Top 7 Cars with a Moonroof

Allowing more light into your vehicle is often a good thing, but what about at night? A little moonlight, anyone? Enter cars with a moonroof.

Amelia Dalgaard | 
Jan 10, 2022 | 3 min read

Nissan Maxima on the roadNissan

Allowing more light into your vehicle is often a good thing, but not everyone wants the wind blowing through their hair. Enter the moonroof. The is complex, but overall, cars with a moonroof include a panel of glass on the vehicle's roof that may or may not be tinted and that can be operable or fixed.

Cars with a moonroof are often a design solution for vehicles whose roofs are sloped—think coupe or a sleek sedan. The advantages of having a vehicle with a moonroof include:

  • Additional light in the cabin
  • A roomier feeling in the passenger compartment
  • Natural cabin warmth due to sunlight

Some moonroof drawbacks include:

  • A hot cabin (if the glass is not properly tinted)
  • Less headroom; many moonroofs slide back in between the headliner and the roof, which eats up a few inches of vertical space.

To make our list, the below vehicles must include the following:

  • Enhanced experience: The moonroof must provide a noticeable subjective upgrade to the cabin
  • Features: The overall size of the moonroof must either be panoramic or able to tilt and slide open

Read on for a few of the top cars with a moonroof available today, in no particular order:

Polestar 2Polestar

Polestar 2

As the name implies, the Polestar 2 is the second vehicle from this all-electric Volvo subsidiary. The sophisticated cabin is enhanced by a fixed panoramic moonroof, which includes such features as glare and UV reduction, and it's made of safety glass, so it won't shatter if it breaks.

Toyota CorollaToyota

Toyota Corolla

One of the best-selling cars in the world, the Corolla has earned its place as an enduring nameplate. The latest iteration of the has ten package offerings, a few of which include the power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade.

Nissan MaximaNissan

Nissan Maxima

The flagship of Nissan's sedan lineup is now in its eighth generation, and recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. Every trim includes the 3.5L V6 engine, which produces 300 hp, and the Xtronic CVT transmission. Just two trims of the Maxima include the dual-pane panoramic sunroof as standard (SR and platinum).

Acura ILXAcura

Acura ILX

This entry sport sedan from Acura features an eight-speed, dual-clutch transmission and a combined EPA mileage rating of 28 mpg. Its moonroof includes a tilt and slide function, with a remote operation capability.

BMW 8 Series Gran CoupeBMW

BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe

The panoramic moonroof is standard in all 8 Series Gran Coupe models and stretches from the windshield to the rear window. If you're worried about the glass weighing down this performance car, you can always upgrade to the optional Carbon Fiber roof, which lowers both the curb weight and the center of gravity.

Jaguar F-Type CoupeJaguar

Jaguar F-Type Coupe

Certainly, you could opt for the F-Type convertible, feeling the wind in your hair, the breeze on your face. But, what about rain and snow? For that, you'll want the F-Type Coupe, which has an optional panoramic glass roof encompassing almost the entirety of this luxury sports car.

Tesla Model 3Tesla

Tesla Model 3

Tesla's is a fastback four-door with an expansive glass roof. It may not retract, but with all of that visibility, there is certainly an open-air feeling to this cabin.

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