Panoramic sunroofs have become very popular among car buyers.
Every vehicle manufacturer seems to be catching on to the popularity. They are offering the panoramic sunroofs either as standard on higher trims or as optional.
A few Nissan have the panoramic sunroof as standard or optional.
We examine them below.
1. Nissan Rogue
The Nissan Rogue is a top-selling compact SUV from the Nissan stable.
All Rogue trims are powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged 3-cylinder packing 201 horsepower. This is mated to a Continuously Variable transmission. The combination delivers high fuel efficiency of about 33 mpg for the base model.
The Rogue is offered in standard front-wheel drive and optional all-wheel-drive on all trims.
Four trims are available.
The base Rogue S has the standard features that include an 8-inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto infotainment with smartphone integration, 17-inch alloys.
Standard safety features on all trims include blind-spot monitoring, forward collision avoidance, lane-departure warning, and rear automatic braking.
The Rogue SV’s additional features include keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone climate control, 18-inch wheels, adaptive cruise, and a six-speaker audio system.
A Dual Panel Panoramic Sunroof is optional on the Rogue SV trim, through the Premium Package. It is standard on the Rogue SL and Platinum.
The Rogue Platinum also comes with Apple CarPlay and a premium Bose audio system.
2. Nissan Murano
The Nissan Murano compact crossover SUV comes with a distinctive dual-panel panoramic sunroof that covers the full roof.
It is available on SV, SL, and Platinum trims.
A panoramic sunroof is optional on all models.
The engine available is a 3.5-liter V6 with an output of 260 horsepower. This is connected to a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) in affront-wheel drive layout.
Major features include an 8-inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and an 11-speaker Bose premium audio system.
The SL trim also includes heated leather front seats and is carried on 20-inch alloys.
Standard safety is enhanced by modern technologies such as collision mitigation braking that comes as standard.
Options include adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and parking sensors.
3. Nissan Maxima
The luxury Nissan Maxima full-size sedan boasts 300 horsepower delivered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine through a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
Despite its size and power, Maxima is well-suspended and handles very well.
Occupants can enjoy the sky above through a Dual Panel Panoramic Sunroof.
It comes as standard on the Nissan Maxima SR and Platinum models, whilst it is optional on the lower trims.
Other features include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration through an 8-inch touch screen. Dual-zone automatic climate control is also available.
The Platinum package adds full-leather seats and wood trim. The Reserve package heated ear seats and 19-inch alloys.
Standard safety features include blind-spot monitoring, forward-collision warning, lane-departure warning, and automatic high-beam headlamps.
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4. Nissan Qashqai
The mid-size Nissan Qashqai Crossover SUV comes with a number of trims and options. Available gasoline and diesel engines are paired with a manual gearbox, Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), or Dual Clutch Automatic.
Standard features include a touch screen, automatic emergency braking, and front and rear parking sensors.
There are a number of trim levels and optional packages.
The Tekna trim comes with a panoramic sunroof that is standard on the Tekna, Tekna+ trims.
A Bose Sound System, 19-inch alloy wheels, and heated front seats are also included on the Tekna trim.
The Tekna+ trim adds a Premium Nappa leather interior.
5. Nissan Titan
The Nissan Titan comes in either an extended or full-crew cab, with an open load bay.
It is a rear or four-wheel drive 4-door pick-up.
The Titan is powered by a 5.6-liter V8 engine that produces 400 horsepower.
Transmission is a 9-speed automatic.
Five trims are offered. All of them can take up the rear or four-wheel drive except the Pro-4x which takes only the latter.
Standard features on all trims include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Fender audio system, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise.
A huge Dual Panel Panoramic Sunroof is optional on the Platinum Reserve and PRO-4X Luxury Package.
6. Nissan Pathfinder
The Nissan Pathfinder is a 7-seater full-size SUV. Under its big hood is a 3.6-liter V6 engine with an output of 284 horsepower. Transmission is a Continuously Variable (CVT) automatic.
Four trim levels are available.
The entry-level S trim, which is carried on 18-inch alloys, features keyless entry and ignition, an 8-inch touch screen, triple-zone climate control, and a backup camera, among others.
A Dual Pane Panoramic sunroof is optional on the SL and Platinum trims.
The SL trim also comes with a 13-speaker Bose audio system and a leather interior.
What are the Pros and Cons of Cars with Panoramic Sunroof?
Pros of Cars with a Panoramic Sunroof
- Enhanced Value
The panoramic sunroof adds value to the car.
This is one of the reasons they are becoming more popular.
They are a good selling point. It is fun to ride in a car with a panoramic sunroof, with the sky visible above and beyond.
- Natural Temperature Control
In cold temperatures, the glass roof helps to keep the cabin warm when the sun is shining.
When it’s hot, opening the panoramic sunroof allows ambient air to cool the cabin.
- Improved Cabin Lighting
The sunroof allows light into the car interior, making it a natural source of light. This creates a very nice and bright atmosphere.
Cons of cars with a Panoramic Sunroof
A car with a panoramic sunroof costs more to buy and maintain.
There are extra maintenance costs and parts that need to be checked and replaced.
- Reduced headroom
In vehicles like sedans, which are not very high, headroom is at a premium. The panoramic sunroof may make the situation worse by reducing headroom.
- Increased Weight
The panoramic sunroof certainly weighs more than the steel or aluminum roof sheet. The increased weight may result in increased fuel consumption.