The 2nd row is great. Really great fitment overall. Good coverage also that goes under the front seats. Doesn't block any vents or anything. Some pics of how far it reaches under the front seats:
Utilizes the stock locking clips as well to keep it secure.
Overall very very satisfied. I was really set on getting the weathertech because through the years their 3D liners have always been considered the "top of the line" But it is significantly more costly. I was ready to spend that money seeing as this is a $40K+ new vehicle, whats $200+ bucks. Also why I wanted this "laser" or "3d" however you want to call it floormats and not just the generic walmart mats.
I've seen weathertech 3D mats before, not for the Pilot but another vehicle. And in comparison they feel the same in terms of quality. They can flex despite looking stiff. They do have some grip on the surface. Perhaps why they felt spikes on the underside was not necessary. I'm aware that Husky I belive has a similar product that does have spikes, but I believe they dont utilize all the stock locking points which was unacceptable to me at this price range. Theirs does seem more heavy duty and industrial looking. I was skeptical at first with these Maxliner mats but these are absolutely great for the price and huge savings over Weathertech. Surprised how weathertech has not been able to sue Maxliner as they are really similar. The design is also pretty clean looking not overly crazy with pattern. Matches the flow of the interior of the Pilot. The fit is pretty darn great. Some few spots that had me question why they didnt just match the ends (example the 3rd row). Some areas where it meets the edge leave some small tiny opening and not fully touching but maybe they will get better overtime as the heat and stepping on them allow them to become more flat.
You definitely dont want to install them over your stock floormats. I guess you can and it will work, but I dont believe youll be able to utilize the locking hooks to keep them in place so they might move around more. They do feel more cushion if you do so if you like that kind of thing. But how its done feels good, doesn't feel like the floor is anymore stiff/hard without the original carpet mats underneath.
No it does not cover the entire dead pedal, see pics i posted above.
I have a touring awd with black interior. and I got the black color of the maxliner mats. its not a total match the pics you can see. but diff light conditions might make it look more off, but its a pretty close match. in person flows well.
For those still on the fence, there really isn't a reason to. really great product and cheaper than the weathertech. Not really sure why one would pick the weathertech at significantly more price over these other than brand recognition.
The Husky liners are more industrial, more/better coverage i believe. but again might not flow well in terms of asthetics for your vehicle. does have spikes underneath for keeping them in place, but strange the 2nd row and front passenger side dont utilize looking clips. only driver front. might be more price?