2014 Nissan Quest Test Drive & Minivan Video Review
If any minivan can be said to be both agile and powerful, Nissan’s Quest certainly fills the bill. Further, it offers a great deal of flexibility in terms of handling both passengers and cargo. The Quest also tenders a comfortable ride and a serene cabin environment. And, while the Quest does give up something in ultimate capacity to its rivals, most of them do not engage the driver the way Nissan’s minivan does. Power comes from a 260-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6, capable of generating 240 ft-lbs of torque. A continuously variable transmission routes the flow of power from the engine to the Quest’s front wheels. When properly equipped, the Nissan is capable of towing some 3,500 pounds. Available equipment includes power sliding doors, tri-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth, automatic headlights, power return third row seats, navigation, a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, a rear seat entertainment system, and a 13-speaker Bose surround sound audio system. Available safety features include blind spot warning and a top-down camera system for all around viewing, In IIHS testing, the Nissan Quest scored the organization’s highest rating (“Good”) in moderate-overlap, frontal-offset, and side-impact collisions. It did the same for whiplash protection in rear impacts. However the Quest only managed the IIHS’s second best rating ("Acceptable") in roof strength testing.