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Moonroof vs. Sunroof: What’s the Difference?

You may have heard the terms sunroof and moonroof used interchangeably, but there’s a difference between the two. 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 normally a clear or tinted glass panel that slides between the roof and the headliner, and can usually be tilted open to let in Stockton fresh air. Either option can make your already luxurious Mercedes-Benz seem more spacious and upscale.

What Are Panoramic Roof Systems?

Vehicles can sport different types of sunroofs and moonroofs, including pop-up, spoiler, inbuilt, top-mount, solar, removable, electric, and electronic. One of the most popular options frequently found on Mercedes-Benz vehicles is the panoramic roof. While these roofs are often standard on luxury models, they’re usually only optional on mainstream brands. Panoramic roofs come with multiple panels in the roof that are either operable or fixed. This design element allows front and rear passengers to open their panel for fresh air and sunlight — just the thing for enjoying Merced’s weather.

Used Vehicles with a Sunroof or Moonroof

Beyond the Mercedes-Benz lineup, Mercedes-Benz of Modesto also carries a wide assortment of pre-owned cars, trucks, SUVs, and minivans that feature a sunroof, moonroof, or panoramic roof. If you have your heart set on a sunroof/moonroof-equipped vehicle, browse our used inventory. Some vehicle makes and models to keep an eye out for include:

  • Acura – Acura MDX, RDX, TLX, and TSX models come equipped with a power moonroof.
  • Chevrolet – A Chevy Suburban with a sunroof or an Equinox with a panoramic power sunroof are both excellent choices. A used Chevrolet model offers a wide range of benefits for Stanislaus drivers.
  • Honda – Among the many advantages of a used Honda is the power/tilt moonroof featured in models such as the Accord, Civic, CR-V, Odyssey, Pilot, and Ridgeline.
  • Lexus – A power tilt/slide moonroof can be found on select models of the Lexus ES, GX, LX, and RX.
  • Mercedes-Benz – Sunroofs and panoramic roofs are among the standard amenities you can expect on high-end vehicles like Mercedes-Benz. A power tilt/slide tinted glass sunroof can be found in the C-Class sedan, a sliding and tilting glass sunroof with a sunshade in the E-Class, and a panoramic moonroof in the S-Class.
  • Toyota – Look for models such as the RAV4, Land Cruiser, and Highlander, which all can feature a power tilt/slide moonroof. Also, the Camry can be had with a panoramic 2-panel moonroof.

Test Drive a Quality Used Car with a Moonroof in Modesto!

If you’re ready to get behind the wheel of a high-quality brand-new or used vehicle with a sunroof, power moonroof, or panoramic roof, contact Mercedes-Benz of Modesto. We can pair you with a model that has all the features you’re looking for at our well-stocked Mariposa lot.

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