
265/65R17
2005 Toyota 4Runner
Mostly Highway
Average
Wallkill, NY
9.3 9.0
100% 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 10.0
9.0 10.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 6,000
This tires are a great all around tire providing a quite comfortable ride while having enough bite to provide the confidence needed in adverse highway conditions.

Excellent
Definitely
245/75R16
2003 GMC Sierra 1500
Combined Highway/City
Average
Nazareth, PA
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 1,000
Love 'em!

Good
Probably
235/70R16 XL
2012 Ford Escape
Combined Highway/City
Average
West Islip, NY
7.0
75%
56,000
I just replaced the tires with the same tires that came with the car. they work fine. I have not gotten the rebate as of yet. Do you know when I will get it.

Good
Definitely
275/60R20
2010 Infiniti QX56
Combined Highway/City
Average
Long Beach, NY
7.8 6.0
100% 6.0
9.0 7.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 8.0
6.0 7.0
7.0 100
So far I am very happy with my purchase..

Excellent
Definitely
245/75R16
2014 Toyota Tacoma
Combined Highway/City
Energetic
Roebling, NJ
9.1 9.0
100% 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 200
They are great tires. Much better than my OEM tires. I am very satisfied with all characteristics of these tires.

Excellent
Definitely
LT245/75R16
2012 Chevrolet Express 2500
Combined Highway/City
Average
Warsaw, NY
8.4 8.0
100% 8.0
9.0 8.0
9.0 8.0
9.0 8.0
7.0 3,000
I bought these tires based on my research and was guarded in my expectations. I am so glad I bought them because they are definitely superior in every way so far. I have not been in very deep snow yet but they have performed well on snow, slush and ice covered roads. Good ride and also very quiet. I could not be happier

Excellent
Definitely
265/65R18
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT
Mostly Highway
Average
Campbell, NY
8.8 9.0
100% 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 9.0
6.0 5,000
Very good tire. Have not been through a winter yet

Excellent
Definitely
265/65R17
2005 Toyota Tacoma
Combined Highway/City
Average
Binghamton, NY
8.8 8.0
100% 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 10.0
9.0 9.0
8.0 8.0
8.0 600
Excellent all season tires for light truck. Great handeling and very low road noise. Very happy with these tires!

Excellent
Definitely
255/60HR19
2011 GMC Acadia
Combined Highway/City
Average
Summit, NY
9.6 9.0
100% 10.0
10.0 10.0
10.0 9.0
10.0 9.0
9.0 10.0
9.0 300
So far so good

Excellent
Definitely
LT265/70R17
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie
Combined Highway/City
Average
Phoenix, NY
8.9 8.0
100% 8.0
9.0 8.0
8.0 10.0
10.0
9.0
6,000
Best tires I ever had!

Excellent
Definitely
LT265/70R18
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD
All Highway
Energetic
Little River, SC
10.0 10.0
100% 10.0
10.0 10.0
10.0 10.0
10.0
10.0
1,000
A great tire

Excellent
Definitely
225/65HR17
2009 Toyota RAV4
Combined Highway/City
Average
Carmel, NY
9.7 10.0
100% 9.0
10.0 9.0
10.0 10.0
10.0 10.0
9.0 10.0
9.0 2,000
These Michelin are the best tires I have had on this vehicle, I wont by another brand, you get what you pay for with Michelin.

Excellent
Definitely
275/55R20
2015 GMC Yukon
Combined Highway/City
Average
Riverhead, NY
8.9
100% 8.0
9.0 8.0
9.0 10.0
9.0
8.0
5,000
Have not had opportunity to use in snow and ice yet. Tires are great.

Excellent
Definitely
LT245/75R16
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Combined Highway/City
Energetic
Mount Upton, NY
9.0 10.0
100% 9.0
10.0 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 8.0
7.0 10.0
8.0 9,000
I've had these same tires since 2005 to 2016 of august, and I drive a lot of miles per year... around 100,000 miles so I just bought the same tires again and hope for another 100,000 miles....

