Vehicle WrapPricing Calculator

Looking to get a quick cost idea for your car wraps? This quick calculator will give you the numbers you need to start planning your vehicle branding!
Please note: pricing is not exact. Use this calculator to get a general idea of wrap pricing, then contact us to get an exact quote for your car wraps.


Enter the square footage of each side below. Example: measure the height and width of of the rear, multiply the height x width, and your total is the square footage of the rear. 

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Don't want to measure? Simply enter one of these numbers into any of these fields above to show an approximate price for a full wrap:

Sedan: 230 sq ft • Pickup truck: 275 sq ft • Minivan: 300 sq ft • SUV: 250 sq ft • Cargo van: 450 sq ft

Use smaller sq footage for a partial or half wrap. Example: 100 sq ft for a sedan.

Why We Don’t Show One Exact Price

Cars come in a very wide variety of shapes, models and specifications. Just one type of Ford Transit van can come in tens of sizes, depending on the year it was made and the exact body style.

That’s why we can only provide accurate pricing on a per job basis, since every vehicle make and model involves unique printing and labor.

The price range gives you an idea of cost, but bear in mind that these prices are not exact and can be more or less than indicated here.

How To Correctly Calculate The Cost Of Vehicle Wraps

Did you know that a vehicle wrap can generate as many as 70,000 impressions every day? We’ve wrapped hundreds of vehicles, and we know that a quality wrap is a great way to promote your business, show off your personal style, or even protect your vehicle’s paint job.

But how much does it cost to wrap a vehicle? And why is a vehicle wrap so expensive? Our team of industry pros spilled the details so you feel confident and ready to calculate the cost of your car wrap.

How Much Does It Cost To Wrap A Vehicle?

The cost of a vehicle wrap varies depending on several factors, such as the size of the vehicle, the type of wrap material used, and the complexity of the design. A full wrap for a small car could cost anywhere from $1,500 and up, while a full wrap for a large truck could cost upwards of $2,500.

Partial wraps or decals are less expensive and typically range from $500 to $2,000.Car wraps can last at least 9 years, and at National Car Wraps, they are guaranteed for 5 to 7 years.

How To Calculate The Cost of A Car Wrap

To calculate the cost of your car wrap, you need to take into account the following factors:

  • Size of the vehicle – The larger the vehicle, the more wrap material is needed, which increases the cost.
  • Type of wrap material – There are several types of wrap materials available, such as vinyl, cast vinyl, and calendared vinyl. Each has its own price point and level of durability. Virtually all car wraps offered by National Car Wraps is printed using 3M vinyl, the leading material for vehicle wraps in the U.S.
  • Complexity of the design – A simple design with a few colors and finishes is less expensive than a complex design with multiple colors and patterns.
  • Installation costs – The cost of installation varies depending on the complexity of the job and the experience of the installer. Installation also tends to cost more in big cities, like New York or Chicago, where cost of living and, thus cost of labor is higher.

Why Is A Vehicle Wrap So Expensive?

Vehicle wraps are expensive because they require a significant amount of labor and material. The process involves designing the wrap, printing it on vinyl, cutting it to size, and installing it on the vehicle. The wrap must be installed with care to ensure it looks professional and lasts as long as possible.

Additionally, high-quality wrap materials are expensive. They need to be durable enough to withstand the elements and daily wear and tear yet flexible enough to conform to the curves and contours of the vehicle.

Lastly, installation is a crucial part of the process. It requires skill, experience, and specialized tools. A poorly installed wrap can lead to air bubbles, peeling, and premature fading.

So while car wrapping may seem “so expensive” because of the cost of materials and labor, when you take into account customization and value, it’s really quite reasonable!

Car Wraps Pay Off In A Huge Way. Get Started Today!

A vehicle wrap is an investment that can add value to your vehicle and make it stand out from the crowd. While it may seem expensive upfront, a high-quality wrap can last up to five years, providing you with a cost-effective advertising solution or a stunning personal statement.

Reach out for your custom quote today. National Car Wraps offers turn-key services, from graphic design to fleet wrap coordination country-wide. And we always deliver the quality and professionalism you expect. Get started today!