Grocery Bags, Purses and Murses - 2011 Toyota Sienna Long-Term Road Test

2011 Toyota Sienna Long Term Road Test

2011 Toyota Sienna: Grocery Bags, Purses and Murses

March 11, 2011

toyota sienna grocery bag.jpg
One of the things I love most about the layout of many minivans is that wide-open storage area in front of the center console bin. I imagine this area is designed primarily for storing purses and murses but I find it pretty useful for accommodating a grocery bag after some light shopping.

toyota sienna storage.jpg
Both the Sienna and the Odyssey offer this feature but the difference is that on the Sienna, the storage area has the plastic well shown in the photo above. The well looks good and I imagine it helps to keep purses and murses more secure but it winds up making the area a bit less spacious, which is not good for larger grocery bags. Still, I was able to squeeze one in on a recent trip to the fruit and vegetable store.

Are you a minivan owner? Which features do you love most about your ride?

Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor @ 7,202 miles

Leave a Comment

Past Long-Term Road Tests

Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat online with us
Email us at
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Call us at 855-782-4711
Text us at ED411