I live in a desert & have dash mats in all our vehicles for the same reason, as well as to protect the dash. Tried a few different ones, but the ones I've found to work & look the best are the SuedeMat from Dashmat. Visit Site
I purchased my sixth DashMat product for the Miata.
I had great service from the mats in OTMs, including
one still in my Protege. This one I got in the "suede"
material, and I like it very much. It isn't the heavy
and thick, carpet-like material, rather a relatively thin,
yet classy-looking suede finish. I have had it almost
two years now, looks brand-new. Visit Site