Tesla Model 3 All Weather Floor Liners Review
Updated: Dec 10, 2020
Protecting your Model 3 floors from the elements
As with all car accessories, floor protection is a very personal decision. While carpet mats are included with Model 3 vehicles with Premium Interior option (at the time of writing), sometimes owners want additional coverage that will help protect the floor from mud, rain, snow, and other elements.
Since we like keeping our floors protected as much as possible, we were interested in testing out floor protection options directly from Tesla.
Tesla actually sells 2 different all weather options in the Tesla Shop:
Model 3 All Weather Floor Liners for $195 USD
Model 3 All Weather Interior Mats for $145 USD
This article will focus on the more protective (and expensive) Model 3 All Weather Floor Liners which were made available as an option in the Tesla Shop in the second half of 2019.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX
Inside the box, you will find 3 liner pieces:
There were instructions included in the box, but installing the All Weather liners was fairly straightforward and can be completed within 5 mins.
We recommend pushing back the front seats while installing the driver side and passenger side liners, and also pushing forward those seats while installing the rear seat liner. This will give you some extra room to properly align the velcro pads on the liners with those on the floor to secure them into place.
While both products are made from the same thermoplastic elastomer material with grid pattens crafted by Tesla’s Design Studio, there are a few features that immediately differentiate the “All Weather Liners” from the “All Weather Interior Mats”:
Higher vertical walls
Single liner piece covering flooring in 2nd row
Coverage of Dead Pedal
EXPERIENCE WITH PRODUCT
Overall, we were very pleased with the performance of these liners during our first winter with the Model 3.
In disclosure, we are very cautious owners and try to take decent care of our Tesla vehicles. We try to minimize the amount of water/dirt that ends up in the interior in the first place. What little remains generally stays safely on the liner surface, since we don’t accelerate or turn aggressively enough to have the winter soup spill over the vertical walls of the liner.
Of course, experience with the product may vary depending on your driving style and vehicle entry and exit habits that may differs from ours.
What we liked:
In comparison to the All Weather Interior Mats, the Liners provided significantly more protection especially in 3 key areas:
High vertical side walls of liner relative to All Weather Interior Mats
Single piece construction for rear seat liners
Protects ‘dead pedal’ area on driver side
Great fit and aesthetic design
Velcro pads to keep product firmly in place
From real world testing in snow intensive winter, the liners held up well to conditions
First party product available on Tesla site
What we didn’t like and other considerations:
More expensive than competing products in market
Owners who find they need the extra protection will not have a lot of complaints about the liners, which are the best option available on the Tesla shop. While no product can ever completely protect the floor from the elements, the Tesla All Weather Liners while more expensive were our favourite option to date.
The Tesla Model 3 All Weather Floor Liners can be found on Tesla Shop for $195 USD. We’re always in the process of reviewing and/or looking for competitive products and will keep you posted on our testing. If you have had an opportunity to try this product out or any similar products, let us know your thoughts below.