Moonroof vs. Sunroof: What’s the Difference?

February 22nd, 2019 by
At first glance, a sunroof and moonroof look nearly identical, but there is a difference between the two. A sunroof is a glass or metal panel in the roof of a car, truck, or SUV that can slide fully open or pop up to let in light and air. A moonroof is most often a clear or tinted glass panel installed between the roof and headliner that can usually be tilted open. Both a sunroof and moonroof lend a more open and spacious ambiance to the interior of a vehicle.

What Are Panoramic Roof Systems?

At our Butler Auto Group locations in Georgia and South Carolina, you’ll find a wide range of new and used cars, trucks, minivans, and SUVs from a variety of automakers that are equipped with a sunroof, moonroof, or panoramic roof. Some of our favorites include:

  • Acura – Acura MDX, RDX, TLX, and TSX models are equipped with a power moonroof.
  • Audi – The Audi A3, A4, A5 sedans, and the Q3, Q5, and Q7 SUVs feature a panoramic sunroof.
  • BMW – An automatic 2-panel panoramic moonroof is offered on the BMW X4, X5, 6 Series, and 7 Series, while models such as the 4 Series, 5 Series, and X6 feature a 2-way power glass moonroof with a power sunshade.
  • Ford – We especially like the power moonroof and sunshade in the Ford EcoSport as well as the twin-panel moonroof that is offered on the Expedition and F-150.
  • Honda – Honda models such as the Accord, Civic, CR-V, Odyssey, Pilot, and Ridgeline can be found with a power/tilt moonroof.
  • Lexus – Certain trims of the Lexus ES, GX, LX, and RX can be equipped with a power tilt/slide moonroof.
  • Nissan – A wide variety of used Nissan models are offered with a power-tilt sunroof with a sunshade, while select models including the Nissan Rogue and Nissan Maxima are often equipped with a panoramic sunroof.
  • Toyota – The Toyota RAV4, Land Cruiser, and Highlander can all be had with a power tilt/slide moonroof, while the Camry is offered with a panoramic 2-panel moonroof.

Test Drive a Sunroof-Equipped Model at Butler Auto Group

Ready to upgrade your Macon, GA or Beauford, SC commute with a sunroof, moonroof, or panoramic roof-equipped vehicle? Stop by the Butler Auto Group location near your today! Are you more interested in driving with the wind in your hair? Check out the new convertibles we have to offer. Whether you’re looking for a full-size truck, a versatile SUV, or that perfect summer road trip vehicle, you’ll find great deals available at your local Butler Auto Group dealership. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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