Husky vs WeatherTech vs MAXpider Floor Mats

So, you’re trying to decide between WeatherTech vs Husky floor mats, and you want to know what the difference is.  We’re going to save you a long read and tell you something up front: the truth is, there isn’t much difference between WeatherTech and Husky. They are both weather floor mats, so if you’re just looking for something that’s easy to clean, contain spills, will stay put, and has a lifetime warranty – either option will work.

The short of it: WeatherTech is the most popular with the applications for almost every car, but Husky comes in at a lower price point.

Well, we’re going to throw a wrench into your question and also offer one more option: MAXpider rubber mats.  Although MAXpider is a new contender, their fit is also similar to Husky Liners floor mats and WeatherTech floor liners.  The difference between these car floor mats is that the top has a carbon-fiber like print that makes them really unique.  The downside is that these floor mats aren’t available for most make and model vehicles, unlike the WeatherTech floor liners.

When you’re looking at a premium rubber floor mat set, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the choices out there. The WeatherTech DigitalFit Floor Liner, Husky Liner WeatherBeater floor liner, and the MAXpider KAGU Rubber Floor Liner are all top-of-the line candidates that each offer their own take on how to best protect your vehicle’s flooring.

WeatherTech Car Mats installed

About WeatherTech Floor Mats

You’ve probably watched at least one of their commercials or seen one of their billboards (especially if you’re in a weather prone area).  WeatherTech is easily the most marketed floor mat brand, and it’s easy to understand why. WeatherTech practically invented the modern custom fit floor mat, bringing it to market to a large range of vehicle applications. The popularity of WeatherTech mats is impossible to deny.

WeatherTech floor mats sport channels that carry liquids to a lower reservoir, saving your carpets from unwanted spillage. WeatherTech boasts a laser-beam engineered fitment process, thereby guaranteeing that your mats will be a completely perfect fit to your vehicle. With raised lip edges, it will be difficult for anything to get past its protection.

What’s unique about it? WeatherTech mats are made with a proprietary custom-blended TPO material, which boasts benefits such as durability & wear-resistant but remains flexible under extreme temperatures. WeatherTech mats are made in the USA and come with a lifetime limited warranty. These mats are flexible and heavy, and work like a tray.

In a WeatherTech vs Husky line-up, WeatherTech usually wins for the sole fact that their floor mats are made for almost every vehicle on the road, and are available in colors black grey and tan.  While Husky floor mats also have a lot of vehicle applications, they don’t have as many as WeatherTech.

WeatherTech floor mats come with a lifetime warranty. They are made to be heavy duty, so they will last as long as you own your vehicle.

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“WeatherTech floor liners fit perfectly to the contours of the vehicles floors and offer complete protection of the front, back, and even up the sides. Liquids and debris are contained by a raised lip and channeled to a specifically designed reservoir by ridges and channels in the surface of the liner.”

MAXpider car mats installed

About MAXpider Rubber Floor Mats

A newer entrant to the market, MAXpider floor mats are receiving high praises and are quickly escalating in market share. Like the others, MAXpider features raised edges to help contain your spills, are custom fit with a rubber material and provide an extensive range of protection for your floors.

What’s unique about it?  MAXpider KAGU mats have a carbon fiber-like print, the design allows you to easily scrape mud and grime off your feet, helping to contain it and prevent it from going elsewhere. MAXpider mats also feature a proprietary anti-skid backing that helps to prevent skidding and sliding, although factory anchors may be used as well. These mats also sport a small heel pad on the driver’s side and come with a 3-year limited warranty.

This is the best mat if you are looking for an option that looks elegant, a bit refined, and more luxurious than its counterparts.  The downside is that these frequently go out of stock, so please contact our customer service if you’re looking for a specific application, and we can let you know when it’s scheduled to come back in stock.

Yes, we threw MAXpider as a wildcard in this WeatherTech vs Husky line-up, but we think they are worthy of your consideration.  These liners are most comparable to the Digital Fit line, though they look a little bit less rugged than its counterparts.

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“You can see, it even covers the dead pedal here which is kind of nice… it does have these [heel pads] on the driver’s side which is really nice… how it provides some extra protection where you will sit your heel or your foot… that is a nice little bonus”

Husky WeatherBeater car mats installed

About Husky WeatherBeater Mats

Husky Liners has been around since 1988, so they know a thing or two about floor mats. Ask any Husky Liners owner, and they will probably tell you they’re a customer for life. Coming in at a lower price-point than its counterparts on the market, Husky liners floor mats also boasts laser-scanning technology to ensure a perfect fit in the front and rear of your car.

