MICHELIN TIRES® - DEFENDER LTX M/S

5 reviews|10 Q&A|Item # 78606767
$210.99 ea.   $843.96 set
Availability Varies - Depends on Product Options
Vehicle Specific
  • View Product Options
Notes:
  • The actual Tread Pattern for your specific tire may vary slightly from the displayed images based on the size and/or width of the actual tire ordered.
Authorized Dealer
Have a Question? Ask a SpecialistAsk an Expert
833-839-0214833-839-0215Live Chat

Product Details

DEFENDER LTX M/S Tires by MICHELIN TIRES®. Season: All Season. Type: Fuel Efficient, Truck / SUV. Michelin Defender LTX M/S tires provide reliable grip and traction all year long in various driving conditions, even in rain and light snow. That makes them a wise choice for everyone living in places with changing seasons. What’s more, these models feature the brand’s EverTread compound which ensures long-lasting treadlife. The combination of performance and durability made them one of the long-standing consumer favorites.

Notes

  • The actual Tread Pattern for your specific tire may vary slightly from the displayed images based on the size and/or width of the actual tire ordered.

Features

Proven Tread Design

Proven Tread Design
Excellent grip and traction on wet and snow-covered surfaces for predictable acceleration, handling, and braking

MaxTouch Construction

MaxTouch Construction
Allows for saving up to 65 gallons of fuel over the tire’s life compared to other models in the category

EverTread Compound

EverTread Compound
Ensures long-lasting treadlife even if you frequently drive in severe conditions

Treadwear Warranty

Treadwear Warranty
Tires with a speed rating of T and H are backed by a 70,000-mile warranty, while the units with a speed rating of R carry a 50,000-mile warranty

Defender LTX M/S models are highway all-season tires available in both Euro-Metric and Light-Truck (LT) variants, meaning they can be a great choice for everyday use on crossovers, SUVs, vans, and work-oriented pickup trucks. All-season capabilities combined with long-lasting treadlife, and fuel economy are something not every tire can offer. But the Michelin Defender LTX M/S hits the mark.

Featuring an EverTread compound, it does last long even in severe usage without sacrificing comfort, grip, and traction thanks to the proven tread design borrowed from the LTX M/S 2. Each tire features four main channels along with multiple lateral grooves, and 3D Active sipes to hustle water out of the way and allow you to drive through deep puddles without hydroplaning. With these units installed on your vehicle, you’ll get excellent steering response, superb cornering stability, and great braking performance, whether it is a dry or wet road surface.

Michelin® North America operates in the United States, Canada and Mexico with headquarter operations and plants in each country. This demonstrates Michelin's long-term strategy of being close to its customers. Michelin North America is a $7.25 billion dollar a year company operating 18 plants in 16 locations and employs 22,270 people. It manufactures and sells tires for airplanes, automobiles, farm equipment, heavy duty trucks, motorcycles, bicycles and the space shuttle. Michelin manufactures tires in six states: Alabama, Indiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, North Carolina and South Carolina. In addition, there are three plants in Nova Scotia, Canada and one plant in Queretaro, Mexico. Two plants specialize in the manufacturing of semi-finished goods taking raw materials and turning them into components for the plants that produce tires and one plant strictly produces synthetic rubber. Finished goods are produced in sixteen plants, two sites produce retreads for the trucking and one site produces retreads for the aircraft industry. Michelin Maps and Guides also produce road atlases, road maps and travel guides for all the major cities in North America.

