Sunroofs are a clever piece of technology that makes any car’s interior less gloomy and a more pleasant place to be. No matter if you prefer a smaller or a larger sunroof, one that opens or one that is fixed in place, in this article you will find the best sunroofs available on modern-day cars today.
The Tesla Model 3 is a car with the best sunroof in the world right now because the Model 3 comes with a massive sunroof as standard. However, if you want a more affordable car that still offers an impressive sunroof, be sure to check out the compact Ford Fiesta hatchback.
If you want a spacious, yet relatively compact car with a lovely sunroof, be sure to check out the Volvo V60. The newly released Hyundai Tucson offers a large sliding panoramic sunroof which is both massive and openable which is not all that common these days with massive sunroofs.
Finally, if luxury is what you desire, the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso has the most stunning-looking panoramic sunroof out of all luxury sports cars on sale and the BMW X7 offers a feature called “BMW SkyLounge” which integrates incredibly ambient lightning into a massive panoramic sunroof.
Tesla Model 3
When it comes to large sunroofs, hardly any other brand out there does it the way Tesla does. The Tesla Model 3 virtually has a panoramic sunroof as the roof itself, but it is not openable. No brand other than Tesla has made such a large glass roof, and if you consider the fact that it comes as standard, it’s no wonder that the Model 3 takes the cake.
Besides an impressive glass roof, the Model 3 is the best EV on the market right now because it costs considerably less than most of the competition while still offering more than most of the competition. That being said, you can take advantage of Tesla’s Supercharger network which is still the very best one in the industry.
You don’t have to spend huge amounts of money to get a car with a large sunroof, and the Ford Fiesta is there to confirm that. The Fiesta offers a large openable sunroof which is not all that common on cars as small as these. From a value standpoint, the Fiesta offers the best sunroof out of all the cars listed here.
Besides the sunroof itself, the Fiesta is a great small car for city driving. With a choice of a few potent engines, the Fiesta is also nippy enough for highway driving. Reliability is more than decent and so is the standard equipment. That being said though, you need to pay extra for the pan roof.
Volvo is a brand known for making executive-level cars with an edge for safety. The V60 is practical, looks good, is full of lovely materials, has a nice interior design, and also offers a large and openable sunroof. No matter what you think about Volvo as a brand, you can’t deny that newer Volvo cars are anything less than impressive.
Reliability is great and so is fuel efficiency. However, the V60 is not all that fun to drive, especially when you compare it to some of its German rivals. Furthermore, Volvo is still lacking behind the Germans when it comes to AWD.
Ferrari GTC4 Lusso
Pretty much every car on this list offers a large panoramic glass roof, but no car beside the GTC4 Lusso has such a large glass panel without some form of bracing in the middle. This means that the Lusso offers the largest single glass panel out of all cars on this list.
However, it’s worth saying that the panel equipped on the GTC4 Lusso costs an eyewatering $32k which makes it the most expensive panoramic roof on this list.
The BMW X7 is a full-size luxury SUV 7-seater behemoth that combines luxury and comfort with sportiness and technology. No car on this list offers such an advanced sunroof as the one found on the X7. Thanks to integrated ambient lightning the “SkyLounge” sunroof in the X7 looks jaw-droppingly cool.
Besides the pan roof itself, the X7 is a great SUV. From all the 7-seater SUVs on the market right now, the X7 is one of the very best ones out there.
Which car has the most expensive sunroof?
Even though Ferrari will charge you $32k for a glass roof, this is nowhere near the most expensive sunroof option in the current car market. That honor goes to the multi-million dollar Bugatti Chiron hypercar which can be had with a $150 “SkyView” panoramic glass roof which sounds absurd.
It sounds absurd because the glass panels are not all that big nor impressive. They cant be opened and they are comprised out of two smaller roof glass panels. They do look nice, but not $150k nice.
What’s the difference between a sunroof and a panoramic roof?
There are no differences between a sunroof and a panoramic roof per se, but people tend to perceive them differently depending on their point of view. Its worth mentioning that the very first sunroofs weren’t even made out of glass, but these types of sunroofs have long been forgotten.
Most modern cars either offer a smaller glass panel that can be opened in some form, a larger glass panel that can be partially opened, or a massive glass panel that is usually unopenable. A moonroof is also the very same thing, but people tend to believe that these are all different.
Should I buy a car with a sunroof?
It depends on what you value the most with a car. If you value performance, you are better off without one because a sunroof increases your car’s center of gravity while also decreasing the structural integrity if the sunroof is not braced adequately.
However, if you are not hardcore about performance, having a car with a sunroof makes the interior feel a lot brighter. If you pair that with extra ventilation and a slightly better-looking car, a sunroof option is a very good option.