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Moonroof vs. Sunroof: What's the Difference?

Honda Sunroof in Odyssey


While both a sunroof and moonroof are designed to let light or air into a car, there is a difference between the two. A sunroof is a panel made of glass or metal installed in the roof of a car, truck, van, or SUV, which can slide open or pop up to allow light and air into the cabin. A moonroof, on the other hand, is usually a clear or tinted glass panel that slides between the roof and the headliner, and in some cases can be tilted open to let in the fresh air. Either one helps to make the interior of your car feel more open and spacious as you drive on the roads in and around Irvine. Learn more about the difference between a moonroof and sunroof from Weir Canyon Honda.

What Are Panoramic Roof Systems?

The different types of sunroofs and moonroofs that Yorba Linda drivers are likely to encounter include pop-up, spoiler, inbuilt, top-mount, solar, removable, electric, and electronic. An available option on many new vehicles, and standard on most luxury vehicles, is the panoramic roof. These generally feature multiple panels in the roof that are either operable or fixed. A panoramic roof, like the one that comes standard with the Honda Pilot Elite model, lets in sunlight while providing expansive views of the sky.

Honda Vehicles with a Sunroof or Moonroof

The following new Honda models can be had with a one-touch power moonroof:

As mentioned, the Honda Pilot Elite comes standard with a panoramic roof situated above the second and third-row seats.

Here at Weir Canyon Honda we also carry a wide assortment of used cars, trucks, SUVs, and minivans from a variety of other automakers, many of which feature a sunroof, moonroof, or panoramic roof. The best way for Tustin-area shoppers to find a sunroof/moonroof-equipped pre-owned vehicle is to browse our used car inventory.

Find a Car with a Moonroof Today at Weir Canyon Honda!

Now that you’ve explored the difference between a sunroof and a moonroof, get behind the wheel of a vehicle equipped with a sunroof, power moonroof, or panoramic roof today at Weir Canyon Honda. Make sure to check out our new Honda specials and pre-owned vehicle specials to take advantage of some of the best deals currently available. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a test drive, please contact us.

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