Sunroof vs. Moonroof: Is There Really a Difference?

Does your car happen to be equipped with a sunroof or a moonroof? Do you know the difference? Is there even a difference? You may be surprised to know that there is technical difference between the two, but most drivers have a tendency 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.”

Here’s the breakdown. A sunroof is a panel in a car’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 car’s roof and headliner.

If a sunroof or moonroof is at the top of your list when buying a used car, then you should view our used vehicle inventory. And just because you are searching for a used car for your daily commute doesn’t mean your vehicle will lack the features you want. When you’re ready, contact your friends at Peacock Auto Mall to set up a test drive.

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