Floor Mats Showdown: Testing the Top Brands for Tesla Model Y


Tesla Model Y Floor Mats: 3D Maxpider vs Taptes vs Tesla 

Tesla Model Y Floor Mats:
3D Maxpider vs Taptes vs Tesla vs WeatherTech

Our team of Tesla owners reviewed four of the most popular floor mats for Teslas based on fit, coverage, performance, eco-friendliness, cost, ease of cleaning, warranty, odor and overall satisfaction. 3D Maxpider (Kagu) were the best Tesla Model Y floor mats overall, followed by Tesla brand, Taptes and WeatherTech.

Floor mats are an essential after-market purchase to protect your floors from rain, salt, snow, mud, dirt, spills and debris. If you’re a Tesla driver, you want all-season floor mats that fit perfectly, offer maximum coverage, stay in place, are easy to clean, are odorless and offer a fair price and warranty. 

What Floor Mats Did We Review?

Our team tested four of the most popular all-season floor mats (liners):

  • 3D Maxpider (Kagu All-Weather Custom Fit)
  • WeatherTech All-Weather
  • Tesla (made by WeatherTech 3D)
  • Taptes

Our Choice for Best Tesla Model Y Floor Mats

After extensive testing, all our Tesla drivers agreed that they preferred the 3D Maxpider (Kagu) floor mats. These mats outperformed across most categories, so we actually have them installed in our Teslas right now. If you like 3D Maxpider but want to save a little money (about 20%), then the Taptes floor mats are a reasonably good choice. 
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Our Expert Review

At EVehiclePro, we are real Tesla owners who give you real, expert advice.

How Did We Test the Floor Mats?

Our team of Tesla owners:

  • Compared 4 brands of floor mats (two front and one back seat/second row)
  • Drove our vehicles 6-7 days per week
  • Parked outdoors at least once a day 
  • Drove in a wide range of weather and seasonal conditions including rain, snow, sand and mud
  • Removed and rinsed floor mats once per season and as needed

How We Rated the Tesla Floor Mats

Our drivers were given 9 categories to evaluate the Tesla Floor Mats:

  • Appearance, coverage and fit
  • Performance
  • Eco-friendly/non-toxic
  • Cost (based on 2 front seat and one back seat floor mats)
  • Ease of cleaning
  • Absorbs road noise
  • Odor
  • Warranty
  • Overal satisfaction

Comparison of Tesla Floor Mats (Liners)

3D Maxpider
(Kagu)

Tesla 

Taptes

WeatherTech

Appearance, coverage and fit

Performance

Cost *

Average Price

Most Expensive

Least Expensive

Average Price

Ease of cleaning

Absorbs road noise

Best Road Noise Absorption

None

None

None

Warranty

3 years

Lifetime

30 Days

Lifetime

Overall satisfaction

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*Costs are for 3 floor liners (2 front seat and one back seat) for a Model Y

Jump To our Detailed Full Review

Full In-Depth Review of Each Floor Mat

3D Maxpider (Kagu) Review

Tesla Model Y Floor Mats: 3D Maxpider vs Taptes vs Tesla Tesla Model Y Floor Mats: 3D Maxpider vs Taptes vs Tesla 

Our team tested Kagu, the all-weather brand of 3D Maxpider floor liners. Read our complete review here.

Appearance, Coverage and Fit

The 3D Maxpider floor liners impressed us right away with their dark black carbon print design, making them appear sleek, rich and sporty.

They were firm yet flexible, and perfectly formed to our Tesla vehicles.

We liked that each mat was labelled on the back to make it easy to know exactly where each one went.

The mat slid right into place securely without having to tap it into place, smooth out gaps or attach it with screws or velcro. We were impressed by its high-grip, non-slip underside. We can see why the design is patented, as no other mat compared with the pattern. The backing didn’t leave marks and indents on the carpets, like other liners. 

Tesla Model Y Floor Mats: 3D maxpider
3D Maxpider Floor Mat Installed in a Tesla Model Y

It provided full coverage without gaps. We really liked the details — a slight imprint allows the accelerator to depress fully without the risk of catching or obscuring the pedal. The contour also follows the groove of the heel pad to minimize potential for slipping.

We liked that this mat provided full coverage for the area where the left foot rests. Other mats had a lower half rise where debris from shoes could still fall and collect onto the carpet.

Some people don’t like the 3D emblem on the mat. We actually thought it looked clean and distinguished itself from a generic looking liner. If you really don’t like the emblem though, it is possible to color over it with a black marker or remove the rivets and fill them in, but that will void the warranty. 

