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It has a negligible impact on both weight and cost by why else would Toyota not include it if not for those reasons?
When GM was trying to improve fuel economy, they shaved ounces of weight from door latch strikers. Every little bit helps.
A moonroof is a selling point for a lot of buyers. Whether or not it was sensible to have it non-optional is up for debate but it is more than paid for with the price jump from LE to XLE.
I know Stop/Start is only on LEs but Toyota gets to average the fuel savings provided by that feature across their entire lineup to come up with the EPA numbers they got.