The Upside To Bigness - 2011 Toyota Sienna SE Long-Term Road Test

2011 Toyota Sienna Long Term Road Test

2011 Toyota Sienna SE: The Upside To Bigness

September 26, 2011


Those there are six-foot-long tables, and they fit completely in our longterm 2011 Toyota Sienna behind its second row of seating. The trick is that the second row is in its slid-forward position. Have you seen this? The butt-cushion flips up, the back tilts forward and then the whole thing just sort of smooshes up against the front seatback like it's preparing for a tandem skydive.

It's not quite Stow-n-Go levels of empty space, but this approach gets you 80% there, takes mere seconds to accomplish and doesn't force you to live with silly-flat seats. A pretty fair compromise, I'd say.

Also, minivans kick ass. Loving the low liftover height and wide cargo aperture. And you know how I dig sliding doors. If a car needs rear doors, they may as well be sliding doors.

Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor @ 17,639 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