Have a Question? Ask an Expert
833-839-0215

Sizes

15"
DEFENDER LTX M/S 235/75R15XL 109T
DEFENDER LTX M/S 31X10.50R15 109R
16"
DEFENDER LTX M/S 215/70R16 100H
DEFENDER LTX M/S 235/70R16XL 109T
DEFENDER LTX M/S 245/70R16 107T
DEFENDER LTX M/S 245/75R16 111T
DEFENDER LTX M/S 255/70R16 111T
DEFENDER LTX M/S 265/70R16 112T
DEFENDER LTX M/S LT265/75R16 123R
DEFENDER LTX M/S 265/75R16 116T
DEFENDER LTX M/S 275/70R16 114H
DEFENDER LTX M/S LT285/75R16 126R
17"
DEFENDER LTX M/S P215/50R17 95H
DEFENDER LTX M/S LT225/75R17 116R
DEFENDER LTX M/S 235/75R17 109T
DEFENDER LTX M/S 245/65R17 107T
DEFENDER LTX M/S 255/70R17 112T
DEFENDER LTX M/S 255/75R17 115T
DEFENDER LTX M/S 265/65R17 112T
DEFENDER LTX M/S 265/70R17 115T
18"
DEFENDER LTX M/S 255/55R18XL 109H
DEFENDER LTX M/S LT255/65R18 120R
DEFENDER LTX M/S P255/65R18 111T
DEFENDER LTX M/S 265/65R18 114T
DEFENDER LTX M/S 265/70R18 116T
DEFENDER LTX M/S 275/60R18 113H
DEFENDER LTX M/S 285/60R18XL 120H
DEFENDER LTX M/S LT295/70R18 129R
19"
DEFENDER LTX M/S 245/55R19 103H
DEFENDER LTX M/S 255/50R19XL 107H
DEFENDER LTX M/S 265/55R19XL 113H
20"
DEFENDER LTX M/S 255/50R20XL 109H
DEFENDER LTX M/S 255/55R20XL 110H
DEFENDER LTX M/S 285/50R20XL 116H
DEFENDER LTX M/S LT285/65R20 127R
DEFENDER LTX M/S LT295/60R20 126R
DEFENDER LTX M/S 305/50R20 116H
DEFENDER LTX M/S 35X12.50R20 121R
21"
DEFENDER LTX M/S 275/50R21XL 113H
22"
DEFENDER LTX M/S 275/45R22XL 112H
DEFENDER LTX M/S 275/50R22 111H
DEFENDER LTX M/S 305/40R22XL 114H
DEFENDER LTX M/S 305/45R22XL 118H

Reviews

(5)
Only authorized customers can leave a review on our website. We would love to know what you like or dislike about the product. Share your opinion on product quality, appearance, installation, and other characteristics.
MICHELIN TIRES® - DEFENDER LTX M/S
/5
1-5 of 5 Reviews
5 of 5
265/70R17 115T
MICHELIN TIRES® - DEFENDER LTX M/S
These look great on my High Country and give me a very smooth and quiet ride like I’m in a car. They work great in rain. Not tried them in snow or ice. However, their tread pattern design looks promising.
Posted by Dylan (Tyler, TX) / January 31, 20232021 Chevy Silverado 1500
5 of 5
Awesome Tires for Pickups
MICHELIN TIRES® - DEFENDER LTX M/S
I replaced stock tires on my truck with these and they made the world of difference to my ride comfort. No kidding! They are probably the quietest tires I’ve ever tried. They stick like glue to the road on sunny days giving me excellent steering response. Cornering stability, braking, and acceleration are much better than I’d even expected. They also work well in rain. However, I felt they lost grip in snow several times. I’ve got 30,000 miles on them and it looks like they’ll last another 30,000 miles without any issues.
Posted by John (Wallingford, CT) / January 02, 20232020 Toyota Tacoma
5 of 5
Plenty of Grip
MICHELIN TIRES® - DEFENDER LTX M/S
I have had these tires for about a month and am very pleased with their performance on both dry and wet roads. No hydroplaning even in heavy rain! Hope they are as long-lasting as people say.
Posted by andrew (Jensen Beach, FL) / November 25, 20222021 Ford Bronco
5 of 5
Smooth Ride
MICHELIN TIRES® - DEFENDER LTX M/S
I bought a lifted F-150 and loved its aggressive look with 35s. However, I didn’t like its pretty rough ride. Believe it or not, but I installed these tires on my truck and got a much smoother and quieter ride! They provide plenty of good grip on dry, wet, and snow-covered roads. I have about 20K miles on them already and their tread still looks great. Think I’ll get twice more miles out of them. Now I know why they are so popular!
Posted by Charles (Belair, MB) / November 09, 20222017 Ford F-150
5 of 5
A Nice Upgrade from My Stock Tires!
MICHELIN TIRES® - DEFENDER LTX M/S
I have a 2021 Grand Cherokee Summit 4x4 (WK2 body-style) that came with Pirelli Scorpion Verde tires which lasted me roughly 11,500 miles before they started to get edge wear and wore down to ~ 35% tread, which is disappointing. I didn't have many name-brand tires for my tire size, which weren't all-terrain. After reading the reviews on a few options, including this one from Goodyear, I decided on these ones. They definitely were NOT inexpensive tires, but everyone that I talked to that had these particular tires really seemed to like them, myself included. The only thing I wish that these had which others from this brand have, is one side with white lettering on the tires which I think looks pretty nice. These, unfortunately, do not (as I think some older ones of these did) but all personal preference on that part. To their credit, CARID shipped them on a Monday, and I received them the next day with free shipping. I hope these last a long time with how much was spent, but I am glad to have brand new tires that are much better quality than the stock ones that my Jeep came with. Pros: Nice quality tires Minimal road noise Soft, comfortable ride Excellent (70,000 miles) tread warranty Beefier than the tires I previously had They are nice-looking tires Cons: These were a good bit more expensive than some of the other options I had, but I've learned that you do NOT skimp on tires, brakes, etc. No white wall letting as I was expecting (no biggie, really)
Posted by Alec (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) / October 16, 20222021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Questions and Answers

