Moonroof vs. Sunroof: What’s the Difference?

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Taking a weekend drive along our Mesa area roads can be fun. But doing it with a moonroof or a sunroof makes it even better. Unfortunately, opting for a sunroof or moonroof when buying a car can be confusing for many shoppers, especially since so many manufactures seem to use the two terms interchangeably. So, what’s the difference between a sunroof and a moonroof? Are there advantages of a moonroof vs. a sunroof? You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers. Let’s delve into the details.


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

So, what’s the difference between a sunroof and a moonroof? A moonroof is actually a specific type of sunroof. A sunroof is a panel that can either tilt up or slide open. Some are removable. A moonroof is a plate of glass that can slide, specifically between the roof and headliner, but is not removable. A moonroof is also tinted.

What Are the Advantages of Having a Moonroof vs. a Sunroof?

Are there advantages to having a moonroof vs. a sunroof? Not really. It’s really just a matter of what you prefer. The differences between a moonroof and a sunroof don’t result in any objective advantages for one or the other. Either way, you can enjoy a nice sunny Phoenix day.

What Makes a Sunroof or Moonroof “Panoramic?”

A panoramic sunroof or moonroof provides a much wider view of the world around you. It is designed to cover almost the entire roof of the car, instead of just one part of the front. It’s a great choice if you have backseat passengers who want to enjoy the sunlight, too.

Check Out Our Vehicles with Sunroofs and Moonroofs at Rocky's Auto Credit

A number of vehicles for sale right now at Rocky's Auto Credit are equipped with either a moonroof or sunroof. You should come by and check them out! We make it easy for you to get behind the wheel of your next vehicle. You can even apply for financing online. Our dealership is just a short drive away from both Glendale and Tempe, but you can also browse our entire inventory from the comfort of your own home! So, drop by or contact us today!

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