Since the grey carpet Honda floor mats are no longer available for the '09 CR-V from the Honda parts dealers (other than a few individuals who were gouging prices on eBay), I shopped for a while and finally decided on some I found at @carid
, made by Lloyd. These are the Velourtex
, and I wanted mats only for the front.
They arrived last week and to say they are a disappointment is an understatement.
First, you can order these in one-piece or two-piece configuration. Since OE is two-piece, I went with that...only to find out after
receiving them that the driver's side mat does not cover the middle section of the floor, like the OE. The OE mats also have snaps to attach the passenger's mat to the driver's, and with that middle section missing, there is no way to snap the two together. They really need to photograph the actual mats you are getting--I found this to be very misleading.
Second, they claim the carpet pile is 7/16". These are nowhere near
7/16". The whole mat itself, with backing, is just over 1/4". I was expecting something more plush, or at least as plush and thick as the originals.
Next, I ordered them with embroidered logos, thinking I'd add a nice touch to the mats. The embroidery itself is nice. But, the driver's side is embroidered on the mat crooked, and does not line up with the logo on the passenger's side. It's not glaringly obvious, but you can tell when looking in through the driver's door that the logos are "off" from each other.
I also did not expect colors to match up exactly, but the grey on these mats is a slightly brownish grey.
The real kicker is that I'm stuck with these, as they make it clear there are no returns for custom fit items. (These are made to order for your vehicle.)
Just wanted to put this out there, that it's still better off to find a set of original OEM mats. I won't have rubber mats in any vehicle I own, so I guess I will have to go back to searching for the correct mats.