: 2012 SRX Factory Floor Mats



classiccars
09-14-11, 04:02 PM
O.K. we just picked up our new 2012 SRX luxury AWD.

Great so far. Still learning about all the stuff.

The question I have is with the front pass. floor mat. It doesn't seem to fit correctly. If the mat is lined up with the shape of the floor, the upper left part of the mat hits the center console vent area. About 3 inches over lap. I'm not sure if the mats shapes are different for a FWD vehicle vs. an AWD vehicle. How does everyone's mat look? Do the "All Weather" mat fit better then this?
Thanks Ken
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wag 42
09-14-11, 04:24 PM
We had the same issue. Just push on the lower part of the console-it slides with ease...

TheCaptain
09-14-11, 08:24 PM
Or you could just get a set of Weather Tech's. :D

2011_SRX
09-14-11, 11:57 PM
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I trimmed my WeatherTech mat to fit around the "console vent". After close examination I discovered it is not a vent. This "vent" is a solid piece of plastic, purpose unknown.

wag 42
09-15-11, 08:42 AM
The Cadillac stock ones fit fine-it's is just where the front part of the console ends up from the factory. Like I said, it has tons of play and moves with ease...

smiley47
09-15-11, 09:48 AM
I hope the mat quality is improved for 2012 over the 2010 mats. They are thin and flimsy.

cvettr/cts-v
09-15-11, 01:19 PM
could it be there to keep side of shoe marks off? I feel the factory all weather are a joke. Use that money towards weathertech or it's compettitor.

2012SRX
09-15-11, 01:46 PM
I read somewhere it is a door for fuse access...looks like it can be pulled off/open. My mat fits perfectly...aligned to the right side flat part of the floor, and then the left goes up against that left console panel. I could easily move that panel left-right, if it were necessary. Or could even tuck left side of the right mat under the panel, if needed.

sube5186
09-15-11, 03:34 PM
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I trimmed my WeatherTech mat to fit around the "console vent". After close examination I discovered it is not a vent. This "vent" is a solid piece of plastic, purpose unknown.

Looks like you did a fine job with trimming. I can't believe WeatherTech didn't take that into consideration when they designed the floor liners. Maybe they didn't bother because they knew it was just a "dummy" fake vent, but it would still look shabby if it was covered.


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11RavenBlack
09-16-11, 09:31 AM
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I trimmed my WeatherTech mat to fit around the "console vent". After close examination I discovered it is not a vent. This "vent" is a solid piece of plastic, purpose unknown.

It is a cover for the instrument panel fuse block. Can be easily removed. I accessed it to hard wire my radar detector.

:pow-mia: Never Forget

classiccars
09-16-11, 10:57 AM
Update: Yes, the little "vent" panel is just a cover for the fuse box area. I popped off that cover and looked around behind the side kick panel cover. That large kick panel wasn't pushed in all the way, and a mounting push clip wasn't in the correct place. Once I fixed the plastic clip, I was able push the panel in so the mat fit. Thanks for the help.

2011_SRX
09-16-11, 11:57 AM
Looks like you did a fine job with trimming. I can't believe WeatherTech didn't take that into consideration when they designed the floor liners. Maybe they didn't bother because they knew it was just a "dummy" fake vent, but it would still look shabby if it was covered.


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Thank you. I took some time to decide whether to cut my nice new mat, but it did appear shabby. I thank each of you for informing us on the true purpose of this cover.

