2017 Nissan Quest review

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Nissan Quest highlights

Customer rating


  • Smooth suspension
  • Accommodates seven passengers
  • Dual moonroofs option


  • Second-row seating only fits two
  • No all-wheel drive option
  • Lacks Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ connectivity

Mileage (EPA estimate)

20 city, 27 highway, 22 combined

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Comfortable family van

If you like the visual look of an SUV but want the interior space of a van, check out the 2017 Nissan Quest. This seven-passenger van works well as a daily driver for a large family, a weekend adventure vehicle for campers, or as a work ride with the rear seats folded flat to store tools and supplies. The four trim options to browse include the S, SV, SL, and Platinum. Plus — there are also available packages and options to look out for on the 2017 Nissan Quest.

All Nissan Quest years

What is new for the 2017 Nissan Quest?

  • The Platinum, S, and SL trims have been discontinued for 2017.
  • Quest trims have been upgraded with Bluetooth Technology as standard equipment this year.

5 reasons to buy the 2017 Nissan Quest

1. A powerful ride 

Under the hood of all 2017 Nissan Quests, you'll find a 3.5L V6 engine paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). If you have a small trailer you'd like to haul, this van can tow an estimated 3,500 lbs when properly equipped. So, go ahead and start planning a few getaway weekends. You can easily haul your small camper or trailered ATV. 

2. A versatile cabin 

Sure, a van can move many people easily, but it's also a fabulous option if you're working on a home remodel and make many trips to the home improvement store for bulky supplies. Or, maybe you're testing the waters with van-camping life. You can easily fold the rear two rows of seats and make room for an inflatable mattress and a few storage totes of supplies. The 2017 Nissan Quest can morph and change with your needs. 

3. Handy driving features 

Do you have a new teen driver in the home? Or, does a van feel bulky to drive? Go for a Platinum trim featuring a blind-spot warning system to alert you when traffic rides close on either side of the van, plus there's a 360-degree view camera to help see all around the vehicle when parking. This trim also includes parking sensors and rear cross-traffic alerts. 

4. Ample connectivity 

If you enjoy streaming music or answering calls hands-free via the car's audio system on your daily drive, check out the 2017 Nissan Quest Platinum trim. You'll discover available satellite radio, Bluetooth® phone connectivity, a 13-speaker Bose® sound system, and a navigation system to help you find your way around town, or when traveling.

This trim also has a DVD system with an 11-inch display to keep backseat passengers entertained. 

5. Comfortable to drive 

The 2017 Nissan Quest glides down the road with little wind noise. The suspension gobbles up the bumps, leaving behind very little road noise. If you have a baby (or one coming soon!), this van will lull the little one to sleep easily. As the driver, you'll love the responsive acceleration and six-way adjustable driver's seat standard. If you'd like heated front seats, and an eight-way power adjustable driver's seat, look for an SL trim.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

Above Average

RepairPal gave the Nissan Quest an overall reliability rating of 3 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Nissan Quest 10th out of 14 among Minivans.

RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Nissan Quest is $609, compared to an average of $572 for Minivans and $591 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

According to RepairPal, Nissan Quest owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 1.5 times per year, compared to an average of 1.6 times for Minivans and 1.3 times for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 15% for the Nissan Quest, compared to an average of 14% for Minivans and 14% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

Nissan Quest features and specs

SV 2WD 4D Pass Van

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Sliding Door(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Quad Seats
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Third Row Seat
  • Traction Control
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Leather Seats
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Overall length






Leg room

F 43.8"/M 36.7"/R 40.5"

Head room

F 42.1"/M 41.6"/R 40"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

350/3500 lbs.



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