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Michelin Defender LTX M/S Tire Review – Video

Michelin Defender LTX M/S Tire Review – Video

Michelin Defender LTX MS Tire Review (2)


Performance and design review of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S light truck and SUV tire.


Evertread compound helps the MICHELIN® Defender®LTX® M/S last 10% longer in severe conditions than the MICHELIN® LTX® M/S2

The MICHELIN® Defender® LTX® M/S tire offers shorter wet stopping distances 2 and better snow traction 3 than leading competitive long-warranty tires.

MaxTouch Construction™ helps the MICHELIN® Defender® LTX® M/S save you up to 65 gallons of fuel over the life of the tire, compared to a leading competitive tire

Customer Reviews

“I have the Defender LTX M/S on a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee, replacing LTX MS2 tires that I used for 45,000 miles. The car is driven mostly in Montana where we have a lot of slippery snow packed roads and some black ice. I now have 6,000 miles on the new tire, mostly winter driving so far. The tires handle similarly to the ones they replaced, good handling on dry pavement, noise is not an issue. My complaint is that they do not have as much traction on snow-packed / icy roads as the tires they replaced. I can feel slippage at times and places I’ve driven for years in several generations of Grand Cherokees. Tires seem hard in cold weather”

“I had the original Michelin LTX MS and now have about 500 miles on the new Defender LTX MS. I think Michelin really got it right with the whole design of this tire. The original LTX is a great beloved tire. It provides good all season traction, a smooth quiet ride and decent tread life. I see the difference to the LTX MS2 and the Defender LTX I am driving is mostly in the outer shoulder block tread design. Its not open so water and slush can evacuate more easily. I like this idea. So far I love the new Defender. My only advice to Michelin and keep a decent tread depth on your tires. For an SUV or truck 11/32 should be the minimum.”

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