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!
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.
2007 Quest SL with 40K miles. So far everything works as it should. Great power, actually fun to hit corners hard. Excellent dash layout-really cool gauges, and center stack puts the buttons so close to reach. Love the back-up camera. Love the left/right heat zones (and rear of course). TONS of room in middle/back for 4 kids, storing their stuff under seats for trips. Really cool how 3rd row seat is elevated, no one feels crammed in the back. Have folded down all the seats into the floor several times already - genius, better than Chrysler stow-n-go (no multi-hinged panels in the floor catching crums, way more comfy seats). Just towed our 2800lb. pop-up into smokey mtns in 90 degree heat, AC on, kept it in 4th gear and never dropped below 70mph - awesome power (added aftermarket trans-fluid cooler and rear suspension support). Only downside is the front seats - not very comfortable. I added a thin foam pad hanging down from the headrest, as the seat (on every Quest we drove) caves in about half-way up your back. It's decent now. I'm really impressed with this van and look forward to many years with it, we love driving it.