I'm not a minivan type of mom, I much prefer a large SUV, but THIS van has changed my mind. This is the most SUV-like van you will find. With two boys in sports (one being a HS freshman lineman at 6'5"/280lbs) and an aging mom who frequently travels with us to countless games, having lots of room w/ good gas mileage was priority #1. This van is like driving around in your living room. Plush two-toned seats, Navigation with integrated weather maps and radar, wood grain, Bluetooth, 2 sunroofs, power fold 3rd row, flat deck trunk with hidden storage below. Same exact interior as the Infiniti QX60 I loved so much, but practicality won over and once you use your 3rd row in the QX60, forget bringing any coolers, chairs or hitting Costco. Love it!
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.
very attractive functional 20 mpg great acceleration