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MSRP
$26,530
MPG
20 / 27
City/Hwy
ENGINE
3.5L V6
HORSE POWER
260 hp
@ 6,000 rpm
TORQUE
240 ft lb
of torque @ 4,400 rpm
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REVIEW

2011 Nissan Quest LE Long Term Verdict

An Epic Year Comes to an End

Ron Kiino
Dec 28, 2012
My $43,790 Quest LE began its year-long tenure with us by acting as a support vehicle for a Lotus Evora on an Epic Drive that spanned 2800 miles from Washington to Montana, down the Continental Divide to New Mexico, and then home to California (check it out on Motor Trend's YouTube channel). Unlike the Lotus, however, the Quest stuck around for another 31,000 miles of service.
Photo 2/46   |   2012 Nissan Quest LE Side
For the next dozen months, the Quest was my ride. (And, yes, by choice.) As a father of one at the time, I wanted to see how easy -- or difficult -- the Quest made my life. I drove it daily to and from the office. Chauffeured the family on vacations. Used it as fishing-trip hauler, airport taxi, group-lunch shuttle, you name it. And when they bribed me properly, MT's photo/video department borrowed it for assignments that required a rig capable of swallowing more than 108 cubic feet of cargo.
Of course, those who borrowed the Japan-built Quest, which is longer than Sienna, narrower than Town & Country, and taller than Odyssey, and powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 cranking out 260 hp and 240 lb-ft, also enjoyed its dazzling array of LE amenities: leather trim, 13-speaker Bose audio, Bluetooth, backup camera, blind-spot warning, DVD entertainment, Plasmacluster cabin air purifier, Intelligent Key with push-button start, one-touch power sliding doors and hatch, power and heated front-row seats, fold-flat second and third rows, 16 cupholders, one 120V and two 12V power outlets, HID headlamps, and 18-inch wheels. Whew! My bitchin' bus also had the $1350 dual glass power moonroof, $110 splash guards, and $180 floormats.
Photo 3/46   |   2012 Nissan Quest LE Rear Three Quarter
"The Quest's seating position is low and enveloping, as if you're resting in a comfy La-Z-Boy, with the dash sitting high up."
Let's start with the Quest's pros, as there are many. The CVT proved smooth and always willing to jump into the powerband for a surge of accel. And when heading downhill, the overdrive-off button (which I dubbed the "sport" mode), provided welcome engine-braking for the 4576-pound Nissan. The steering, while a little tardy on turn-in, delivered nice linearity and weighting, and the ride provided a cushioned, composed feel. In terms of convenience, the Quest was a champ. Rather than having to fumble with a key fob, its Intelligent Key system enabled the press of a door-handle button to unlock the doors or operate one of the power sliders, which was especially handy when my mitts were full of groceries or my son. The Quest's cargo capabilities, too, were excellent. A covered storage bin aft of the third row provided more than 11 cubic feet of security for valuables, not to mention just being plain useful and still usable even when the third row was folded flat. Further, the Quest's fold-flat second row goes horizontal with a simple lever pull, and the third row folds flat at a tug of a leash. While I appreciated all of the aforementioned amenities, I especially valued the blind-spot monitor (a nice feature on a big brick), the DVD entertainment system (priceless on road trips with kids), and the Plasmacluster air purifier (why smell stench?).
Cons? Yes, there were a few, namely low-slung doors that often hit curbs, lazy tip-in throttle response, a so-so range of 480 miles (our LT Odyssey Touring's was 588), OK fuel economy, and a finicky gas tank that twice almost left me stranded. Regarding the last, at 22,500 miles, the gas tank and fuel pump got replaced at no cost under service bulletin NTB11-068A. Apparently, we weren't the only ones to experience a sudden fuel loss when the tank was less than a quarter full and the van was parked or moving on an incline.
Photo 10/46   |   2012 Nissan Quest Rear Three Quarters
During its 34,000 miles of service, the Quest paid four maintenance visits to the dealer. At 7500 and 22,500 miles, it received an oil change, tire rotation, and full inspection; and at 15,000 and 30,000, it underwent the same as well as replacement of the cabin air filter (15K) and cabin and engine air filters (30K). All told, the Quest amassed a service bill of $830.83. Normal-wear cost was limited to a $720 set of Toyo Versado tires installed at 22,500 miles. In addition to the gas-tank SB, an engine-control module reprogram was performed at no cost under service bulletin NTB12-022.
In December 2011, after spending a week in our LT Odyssey, I had the following to say about the two similarly equipped minivans: "As much as I like the Honda's extended range, flashier styling, and sportier feel, what makes a minivan really attractive to me are its conveniences and ease of use; thus, I'll take the Nissan. The Quest offers an easier, better entry system, handy fold-flat second and third rows, and ample storage space that includes a covered bin that's always available. For my trip, it's Quest over Odyssey."
Photo 11/46   |   2012 Nissan Quest Front Three Quarter
A year later, my sentiments still haven't changed.

