When it comes to floor mats, I’ve long been a fan of the WeatherTech DigitalFit floor liners. They’re sturdy, they fit well, and they provide great coverage. But they weren’t available when we bought our Highlander…
I was thus forced to consider the alternatives. Yes, my Highlander came with standard (carpet) floor mats, but I wanted something a bit more weather-proof. I thus turned my attention to Toyota’s all-weather floor mats.
All-weather floor mats
When I ordered them, they were so new that I couldn’t find full details. I was hoping for a four piece set, with two mats for the front and then single, full-width mats for the 2nd and 3rd rows.
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But when I saw the shipping invoice, it referred to six pieces. Uh-oh… The good news is that they turned out to be (almost) exactly what I wanted.
As you can see below, there are two mats for the front, two pieces that fit edge-to-edge in the 2nd row, a single mat for the 3rd row, and a small piece that goes between the 2nd row captain’s chairs if you have them.
This isn’t a perfect solution, as the coverage isn’t as good as what you’d get from a true floor liner. Rather, there are slight gaps around the edges. I’d also prefer a single piece in the 2nd row, but these will do for now.
Custom floor mats
In the long run, I’ll likely replace them with the WeatherTech DigitalFit floor liners (or maybe something from Husky or MaxLiner), though I’m not sure how long it will be before any of those options are available.
In the mean time, you can get the Toyota mats on Amazon for around $80 with free shipping. That’s not too bad for an interim solution.