Moonroof vs. Sunroof

April 10th, 2016 by

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Do you ever wonder what the difference is between a sunroof and moonroof?

People tend to use these terms interchangeably but there is, in fact, a difference between the two. Both a sunroof and moonroof are panels in the roof that allow light and fresh air inside the vehicle. The contrast between the two lies in that a sunroof is a solid body-colored panel that pops up or off whereas a moonroof is a glass panel positioned within the roof of your car.

A moonroof allows sunlight to enter your vehicle (regardless of weather condition) without having to open the roof. Oftentimes a moonroof comes with a secondary, interior sliding panel that is upholstered to match the interior of your vehicle. A sunroof is generally comprised of painted metal that blends in with your car’s roof.

You are most likely to see moonroofs on newer vehicles since what’s technically considered to be a sunroof has gone out of style.

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