(10)
If you have any questions about this product, please don't hesitate to ask us. We will be happy to help you!
Question:
Is the Michelin Defender LTX M/S a 10-ply tire?
Posted by Customer / January 19, 20232022 Jeep Grand Cherokee
CARiD Answer:
It depends on the model. Some Defender LTX M/S tires have an E load range that means their durability is equal to 10-ply units. But there are also models with an SL and XL load range which corresponds to a 4-ply rating and a C load range which have a 6-ply rating.
Posted by CARiD Expert / January 19, 2023
Question:
Where are Michelin Defender LTX M/S tires made?
Posted by Customer / January 19, 20232018 Cadillac Escalade
CARiD Answer:
Michelin has its tires made in 26 countries, including the USA. The majority of Defender LTX M/S tires are manufactured stateside.
Posted by CARiD Expert / January 19, 2023
Question:
Are Michelin Defender LTX MS tires good in snow?
Posted by Customer / January 19, 20232021 BMW X5
CARiD Answer:
These are M and S tires, so you can expect good traction on both groomed snow and mud. Although they are neither snow-dedicated tires nor branded with the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol, they perform pretty well in packed and unpacked snow and even on ice. But surely, they cannot provide the same performance as the models designed especially for harsh winter conditions can.
Posted by CARiD Expert / January 19, 2023
Question:
Is the Michelin Defender LTX M/S a quiet tire?
Posted by Customer / January 19, 20232020 Chevy Silverado 3500
CARiD Answer:
These are quiet enough to drive on highways and city streets. Most drivers who have purchased and used them have only good things to say about their quietness.
Posted by CARiD Expert / January 19, 2023
Question:
What do LTX mean on Michelin tires?
Posted by Customer / January 19, 2023
CARiD Answer:
It means that these tires can be used on SUVs and light trucks.
Posted by CARiD Expert / January 19, 2023
Question:
Are Michelin Defender LTX M/S tires directional?
Posted by Customer / January 19, 2023
CARiD Answer:
No, they aren't. So you can rotate them in any direction.
Posted by CARiD Expert / January 19, 2023
Question:
How often should Michelin Defender tires be rotated?
Posted by Customer / January 19, 2023
CARiD Answer:
You should get them rotated every 6,000 to 8,000 miles or six months to ensure even treadwear for longer mileage.
Posted by CARiD Expert / January 19, 2023
Question:
What does M and S mean on this tire?
Posted by Customer / January 19, 2023
CARiD Answer:
The letter M stands for mud and the letter S stands for snow. This abbreviation means that a tire provides good traction in mud and packed snow.
Posted by CARiD Expert / January 19, 2023
Question:
How long do Michelin Defender LTX MS tires last?
Posted by Customer / January 19, 20232022 Ford F-150 Lightning
CARiD Answer:
They are known for long treadlife. Surely, their mileage depends on a number of factors including whether you frequently tow heavy loads or not and whether you rotate them regularly or not. Your driving style also matters. Based on user feedback, it is safe to say that they last from nearly 50,000 miles to over 70,000 miles. Some drivers claim that they have got almost 100,000 miles from them.
Posted by CARiD Expert / January 19, 2023
Question:
I need 4 18 inch white raised letter tires how much for 2012 Silverado pickup
Posted by Customer / September 15, 2022
CARiD Answer:
Hello, please give our Wheel & Tire department a call at 888.903.4350 for assistance
Posted by CARiD Expert / September 16, 2022
CARiD FacebookCARiD XCARiD YouTube ChannelCARiD PinterestCARiD Instagram
Inspiration Gallery
All manufacturer names, symbols, and descriptions, used in our images and text are used solely for identification purposes only. It is neither inferred nor implied that any item sold by CARiD.com is a product authorized by or in any way connected with any vehicle manufacturers displayed on this page.
CUSTOMER SERVICE
INFORMATION
CONTACTS