Car and SUV designers didn't just tack on a trunk or rear cargo area for nothing. This important part of your vehicle lets you carry all of life's cargo, little and big. If you use your car or SUV to haul anything, from groceries and pets to luggage and tools, then you need a Cargo Mat or Trunk Liner. These liners protect your investment, secure your cargo, and even help you add some extra style to your vehicle.
Read on to acquaint yourself with the different styles of Cargo & Trunk Liners and find out how to choose the best liner for your needs.
- What Do Cargo Mats & Trunk Liners Do?
- Cargo Liner Styles
- How To Choose The Best Trunk Mat For Your Vehicle
You've probably seen these rugs or rubber liners in the back of many different vehicles. Why are so many different kinds of drivers using these mats?
Protect Your Cargo Area From Stains & Damage
No matter what you carry in your vehicle - whether it's groceries, landscaping supplies, or the family dog - your trunk or SUV cargo area gets a lot of action. That also means there are plenty of opportunities to ruin your factory carpet. Spilled dirt, muddy pet paws, and sharp tools can stain, tear, and mat down your stock carpeting, compromising your clean interior and lowering your vehicle's resale value.
With a Cargo Liner in the back of your SUV or trunk, you can shield your carpet from stains and tears. Our All-Weather Cargo Mats completely block spilled liquids, while durable Carpet Cargo Liners resist tears and scuffs. Even if you haul the messiest cargo daily, the factory carpet on your trunk or cargo floor will look pristine - and when the time comes to sell your vehicle you won't have to make any compromises.
Cover Up Existing Damage
Not everyone drives a brand-new car or SUV. Perhaps your cargo floor or trunk is already stained and torn up from years of use and abuse. Cargo Liners for SUVs and Trunk Liners for cars are the easiest way to hide damaged carpet. In fact, they give your floors a whole new face. By simply laying a Cargo Liner from Avery's or Lloyd Mats down you can refresh your interior while protecting it from further damage.
Protect Your Cargo
By laying down a Carpet Rear Cargo Mat you add an extra bit of padding and softness to your trunk or SUV floor, making it even safer for your fragile cargo. Plus, many of our All-Weather Cargo Liners such as the Lloyd Mats RubberTite feature a textured design that provides extra traction to keep your gear from sliding. You can even take cargo security to the next step with the Nifty Cargo Logic Cargo Mat. This liner includes four "Cargo-Loks" that attach anywhere on the carpet, acting like a barrier to keep your cargo upright and in place. No matter how much or how little you haul, a Cargo Mat provides versatile protection for your stuff.
Add A Touch Of Custom Style
Cargo Mats are a pretty utilitarian auto accessory, but that doesn't mean they can't also look good. Our Carpet Cargo Mats like the add a plush, luxurious look and feel to your car or SUV. With certain Lloyd Mats Cargo Liners like the Ultimat Cargo Mat you can even add custom embroidery or logos to make your trunk or cargo deck truly unique. Sports fans, take note: we also offer cargo mats with team logos like the Fanmats NBA Cargo Liner, which comes emblazoned with your choice of Officially-Licensed NBA team logos so you can show off your allegiance.
Cargo Mats & Trunk Liners come in two main styles, each with their own benefits. Let's take a look at how you can protect your interior.
All-Weather Cargo Liners
Muddy shoes, greasy tools, and coolers full of ice are no match for the durability and water resistance of All Weather Cargo Liners. These mats are crafted from tough plastic and rubber, making them stand up to just about anything you throw at it. Plus, because they're molded they can take on any shape for a super-precise fit and total floor coverage. Wade Cargo Mats and WeatherTech Cargo Liners are digitally-designed to match the shape of your floor, while the Husky Liners WeatherBeater Cargo Mat features a custom-tailored design that hugs every curve and contour of your trunk or rear cargo area. Because they're made from molded plastic, All-Weather Cargo Mats are also easy to clean. Simply remove them from your vehicle, hose them off, and put them back in place once dry.
Carpet Cargo Mats
If you're looking to protect your floors while maintaining a softer feel and more stock look, go with a Carpet Cargo Liner. These mats are made from high-quality nylon or poly blend carpet that's often treated to resist stains and spills. With a Nifty Catch-All Cargo Mat you can enjoy the durability and raised-edge spill containment of a cargo liner with a plush carpet look and feel. Carpet Cargo mats for SUVs like the Intro-Tech Designer Cargo Mat are available in a wide range of colors to match or accent your interior, and many Lloyd's Mats Cargo Liners can be custom-embroidered so you can fully customize your look.
We offer over 30 different Cargo Liners and Trunk Mats, which can seem like a lot to choose from. So how do you find the right one for your needs? Here are a couple of factors to consider.
Your Cargo Needs
Helpful Tip: Take the guesswork out of shopping for a cargo mat! On our Cargo Liners category and product pages, use our Vehicle Selector to pick your exact year, make, and model. We'll only show products that fit your vehicle.What kind of cargo do you usually carry in your vehicle? If you often haul messy items like tools and sports equipment or take your dog on road trips, an All-Weather Cargo Liner offers the kind of protection you need from mud, spills, and scuffs. Check out the Highland Rubber Cargo Mat for your all-weather needs. If your trunk sees less rugged activity like groceries and the occasional load of luggage, a Carpet Cargo Mat like the Intro-Tech Berber Cargo Liner is a great choice.
Your vehicle is an extension of your personality, so you should also consider the kind of look you want your trunk or SUV cargo area to have. Carpet cargo liners are often available in a wide range of colors so you can pick a mat that stands out from your stock interior or perfectly matches it for a fresh-from-the-factory look. With select liners like the Lloyd Velourtex Cargo Mat you can even add custom logos or text and make a statement that's all your own. On the other hand, if you want a cargo liner that's got the looks to match your enthusiastic lifestyle, choose a molded All-Weather Trunk Liner like the diamond-tread Husky Liners Cargo Liner.
With a Cargo Mat or Trunk Liner in your car or SUV you can maintain your factory carpet's showroom-new look, no matter what you haul. We hope this Research Guide will help you when looking for the best cargo liner for your vehicle. If you have any questions about the info in this guide, please call our knowledgeable Customer Service team at 800-663-1570.