2012 Nissan Quest LE
Service life 12 mo/34,506 mi
Options Dual-opening glass moonroof ($1350), carpeted floormats ($180), splash guards ($110)
Price as tested $43,790
Problem areas Fuel tank
Maintenance cost $830.83 (4-oil change, tire rotation, inspection; 2-cabin air filter, engine air filter)
Normal-wear cost $720 (four Toyo Versado tires)
3-yr residual value* $17,950
Recalls NTB11-068A: replace fuel tank; NTB12-022: ECM reprogram
EPA City/Hwy/Comb Fuel Econ 19/24/21 mpg

2012 Nissan Quest LE
Powertrain/Chassis
Drivetrain layout Front engine, FWD
Engine type 60-deg V-6, aluminum block/heads
Valvetrain DOHC, 4 valves/cyl
Displacement 213.5 cu in/3498 cc
Compression ratio 10.3:1
Power (SAE net) 260 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque (SAE net) 240 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Redline 6600 rpm
Weight to power 17.6 lb/hp
Transmission Cont. variable auto
Axle/final-drive ratios 4.88:1/2.14:1
Suspension, front; rear Struts, coil springs, anti-roll bar; multilink, coil springs
Steering ratio 18.6:1
Turns lock-to-lock 3
Brakes, f;r 11.4-in vented disc; 12.1-in vented disc, ABS
Wheels 7.0 x 18-in, cast aluminum
Tires 235/55R18 99T M+S Toyo A22
DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase 118.1 in
Track, f/r 67.7/67.7 in
Length x width x height 200.8 x 77.6 x 71.5 in
Turning circle 36.7 ft
Curb weight 4576 lb
Weight dist, f/r 55/45%
Towing capacity 3500 lb
Seating capacity 7
Headroom, f/m/r 40.9/38.9/38.0 in
Legroom, f/m/r 43.8/36.7/40.5 in
Shoulder room, f/m/r 64.5/63.2/61.2 in
Cargo volume (beh f/m/r) 108.4/63.6/37.1 cu ft
TEST DATA
Acceleration to mph
0-30 3.2 sec
0-40 4.6
0-50 6.2
0-60 8
0-70 10.2
0-80 12.8
0-90 16.1
Passing, 45-65 mph 3.6
Quarter mile 16.1 sec @ 90.0 mph
Braking, 60-0 mph 132 ft
Lateral acceleration 0.74 g (avg)
MT figure eight 29.1 sec @ 0.56 g (avg)
Top-gear revs @ 60 mph 1650 rpm
CONSUMER INFO
Stability/traction control Yes/yes
Airbags Dual front, front side, f/r curtain
Basic warranty 3 yrs/36,000 mi
Powertrain warranty 5 yrs/60,000 mi
Roadside assistance 3 yrs/36,000 mi
Fuel capacity 20.0 gal
EPA city/hwy econ 19/24 mpg
Energy cons, city/hwy 177/140 kW-hrs/100 mi
CO2 emissions 0.93 lb/mi
Recommended fuel Unleaded regular
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2015 Nissan Quest

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$26,530
20 / 27
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2014 Nissan Quest

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$26,220
19 / 25
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2014 Nissan Quest LE First Test
Testing Nissan's Comfortable and Quirky People-Mover
Megan StewartJan 2, 2015

2013 Nissan Quest

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$25,990
19 / 24
3.5L V6
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2012 Nissan Quest

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$25,990
19 / 24
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2011 Nissan Quest LE Long Term Verdict
My $43,790 Quest LE began its year-long tenure with us by acting as a support vehicle for a Lotus Evora on an Epic Drive that spanned 2800 miles from Washington to Montana, down the Continental Divide to New Mexico, and then home to California.
Ron KiinoDec 28, 2012
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2011 Nissan Quest LE Verdict
Our Year-Long Quest Has Ended
Ron KiinoNov 1, 2012

