Strong engine, smooth ride, and it handles well, though a bit truck-like. We've loved the comfort of driving long distances in it, and by how easy the power doors and liftgate have made shopping and taking care of kids. The only thing it's missing is telepathic communication, but that's probably coming. It's a bit jumpy off the line, but power delivery is smooth from then on, with more power than you'll find in almost any other van. The continuously variable transmission makes shifts unnoticeable, which is nice when accelerating with sleeping kids in the back. It whines a bit, but not enough to be a nuisance. And THE LEATHER. It's the softest I've ever felt in a vehicle. It feels more like a Lexus than a Nissan, with wonderful fit & finish.
Roomy, stylish and tons of storage.
This vehicle performs fairly well. I am the only one to have owned this particular Nissan Quest. * Engine sounds sluggish at times, but effectively moves the immense vehicle weight well. * Traction Control is a hinderance starting out on a slippery road, but is very effective at speed. * Vehicle has 74,300 miles on it and the front brakes have been replaced at 4 times and the back brakes have been replaced twice. I notified Nissan Consumer Affairs of the problem. * Others have reported transmission problems and rattling in the doors, but I have yet to experience either of those issues. * A/C Compressor siezed up and as a result broke the serpentine belt as well. This occured at the 73,000 mile mark. Vehicle is VERY expensive to get repaired. * Tire size is 225/65 and that is a non-standard size. I have always had to special order them. They are about 150 bucks a tire and only Michelin (sp?) and Goodyear have them. Other than those instances cited above, the vehicle has transversed the Continental United States twice, as well as, the East Coast. It is probably third in line behind the Oddessey and the Sienna and offers the most bang for your buck in comparison. Comfort is ok and interior space is outstanding. If you have young kids, the DVD system is a tremondous plus if you get one that has it in it. Placement is not ideal for operation of it, but it is out of the way under the passenger seat.