What Is the Difference Between the Sunroof and Moonroof?

August 15th, 2018 by

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In short, the sunroof vs. moonroof distinction is now more blurred ever, and the definition may vary between manufacturers. When you are shopping for a new vehicle in Cortland Manor, stay informed and learn about the difference below.

The Sunroof

The sunroof was developed in 1937 and started simply as an airtight manually sliding metal panel on the vehicle’s roof to easily let in light and air without committing to a convertible or worrying about leakage.

The Moonroof

In 1973–an era of moon boots, moon landings, and Keith Moon–the moonroof came onto the scene. It is generally agreed to be categorized as having a tinted glass panel, which allows you get a bit more sunlight from above without necessarily having to let any additional air in.

Where Does the Confusion Lie?

As car features become more advanced and specialized, the sunroof/moonroof has become harder to categorize, with tilt and sliding features, glass panels with sunshades, and even dual pane or built-in panoramic windows that don’t move or open.

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Contact us at Nissan of Yorktown if you have any questions or want to test drive a new Nissan model with a sunroof or moonroof today. In need of car maintenance? Use our car maintenance guide to find out if it’s time to come in!

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