What’s unique about it?  WeatherBeater mats feature a proprietary backing system of raised nibs, to make sure your mats stay in place. The only premium mat set that is so confident in their product, Husky Liner offers a Limited Lifetime Warranty. With raised edges and channeling, your spills and messes will stay on the mats where they belong. Made in the USA.

So, what’s the difference in WeatherTech and Husky Liners?  Well, Husky offers a price that is a bit lower than its WeatherTech counterpoint, so this is the best option if you’re trying to save a little money.  The downside is that Husky Liners aren’t available for as many vehicles as WeatherTech is, so you may not even have the option to purchase Husky floor mats for your vehicle.  If you have a new, popular vehicle, then there is likely a Husky Liners floor option for you.

Husky Liner Floor Mats are made in the USA.

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“Husky Liners WeatherBeater floor liners are sporty and rugged. And they’re precision measured to perfectly fit the interior of your floor board offering you the ultimate in protection. Since 1988 Husky Liners have been proudly made in the USA.”

WeatherTech vs Husky – How Do I Decide?

It really comes down to the following factors when deciding between WeatherTech and Husky Liners, or even MAXpider if we’ve convinced you to consider it:

  • Which mats are available for your vehicle? Your selection may automatically narrow down if only 1 or 2 brands have mats available for your vehicle.  Click here to check.
  • Do you already have a brand preference? If you have prior experience with Husky Liners or the Weather Tech DigitalFit floor mats and were fully satisfied, it probably makes sense to stick with that brand.
  • What is your price point? The price points for the mats vary, so if your decision is based solely on price, you may decide that the WeatherBeater mats are just what you need.

Comparison Chart

For comparison purposes, take a look at the chart below. Data is modeled from a 2012 Chrysler 300 Sedan at the time this was written, so it is subject to change without notice.

FeatureWeatherTech DigitalFit Floor LinersMAXpider Kagu Floor LinersHusky Liners WeatherBeater Floor Liners
Price
(Front & Rear Set)
$187.90$151.09$128.95
Colors AvailableBlack, Gray and TanBlack, Gray and TanBlack, Gray and Tan
Custom-FitYesYesYes
Raised EdgesYesYesYes
Liquid ChannelingYesNoYes
Design/Printn/aCarbon Fibern/a
Backing SystemFactory AnchorsAnti-Skid Material
Factory Anchors
Raised Nibs
Factory Anchors
MaterialHigh density tri extruded material
Rubberized Thermoplastic
3 layer with a rigid coreFlexible elastomeric material
WarrantyLifetime Limited3 Year LimitedLifetime Limited
ShippingFree ShippingFree ShippingFree Shipping
Ordering OptionsFind Your SetFind Your SetFind Your Set

In the end, you can’t go wrong with any of the 3 options. All boast features that do a great job at protecting your vehicle’s floors.

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What about the other options?

We only compared the most popular options above, because honestly – those options are what most of our customers are interested in.  We do sell other options made by these brands – shown below:

  • Husky X Act Contour Floor Liners
    • The X Act Contour is a custom fit floor liner that is mainly made for trucks and SUVs.
  • Husky Heavy Duty Rubber Floor Mats
    • These car mats are a heavy duty option, made for heavy boots, contractors, etc.
  • WeatherTech All-Weather Floor Mats (semi-universal fit)
    • These car mats live in the gray area between “universal” and “custom”.  There are a couple hundred car floor mat options, and fitment is determined by the “best fit available”
  • WeatherTech All-Vehicle Floor Mats (universal fit)
    • This car mat is a true universal option. It’s probably the best option for universal mats, but it’s nothing like the WeatherTech DigitalFit floor liners.  Keep in mind, this universal mat will not fit perfectly.

The material on each of these are roughly the same, the difference is more in the purpose of the mat.  All are still easy to clean, come with a multi-year warranty, and have free shipping.

We hope this helps you narrow down a set of car floor mats.  As we mentioned before, the first step is to just see what’s available for your vehicle.  From there, you can narrow down by preferred color, and then select your favorite car floor liner from there.

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To see everything else these brands offer, check out our WeatherTech, Husky Liner and MAXpider brand guides.  Each of these brands sell a wide variety of other products, and our guides break down all of the other accessories available. 

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