Are you overwhelmed by the number of floor mat options out there?
You’ve probably read on forums or Facebook Groups a wide range of opinions about which floor liners are the best – WeatherTech or Husky. Everyone has their own opinion, and it just comes down to what’s available for your vehicle and personal preference.
I’ve created this guide to help you decide between WeatherTech vs Husky floor mats.
Hope this helps! If you have any questions, feel free to text our team at 281-761-6097.
P.S. I added an extra contender into the race – MAXpider floor liners. I think you will like them — if the carbon fiber style suits you, you should consider these as well.
Our Comparison of WeatherTech vs Husky
What are WeatherTech Floor Liners?
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 car and truck applications. The popularity of WeatherTech mats is impossible to deny.
These car floor mats also come with a lifetime warranty.
“I have these in my Porsche, mustang, and Titan. There are many other brands out there; however, these are the best fit. You do get what you pay for!”
– Steven K.
- Built in water channels keeps water away – WeatherTech floor mats sport channels that carry liquids to a lower reservoir, saving your carpets from unwanted spillage.
- Laser-measured for perfect fitment in every vehicle – WeatherTech boasts a laser-beam engineered fitment process, thereby guaranteeing that your mats will be a completely perfect fit to your car or truck. With raised lip edges, it will be difficult for anything to get past its protection.
- Available for almost any vehicle – WeatherTech floor liners are made for almost every modern vehicle on the road, meaning you are almost guaranteed to find an option for your car or truck in black, gray or tan.
- Price is more than the others – WeatherTech is the gold standard in floor liners, and the price matches this standard. Although, I personally think it’s worth the investment to protect your factory floors from damage, moisture, etc. It can pay itself off when it’s time to sell your car or truck.
Check out this video to see WeatherTech in action…
“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.”
What’s unique about WeatherTech floor mats?
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.
They are made to be heavy duty, so they will last as long as you own your vehicle.
Who wins, in a WeatherTech vs Husky match up?
In a WeatherTech vs Husky line-up, WeatherTech wins for the sole fact that their floor mats are made for almost every vehicle on the road, and are available in colors black, gray and tan. While Husky floor mats also have a lot of vehicle applications, they don’t have as many as WeatherTech.
What are Husky Floor Mats?
Husky Liners has been around since 1988, so they know a thing or two about floor mats. Ask any Husky Liners floor mats 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 WeatherBeater floor mats also boasts laser-scanning technology to ensure a perfect fit in the front and rear of your car.
“Great product. Fit perfect, looks great and did not cost as much as the other brand.”
– Thomas S.
- Better traction with raised nibs – Husky WeatherBeater floor mats have a proprietary backing system that feature raised nibs. This further makes sure that your mats stay in place.
- Limited lifetime warranty – the Husky liners floor mats are really designed to last, and the company puts their word behind it. This floor mat set will last you for as long as you own your vehicle. If you need assistance with your lifetime warranty, please contact us.
- Deeper water channeling – With raised edges and channeling, your spills and messes will stay on the mats where they belong.
- Made in the USA – helps support American manufacturing and jobs, and provides extra assurances to the quality.
- Not as many vehicle applications – Husky Liners are mainly made for the most popular vehicles, especially trucks and SUVs. They do not make these for as many vehicles as WeatherTech does, so it’s possible these will not be available for your vehicle.
- Not as many color options – While Husky Liners do make their mats in black, gray, and tan, many applications are available in only a single color – black. While the vast majority of people purchase black liners, if you are specifically looking for gray or tan, it’s possible WeatherBeater will not have an option for you.
Check out how Husky floor mats hold up to dirt…
“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.”
What’s the difference between Husky Liners and WeatherTech?
The main difference between Husky Liners and WeatherTech floor liners is price. While most WeatherTech sets run at $197.90 for the front & rear sets, many Husky sets can be found at just $128.95.
Another difference is availability. WeatherTech makes these for more vehicles than Husky Liners, so many times the WeatherTech option is the only option available for your vehicle.
