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Same size Sunroof?

I'm kinda surprised the 2020 Outback didn't get a larger sunroof, moonroof. The industry seems to be moving towards a larger piece of glass stretching back to the 2nd row. Thoughts?

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We had a 2018 Forester loaner with the huge sunroof for a day this week. We both felt it was too big and closed the sun shade. Normally I keep the OB open all the time. Suppose it is nicer for rear passengers. Sitting in front there is little value IMHO.

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We had a 2018 Forester loaner with the huge sunroof for a day this week. We both felt it was too big and closed the sun shade. Normally I keep the OB open all the time. Suppose it is nicer for rear passengers. Sitting in front there is little value IMHO.
You can always partially close the sunshade when conditions make that more preferable with most pano type roof windows.
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I wish I had no sunroof. Holes in your roof are never good for chassis rigidity.
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My issue with sunroofs is the extra weight added that high up on a car.
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Sunroofs, especially large ones, are great for people in the back seat to view skyscrapers or redwood trees. Other than that? Moonroofs? Depends on who's on the bottom.
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Sunroofs, especially large ones, are great for people in the back seat to view skyscrapers or redwood trees. Other than that? Moonroofs? Depends on who's on the bottom.
I live in an area that has an abundance of Bald Eagles, nice to look up and see them
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I was hoping for one too. The VW Tiguan had one when it came out and was the first "panoramic" sunroof I had seen. It was my father in law's and we would drive it every time we went up to visit. I always fully retracted the shade. But then again, for a ton of OB's that would basically be a window to the bottom of a roof rack/cargo box.
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I live in an area that has an abundance of Bald Eagles, nice to look up and see them
im in seattle - you may have more sun that us - but it also lightens the mood. when i had a forester for one of my many loaners while my stereo was being worked on, it was a noticeable improvement in the light in the cabin from the regular sunroof.
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I'm confident they have no impact on structural integrity or the vehicles couldn't pass modern safety standards. Years ago car had T-tops. Those were horrendous for reducing structural integrity because they cut through the perimeter structure. And they leaked like a sieve. I had them once. But they did look super cool and were fun on a sunny day.


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