Top 10 affordable cars with panoramic sunroof to buy in 2021

Updated Jan 21, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Panoramic sunroofs are great features to let natural light in the interior.

A sunroof is any glass panel designed to be on a car’s headliner. It comes with different types depending on how a manufacturer wants its vehicles to be designed with one. There are sunroofs that are short in length, while there are sunroofs that run across an entire car headliner called the panoramic sunroof.

Not all manufacturers install a sunroof as it will increase the production cost of a vehicle since it will be installed with a glass pane and actuators. 

However, due to the advancement of the automotive industry, car manufacturers have come up with different ways to keep their vehicles relatively affordable despite installing a sunroof.

Subaru Forester GT interior shot

Interior of the Subaru Forester GT

There are many reasons why you should get a car with a panoramic sunroof. Perhaps the most common reason is that a sunroof can provide better ventilation in your car, letting natural air come in your car. Another reason is that a sunroof can provide aesthetics whether in the morning or night where you can watch the stars.

With that being said, let’s take a look at the vehicles with panoramic sunroof available in the local market. We have not included luxurious cars with relatively high price tags since a sunroof feature is generally a given already for them.

Geely Azkarra (Php 1,438,000 – Php 1,598,000)

When the Geely Azkarra came into the local automotive market in 2020, Filipino car buyers were surprised by its loaded features. One of which includes a panoramic sunroof feature. This feature helps the premium looking interior of the Azkarra to look even more sophisticated.

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Sojitz G Auto Philippines (SGAP), the official distributor of Geely vehicles in the country, offers three vehicles in the local market, namely the Coolray, Azkarra, and the newly-introduced Okavango. Both the Coolray and Azkarra were praised for their sunroof feature. Meanwhile, the Okavango surprised many car buyers since it is the only Geely vehicle in the country without a sunroof.

Geely Azkarra front view

Geely is a game-changer in terms of offering affordable yet loaded vehicles

Maxus G50 (Php 1,088,000 – Php 1,288,000)

The newly-introduced Maxus G50 is the only non-premium MPV that offers a panoramic sunroof feature in the country. Other non-premium MPVs such as the Toyota Avanza, Mitsubishi Xpander, and Suzuki Ertiga don’t come with a sunroof feature.

Maxus G50 front view

The Maxus G50 in Roland Purple paint finish

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Most MPVs come with aircon vents located on their ceiling before the second-row seats. With that being said, installing a sunroof would be a challenge for some car manufacturers. Luckily, the Maxus came up with a way to install one in the G50 MPV.

Honda CR-V (Php 1,678,000 – Php 2,158,000)

The facelift version of the Honda CR-V released last October 2020 comes with a clean-looking panoramic sunroof which helped the update look fresh. The panoramic sunroof in the new CR-V runs across all the way to the second row and can be retracted easily using a switch above the driver’s side.

Honda CR-V front view

The CR-V is offered with gasoline and diesel variants

Honda also added the Honda Sensing feature in the CR-V facelift that assists the driver on the road. The Honda Sensing includes safety features such as adaptive cruise control, low-speed follow, lane departure warning, lane-keep assist system, forward collision warning, and more.

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MG RX5 (Php 1,058,888 – Php 1,298,888)

One of the most affordable vehicles you can get that offers a panoramic sunroof feature is the MG RX5. The MG 5 is currently competing in the local compact crossover segment against the likes of the Hyundai Tucson and Subaru Forester. Most of its competitors come with a panoramic sunroof, if not then a standard sunroof.

MG RX-5 front view

The MG RX-5 is ideal for young professionals due to its stylish design

It is also good to note that all MG vehicles offered in the country offer a sunroof.  These MG vehicles include the 6 sporty sedan, ZS subcompact crossover, and 5 subcompact sedan. The British-bred MG did a great job in installing a sunroof feature in all of its vehicles while keeping an affordable price tag.

Ford Territory (Php 1,179,000 – Php 1,299,000)

The Ford Territory is the American marque’s latest addition to the local lineup. It is a compact crossover that comes with a sleek design courtesy of the body character lines, wheels, LED headlamps, LED taillights, and a sunroof feature.

Ford Territory front view

The Territory compact crossover is a promising new vehicle from Ford

However, the Ford Territory is marketed as a compact crossover with a panoramic moonroof. In case you haven’t heard, a moon roof is just another type of sunroof. A moon roof is more tinted as compared to other types which can be perfect even driving in the morning.

