Monday, January 12, 2015


The 2015 Nissan Quest is a minivan well-suited for any situation. Its unique wraparound rear glass gives a real sense of individualism and style in a world saturated with crossover choices. There is even an available moonroof to accent the airy, open feel of the cabin. The fourth-generation 2015 Quest's available one-touch power sliding doors make loading up easy, even with your hands full. Just tap the button on the handle, and the door unlocks and slides open without effort.

Continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) are known for having a strange feel when driving, but Nissan has tried to alleviate that issue this year with its new D-Step shift logic for the Quest minivan. Gone is the disconnected feeling of having no shift points, as shift points can now be felt as you accelerate up to speed. Quest automatically adjusts its steering feel based on vehicle speed. It's easier at low speeds for parking, then firms up when you're cruising. Plus, using hydro-electric power steering instead of hydraulic power steering cuts down on the amount of power needed from the engine. And that means more miles out of every tank.

As the saying goes, bigger is usually better. So for all Quest trims, a highly visible, 5-inch color audio system display is now included for your entertainment pleasure, replacing the smaller 4.3-inch screen. This addresses the complaint of the old screen being hard to see and use in past models.With six standard air bags, plus additional roof and front seat mounted air bags , the Quest offers protection in every seat. So you can rest easy, knowing that your most precious cargo is secure. Quest also includes advanced braking and traction features, and safety technologies built especially for families. Like the LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children), that lets you secure LATCH-compatible child restraints in certain 2nd- or 3rd-row seats, without seat belts or a locking cl

The familiar S, SV, and SL trims are still available, and top-of-the-line LE models (though now renamed Platinum) have all of the creature comforts you would expect in a premium trim. But, Platinum also now has moving-object detection for Nissan’s Around View Monitor. Minivans aren’t known for their strong driver visibility, Packing-up and Parking is a snap with the available AVM. Four cameras create a virtual 360° image of your Quest, then display it on the LCD monitor to help you see how much room you've got behind you, in front of you, and even between you and the curb.

Many front-wheel-drive (FWD) minivans seem underpowered, for the most part. But all 6 cylinders of the award-winning VQ-series 3.5-liter engine will astound you, making a powerful 260 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque. It has plenty of get-up-and-go available for any possible driving demand, easily reaching highway cruising speed in just under 8 seconds.

Regardless of all that gusto, gas mileage doesn’t suffer as much as you may think. Even with a curb weight of roughly 4,350 pounds, fuel economy of 20 mpg city/27 highway can be achieved. That's maybe not exceptional for this type of vehicle, but having this much power will also allow you to tow up to 3,500 pounds with ease. It’s basically a heavy-duty truck wrapped up as a minivan with better fuel economy.

Quest has enough room to fit seven adults comfortably, and the 2nd-row easily slides or tilts for easy access to the back. Need space for stuff? Fold everything flat for up to 119.8 cubic feet of cargo space . With easy-to-operate quick release fold-down rear seating, configuring your Quest is a snap.. Front passengers will enjoy nearly 44 inches of leg room, as well as ample head and shoulder room. For your cargo needs, you have 25.7 cubes in the rear with all seats in place; however some seats do not fold away, nor can they be removed as in some other minivans. But, you can achieve a maximum cargo space of 108.4 cubic feet by rolling up both the second- and third-row seats. Moving large objects might become difficult, though, since the side doors unfortunately do not offer a particularly wide opening.

Response and handling are where the Quest really shines. Handling more like a car than a minivan, Nissan’s D-Platform provides an excellent foundation for sharp, responsive feel and a smooth, pleasing ride. Road noise is kept to a minimum, so you won’t have to turn up your radio to drown out the droning sound of the pavement. The front strut and independent rear suspension harmoniously function to make the Quest one of the best riding minivans on the market.

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