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!
Feels very plush interior compared to the Honda and Toyota minis. Leather seats with trim, capt chairs with armrests in 2nd row. 3rd row is very roomy. Very fun car to drive. I drove a Sienna for years which felt heavy and was powerful but slow to move. The Quest feels light, springy and quick. The pick up feels more like a sports car.
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.
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Published on Wednesday, April 18, 2018
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