Peugeot 308 Active (2013-)
The Peugeot 308 was a success for the French manufacturer when launched in 2007, and the 2013 update improved the model further.
It’s now 140kgs lighter than the previous 308, which results in impressive gains in fuel economy: the diesel engines will all return over 70mpg and CO2 emissions stand at only 100g/km.
There’s five trim levels available – Access, Active, Allure, GT Line and GT – the panoramic sunroof was available as an optional extra on the Active trim. Opt for this, and the sunroof emphasises the style of the classy interior, bringing space and light into the cabin.
Overall, the interior has a decidedly upmarket feel to it, setting it apart from rivals in the class. It’s practical as well, with a 435-litre boot and plenty of leg and head room.
Suzuki Vitara SZ5 (2015-)
The 2015 update of the Grand Vitara is a competent off-roader and a pleasure to drive on the road too, making it an attractive choice for many.
The SZ5 trim comes with a panoramic sunroof, which makes the already-spacious cabin feel even more so. There’s also a number of options available concerning the sunroof – for example, some are non-opening. Other standard kit is good in the Vitara. Even entry-level specs come with Bluetooth and a DAB radio, but anything above the SZ-T line will get you a great infotainment system with Smartphone Link functionality and decent sat nav.
Not only did the 2015 relaunch improve how this small SUV feels to drive, it also improved the fuel economy. Choose the 1.6-litre diesel and you can combine efficiency and performance, with a claimed economy of 70.6mpg on the four-wheel drive Vitara and 67.2mpg from the two-wheel drive version.
Off-road performance is impressive thanks to features such as Allgrip four-wheel drive, which is available in the diesel models. This provides four driving modes to tackle challenging conditions, and other features such as Hill Descent Control help make the Vitara a pleasure to drive.
The second generation of this vehicle maintains the undeniably quirky and boxy looks of the Soul, and keeps its status as a small SUV that’s fun to drive.
A panoramic sunroof is available on the Soul Sport model. It basically covers the whole roof of the vehicle, truly flooding the interior of the car with sunlight!
The cabin is already large and spacious, with plenty of room for five. Despite the generous rear legroom, there’s not too much compromise on boot space, as it’s still a sizeable 351 litres. Overall, the interior is a huge improvement on the previous Soul, generally feeling more upmarket and with the materials used feeling of a better quality.
There’s only two engines available – a 1.6-litre petrol or a 1.6-litre diesel. The diesel engine delivers great economy, with a claimed 58.9mpg and 125g/km of CO2 emissions.
Honda Civic EX (2016-)
2016 saw a redesign of the British-built Honda Civic, which is now in its 10th generation. With sleek aesthetics and a distinctive curved roof, it’s a practical, stylish and spacious vehicle.
A panoramic sunroof is available in the EX specification, which includes other luxuries such as leather seats and an automatically-dimming rear view mirror. With futuristic styling already, the one-touch panoramic roof adds to this, giving the Civic a fantastic modern look.
There’s no diesel engine available, just two petrols to choose from. However, they perform surprisingly well when it comes to fuel economy: the 1.0-litre will return 58.9mpg – and manage 0-62mph in 10.9 seconds – whilst the 1.5-litre still delivers 48.7mpg, but is the one to choose if you’re after that bit more power.
The Civic is a spacious and comfortable vehicle that’ll fit five adults with ease – why not travel in style with addition of a panoramic sunroof?
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