|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2014 Nissan Quest
|LE||3.5L V6||FWD||CVT||7.9 sec||16.1 sec @ 90.1 mph||19/25/22.6 mpg||Motor Trend|
2011 Nissan Quest
|LE||3.5L V6||FWD||CVT||7.9 sec||16.1 sec @ 91 mph||19/24/---- mpg||Car and Driver|
|LE||3.5L V6||FWD||CVT||8.0 sec||16.1 sec @ 90 mph||19/24/21.1 mpg||Motor Trend|
|LE||3.5L V6||FWD||CVT||8.3 sec||16.4 sec @ 89.8 mph||19/24/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|LE||3.5L V6||FWD||CVT||8.4 sec||16.5 sec @ 91 mph||19/24/20.2 mpg||Motor Week|
2007 Nissan Quest
|3.5 SL||3.5L V6||FWD||5A||8.8 sec||16.9 sec @ 84 mph||16/23/14 mpg||Car and Driver|
2004 Nissan Quest
|3.5 SE||3.5L V6||FWD||5A||7.9 sec||16.2 sec @ 86 mph||16/23/19 mpg||Car and Driver|
|3.5 SE||3.5L V6||FWD||5A||8.2 sec||16.5 sec @ 85 mph||16/23/17 mpg||Car and Driver|
|3.5 SE||3.5L V6||FWD||5A||8.7 sec||16.45 sec @ 84.69 mph||16/23/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|3.5 SE||3.5L V6||FWD||5A||8.9 sec||16.9 sec @ 84 mph||16/23/---- mpg||Motor Week|
2001 Nissan Quest
|SE||3.3L V6||FWD||4A||11.5 sec||18.5 sec @ 75 mph||15/21/23 mpg||Car and Driver|
1999 Nissan Quest
|GXE||3.3L V6||FWD||4A||11.2 sec||18.1 sec @ 75.5 mph||15/23/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
1995 Nissan Quest
|GXE||3.0L V6||FWD||4A||11.4 sec||18.3 sec @ 75.8 mph||16/21/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
About Nissan Quest
The first thing that will attract you to the current Nissan Quest is its sleek design. For a minivan of this size, you would not expect it to be this stylish and sexy.
With this latest version of the Quest, Nissan has really taken the high road in minivan packaging. It created a car that succeeds in breaking the minivan stereotype. In addition, the Quest offers a whole host of attractive options and safety features.
One look at the minivan and you can see that its designers really want it to stand out from its competition. If you are looking for a stylish minivan that delivers great performance, you need to consider the Quest.
A Short History of the Nissan Quest
Nissan started making the Nissan Quest in 1992. The first two generation of the Quest was actually made through a joint venture with the Ford Motors Co. Ford sold it as its rebranded variant of the Mercury Villager.
Nissan launched the Quest at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in 1992. The current model of the Quest belongs to the fourth generation. This model is built on the same platform as the 2011 Nissan Elgrand.
The most important specs you need to know if you want to buy the Nissan Quest are the following:
- Engine: 3.5L V6, Gas, 260 hp. @ 6000 rpm
- Torque: 240 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
- Transmission: Continuous Variable Transmission
- Front Suspension: Strut-Type
- Rear Suspension: Multi-Link
- Layout: Front Wheel Drive
- Trailer Weight: 3500 lbs.
- Payload: 1447
- Tongue Weight: 350 lbs.
Two of the biggest plusses of the Nissan Quest relates to its performance: steering feel, and acceleration. Driving the Quest is more fun than work because it doesn’t feel like it’s big. With the current model equipped with D-step shift logic, driving the car gets even better.
Power is supplied by a 3.5 liter V 6 engine that can deliver 260 horsepower and 240 lb.-ft. of torque. When running, the engine is smoother and quieter than most cars in its class. The car doesn’t strain when it is asked to deliver its power.
You will experience smooth driving because of the car’s suspension which damps out rough road surfaces. When you turn corners and accelerate, you will feel the stability that the car offers.
Nissan claims that the Quest has a 1 mile per gallon improvement from its previous version on the highway. This is due to the addition of the latest D-Step shift logic integrated in its CVT.
For highway economy, the Quest delivers an average on highway fuel economy. It is almost the same as that of the Chrysler minivans and the Honda Odyssey, which are rated at 25 mpg and 28 mpg respectively.
But when it comes to city driving, the Quest is undoubtedly among the leaders in fuel economy. It clocks in at 19 mpg on the city. This is the same as that of the Odyssey and the Sienna. Chrysler checks in very much lower.
With the D-Step shift logic in place, Nissan says that the Quest can be rated at 19 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway, and 22 mpg combined city/highway driving.
There are many safety features that make the Nissan Quest safe to drive. The standard issues include dual front, side and curtain airbags, traction and stability control and anti-lock brakes.
Also a standard for the top three trim levels is the rearview camera that allows you to have a 360-degree view of your driving environment. The top Quest model is also equipped with a blind-spot warning system.
There is also a tire pressure warning system which beeps the driver when the tire is low on pressure. For models with sliding doors, drivers will hear a periodic beep signal while the door is closing.
The Quest did well on the IIHS roof-strength test where it earned an “acceptable” rating.
Comfort and Quality
Legroom and headroom inside the Quest is fairly large allowing taller passengers to go in and out of the car easily and fast. The appointments inside the cabin are plushy and appear to be made of top quality materials.
The second and third row seats are nicely angled and offer strong support. They fold up easily since they are equipped with levers and pull straps. Its flat dash structure together with its wide doors makes it easy for passengers to enter and exit the cabin.
The Quest also has 16 cup and bottle holders which is very useful if the whole family along with some friends is on a long trip.
Although the Nissan Quest might not be the top in its class, it offers amenities and convenience that you will normally need for a vehicle of its size. If you want to drive in style, you need to consider this sleek and sexy minivan.
To learn more about Nissan Quest, visit the official Nissan website.
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