We are looking to replace the horrible Bridgestone RE92s that came on our '11 Yaris before a road trip in December. They hydroplane terribly and the car's traction control and ABS get set off constantly when it's wet, even when driving calmly.
Michelin has replaced several of their non-performance lines with this tire and the Defender is what Costco has in the car's size (185/60/15). It did well in the tests at TireRack but when I looked at it in person at Costco it felt like it had a super-soft, roly-poly sidewall. I am not looking for something with super high performance but we don't want glacial steering response, either (this is for my better half's car).
Any feedback? I was planning to put Pilot Exaltos on it but apparently they have been discontinued everywhere.