2021 Pre Dawn Mica XLE
I can tell you with the smaller screen like in my XLE, this doesn’t work, at all.While I'm thus far pretty impressed with Android Auto there are some specific use cases I have for my phone in the car that will sometimes prevent me from using it. Since I know someone will ask most particularly I use screenshots of my Google Maps page to record when I arrive at a client location so having access to that app on my screen is money in my pocket.
For these reasons and others I wanted an option to mount my phone in the car but I it being days old I wasn't eager to use the 3M adhesive mounts that I've used in my other vehicles. I also didn't especially want to attach to the windshield if I could avoid it.
I'm extremely pleased with the solution I came up with and wanted to share it here since I suspect others might also like it. It takes advantage of a gap in the dashboard space, keeps the phone even closer to my eyes than the main navigation screen and doesn't block any of the view of the road. It's also 100% removable.
First, the product I purchased is this one for $16 on Amazon:
It's made by MPOW. I've bought dozens of items from them over the years including lots of mounts and headphones and always been pleased.
This one is a sticky suction cup mount with a rigid gooseneck arm leading to a magnetic mounting plate. Some pictures follow. In terms of which style navigation screen it's attached behind, this is a 2021 Sienna Limited AWD. I don't recall whether all come with the same screen or if there's some variation there.