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Default Weathertech vs. Tuxmat Review

I bought a set of Weathertech floor mats for the wife's Mazda3 and was all ready to buy another set for the Q50. I took another look at the Tuxmats and decided to get them instead. I've installed them both and these are my observations.

Cost for 1st and 2nd row set:

Weathertech - $180
Tuxmat - $210

Advantage: Weathertech


Materials of Construction:

Weathertech - High Density Tri-Extruded plastic. These are a single layer design that is fairly rigid.

Tuxmat - These have a three-layer construction. The top layer is PVC. The middle layer is ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) which is basically a foam rubber-like material with enduring vertical structure and pliability. The bottom layer is anti-skid cloth.

Both constructions are waterproof. The three-layer Tuxmat will provide better sound insulation though. The Tuxmats are more flexible but once either are in place, I think that's immaterial. The Tuxmats have a rubberized heel pad on the driver's mat and have more pronounced anti-skid ridges than the Weathertech mats.

Advantage: Tuxmat


Fit and Finish

Weathertech - Excellent fit with no creasing or extraneous material. No interference with pedals. The front mats have snap-on fittings for the retention posts.

Tuxmat - Excellent fit with no creasing or extraneous material. The front mats do not have snap-on fittings for the retention posts. The driver side mat has a retention hook that has to be located properly and inserted into the carpet. The mat snaps onto the hook and you turn the hook's tab to lock the mat in place. Tuxmat also supplies clips and Velcro to use to secure edges, if necessary.


The biggest difference between the two is that the Tuxmats cover more vertical surface around the edges than the Weathertechs do. The Tuxmats also look better IMHO with their stitch-finished edges and texturing. When I installed the Tuxmats in the 2nd row, it first appeared that they were too tall on the rear seat side but I figured out that the material was to be tucked in under the rear seat and it fit fine. The Tuxmats simply cover more than the Weathertechs do and look better doing so. I only used one clip to secure a portion of the driver's mat so it would lay flush on the console side.

Advantage: Tuxmat


Avedis' Pick: Tuxmat FTW! Yes, they are more expensive and either mat will be vastly superior to the OEM POS all-season floor mats that Infiniti sells. However, from an appearance, fit and coverage standpoint, I have to say that the Tuxmats are superior to the Weathertechs. They get the Avedis Seal of Approval.
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Anyone want to buy a set of Q50 all-weather floor mats? PM me.

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Good information and overview. Would be great if you share some pics!

I have been using the WeatherTech and they are alright. Not perfect, but do the job.

I have been wondering also about this alternative, which has a similar WeatherTech design, but better materials (I think).
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I think I posted pics. Tuxmats win big time! Oh, I have my OEM all weather mats 4sale too. Lol They SUX
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I suppose I could post some pictures but black on black will make it hard to see. The respective websites have some good pictures of the mats by themselves and one can see the differences readily.

The mats you posted appear to be like the Weathertech mats except they have two separate mats for the second row. I prefer the one-piece coverage myself. They don't have the side coverage that the Tuxmats have either. They are less expensive though.

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Too bad they only come in black.

I bought that weather tech sunshade, it's one of the best I've ever used. But I don't use it now, because of the dashcam I put in.

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Are you comparing the Weathertech "floor liners". The serious winter mats?

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I paid $20 for a full set of weathertech waterproof liners including the trunk. Love them so far.

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Are you comparing the Weathertech "floor liners". The serious winter mats?
I am comparing the floor liners. Weathertech's all-weather floor mats won't fit any year Q50. Besides they provide no side coverage and are more like the OEM all-weather mats. No thanks.

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Default Weathertech vs. Tuxmat Review

I am considering a knock off version of tuxmat and see how it fits.

Edit: i have both oem (q50) and weathertech (on another vehicle). I like oem better than weathertech. My oem all-weather mat is not the newer (2018) variant. So i thought i should try something like the tuxmat for a change.

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