I was initially thrilled to find out my 2017 Ford Explorer Platinum comes with the official Ford all-season floor mats. However, after three years of use from the previous owner, they started to distort on the sides, allowing pebbles, dirt, and grass to accumulate beneath the mats.
Fed up with the distorted floor mats, I decided it was time for a change. I opted for:
YITAMOTOR Floor Mats
I chose YITAMOTOR because of the numerous positive reviews about their fit and the fact that they are more affordable than some competitors. Additionally, their 2nd row floor mats cover the middle divider, unlike the OEM floor mats. The installation was smooth, and the mats fit perfectly with no gaps.
Maxliner 3rd row floor mats
Unfortunately, YITAMOTOR doesn’t make 3rd row floor mats for my 2017 Ford Explorer, so I went with Maxliner The combined cost of YITAMOTOR and Maxliner mats was still cheaper than other brand name sets. The Maxliner 3rd row floor mats also fit seamlessly and partially covered the plastic piece in the middle aisle.
Rear third row
I like how it partially covers the plastic piece in the middle isle.
In conclusion, I am very pleased with both the YITAMOTOR and Maxliner floor mats. They fit perfectly and were easy to install. I am unsure if it is common for rubber floor mats to distort over time, like the original OEM mats, but I hope these new mats hold up better. If they do start to distort, I will provide an update on their performance.