Performance

The company suggests these liners should last for years without cracking or curling — we believe it. Ours have retained their shape and fit so far.

Eco-friendly/Non-Toxic Materials

Kagu 3D Maxpider mats are made from layered foam and had no odor, right out of the package. We liked that the company adheres to rigorous California Prop 65 compliance standards that help keep drinking water safe. 

Tesla Model Y Floor Mats closeup of 3d maxpider
Closeup of the backing of the 3D Maxpider Floor Mat

Cost

For two front liners and a backseat liner, Kagu 3D Maxpider was well within the average cost of floor liners, and the second least expensive brand we tested. Only Taptes was cheaper. 

Ease of Cleaning

These mats were easy to remove, and cleaned up well with only a simple spray of water — no scrubbing or special products required. 

Road Noise

The layered foam is designed to absorb some of the road noise generated from the vibration of the tires. Our drivers felt that there was a slight improvement in interior noise, but we didn’t use the sensitive GRAS microphone equipment recommended for measuring cabin noise inside electric vehicles.

Warranty

Maxpider offers a three year limited warranty through authorized dealers.

Overall Satisfaction (Recommendation)

All our drivers loved 3D Maxpider (Kagu) floor liners and agreed that the fit, coverage, looks and ease of cleaning exceeded expectations.

What sets 3D Maxpider floor mats apart from other floor liners?

  • perfectly formed fit that retains its shape and accommodates accelerator and heel positions
  • offers the most complete coverage with fewest gaps
  • easy cleaning
  • may reduce road noise
  • high environmental standards

Tesla Brand (Made by WeatherTech 3D) Review

Our team reviewed Tesla’s own all-weather floor mats (made by WeatherTech 3D).

Appearance, Coverage and Fit

Initially, we liked the sleek vertical ridges on these liners that complemented Tesla’s performance pedals. We also thought the Tesla branding was subtle because it is moulded into the mat.

But once they were out of the package, our drivers found these mats to be thin and less comfortable under our feet than the other liners we tested. 

Tesla Model Y Floor Mats: Tesla
Tesla Brand Floor Mat Installed in a Tesla Model Y

There was very little coverage for where the left foot rests, leaving the underlying carpet potentially exposed to debris.

We also found these mats didn’t completely cover the sides of the footwell.

We were puzzled to find three small button sized inserts on the back of the mats, designed with a gripping surface similar to velcro. The rest of the backing was a smooth grid dotted with raised grips that offered some friction on the carpet.

Eco-friendly/Non-toxic Materials and Odor

These mats are made from thermoplastic elastomer, a blend of recyclable plastic and rubber. The materials are non-PVC, non-toxic and odor-free. 

Tesla Model Y Floor Mats backside of Tesla Mats
Back of the Tesla Floor Mat
Tesla Model Y Floor Mats closeup of tesla mats
Closeup of the backing of the Tesla Floor Mat

Cost

Tesla’s floor mats were the most expensive floor liners we reviewed  – by a significant amount. Although we liked the sleek look, we found their performance didn’t justify the high price.

Ease of Cleaning

These mats were hard to keep clean. The debris seemed to collect in the vertical ridges more easily than other designs.

Road Noise

Our team didn’t notice any difference in cabin noise with these floor liners.

Warranty

Tesla’s all-weather floor liners have a limited lifetime warranty. The company will cover shipping if the product was defective and is unused.

Overall Satisfaction (Recommendation)

Although the design was sleek and complemented Tesla vehicles, we were disappointed with the high price, limited coverage and backing of these floor liners.

What sets Tesla floor mats apart from other floor liners?

  • lifetime warranty
  • sleek Tesla design

Taptes Review

Tesla Model Y Floor Mats: 3D Maxpider vs Taptes vs Tesla Tesla Model Y Floor Mats: 3D Maxpider vs Taptes vs Tesla 

Taptes has tried to mimic the original 3D Maxpider floor mats, for drivers on a budget. 

Appearance, Coverage and Fit

When we took the mats out of the box, we noticed they were formed but seemed flimsy and flatter than the more rigid 3D Maxpiders. Because of this, they didn’t fit as well at first. While the 3D Maxpider liners stayed in place right away, we had to pat down the Taptes mats before they found their grip on the floor. Once we worked with them though, we didn’t have an issue with sliding. 

Taptes mats are generic-looking and have no distinguishing logo or emblem, which some people prefer.  They have a raised edge and are lightweight (half the weight of rubber mats). Like Maxpider, they also have a carbon fibre pattern. 

