Sunroof vs. Moonroof: Is There a Difference?

Is your car equipped with a sunroof or a moonroof? Is there a way to tell the difference? Although there is a technical difference between the two, people tend to use the terms interchangeably.

“These days, there’s not much difference between a sunroof and a moonroof,” said Nelson Ireson, senior editor at Automobile. “It used to be that sunroofs were metal rather than glass, and could open the cabin to the air, while moonroofs were transparent or tinted glass panels that could have a sliding cover and need not, but might slide open. Modern designs are so varied as to defy categorization, with nearly any imaginable variant and combination of opening, sliding, transparent or electronically variable, and panoramic roofs available.”

Simply put, a sunroof is a panel in a vehicle’s roof that pops up or slides to let air or light into it. A moonroof is a type of sunroof -- a glass panel that slides between the vehicle’s roof and headliner.

If a sunroof or moonroof is at the top of your list when buying a used car, then take a look at our inventory. And just because you’re in the market for a used car doesn’t mean your vehicle will lack features you want. When you’re ready, contact your friends at Vaden Used Cars to set up a test drive.

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