Beyond that, it comes mainly down to personal style preferences. Both WeatherTech and Husky are highly trusted brands and both come with a limited lifetime warranty.
What are MAXpider 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.
“Perfect fit and perfect look. Will hold all the weather you bring into your car on the mat with it’s lifted sides. Compared to weathertech, which are good, Maxpider are Outstanding! Flexible material is so much better than the hard plastic of weathertech. Maxpider are the absolute best! I love them!“
– Nancy M.
- They look very luxurious – all due to the minimalist design and carbon fiber print on top. These look especially great in luxury vehicles and sedans, but are also durable enough for trucks and SUVs with heavy usage.
- They work like a tray – if you get a spill, it’s easy to take them out and dump the spill out in your trash can. They do not flop and are not flimsy. This helps contain spills, which makes these clean up much, much easier.
- The price is very reasonable – the MAXpider floor liners are priced very reasonable, normally sitting in the middle range between WeatherTech and Husky Liners.
- They have a velcro-like bottom – this gives the floor mats incredibly strong traction, without creating dents in the carpet like nibs might.
- The driver’s side has a heel pad – this gives the driver a little extra padding and comfort under their heel
- There aren’t a lot of vehicle applications – MAXpider is a newer company, so they are mainly focused on newer model vehicles. This is great news if you have a new vehicle, but if you have a vehicle older than 2010, chances are you’ll need to go with WeatherTech or Husky Liners.
- There is limited inventory – it takes a lot of money to hold inventory for thousands of vehicles and in 3 separate colors, which is difficult for a newer company to do. As a result, outside of the most popular vehicles, these floor liners have frequent stock shortages. This is especially true with newer vehicles when there is a surge in demand.
Watch one of our customers review these liners!
@DÆrik, over 65,000 YouTube subscribers
“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”
What’s unique about MAXpider floor mats?
First, the carbon fiber print on top makes MAXpider floor mats unique. Not only does it look luxurious, but it also helps to scrape mud and grime off your feet. The carbon fiber top is also easy to clean.
Second, MAXpider mats also have a unique anti-skid backing that helps to prevent skidding and sliding. This anti-skid backing closely resemble velcro, which gives them a lot of hold. For traction, factory anchor devices are also used (where applicable).
Finally, these mats also have a small heel pad on the driver’s side, which gives the driver a little extra comfort.
Who are MAXpider mats best for?
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 text us at 281-761-6097 if you’re looking for a specific application, and we can let you know when it’s scheduled to come back in stock.
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.
How does everything compare?
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.
|Feature||WeatherTech DigitalFit Floor Liners||MAXpider Kagu Floor Liners||Husky Liners WeatherBeater Floor Liners|
(Front & Rear Set)
|Backing System||Factory Anchors||Anti-Skid Material|
|Material||High density tri extruded material|
|3 layer with a rigid core||Flexible elastomeric material|
|Warranty||Lifetime Warranty||3 Year Limited||Lifetime Warranty|
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.
Are there any other options?
Yes, there are 3 other options you may be interested in:
- Lloyd NorthRidge Floor Mats
- Available for nearly every vehicle on the road since 1942
- Much cheaper than other options, though it does not have raised edges
- Available in several different colors
- Husky X Act Contour Floor Liners
- The X Act Contour is a custom fit floor liner that is mainly made for trucks and SUVs
- Feels more squishy under the feet
- Great for barefoot drivers
- X Act Contour Floor Liners are similar to WeatherBeater, just a little more squishy under the feet
- Husky Heavy Duty Rubber Floor Mats
- These car mats are a heavy duty option, made for heavy boots, contractors, etc.
- Made to withstand work boots and extra abuse
The difference in these mats is mainly in the purpose – who they are made for. These are non-standard mat options made for contractors, or people with old/rare vehicles.
If you have a modern vehicle and just need weather floor mats, the Husky Liners WeatherBeater, WeatherTech DigitalFit Floor Mats, and the MAXpider will all provide you with the best fit.
If you have unique needs, such as fitment for a rare vehicle or need something heavier duty, you may find one of these additional 3 options better suits your needs.