Sunroof systems are available in many shapes and sizes. They are known by many different names, including the pop-up sunroofs, folding sunroofs, top-mount sliding sunroofs, moonroofs, panorama roofs, etc…
The large panoramic sunroofs appear to be the latest trend in the automobile industry with all major carmakers already offering the systems in a broad range of cars, SUVs and minivans.
Korean carmakers use the large panoramic roofs with power shade in a large number of models, including the 2020 Kia Sorento SUV.
The Sorento SUV, which has been fully redesigned two years ago, is one of those vehicles that takes the advantage of wide openings above both the front and rear seats.
Kia Sorento panoramic sunroof availability
The panoramic sunroof system in Kia Sorento 2020 (model year) is available in the following trim levels:
SX V6, SXL trim levels: the panoramic sunroof with power shade is available as one of the standard features in the top-of-the-range Kia Sorento SX V6 and SXL V6 Limited models.
EX, EX V6 trim levels: The sunroof system on the Kia Sorento EX and EX V6 is optional.
In order to get the panoramic sunroof on the EX model, you have to opt for the “Advanced Touring Package” which costs around $2,900.
The Advanced Touring Package not only adds the big moonroof system, but also a plethora of other premium features.
Those include the autonomous emergency braking and forward collision warning system, lane departure warning system, advanced smart cruise control, electronic parking brake and chrome roof rails.
Base L, LX and LX V6 trim levels: the panoramic sunroof system is not available!
Kia Sorento panoramic sunroof benefits
- provides fresh air to the cabin while driving
- fills entire passenger cabin with natural light during the day
- improves the feeling of space
- gives the ability to gaze at the moon and stars during the night
Panoramic sunroof disadvantages
- the cost of repair
- slightly more wind noise when opened
What does the 2020 Kia Sorento panoramic sunroof look like? Take a closer look at the picture above.