2011 Nissan Quest

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$27,750
19 / 24
3.5L V6
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2011 Nissan Quest Long-Term Update 7
Running on empty
Ron KiinoJul 5, 2012
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2011 Nissan Quest Long-Term Update 8
The Quest's stay with us has come to an end. I'm a bit sad, as I have fond memories of the boxy beast on said Epic Drive as well as road trips to Santa Cruz, Mammoth Lakes, and Scottsdale.
Ron KiinoJun 28, 2012
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2011 Nissan Quest LE Long-Term Update 6
A Weekend in Central California
Ron KiinoMay 25, 2012
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Long-Term Update 7: 2011 Nissan Quest
10 Months and 30,595 Miles - I figured all the fuel problems were a thing of the past. Turns out, maybe not.
Ron KiinoMay 23, 2012
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2011 Nissan Quest LE Long-Term Update 5
Recall service and new shoes
Ron KiinoMay 2, 2012
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Long-Term Update 6: 2011 Nissan Quest LE
9 Months and 26,209 Miles -- y. One of my favorite places, SLO is a quaint college town that's nestled in the scenic mountains of Central California, just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean.
Ron KiinoApr 25, 2012
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Long-Term Update 5: 2011 Nissan Quest LE
8 Months and 23,999 Miles - With 22,500 miles on the odometer, the Quest went in for its third scheduled maintenance visit
Ron KiinoApr 11, 2012
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Long Term 2011 Nissan Quest Update 4
What A Trip!: Nissan Quest LE vs. Honda Odyssey Touring Elite
Ron KiinoMar 30, 2012
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Long Term Update 4: 2011 Nissan Quest
7 Months and 20,578 Miles -- Over the seven months and 18,000 miles I've spent with my Titanium Beige Quest LE, I've come to love all its pros and excuse its few cons.
Ron KiinoMar 15, 2012
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Long Term 2011 Nissan Quest LE Update 3
The Six Month Mark
Ron KiinoFeb 29, 2012
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Long Term Update 3: 2011 Nissan Quest LE
The Quest was due for its second service stop, so I took it back to Nissan of Thousand Oaks for an oil change, tire rotation, full inspection, and replacement of the cabin air filter, all for $258.11.
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Long Term Update 2: 2011 Nissan Quest LE
A Breath of Fresh Air
Ron KiinoJan 6, 2012
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Long-Term Update 1: 2011 Nissan Quest LE
While not the quickest minivan out there, the Quest has never made me think, "Man, this thing's slow."
Ron KiinoDec 5, 2011
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Long Term Arrival: 2011 Nissan Quest LE
Whether it's as excellent as the perennially top-rated Odyssey is something we plan to find out over the next year.
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Arrival: 2011 Nissan Quest LE
For U.S., Quest starts in Japan
Ron KiinoOct 4, 2011
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U.S.-Spec Vs. JDM: Would You Pick a Nissan Quest or Nissan Elgrand?
Easily one of the boldest vehicles in the minivan class, the Nissan Quest is new for the 2011 model year and based on the Japanese-market Elgrand.
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First Test: 2011 Nissan Quest
Box Office Hit: By thinking outside the box, Nissan creates a star
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First Look: 2011 Nissan Quest
Nissan's Quest Resumes
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2009 Nissan Quest

SPECIFICATIONS
$25,950
16 / 23
3.5L V6
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New pricing announced for 2009 Nissan Quest
Nissan recently announced the newest pricing for their 2009 Quest minivan along with its accessories and options.
Benson KongSep 15, 2008

2008 Nissan Quest

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$25,640
16 / 23
3.5L V6
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2007 Nissan Quest

SPECIFICATIONS
$24,350
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3.5L V6
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2006 Nissan Quest

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$24,150
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3.5L V6
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2005 Nissan Quest

SPECIFICATIONS
$23,700
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3.5L V6
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Review: 2005 NissanQuest
The formerly forgettable Quest got a blockbuster generational makeover for 2004, shaking up the minivan establishment with avant-garde styling, a long list of features, and loads of interior space. Sharing basic FF-L platform elements and its 3.5-liter DOHC V-6 with the Altima, Maxima, and Murano, t
Nov 8, 2005

2004 Nissan Quest

SPECIFICATIONS
$24,340
19 / 26
3.5L V6
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Minivan Comparison -2004 Nissan Quest 3.5SE and 2004 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited vs. 2003 Honda Odyssey EX L-RES
Photography by Scott Gilbert; location courtesy Six Flags Magic MountainMinivans aren't about projecting an image, though they do say something about the families who use them. These multipurpose vehicles don't focus on high performance, either, even if they can outpace many cars in the same tests.
Chris WaltonNov 26, 2003

2002 Nissan Quest

SPECIFICATIONS
$22,739
17 / 23
3.3L V6
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2001 Nissan Quest

SPECIFICATIONS
$22,639
17 / 23
3.3L V6
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2000 Nissan Quest

SPECIFICATIONS
$22,259
17 / 24
3.3L V6
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1999 Nissan Quest

SPECIFICATIONS
$22,159
17 / 24
3.3L V6
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1998 Nissan Quest

SPECIFICATIONS
$23,099
17 / 23
3.0L V6
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1997 Nissan Quest

SPECIFICATIONS
$21,249
17 / 23
3.0L V6
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1996 Nissan Quest

SPECIFICATIONS
$20,899
17 / 23
3.0L V6
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1995 Nissan Quest

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$19,839
17 / 23
3.0L V6
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