Tesla Model Y Floor Mats: Taptes
Taptes Floor Mat Installed in a Tesla Model Y

Our Model Y owner noticed a gap between the side wall and centre console that improved a bit once the mat settled into the vehicle’s contours.

The edging was satisfactory but not exceptionally well-made.

The back seat mat arrived folded, and the fold crease didn’t fully smooth out. One of our drivers also purchased the trunk mat and found that it bunched up due to a very poor grip. Even after storing heavy boxes on the mat, it never formed flush to the trunk.

Performance

With general use, the floor mat scratched and looked worn more quickly than other liners — but it did protect the carpet and underlying trunk bed.

Eco-friendly/Non-toxic Materials and Odor

Taptes are made from 100% recyclable materials and are odorless.

Tesla Model Y Floor Mats backside of Taptes mats
Back of the Taptes Floor Mat
Tesla Model Y Floor Mats closeup of Taptes mats
Closeup of the backing of the Taptes Floor Mat

Cost

The Taptes front and back seat package were the least expensive brand we tested. However, for a lower-quality knock-off, we were expecting to save more than 20% over the original 3D Maxpider liners. 

Ease of Cleaning

A major complaint about Taptes is that they show the dirt, don’t clean up well and look worn after a short period of time. After one winter, we all agreed that the mats looked old and faded, had debris that wouldn’t rinse off easily and didn’t perform as well as we’d hoped. One of our drivers indicated that she would want to replace the liners after 1-2 years, or get them detailed.

Road Noise

None of our drivers felt the Taptes mats reduced road noise.

Warranty

Taptes offers a limited 30-day warranty (from time of purchase) but no refunds after five days from the date of purchase. Customers may be responsible for shipping fees and a 20% restocking fee.

Overall Satisfaction (Recommendation)

Taptes offers a cheaper, lower-quality alternative for drivers on a budget. We could tell that the Taptes mats were of a lower quality than the Maxpider 3D and thought they were overpriced for the reduced quality. For us, the unfriendly warranty made this a “buyer beware” product.  

What sets Taptes floor mats apart from other floor liners?

  • No logo or branding, which some people prefer
  • Modestly cheaper 
  • Unfriendly warranty

WeatherTech Review

Tesla Model Y Floor Mats: 3D Maxpider vs Taptes vs Tesla Tesla Model Y Floor Mats: 3D Maxpider vs Taptes vs Tesla 

Our team chose a standard set of WeatherTech All-Weather floor liners to round off our review. With a wide range of opinions on this popular brand, we wanted to try them out for ourselves.

Appearance, Coverage and Fit

These standard WeatherTech All-Weather floor liners have a more rigid feel and are less flexible than Taptes, Tesla brand and 3D Maxpider, making them a little more challenging to fit and remove. One of our Tesla owners described them as feeling like “a hard plastic tray rather than a form fitted liner”. The standard mats didn’t sit as well as we’d like in the contours of our Tesla vehicles.

We didn’t like having to use retention grommets to secure the liner in place onto mounting posts. Other liners had non-slip backings that helped to secure the liners, and were easier to install.

We noticed small gaps in coverage, although over time, these eventually worked themselves out. Several customers have complained that the edges on the back seat liners curl after a few months, although we have not experienced that at the point of this review.

Performance

One of our drivers wore the same heeled boots frequently and noticed an indent formed in the liner under the accelerator. She also indicated that the WeatherTech liner was more slippery than the others when her shoes were wet.

Eco-friendly/Non-toxic Materials and Odor

These WeatherTech liners are 100% recyclable and made from recyclable thermopolyolefin or “advanced rubber”. The mats have a faint rubber odor right out of the package.

Tesla Model Y Floor Mats-backside of Weathertech mats
Back of the WeatherTech Floor Mat

Cost

WeatherTech was the second most expensive brand of floor liners that we reviewed. With the lowest ratings across almost all our performance categories, we were surprised that these cost more than our favorite Maxpider (Kagu) floor liners. 

Ease of Cleaning

We found these didn’t clean up all that well with water alone. WeatherTech recommends using a mild detergent and water, or their own products. 

Road Noise

Our team did not notice any decrease in road noise using these floor liners.

Warranty

WeatherTech has a limited lifetime warranty although products must be returned in the original box, and the customer is responsible for shipping costs. The warranty may not be respected if mats are purchased from an unauthorized reseller. 

