Ouch. Whoops. - 2011 Toyota Sienna SE Long-Term Road Test
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2011 Toyota Sienna Long Term Road Test

2011 Toyota Sienna SE: Ouch. Whoops.

March 01, 2011

grab handle.jpg I'm recently back from maternity leave, and this was my first time in our long-term Toyota Sienna. Had my infant's rear-facing car seat cinched into the second-row passenger seat (not in this pic), and I leaned down to pick something up from the floor. Wham! Conked my noggin on that grab handle you see there. Ouch.

The space between the baby seat and the back of the front passenger seat is limited when the baby seat is rear-facing, hence the head bump. Later that day when I had to grab something from the floor, I made sure to avoid the handle.

toyota sienna center console

Then I put my phone in the wide tray on the center console. A few minutes later, I came to a slightly abrupt stop and -- zip! -- my phone went sliding right out of the tray and lodged itself between the seat and the console. Whoops. The tray could use a rubbery insert. I wasn't going that fast and my stop wasn't that abrupt.

Bryn MacKinnon, Senior Editor, Edmunds.com @ 7,083 miles


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