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Moonroof vs. Sunroof: What’s the Difference?

Shopping for a new vehicle in Irvine and want to make sure you get the right type of roof for your drives? You might notice there are a fair amount of sunroof and moonroof options, but what’s the difference? Sometimes the terms are used interchangeably, but there is a difference between the two. Learn more about roof types below, and contact Jaguar Newport Beach if you have any questions!

  • Sunroof: A sunroof is a glass or metal panel installed in the roof of a car, truck, or SUV. It can slide open or pop up slightly to allow a breeze (and light in if the panel is glass).
  • Moonroof: A moonroof tends to be a glass panel that is clear or tinted. It slides between the roof and the headliner. Typically, it can be tilted open to air out the cabin.

What Are Panoramic Roof Systems?

There is a wide variety of sunroofs and moonroofs, including pop-up, spoiler, inbuilt sunroofs, top-mount, solar, removable, electric, and electronic. One of the most popular in Costa Mesa is the panoramic roof. Here are some things to know about these types of roofs:

  • Often offered as available options, but they are becoming more and more popular and are often standard on luxury vehicles.
  • Depending on the size of a vehicle, the panoramic roof might be a dual-paneled roof with a supporting bar in between the two glass sections, or it might be one big section.
  • The panels may be operable or fixed. In dual-paneled designs, this allows front and rear passengers to choose if they want one or both panels open.

Vehicles with a Sunroof or Moonroof

Here at Jaguar Newport Beach we carry a wide assortment of luxury SUVs and luxury cars that offer a variety of roof types. Every new Jaguar model comes with some type of light-increasing roof option, so your cabin can feel airier and roomier while you are driving around Costa Mesa. Find out your Jaguar options below:

  • Jaguar F-PACE: Standard sliding panoramic roof
  • Jaguar E-PACE: Optional fixed panoramic roof
  • Jaguar I-PACE: Standard fixed panoramic roof
  • Jaguar F-TYPE: Optional fixed panoramic roof with manually sliding black-out blind
  • Jaguar XE: Standard electric tilt and slide glass moonroof
  • Jaguar XF: Optional glass moonroof
  • Jaguar XJ: Standard panoramic moonroof with power sunblinds

Test Drive a Quality Used Car with a Moonroof in Newport Beach!

Start enjoying a high-quality new or used vehicle with a sunroof, power moonroof, or panoramic roof–browse our inventory today! Your local authorized Jaguar retailer can help you find the vehicle you want so you can start enjoying the fresh air while on the go in Huntington Beach.

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