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I have the Honda OEM High Wall Mats, they were included with the purchase of my new 2019 Pilot Touring. Material is nice, and actually I have no complaints about the passenger, 2nd and 3rd row fit and coverage, but the driver's position is a big fail in terms of coverage and want to replace it (since most brands come in at least a 2-piece set, it will be both front mats I guess).

I would really like something with a reasonably thick "rubber" type of material that is flexible and durable; and also a tight fit around the upper lip edge so that there are no gaps.

I've read many of the threads on mats and a lot of reviews on Amazon and other forums, and Have come up with the following options:

1) 3D MAXpider Kagu Rubber

https://www.amazon.ca/3D-MAXpider-Custom-All-Weather-Select/dp/B06X9SRXVQ/

Pros: from the reviews they seem to fit very well with no gaps to let sand and debris through.
Cons: it seems that the thin top layer delaminates from the body within about a year, so durability is not good.

2) Husky WeatherBeater

https://www.huskyliners.com/WeatherBeater-Floor-Mats/2019/honda/pilot/submodel/touring

Amazon link for reviews:

https://www.amazon.com/Husky-Liners-Front-Floor-Touring/dp/B0189ZN02C

Apparently not many pros, Ratings are pretty meh on these. It is hard to tell exactly what the material is, but it doesn't appear to be rubber, many refer to it as plasticy.

Also there are numerous complaints on Amazon of poor fit with lots of gaps against the door jamb, and also the center console near the gas pedal.

4) MaxLiner Product Sku: A0200

https://maxliner-usa.com/a0200-b0200-c0200-d0200-e0200-c.html

These also appear the be the same as "Smartliner by Max Liner" on Amazon (same SKU):

https://www.amazon.com/SMARTLINER-Floor-Liner-Black-2016-2019/dp/B01E4HU572/

And the full set on Amazon for a larger number of reviews:

https://www.amazon.com/MAXLINER-Custom-2016-2019-Passenger-Models/dp/B01E4HU7P2

Ratings are pretty good, many people say it's an "Excellent Fit" like a glove, but the few pictures I saw posted don't necessarily prove that - I saw gaps along both edges, and there are a few reviews stating same, that there are some larger gaps.

The material is reportedly hard plastic, not rubber, there are a number of complaints about that. Seems to be the main thing people complained about somewhat consistently.

5) oEdRo TPE All-Weather Guard

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07P85HCYS/

Not a lot of reviews (only 11) but they are all positive. These are made of TPE (Thermo Plastic Elastomer), which is a combination of plastic and rubber. It's supposed to be more supple than plastic with a lot of rubber qualities, but cheaper to manufacture.

Otherwise not a lot of useful info to compare.

6) Weathertech

https://www.weathertech.ca/en/honda/2019/pilot/floorliner-digitalfit/pilot-seating-3/8-passenger/

Can't seem to find any listings on Amazon with reviews for these. But they are the most expensive, and on some other threads on this board seem to be highly recommended.

But there doesn't seem to be any real confirmation w/photos of the fit and whether these too have gaps. That being my primary concern, I don't really want to pay a significant price premium for these if they are still going to have gaps that let sand and grit and salt through.

...In fact, in this "official" Weathertech installation video, they install about a half-dozen different styles into different brands of cars, and while the guy says "perfect Weathertech fit" after every installation, I don't see that... I see gaps all around every edge on every single one, and they ll seem to be harder and more plasticy than I would have expected. So these don't really seem to "look" any better than the MaxLiner.



So... can some folks with real world experience and additional photos please chime in here to help with making a purchase decision on these?

Many thanks!
 

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This just in as another alternative:

7) Husky X-Act Contour


These are the heavier/thicker shape molded but flexible rubber mats that I was really looking for.

Currently not showing as available for the 3rd gen pilots... BUT, I sent customer service and email asking about them and they responded yesterday that they are in production right now and expected to be available for purchase and shipping by late November.

The reviews and comparisons on these are really good, and they look exactly like what I had in mind, instead of any of the other "stiff formed plastic" options available. So personally I will be waiting on these. Husky CS was kind enough to put me on a waiting list and will email me when they are available.

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This just in as another alternative:

7) Husky X-Act Contour

These are the heavier/thicker shape molded but flexible rubber mats that I was really looking for.

Currently not showing as available for the 3rd gen pilots... BUT, I sent customer service and email asking about them and they responded yesterday that they are in production right now and expected to be available for purchase and shipping by late November.

The reviews and comparisons on these are really good, and they look exactly like what I had in mind, instead of any of the other "stiff formed plastic" options available. So personally I will be waiting on these. Husky CS was kind enough to put me on a waiting list and will email me when they are available.

Cheers
We just bought an EX-L. I was also looking into purchasing weather mats as well. Have you considered the Honda OEM?
 

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I'm using Maxliners. I like them. They fit perfectly and have the high wall to contain water or whatever. I only have first and second row, but will get the rest. They're cheaper than Weathertech. Cost me $135 for both rows.
 

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We just bought an EX-L. I was also looking into purchasing weather mats as well. Have you considered the Honda OEM?
I have the Honda OEM high-walls - the dealer threw them in with the vehicle purchase. Actually the passenger, 2nd row and 3rd row are great, no complaints, but the driver's position is a huge fail with no coverage under the gas pedal or at the dead pedal. If they hadn't fubar'ed that I would be quite happy with them overall.

If you could buy just a single mat I'd only replace that one. But have to buy at least a pair, so I'm going with the Husky X-Act Contours for the 2 front positions once they are available in November.
 
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