I wasn't going to post about this (as I think it's rather trivial), but seeing this blog post on Edmunds made me think about it again:
"[The Sienna] interior is the Camaro steering wheel of the minivan world."
My father-in-law and I went to the Charlotte Motor Speedway this past Saturday for the classic car show. We took my Sonata and he remarked about how nice it was and was especially impressed with the interior.
Fast forward to Sunday, and we're coming home from church in his wife's 2011 Camry LE and he starts "scanning the interior", looking at all the flaws. Granted, I've been in the car before, but never really paid that much attention, but he sure was.
He noticed the horribly misaligned dash (where the upper dashboard meets the lower console), the glovebox was misaligned, the cup holder door was misaligned, and the sunglasses holder in the roof was badly misaligned.
Moving to the rear seat area, the part of the door where the mouse fur covered portion of the door meets the arm rest was not properly attached, leaving an uneven gap between the two pieces. And finally, the upper portion of the door (soft material) has visible circular "push outs" as I call them -- it's as if the upper part of the door trim is either popped or screwed into place, and you can see this connection point in the form of a circular push through the soft material. There were about 4 to 5 of these marks visible on either door.
Now, I used to own a '95 Camry and don't remember ever seeing stuff like this in the interior -- it was a tank with excellent quality all around. However, these newer Toyotas just don't seem to have that kind of attention to detail anymore.