Subaru Forester (Php 1,698,000 – Php 2,170,000)

Another compact crossover off this list that offers the local market with a panoramic sunroof is the Subaru Forester. With the panoramic sunroof in place, it helps complement the innovative design finishes and technologies of the compact crossover.

Subaru Forester front view

The Subaru Forester offers many features for the convenience of the driver and passengers

Inside, the driver gets to benefit from an 8-way power-adjustable seat that can be configured depending on the desired driving position. The Forester also offers the driver a leather-wrapped telescopic steering wheel and a high-grade multi-function display.

Nissan X-Trail (Php 1,534,000 – Php 1,820,000)

One of the many 7-seater family vehicles available in the local market that comes with a panoramic sunroof is the Nissan X-Trail. With the X-Trail’s sunroof feature, passengers can have natural lighting whenever desired that can light up even for those passengers seated in the third row.

Nissan X-Trail front view

The Nissan X-Trail is a good vehicle choice for Filipino families

The Nissan X-Trail doesn’t compromise when it comes to safety features thanks to its Nissan Intelligent Mobility. This equips the X-Trail crossover with safety features such as forward collision braking and warning, around view monitor, blindspot warning system, and more.

Mazda CX-30 (Php 1,490,000 – Php 2,006,800)

Japanese car brand Mazda has been winning the design game in the industry thanks to its award-winning Kodo design language. This type of design language provides Mazda vehicles a contemporary and subtle finishes both for the exterior and the interior.

Mazda CX-30 side view

The Mazda CX-30 is a stylish vehicle inside and out

Complementing the Mazda CX-30’s eye candy design is its sunroof feature. This helps the CX-30 crossover to maximize the design potential on the outside and highlights the sophisticated finish in the interior especially in broad daylight.

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Chery Tiggo 8 (Php 1,280,000 – Php 1,340,000)

Another Chinese car off this list is the Chery Tiggo 8 marketed to compete in the local midsize crossover segment. The Chery Tiggo 8 is the most premium model of the Chinese car brand currently offered today. It comes with a sleek and purposeful exterior design that helps it stand out on the road.

Chery Tiggo 8 front view

The Chery Tiggo 8 is currently the largest model of the Chinese car brand in the country

Inside the Chery Tiggo 8, there are loads of features including a panoramic sunroof with an anti-pinch function. Other technology features include a 10.25-inch infotainment system, an 8-inch LDC A/C touchscreen, and a Chery Smartwatch that can be used for remote functions.

Toyota RAV4 (Php 1,710,000 – Php 2,244,000)

The design of the Toyota RAV4 has been significantly improving every generation. Now on its fifth-gen, the RAV4 comes with a contemporary design language with sharp-looking character lines. Adding to the RAV4’s sharp design is its panoramic moon roof that helps natural light to come in.

Toyota RAV4 front view

The Toyota RAV4 has a good reputation in the industry since the 90s

As for the other interior features of the RAV4, it comes with 8-way electrically adjustable seats for the comfort of the driver, front seat heaters, reclinable second-row back seats, soft leather seats, wireless charging pad, dual-zone air conditioning, and more.

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Geely Azkarra

The Geely Azkarra is a five-seater compact crossover with a mild hybrid system. This model supports the brand’s vision of coming out with a vehicle that promotes cleaner technology. The 2020 version is an overhaul of its first-generation version that was launched in 2016. It comes in two variants which are the Premium and Luxury models. Both of which run on a 1.5-liter 3-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine. Maximizing its powerful engine, the vehicle comes with a drive mode selector in the form of a dial. The hybrid system is incorporated through a 48V Energy Management System that stores energy from the engine to add more power to the vehicle. It can also be used to place the vehicle on electric-only mode during short drives. The Azkarra is one of Geely’s premium vehicles that combines a sophisticated aesthetic with exciting new technology that provides extended safety, entertainment, and convenience.

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Rex Sanchez

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Rex started off his career in the aviation industry before entering Philkotse as a staff writer. Two things excite him the most: first is staying up to speed with the latest news in the industry that uses engines as their heart and soul. The second is imparting them in a well-detailed manner. His passion for anything with wheels started when he was young – from Tamiyas to family-friendly sedans, and anything in between.

Someday, Rex only wishes to drive on random highways with friends in a third-gen Mitsubishi Delica with aftermarket sunroofs, if he couldn’t get the Starwagon Super Exceed edition.

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