Typically, vehicle prices generally go one way from year to year, and that's upward. So whenever an official cut in an MSRP is announced, it gets our attention. Nissan has announced pricing for the 2013 Quest minivan, and two of the most popular trims get a price cut, while the base model is unchanged, and the topline model gets a modest increase.
The base S trim price for 2013 remains $26,815, including $825 destination. The SV trim drops $1310 to $30,565, the SL decreases $980 to $34,345, while the topline LE ticks up a bit to $43,465. Part of the increase on the LE is attributable to Nissan's around-view monitor system offered as standard for 2013. The DVD rear entertainment system, previously an option only on the SL and standard on the LE, is now available as an option on the SV trim.
Other than pricing and minor trim alterations, there are no major mechanical changes to the Quest, which continues to be powered by Nissan's proven VQ35DE 3.5-liter V-6 engine producing 260 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission.