Buying a new set of car floor mats is a great way to give your car a spring cleaning—without the elbow grease. Summer road trips are right around the corner, which makes it the perfect time to toss those old mats mucked up with winter salt and mud stains and start fresh. And, with so many top-quality, reasonably priced options on the market, there’s no need to go the expensive route and get them from the dealer. Whether you’re looking for bargain mats for a quick makeover or want to spend a little more on an all-season set, here are our top recommendations for the best of what’s out there.
What to Consider
Car floor mats come in universal sizes that can often be trimmed to fit, and there are also custom mats designed for a specific vehicle’s make, model, and year. Rubber mats are generally more popular because they’re waterproof and more durable than carpet, with deep grooves and wells to keep water, mud, and other debris off your footwell, but they don’t look as sleek. Both typically have an anti-slip surface on the underside, and some go the extra mile with snaps or clasps to keep them in place. If you like the idea of rubber mats but are sensitive to chemical odors, a few brands have BPA-free options in their lines. You’ll find mats sold in sets, ranging from two to five pieces.
How We Chose
Every car floor mat we feature below has a customer rating of four stars or more. Our selection includes universal-fit styles for cars, trucks, and sedans, from practical, all-weather rubber mats to colorful options for jazzing up your footwell. We also offer mats across price points, from downright cheap to higher end, and cover sets ranging from two to four pieces.
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The All-Weather Mat
Armor All All-Season Car Floor Mats
If you’re looking for a basic high-quality all-season car floor mat with a universal fit, these are an excellent choice. Made by Armor All, a company that’s been in business for more than 50 years, the mats feature deep treads, durable construction designed to prevent cracking and curling, plus a trim-to-fit perimeter to customize fit. The mats are also available in two- and three-piece sets, and in lighter and heavier weights.
The Heavy Duty Mat
Motor Trend FlexTough Car Floor Mats
These floor mats from Motor Trend can handle mud, leaves, and other tough debris to keep stains and water off your car’s carpet—plus they hose down well for easy cleaning.
The deep center section is designed to trap all the muck, and despite their heavy-duty construction, the universal fit mats are made from soft rubber, so they’re still trim-to-fit. Rubber teeth on the underside will hold them in place, too.
Best Cheap Option
OxGord Luxe Car Floor Mats
This bargain option doesn’t have a universal fit, but if the size fits your needs they’re a solid deal from a top brand, for about $15 at the time of this writing. The polypropylene carpet maps feature rubber spikes on the bottom and are stain-resistant, plus they come in nearly a dozen neutral tones to match your car’s interior, along with a couple eye-catching animal prints. Several customers say that they’re a good value and some note the quality is better than expected for the price.
Our Value Pick
OxGord Tactical Car Floor Mats
The quality and durability of these rubber car floor mats is considerably higher than the option above, reflected in the price point. They’re also from OxGord, and while they’re considered custom-fit, you can trim them along the prefabricated lines to contour to your car’s footwells.
The mats are waterproof and stain-resistant, with rubber grippers on the bottom and deep traction grooves on top to collect water and mud and prevent slipping. They’re available in beige and gray in addition to black, and airing them out prior to use is suggested.
A Step Up
FH Group Car Floor Mats
These universal-fit rubber car floor mats feature tall outer ridges to prevent water from leaking onto your footwell’s carpet, and they’re a customer favorite, with an average 4.5 stars from more than 10,000 reviewers.
The mats are waterproof and stain-resistant, plus they have heavy nibs so they won’t slide around. There are a handful of two-color options available, with bright hues and neutrals on the heel pad and a contrasting black border.
For Trucks and SUVs
Armor All Truck/SUV Rubber Car Floor Mat
If you have a truck or SUV, these rugged, all-weather car floor mats from Armor All are specifically designed for larger vehicles and built to last. The heavy-duty rubber mats are trimmable and have deep treads, plus they’ll stay put on your footwells thanks to a large orange anti-slip claw on the underside. Several customers report that they’re durable and easy to trim.
For Less Odor
Motor Trend BPA-Free Car Floor Mats
While not completely odorless, these BPA-free car floor mats from Motor Trend are less noxious than some other brands on the market and a smart bet for anyone sensitive to chemical smells. The all-weather three-piece set is made from latex with an anti-slip nibbed backing and includes two front mats and a single mat that spans the backseat’s floor. It comes in beige and slate gray in addition to black and works for cars, trucks, and SUVs.
For Smart Cars
Genuine Smart Ribbed Carpet Floor Mats
These low-profile ribbed carpet mats are specifically for Smart Cars and customers rave about them. The two-piece set gets an average 4.7 stars, and it comes with an installation kit with anchor screws to attach them to the floor. The mats are fairly heavy so they won’t bunch up. There’s also Velcro on the bottom to prevent them from curling at the edges.
One reviewer says: “If you have a smart car, be smart and get the original mats, you will not regret it.”
The Colorful Mat
FH Group Monster Eye Car Floor Mats
If you’re looking to jazz up the footwell, these colorful rubber car floor mats will do the trick. The set includes two mats for the front and two for the back, and they’re available in seven hues, plus black. Deep grooves around the edges trap water and there are rubber teeth underneath so they won’t slip around. The driver and passenger mats are narrower than some others, but you can trim them to fit if they’re too large.
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