What’s the difference between a sunroof or moon roof?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 at 3:34 pm
bird's eye view of the 2020 Nissan Altima

Sunroof and moonroof differences 

The sunroof has been a beloved feature of vehicles since 1937. If you ever have noticed moonroofs entering the market, it may be confusing to know what the differences are. Keep reading to learn more about the differences between a sunroof and moonroof. 

2020 Nissan Murano dual panel moonroof

The short and simple answer 

A sunroof is any type of panel on the roof of a vehicle that allows light, air or both into the cabin. Considered a type of sunroof, a moonroof usually has a tinted glass panel and is much like an extra window on top of the vehicle.  

A little more information about each 

Moonroofs often have more components than your typical sunroof. They often have an interior sliding panel that matches the interior of the vehicle. Most are made of glass and cannot be removed from your vehicle, although there is the ability to slide or tilt open. While there are differences between sunroofs and moonroofs, they are often used interchangeably. 

Which Nissan vehicles have moonroofs? 

Nissan have a huge line up of vehicles with the option for moonroofs. Some of these vehicles include the Sentra, Altima, Maxima, Armada, Murano and Rogue. To learn more about each of these vehicles, we have written a full article about the Nissan lineup with moonroof options. 

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