Moonroof vs. Sunroof


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

As a driver in Portland, you might have noticed that the terms moonroof and sunroof are used interchangeably, creating the assumption that they're the same. But what is the difference between a sunroof and a moonroof? The materials used in moonroofs and sunroofs distinguish them from one another, as well as usage. Made of glass and metal, a sunroof slides open or pops up to allow light to flow into the cabin. A moonroof is typically made from clear or tinted glass that slides between the roof and headliner, tilting open for fresh air. Both create a Hyundai interior that is more spacious and full of fresh air. Learn more about the difference between a sunroof and a moonroof with Withnell Hyundai, and be sure to check out our new vehicle specials!

Moonroof vs. Sunroof: What are Panoramic Roof Systems?

During your Mcminnville commutes, you might have noticed different roof systems on vehicles. They range quite a bit - from a pop-up, spoiler, top-mount, solar, removable, electric, and electronic moonroofs and sunroofs. However, the most popular in %target_city_3%% are panoramic roof systems. Panoramic moon/sunroofs are typically offered as an available option for base trims and are included on the higher luxury trims. Made from multiple panels, panoramic roofs are either operable or fixed, allowing front and rear passengers to open their panel to their preference. 

Moonroof vs. Sunroof: Vehicles with Moonroof/Sunroof

Now that you know the difference between a sunroof and a moonroof, what Hyundai vehicles offer them? Fixed or sliding panoramic roofs are available on models with an upgrade. Most Hyundai vehicles do not offer panoramic roofs. However, the Hyundai Elantra GT and Hyundai Santa Fe Sport can be upgraded with panoramic roofs.

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