Moonroof vs. Sunroof: What’s the Difference?

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Thinking of purchasing a new Buick, Chevrolet, GMC vehicle around Brookings? You’ve probably noticed cars with windows on the roof during your daily Sioux Falls drives. These designs are a combination of sunroofs and moonroofs. So, what’s the difference between a sunroof and a moonroof? Explore the distinctions with the experts at Brookings Auto Mall below!



Moonroof vs. Sunroof: What’s a Sunroof?

So, what’s the major difference between sunroofs and moonroofs? The sunroof can be opened or closed to keep sunlight in or out of your interior cabin. The sunroof is the part of a vehicle’s ceiling that’s underneath the glass sliding door. This part usually matches the rest of the car’s body color or interior. You can also usually tilt a sunroof open or remove it completely to let sunlight in during your drives around Watertown.

Moonroof vs. Sunroof: What’s a Moonroof?

The moonroof is located above the sunroof and is made up of glass. Moonroofs have a transparent quality so that you and your passengers can see through them during the day or night. You can typically tilt the moonroof open or slide it out of the way entirely. Although many older vehicles have a sunroof underneath the moonroof, many newer vehicles have a moonroof over the sunroof. 

Panoramic Roof Systems

So, we’ve covered the biggest differences between moonroofs and sunroofs. But what about “panoramic moonroofs” and “panoramic sunroofs?” Panoramic roofs have more than one panel that’s either in a fixed position or able to slide open or tilt.

This functionality allows rear passengers to open their panels for air or sunlight during long trips out past Madison. That’s not even mentioning pop-up, spoiler, inbuilt, top-mount, solar, removable, electric, and electronic roof options. However, you’ll find much more variety in roof types within our used Buick, Chevrolet, GMC vehicle inventory!

Shop for Cars with Panoramic Roofs at Brookings Auto Mall in Brookings

As you can see, there are plenty of options and benefits that come with a sunroof, moonroof, or panoramic roof. That’s why we encourage you to reach out to us at Brookings Auto Mall to explore our available models that boast these features today! Our Buick, Chevrolet, GMC dealership is conveniently located in the heart of Brookings!


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