Excellent
Definitely
265/75R16
2005 Ford Excursion
Combined Highway/City
Average
Garden City, NY
9.5
100%
10.0
9.0 9.0
1,000
had a great experience with Mavis Tire. Very professional. They ordered and installed tires in the time estimate they gave. I am a repeat customer & will always recommend this tire shop when someone needs tires.

Excellent
Definitely
265/70R18
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Combined Highway/City
Energetic
Mumford, NY
9.4 9.0
100% 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 10.0
10.0
10.0
3,000
Haven't had a chance in the snow.

Excellent
Definitely
225/65HR17
2011 Honda CR-V
Mostly Highway
Average
New City, NY
9.4 9.0
100% 9.0
9.0
9.0 10.0
10.0
3,000
I purchased these tires specifically because the previous tires were extremely noisy. The difference in noise level is amazing.

Excellent
Definitely
235/55HR19 XL
2011 Audi Q5
Mostly Highway
Energetic
Chatham, NJ
8.4 8.0
100% 8.0
9.0
9.0
7.0
8.0
2,000
I have enjoyed these tires for about 2000 mile now. They corner fine, and provide very nice traction in the rain. I have not yet experienced snow, so those areas are left blank. If I were buying today , I would get these tires again. I am satisfied with them.

Excellent
Definitely
265/65R18
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT
Combined Highway/City
Average
Sanborn, NY
10.0 10.0
100% 10.0
10.0 10.0
10.0 10.0
10.0
1,000
These tire replaced LTX M-S2, those tires were great, only got 50,000miles on them. these tires are just as good and they say should get better tread wear.

Excellent
Definitely
215/70HR16
2004 Buick Rendezvous
Combined Highway/City
Average
Feasterville Trevose, PA
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 3,800
This is the second set of Michelin tires I have purchased from STS for this SUV. My wife and I are very happy with these tires.

Excellent
Possibly
LT265/60R20
2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD
Combined Highway/City
Average
Wyckoff, NJ
8.3
50% 9.0
9.0 9.0
8.0 8.0
9.0
9.0
1,200
Overall the tires are very good in all conditions. A lot of power is generated to the rear wheels so spinouts are sometimes unavoidable, especially on wet surfaces, on inclines and on gravel. I went with these because I primarily used the vehicle to shuttle the family around and very seldom go off road. The price is very reasonable for such a quality tire. I also considered Cooper, Nitto and Goodyear, and they all rated similarly, but went with Michelin based on it's reputation and sworn testimonies from speaking with others. If you're looking for a highway tire with excellent performance, this is the way to go. If you want the best of both worlds (a/t), depending on your budget, go with any of the other aforementioned tires.

Excellent
Definitely
215/70HR16
2005 GMC Safari
Combined Highway/City
Energetic
Rochester, NY
10.0 10.0
100% 10.0
10.0 10.0
10.0 10.0
10.0
10.0
3,000
great tires. i have blizzaks for the winter.

Excellent
Definitely
255/60HR19
2011 Buick Enclave
Combined Highway/City
Average
West Berlin, NJ
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 2
Superior

Excellent
Definitely
265/70R16
2005 Dodge Dakota
Combined Highway/City
Average
Williston Park, NY
9.1 9.0
100% 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 500
Julio the Manager at the Williston Park Store is excellent. Very Good Manager. This is the reason I come to this particular store

Excellent
Definitely
265/65R17
2006 Toyota 4Runner
Mostly Highway
Average
Wingdale, NY
8.9 9.0
100% 9.0
10.0 8.0
10.0 8.0
9.0 7.0
8.0 10.0
9.0 5,000
Best tires I've ever purchased.

Excellent
Definitely
215/70HR16
2013 Honda CR-V
Mostly Highway
Average
Carmel, NY
9.3 8.0
100% 10.0
10.0 10.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 9.0
9.0 10.0
9.0 10,000
Excellent all round tire, and reasonably priced. Great in bad weather, and very comfortable and quiet on dry roads.