SRX312
09-16-11, 07:53 PM
I bought the Cadillac SRX all weather floor mats for my 2012 SRX and they fit perfectly. They are high quality with nice grooves to trap water, dirt, and melting snow. The left one has two holes to anchor them to the stems in the vehicle floor. The right one has one hole to anchor it. They are designed to be flexible since the floor is not level. It has kind of a hump in it and the mats lay perfectly to the left and right of the hump...per their design. I have had Weathertech mats on a different vehicle and they are wonderful. The Cadillac SRX all weather mats are probably not as good...but I think they do the job...and no trimming is required. They have a nice logo on them too. The rubber material seems to be of high quality and again...like that they are flexible to lay over that hump in the floor.

sube5186
09-17-11, 11:07 AM
I bought the Cadillac SRX all weather floor mats for my 2012 SRX and they fit perfectly. They are high quality with nice grooves to trap water, dirt, and melting snow. The left one has two holes to anchor them to the stems in the vehicle floor. The right one has one hole to anchor it. They are designed to be flexible since the floor is not level. It has kind of a hump in it and the mats lay perfectly to the left and right of the hump...per their design. I have had Weathertech mats on a different vehicle and they are wonderful. The Cadillac SRX all weather mats are probably not as good...but I think they do the job...and no trimming is required. They have a nice logo on them too. The rubber material seems to be of high quality and again...like that they are flexible to lay over that hump in the floor.

I have these as well. At the time I purchased my car, WeatherTech didn't make them for the 2nd Gen SRX, and winter was already here. The Caddy mats are super heavy duty (very thick) soft, pliable quality rubber. They stay soft and flexible even in extreme cold as well. Even one of the service techs who'd never seen them before commented on how nice they were. I like them. I'm still trying to figure out the purpose of the slit in the front passenger's mat. I put a piece of wax paper under just the slit area to protect the carpet.

Keep in mind WeatherTech makes floor "liners" and floor "mats". The liners are molded and are a harder plastic instead of rubber. They also have tall edges. Personally, I like a softer rubber because of the superior grip. I'm not saying either is better. It's just a personal preference. I think the liners are for more extreme weather or for those who transport people who seem to put their feet everywhere except the mats.



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angelaliza
10-13-11, 02:19 PM
I just picked up my all weather floor mats from the dealer (for 2012 SRX) and I feel as though they are not the right ones. Does yours have a U-shaped split through the upper middle on the passenger side front? I'm worried they gave me some from a different model car altogether.

sube5186
10-13-11, 03:29 PM
I just picked up my all weather floor mats from the dealer (for 2012 SRX) and I feel as though they are not the right ones. Does yours have a U-shaped split through the upper middle on the passenger side front? I'm worried they gave me some from a different model car altogether.

Yes. Here's what they should look like. As far as I know, the floor dimensions for the 2012 should be exactly the same as the '10 and '11 models, so they should all use the same mats. What is it about the fit that makes you think they're the wrong mats?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2010-2011-CADILLAC-SRX-Premium-All-Weather-Floor-Mats-Front-Ebony-19172258-OEM-/230685224796?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item35b5e92f5c


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angelaliza
10-13-11, 11:15 PM
Yes. Here's what they should look like. As far as I know, the floor dimensions for the 2012 should be exactly the same as the '10 and '11 models, so they should all use the same mats. What is it about the fit that makes you think they're the wrong mats?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2010-2011-CADILLAC-SRX-Premium-All-Weather-Floor-Mats-Front-Ebony-19172258-OEM-/230685224796?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item35b5e92f5c


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yes, mine look exactly like the picture (the one shown on the left is actually the passenger mat). I worry about winter salt staining the carpet because of the U shaped split and the mats don't seem long enough. Also, it would be good to find a way to cover the driver side left foot rest--cadillac should have made the plastic footrest considerably longer.

Marc NY
10-14-11, 06:36 AM
yes, mine look exactly like the picture (the one shown on the left is actually the passenger mat). I worry about winter salt staining the carpet because of the U shaped split and the mats don't seem long enough. Also, it would be good to find a way to cover the driver side left foot rest--Cadillac should have made the plastic footrest considerably longer.I agree with your comments the driver's side coverage is short and when I rest my left foot sometimes I place it on the carpet and mat and lighter carpets will show dirt very easily ... that being said I still like those Cadillac factory mats for normal usage!

If you are concerned about stains then I would recommend getting the Weather Tech for full winter coverage only and then go back to those mats for normal non snow weather use.