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Summer is just around the corner, and drivers are looking for ways to enjoy the sunshine. For many, that means taking a seat in an SUV with a panoramic sunroof. Here are a few affordable SUVs with available panoramic sunroofs.

2024 Chevrolet Trailblazer

Chevy’s new subcompact SUV impresses critics with its sleek, sporty design and well-rounded performance. Despite its low starting price, the Chevy Trailblazer offers an available panoramic sunroof. It’s all part of one of the best-value packages on the market.

2023 Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen’s midsize SUV is full of tasteful design elements, including an available glass canopy.

Not only is the Volkswagen Tiguan a handsome and refined vehicle, but it’s also one of the most affordable three-row SUVs on the market.

2023 Hyundai Tucson

A red Hyundai Tucson drives down a city street with green trees. The Tucson is among the affordable suvs available with panoramic sunroofs.
2023 Hyundai Tucson | Hyundai

The new Hyundai Tucson punches above its weight with a cabin that feels more premium than its price. The SUV’s available panoramic sunroof only supports that near-luxury feel.

Hyundai made waves when it redesigned the Tucson with hyper-modern looks, robust technology, and impressive performance.

2023 Ford Escape

The 2023 Escape comes with what Ford calls a Panoramic Vista Roof. This glass canopy is standard on the Platinum trim and allows rear passengers to enjoy scenic views and summer sunlight.

Ford released an updated Escape model for 2023 with new features and refreshed exterior styling.

What makes an affordable SUV?

Affordable SUVs can vary depending on one’s definition of the term.

For some, an affordable SUV simply means a model that costs less than the average transaction price of a new vehicle. According to Kelley Blue Book, the average transaction price of a new car in 2023 is $48,763.

That average price is likely more a symptom of more expensive trucks and SUVs selling than it indicates how much an affordable SUV costs.

Small SUVs are quickly becoming the go-to affordable vehicles since sedans and hatchbacks are disappearing from the marketplace. For this list, we’re focused on SUVs with starting prices under $30,000.

What’s the difference between a sunroof and a moonroof?

There have been very minor differences between sunroofs and moonroofs in the past. But in today’s world, they pretty much mean the same thing. They can with different options and shapes – but most folks use the terms interchangeably.

Whether you call it a sunroof or a moonroof, it’s a great way to get the most out of summer driving.


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