What's the Difference Between a Sunroof and a Moonroof?

sunroof vs. Moonroof


If you’re browsing through new vehicles in search of your next car, you might see the terms sunroof vs. moonroof used interchangeably. While both features offer a quick and easy way to enjoy the sun’s rays while on the go, the two offer designs with subtle differences. So before you start shopping, take a look at the key difference between sunroof and moonroof models with Fisher Acura.

Sunroof vs. Moonroof

So, just what’s the difference between a sunroof and a moonroof and which one do you want? The difference lies in both the materials and the design of the feature. A sunroof is made of glass or metal, which slides or pops up to let light in. A moonroof is either clear or tinted glass that slides and tilts open for fresh air. Both are great options for the Denver and Aurora roads, so let’s narrow down your ideal pick:

Different Roof Systems

When you’re looking through the latest vehicles, you might encounter a wide variety of sunroof and moonroof types:

  • Pop-up
  • Spoiler
  • Inbuilt
  • Top-mount
  • Solar
  • Removable
  • Electric
  • Electronic

However, the most popular option by far is the panoramic roof. Often found as a luxury add-on, the panoramic moonroof or sunroof is made of multiple panes. This creates a panoramic view of the Broomfield skies while on the go.

Acura Cars with Moonroof

Looking for a great car with a great view? Check out some of our favorite options:

  • The 2024 Acura MDX has a wide panoramic moonroof. Use CabinControl to operate the moonroof shade and create the perfect lighting and climate inside your MDX.
  • The 2024 Acura RDX  premium sport crossover has a panoramic moonroof.

Find Your Next Car at Fisher Acura

Now that you know the basics of the sunroof vs. moonroof, why not learn more about your Acura options with Fisher Acura? We’re located in Boulder and while we offer a minimal-contact sales process, we’re also happy to offer our expert assistance virtually – along with full delivery at your home on the vehicle of your choice! Contact us for more information.

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