Originally Posted by BurntAsphalt
I did a forum search and didn't find much on this subject. I don't know if the newer AI's have built in cup holders for the 2nd row passengers but our 2011 does not. I do have a console that goes between the two front seats and has rear cup holders but it is a long reach for seat belted passengers. Does anyone have suggestions for places (and method) to mount "no spill" cup holders, especially on the curb side with the sliding door? I'd like them to be out of the way as much as possible but be within easy reach. Thanks
If you also install a stop on the sliding door so it can't open all the way, you could mount a cup holder on the door. But as long as the door can slide all the way open, there's not enough clearance between the inside of the open door and the outside of the van for a cup holder to fit.
One thing you could
do is go movie theater style and mount cup holders on the seat armrests on the aisle side. If you use gimballed cup holders (available at West Marine, Bass Pro, and other places that sell boating equipment) then the armrests could even still swivel with a drink in the holder.