Overall Satisfaction (Recommendation)

We weren’t overly impressed with the fit, coverage, cost or ease of cleaning of these standard WeatherTech floor liners.

What sets WeatherTech floor mats apart from other floor liners?

  • lifetime warranty
  • retention grommets

Comparison of Tesla Floor Mats (Liners)

3D Maxpider
(Kagu)

Tesla 

Taptes

WeatherTech

Appearance, coverage and fit

Performance

Cost *

Average Price

Most Expensive

Least Expensive

Average Price

Ease of cleaning

Absorbs road noise

Best Road Noise Absorption

None

None

None

Warranty

3 years

Lifetime

30 Days

Lifetime

Overall satisfaction

logos are the property of their respective owners and are used here for discussion purposes only

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*Costs are for 3 floor liners (2 front seat and one back seat)

Conclusion: Best Tesla Model Y Floor Mats

After extensive testing, all our Tesla drivers agreed that they preferred the 3D Maxpider (Kagu) floor mats. We actually have them installed in our Teslas right now. If you want to save a little money (about 20%), then the Taptes floor mats are a reasonably good choice. 

How to Choose the Best Floor Mat for your Tesla

In certain circumstances, any one of these floor liners may be a good fit for you and your Tesla.

Here are a few questions to help you choose the best floor mats for your Tesla vehicle! 

Do you prefer brand names and the Tesla logo?

If you’re loyal to the Tesla brand and want to display their logo, Tesla’s liners (made by WeatherTech) offer a sleek, branded look that complements your vehicle and performance pedals. You will pay more for the Tesla design, and we feel you will compromise a bit with coverage, the backing and ease of keeping clean.

Do you prefer a generic-looking mat with no visible branding?

If you don’t want to see any branding on your mats, choose a generic-looking floor mat like Taptes. We do feel you’ll get a better mat with 3D Maxpider, but some people don’t like the white emblem. 

What climate do you drive in?

If you drive through four seasons and your vehicle is exposed to salt, water, mud or snow, consider 3D Maxpider for their excellent coverage, fit and ease of cleaning. Taptes also offers decent coverage but doesn’t clean up quite as easily. 

A temperate climate with little rain and minimal debris would do fine with any of these mats. WeatherTech can get slippery with rain, so would do better in dry climates, especially if drivers wear heeled or smooth-soled dress shoes.

Are you on a budget?

If you’re on a budget, consider Taptes, which costs about 20% less than the original 3D Maxpider, and 40% less than the Tesla brand liners. Taptes floor mats don’t have the quality of Maxpider, but they do the job. Budget seekers can try Taptes (beware of the unfriendly warranty) or stick with the overall best performer, 3D Maxpider and use a coupon code. We were actually so impressed by 3D Maxpider that we arranged a $10 off coupon for our readers! $10 off Code: EVPRO3D10

Tesla Model Y Floor Mats: 3D Maxpider vs Taptes vs Tesla 

How important is a good fit?

We all want good fitting mats, but we found 3D Maxpider (Kagu) mats are exceptionally well formed to Tesla’s contours, fit well to the sidewells and console, and stay in place securely. In our opinion, 3D Maxpider was the best overall performer for fit and coverage. Their trunk liner also fit well right out of the package. 

Is cabin noise important to you?

If reducing cabin noise is important, you may find 3D Maxpider’s layered foam your best choice. Our Tesla drivers found that it modestly decreased road noise from wheel vibrations. Our drivers noticed no difference with the other three mats we tested.

How important is a warranty?

If a lifetime warranty gives you peace of mind, Tesla’s floor liners may be your top choice. If the mats are defective, Tesla covers shipping. WeatherTech also offers a lifetime warranty but mats must be returned in their original box, customers are responsible for shipping fees and you must purchase from an authorized retailer. 3D Maxpider offers a 3-year warranty through authorized dealers. We think Taptes has the most unfriendly 30-day warranty, with customers responsible for shipping and restocking fees and near-unreasonable time limits. 

FAQs

What’s the difference between floor mats and floor liners?

Although most people simply use the term “floor mats,” technically there is a difference between mats and liners. Floor mats are flat, light, offer minimal protection for carpets, can slide around under your feet, but are easier to remove and shake out. Mats are best for temperate climates without snow, mud, salt or heavy rain. 

Floor liners are all-season and have a fitted form with raised edges to provide more protection for carpets. They are heavier than mats and have greater non-slip protection, ridges to collect rain, snow, salt and spills and provide superior coverage for underlying carpets.

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