Excellent
Possibly
245/65R17
2002 GMC Envoy XL
Mostly City
Easy Going
Coram, NY
8.6 8.0
50% 8.0
10.0 8.0
9.0 9.0
10.0 9.0
9.0 10.0
8.0 200
It is a great tire, but I think Michelin should go back to the all Terrain in which the noise, smooth and ride comfort combine with stability was superb!! These are very good tires, all Terrain they were better

Excellent
Probably
LT275/65R20
2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat
Mostly Highway
Average
West Chester, PA
8.8 9.0
75% 10.0
9.0 10.0
9.0 10.0
9.0 7.0
9.0 10.0
6.0 300
THESE ARE NICE TIRES SO FAR. NEED MORE TIME TO TRULY EVALUATE. SO FAR SO GOOD

Good
Probably
LT275/70R18
2014 RAM 2500
Combined Highway/City
Average
Plainfield, NJ
7.4 7.0
75% 7.0
8.0 7.0
8.0 6.0
8.0 7.0
9.0 8.0
7.0 600
I have had these tires before so my review is combined from my old purchase and my recent one. Last time they were said to last 60,000 miles, they lasted well over 67,000 miles... never receiving even one flat tire in 4 years and all those miles. They work wonderfully in all phases of road conditions... My review may have stalled in the area of ice conditions, but who drives hard and fast in icy conditions anyway? But in Snow? They are ideal for snowy conditions.. Rain? They work very well. Michelin Tires are the best out there... You might have to pay a few dollars more but they truly are a better tire.

Excellent
Definitely
265/50R20
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Combined Highway/City
Average
Marcellus, NY
9.8 10.0
100% 10.0
10.0 10.0
10.0 10.0
10.0 9.0
10.0 10.0
9.0 500
SUPER tire for someone like myself who drives in ALL conditions. Love the service at Mavis on Erie Blvd , Syracuse (asst mgr DALE) wonderful service! Directed me to a really superior tire for my vehicle.

Excellent
Definitely
245/55HR19
2009 Toyota Highlander
Combined Highway/City
Average
Rochester, NY
9.5 9.0
100% 9.0
9.0 10.0
9.0 10.0
10.0
1,250
Felt an improvement in noise and steering immediately. Car ride is smoother and new tires are great.

Excellent
Definitely
275/55R20
2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1500
Mostly City
Average
Joint Base Mdl, NJ
8.3 8.0
100% 8.0
10.0 8.0
9.0 8.0
8.0 7.0
7.0 9.0
7.0 400
I haven't had the tires long enough to really test them in all types of driving conditions. So far they are very durable and grip the road well.

Excellent
Definitely
245/55HR19
2013 Toyota Highlander
Combined Highway/City
Average
Bridgewater, NJ
8.4 8.0
100% 8.0
8.0 8.0
8.0 9.0
8.0
2,000
The factory installed tires on my Highlander were horrible, I was nervous the first winter I drove on them. Before 40,000 miles they needed to be replaced before another winter arrived. I chose these Michelin tires from internet research and many excellent reviews. They are quiet and my SUV rides so much better. I am sure I will feel much safer this winter. And, I am looking forward to them lasting more than 40,000 miles!

Excellent
Definitely
215/70HR16
2012 Honda CR-V
Mostly Highway
Average
Cornwall, NY
9.1 10.0
100% 10.0
8.0 10.0
8.0 9.0
9.0
8.0
500
I'm very satisfied with these tires. They were highly rated bye Consumer Reports. Haven't had snow or ice yet this year so no judgement yet on those categories although CR gave them high rating accordingly.

Excellent
Definitely
265/70R16
2002 Toyota Tacoma
Combined Highway/City
Average
Mechanicville, 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 1,000
Michelin makes a great tire, and I am a loyal Michelin user.

Good
Probably
245/55HR19
2013 Toyota Highlander
Combined Highway/City
Energetic
Freehold, NY
7.5
75% 8.0
8.0 7.0
9.0 9.0
6.0
6.0
2
I notice a bit more road noise with the Michelin Defender vs. the original Toyo Open Country A20. The car computer is also showing an average of 19mpg vs 21 with the Toyos. The Toyos only lasted 50,000 miles, so I'm hoping the Michelins get the expected 70,000. I'll review again once I'm out in the snow, but no issues in light or heavy rain.


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