Sunroof vs. Moonroof: What’s the Difference?

What’s the Difference Between Sunroof and Moonroof?

Difference Between Sunroof and Moonroof

A sunroof is a panel made of glass or metal installed in the roof of a car, truck, or SUV, which slides open or pops up to allow light and air into the cabin. A moonroof is usually a clear or tinted glass panel that slides between the roof and the headliner, and often can be tilted open to let in fresh air.

Mini Cooper Sunroof

What Are Panoramic Roof Systems?

There are multiple versions of sunroofs and moonroofs which include: pop-up, spoiler, inbuilt, top-mount, solar, removable, electric, and electronic. Even with all of this variety, the panoramic roof remains one of the most popular. Panoramic roofs are most often offered as an available feature on mainstream models, while they can be found standard on many luxury makes and models. Panoramic roofs come with multiple panels in the roof that are either operable or fixed. This allows front and rear passengers to individually open their panel for fresh air and sunlight — just the thing for enjoying Ontario, Ottawa’s weather, whatever it is for the day.

MINI Panoramic Roof

Panoramic roof systems can be found on new MINI models throughout the lineup, including on the:

  • MINI Hardtop 2 Door- Found on the Signature trim and above
  • MINI Countryman- Standard at base Classic trim and above
  • MINI Clubman- Featured on the Signature trim and above