I recently purchased a full set (Driver, passenger, and rear) of WeatherTech DigitalFit FloorLiners. They are near full protectant mats for the stock carpet. They are very durable towards water, snow, dirt, and mud, having channels and reservoirs built into them to aid in capture. I purchased them directly from the manufacture, and received them very quickly. The cost was $169+ shipping which brought the total to $187. Here is what I think of them.
Packaging - 10/10
They arrived in a large box custom fit for the mats so that none had to be bent abnormally. Each one was wrapped in plastic as well. Additionally, a care guide for the mats was included.
Installation - 9/10
This part was fairly easy. You want to remove all the floor mats in place and vacuum all your carpets to remove any dirt or debris, this way your not grinding the dirt into the carpet with the new mat that is supposed to be protecting it. They are easy to line up and pretty much just snap into place. I think something mentioned them being labeled for position, but I was able to see which went where.
The most difficult part was snapping in the clips that hold it in place. As you see in the picture, the clips installed on the car from factory that hold the stock mats from moving are protected to prevent water and dirt from getting through onto the mat. Because of this, you are not able to see exactly where they line up. It is only made difficult because they were tough to clip in, so it was hard to tell if it was just being tough, or not lined up properly. To look at the good of this, at least it wont just slip off.
Quality - 9.5/10
These are sold as top-of-the-line quality mats for the automobiles. I purchased them because of the care I put into my car on a daily basis. The extra protection these offered and the love for rubber floors mats I developed from my last truck caused me to invest in such a product.
The product itself is very good. The material is nice, not like rubber at all. They have more of a plastic feel to them, which is attributed to what the manufacturer calls High-Density Tri-Extruded (HDTE) material. They are fairly rigid, yet still very limber, almost a little too much though. They are thinner than I was expecting, but thats not a bad thing. With your feet on them, they feel comfortable. The material is not slippery, although I have not tested that out when wet or muddy, but it does not seem as though they would be. The channels and reservoirs look as though they can really hold some water, and the high walls further this impression. The quality overall is good, and my only complaint would be the lack of rigidity. This applies to mostly the front mats and the back mats a little.
For being laser measured mats, I was expecting a slightly better fit. Now, this is not to say that the fit is bad, its actually incredibly good, however, as they main thing that the company touts being how accurate the fit is, I was expecting a little more. Im probably being very harsh because of the cost and my high expectations for this product.
Rear - 10/10
The back part fit great. This is where I think the mats really shined. They line up perfectly and provide lots of protection for the carpet. Everything lines up good, right against the edges and seat track. The mat is perfectly sized to go over the hump and not have any slack or extra build-up.
Front - 4/10
The front mats (notice I don't say liners, because they are not really full liners) are both good. I wish that the drivers side extended up behind the pedals further and also closer to the seat. Anyone who is tall and keeps the seat back will have a small area that is left unprotected. The drivers side comes up the sides well, leaving only a small spot by the false pedal with any defect. It just does not seem to line up as perfectly as the rest here. The passenger side fits well, no issues there, besides the lack of coverage provided. I do wish both extended a little further forward and a little further back. Other than that, I am pleased with the fit.
Overall I would rate the product a 7/10. They are good and do exactly as the say they claim, however I do feel as though a few things could have had some minor improvements. Still I would recommend these to anyone who does not mind spending a little extra and really cares for there car. There are other options out there, so I would recommend seeing what is available and what best suits your needs.
My Malibu Family:
- 2016 Malibu Premier 2.0T - 4% Tint, all windows, Debadged, Metallic Black painted emblems
- 2013 Malibu LTZ - 5% Tint, all windows, K&N Air Intake system, all Interior/Exterior bulbs switched to LED, Tinted taillights
- 2008 Malibu LTZ - 20", 8k/3k HIDS, Exhaust, Cold Air Intake, 8% Tint
Old Truck: 2011 F150 Twin Turbo
- Electric dump, Intake, 10,000 lumens of Rigid LED lights