Moonroof vs. Sunroof: What's the Difference?

woman poking through sunroof of car

“Sunroof” and “moonroof” are often used interchangeably. However, there is a difference between the two features. To break it down:

  • Sunroof: A sunroof is a glass or metal panel installed in the roof of a vehicle. You can pop a sunroof open to let natural light or fresh air into the cabin.
  • Moonroof: A moonroof is a tinted or transparent glass panel that slides between the roof and headliner, and can be tilted to let in a breeze.

There are many different types of sunroofs and moonroofs, including panoramic roof systems. Read on to learn more about the difference between a sunroof and moonroof, and the Lexus vehicles that offer these luxurious features.


Moonroof vs. Sunroof: Different Styles

You might think there’s only one type of sunroof or moonroof, but there are a lot of different styles on the market, such as:

  • Pop-up
  • Spoiler
  • Inbuilt
  • Top-mount
  • Solar
  • Removable
  • Electric
  • Electronic

Another popular style is the panoramic roof system. Panoramic roofs include multiple panels, which are either fixed or power-operated. One of the most exciting aspects of a panoramic sunroof is the fact that front and rear passengers can enjoy skyward views and a cool breeze as they cruise through Manhattan, NY.

Which Lexus Vehicles Have a Sunroof or Moonroof?

DARCARS Lexus of Englewood offers an impressive selection of the latest Lexus cars and SUVs. As a luxury brand, Lexus offers sunroofs/moonroofs, as well as panoramic roofs, as standard or optional features for Fort Lee shoppers. You can find a wide range of Lexus models with sunroofs/moonroofs at our dealership, including:

Find a New Lexus with Sunroof or Moonroof Today!

Ready to get behind the wheel of a new or pre-owned Lexus with a sunroof, power moonroof, or panoramic roof, or want to check out our used Lexus RX inventory? Contact us online or give us a call at 201-510-3510 to learn more about your next steps. Whether you have questions about financing vs. leasing, or our home delivery services, our team is standing by to answer your questions.

Ask a Question about Sunroofs or Moonroofs

DARCARS Lexus of Englewood is here to help with your queries. Feel free to contact us to learn more about our models with sunroofs or moonroofs today.

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