Bringing the outdoors inside a comfortable cabin while driving is a simple and pure pleasure behind the wheel.
Better still, competition between manufacturers is so fierce these days that you can find a sunroof bundled into a car’s equipment list at a more reasonable price than you might expect.
Let’s take a closer look at 10 of the best cars with sunroofs here in Australia across a range of price points.
Mazda’s sleek and stylish CX-5 SUV is available with a sunroof, so long as you’re willing to step up to the CX-5 GT SP variant or higher.
The addition of a sunroof makes Mazda’s already impressive family SUV an even more spacious affair on long trips, with the GT SP also picking up leather seats, a hands-free boot lift, an upgraded 10.25-inch infotainment display and a 10-speaker Bose sound system.
A direct competitor to the Mazda CX-5, Toyota’s family-favourite RAV4 offers buyers a sunroof fitted as standard on higher-spec Cruiser and range-topping Edge variants.
It’s actually a slightly cheaper option than Mazda’s CX-5 when it comes to receiving a sunroof, which makes a huge difference when it comes to light entering the cabin.
Other features included on the RAV4 Cruiser include ambient lighting, leather upholstery with heated and ventilated front seats and an upgraded nine-speaker sound system from JBL.
Kia’s all-encompassing family spaceship, the Carnival, receives not one but two sunroofs for passengers in the front and rear of the cabin.
The Carnival in Platinum form offers a dual sunroof design that opens up space in the cabin and brightens things up while allowing you to cover up the harsh rays of the sun on longer road trips.
Other features bundled with the Carnival Platinum include heated and ventilated seats, mood lighting and a premium Bose sound system.
The Hyundai i30 hatchback and sedan ranges are one of the most affordable options for a car here in Australia with a sunroof.
In order to get your hands on a panoramic sunroof in the i30, you’ll have to tick the box on the range-topping i30 N Line Premium variants of the hatch and sedan, which add a sunroof, as well as heated & ventilated seats and an upgraded 10.25-inch infotainment display as standard.
If you’re in the market for a seven-seat SUV with the added bonus of a panoramic sunroof, the latest-generation Mitsubishi Outlander has you covered.
Mitsubishi reserves a sunroof for its second-from-the-top Outlander Exceed variant, though it is able to open far wider than your typical SUV sunroof and covers much of the second row for added light in the rear of the cabin.
In addition to the sunroof, the Outlander Exceed receives a hands-free boot lift, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, leather upholstery, heated steering wheel and three-zone climate control.
For buyers wanting to step away from the typical SUV package in favour of an equally practical wagon, the updated Outback range offers a sunroof for both range-topping Touring and Touring XT variants.
The Outback’s sunroof adds some much-needed light to the interior’s predominantly dark design, atop other premium features like Nappa leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats and an upgraded nine-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.
The Jaguar F-Pace comes fitted with a large panoramic sunroof here in Australia, so long as you can dig deep into your pockets for the range-topping F-Pace SVR.
As the range-topper, the F-Pace picks up a heap of special touches atop the standard SUV package, with the sunroof joined by a head-up display, gold and carbon fibre interior upgrades and a set of massive 22-inch alloys.
Volkswagen’s Golf hatch and wagon ranges can be optioned with a sunroof, even on the mid-level Golf Life.
VW reserves its sunroof as a standalone option, or part of the wider Comfort & Style package, meaning buyers can tick the box on just the sunroof without paying for the added touches of sport seats, ambient lighting and microfleece cloth upholstery.
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The Kia Sportage remains one of the most impressive family-friendly SUVs on the market, and in range-topping GT-Line trim, offers a heap of luxurious touches - including a panoramic sunroof.
Kia reserves its sunroof for the flagship Sportage GT-Line, which also picks up leather and suede upholstery with heated and ventilated seats, LED interior lighting, and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.
The RAM 1500 has been quick to make a long-lasting impression on the market here in Australia, with the all-American truck offering buyers a panoramic sunroof fitted to the Limited and flagship TRX as standard.
The addition of a sunroof makes the already massive cabin feel even more spacious, making for one of the most loungeroom-like driving experiences on the road.