How Much Does It Cost to Wrap an SUV?


November 13, 2022

How Much Does It Cost to Wrap an SUV?
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Let’s be real: the first question you’re going to ask if you want to wrap your SUV is, “what’s it going to cost to wrap my SUV”? Money matters!

When you’re thinking about changing the look of your SUV, there are options. You could paint, you could wrap it in vinyl, or you could add decals. But what’s the best bang for the buck? What are the benefits and drawbacks?

Let’s explore the important facts about wrapping an SUV. How much does cost to wrap an SUV? Why should I even bother with professional installation? Read on!

What Is The Price Of An SUV Wrap?

The cost of an SUV wrap will start at about $650 for a small, partial wrap, and from $2,500 and upwards for a full wrap. These price ranges are based mainly on the amount of ‘impact,’ or the amount of coverage you’ll have on your car.

SUV wraps are created by first printing the wrap, then installing it on the SUV in one our temperature controlled installation bays across the country.

That’s why the amount of coverage is so important to determining the cost – less coverage, less printing less labor. But don’t forget – more coverage means more labor, but so many more eyeballs staring at your designs on the road!

What is an SUV wrap?

SUV wraps are simply a type of vinyl decal that can be applied to the entirety of an SUV or just a portion of it in order to change its color or to add images, text, or branding to the vehicle’s body. 

Vinyl vehicle wraps are not permanent. While they can last 5 to 7 years with proper maintenance, all wraps and decals can be applied to an SUV and removed at any time without damaging the underlying paint.

Our team at National Car Wraps has had the opportunity to wrap all kinds of SUVs and crossover vehicles, including but not limited to:

  • BMW X3
  • Chevrolet Tahoe
  • Ford Explorer
  • Honda CR-V
  • Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Kia Sportage
  • Mazda CX-5
  • Toyota RAV4

No matter what you are looking to include in your SUV wrap, whether it’s images, designs/patterns, text, metallic, shiny, or matte colors, etc., our team of in-house graphic designers can help you create the ideal wrap for your vehicle, wants, and budget. 

All of our custom vinyl wraps are printed in one central printing facility using the latest technology on the highest quality 3M vinyl products. We offer wraps with a special UV protection layer to prevent the wrap from being damaged by sun rays and extreme weather.

Wrapping SUVs by Size

At National Car Wraps, we have wrapped SUVs of all shapes and sizes. The cost to wrap an SUV will largely depend on the size of the vehicle. Below we have broken down SUV wraps by common vehicle sizes so that you can get a better understanding of how much it may cost to wrap your specific SUV:

Compact SUVs (Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Kia Sportage): starting at $2,500 for a full wrap

Mid-Size SUVs (Ford Explorer, Toyota Highlander, Mazda CX-5): starting at $3,000 for a full wrap

Large SUVs (Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Escape): starting at $3,500 for a full wrap

Extra Large SUVs (Jeep Grand Cherokee, BMW X6): starting at $4,000 for a full wrap

Additionally, how much vinyl you use will greatly impact the cost. For example, a full wrap will cost significantly more than a logo decal and some lettering across the rearview window.

You can also opt for a partial wrap, which can cost as little as $750.

So how much vinyl wrap do you want or need?

How Much Vinyl Wrap Do You Need?

The cost of your SUV wrap will be impacted by the amount of vinyl needed to complete the project. The larger the SUV, the more vinyl is required and, therefore, the higher the cost.

Ultimately, if you’re wrapping your SUV to better advertise your business, go with a head-turning, complete makeover full wrap! The more eyeballs you attract, the more you’ll see the leads pouring in.

We don’t recommend going cheap on the amount of wrapping, because the investment is well worth it – wrapped vehicles average an eye-popping 70,000 views per day!

Is It Worth It To DIY?

As with any home improvement or car customization project, you may be tempted to try to save some money by doing it yourself. We do not recommend this for a number of reasons. 

First, vinyl car wraps are not easy to install. If you have never done it before, it is very likely that you will make mistakes that will cost you more in the long run. 

Second, vinyl car wraps must be installed correctly in order to look their best and last for many years. If they are not installed properly, they will start to peel and bubble, which can damage your paint job. 

Third, vinyl car wraps are not cheap. If you make a mistake during installation, you could end up wasting a lot of money. Finally, if you are not happy with the results of your DIY vinyl SUV wrap, you will likely have to pay someone to redo it correctly anyway.

Quality and Other Price Factors

The cost of your SUV wrap will also be impacted by the quality of the vinyl used as well as any additional features or embellishments you may want to add to your wrap. For example, if you want to add a company logo or some other type of graphic to your wrap, this will cost extra. 

If you are looking for a high-quality vinyl wrap that will last for many years, we recommend using Avery or 3M vinyl. These wraps are more expensive than lower-quality alternatives, but they are worth the investment.

To learn more about how much it costs to wrap an SUV, or if you are interested in one of our other car wraps or services, please contact us today!

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