• R2Dad Posted: 1/13/2010 9:00am PST

    Great feature, will be a big hit with asian families and give toyota a head start on the competition. Wouldn't be surprised to see this option on all minivans within 5 years. Of course, that door isn't wide enough for many and lots of folks blow past 330 lbs. Maybe this is the feature that convinces americans to hold on to their minivans after the kids go to college?

  • Lew Posted: 1/13/2010 11:15am PST

    "...but it's the first such device offered by an automaker in North America"
    Not true. GM offered the Sit-And-Lift seat for it's minivans for several years before the line was discontinued.

  • JKD Posted: 1/14/2010 5:17am PST

    I'll hold on to my minivan forever (2008 Sienna)
    I wish I had one IN college. These are the coolest vehicles ever :-)