What Honda Civic Models have a Sunroof

What Honda Civic Models Have a Sunroof?

A cruise around town with some natural light and direct fresh air is what many drivers desire, and a modern Honda Civic can play it smart by adding the sunroof feature. But not all Honda Civics have sunroofs to suit the needs of drivers longing for an open-air driving experience. 

What Honda Civic models have a sunroof? Depending on the year of production, you will get a sunroof in all the Honda Civic EX trims and above. What this implies is that the sunroof feature comes standard in the Honda Civic’s EX, EX-L, Touring and Si trims.

Using table shown below, I will identify which Honda Civic comes with a sunroof based on the trims and body styles. I will also answer some questions that may be bugging you as regards Honda Civic sunroofs.

So, if you want to know what which Honda Civic model has a sunroof, it’s all below – for more differences in trim, look instead at this guide.

Which Civic model has a sunroof
Not all Honda Civics come with a sunroof.

Honda Civics that come with a sunroof

The sunroof in Civics gives it a stylish interior and exterior. It is a cheaper way to experience the thrill of driving a convertible – well, that’s one way of looking at it anyway!. I have made a list of the latest Honda Civic trims and body styles with sunroofs between the years 2020 to 2022.

The 2022 Honda Civic

The 2022 Honda Civic body style is available as a sedan or hatchback. The Civic sedan comes in LX, EX, Sport, Touring, and Si trims. The Civic hatchback comes in similar LX, EX-L, Sport, and Sport Touring trims.

The tables below show which 2022 Civic trims come with a sunroof:

2022 Civic Sedan with sunroof


2022 Civic Hatchback with sunroof

TrimsLXEX-LSportSport Touring

The 2021 Honda Civic

The 2021 Honda Civic is offered in two body styles, the sedan and hatchback. The Civic Sedan comes in the LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring trims.

The Civic hatchback comes in the LX, Sport, EX, and Sport Touring trims. Also available as hatchbacks are the Type R and Type R Limited Edition.

The tables below show which 2021 Civic trims come with a sunroof:

2021 Civic Sedan with sunroof

TrimsLXEXEX-LSport Touring

2021 Civic Hatchback with sunroof

TrimsLXEXSportSport TouringType RType R  Limited Edition

The 2020 Honda Civic

The 2020 Honda Civic’s body styles come either as a sedan, coupe, or hatchback. The Civic sedan is offered in the LX, EX, EX-L, Sport, and Touring trims. The coupe models are also offered in the same trims as the sedan, except the EX-L. While the Civic hatchback comes in the LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Sport Touring trim levels.

The only body style available for the Type R version is the hatchback.

The tables below show which 2020 Civic trims come with a sunroof:

2020 Civic Sedan with sunroof


2020 Civic Hatchback with sunroof

TrimsLXEXEX-LSportSport TouringType R

2020 Civic Coupe with sunroof


Opening, closing, and tilting your Honda Civic sunroof

You recently got a Civic with a sunroof, but you have troubles operating it? Stick with me, and I will ease you of those worries.

First, your car’s ignition switch must be in the “ON” position to operate the sunroof. To get it working, follow the steps below:

Opening your Civic’s sunroof

With one touch, pull the sunroof switch backward firmly. In response, the sunroof automatically opens fully. You can choose to pause the sunroof midway by pressing the switch briefly.

The sunroof can also be manually opened. To do this, gently pull back the sunroof switch, then hold on to it until you get your desired point.

Closing your Civic’s sunroof

With one touch, push the sunroof switch forward firmly, and the sunroof will automatically close all the way.

To get it to close up manually, push the sunroof switch forward lightly, and hold on to it until you get your desired point.

Tilting your Civic’s sunroof

Push the middle button of the sunroof switch to tilt your Civic’s sunroof. To close the tilt, push the switch forward firmly, then release it.

Reasons why your Civic’s sunroof is not functioning

The following are some reasons your Civic’s sunroof malfunctions:

1. Clogged sunroof tracks:

 A common issue that prevents your Civic’s sunroof from closing or opening is a clogged sunroof track. This issue can be managed with regular cleaning of the sunroof tracks.

2. Faulty sunroof switch: 

The metal contacts in your Civic’s sunroof switch may get rusted over time and wear out. Rusty metal contacts will cause your sunroof switch to malfunction.

To fix this, open your sunroof switch and clean the rust. In severe rust cases, you may have to replace the sunroof switch.

3. Faulty sunroof motor:

 When you open your Civic’s sunroof, the sunroof motor typically makes a whining sound. When you don’t hear that sound, the motor may be broken, and this could cause your sunroof to stop working.

If you have a broken sunroof motor, it is best to see a mechanic immediately to have it replaced.

Other reasons your sunroof won’t work could be as a result of a loose cable, misaligned panel or other broken parts.

Fixing sunroof issues can go beyond basic skills, so it is advisable to visit an expert.

Handy Hint: I’ve previously written a guide which explains the fixes to try if your sunroof won’t close.

Related questions

Do all Honda Civic Ex have sunroof?

Yes, all Honda Civic Ex trims come with a sunroof. Sunroofs are also standard on the Civic Coupe LX-P.

How do I reset my Honda Civic’s sunroof?

One of the best ways to resolve sunroof operational issues is to reset the sunroof control unit. Here is how to go about it:

  • Step 1: Close the door on the driver’s side and keep it closed throughout the process.
  • Step 2: Turn off your Civic’s ignition switch.
  • Step 3: Press and hold the tilt switch while starting the ignition to (II).
  • Step 4: Release the tilt switch, then turn off the ignition switch.
  • Step  5: Repeat the third step four times.
  • Step 6: Press the sunroof switch to open and hold on to the switch for three seconds after it is fully opened.
  • Step 7: Now, press the sunroof switch to close and hold on to the switch for another three seconds after it is fully closed.
  • Step 8: You did it!

I am certain you have followed through the steps above and now have your sunroof control unit successfully reset. To confirm your sunroof issues have been resolved, try using the auto close and open sunroof functions.

How long will a Honda Civic sunroof last?

Like other body components, the sunroofs in Civics  are made to last for the car’s lifespan. But they do need routine management, much like other body parts.

Sunroofs need to be cleaned of any material that may build up on the sliding rails and around the sealing components because they are frequently exposed to direct weather effects like rain, snow, or ice formation.

Summarily, regular maintenance and care will play a significant role in their longevity.