2012 Nissan Quest  -  $35,325


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $35,325
Base Invoice: $32,601
Destination Charge: $825
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr SL
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 21 | City: 19 | Hwy: 24
Body Style: 4dr SL
Transmission: CVT transmission
Engine: 3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

Pros

Distinctive styling inside and out; interior space; unique SkyView glass roof; healthy powertrain


Model Highlights

The Quest has rather unconventional styling for a minivan, underneath its skin, the Quest features a powerful conventional powertrain . All Quest models get a smooth 3.5L V6 engine and a continuously variable transmission. This combination is good for 253 horsepower to the front wheels.

As with most minivans, the Quest is designed to handle like a car, albeit a tall and heavy one. The 4-wheel independent suspension includes front and rear stabilizer bars to help composure in tight corners, and 4-wheel vented anti-lock disc brakes bring secure stops with a full load and included brake assist to help in panic stops.

Safety-wise, the Quest includes dual front and side-impact airbags and curtains for the rear occupants. There are traction and stability control systems as well. Tire pressure monitoring comes standard.

While the newest Quest doesn't try to be quite as quirky as its ancestors, Nissan made sure it has sacrificed none of its style. The Quest's interior is roomy and comfortable. The seats are stylish for a vehicle designed to carry up to 7. The rear seats can fold-flat and the center console can be removed completely to allow many different cargo/seating configurations. Seat-fabric is cloth on the S and SV trims, and leather on the SL and LE. The second-row's captain's chairs fold-forward to allow three third-row passengers to squeeze their way back.

All the Quest's stylishness doesn't detract from function. The Quest comes with everything expected of a minivan in 2012, including variable wipers, a 6-CD changer audio system with an auxiliary audio input, a trip computer, power doors and locks, an auto cinching rear liftgate, keyless entry and front and rear air conditioning.

On the base S trim, the wheels become alloy, and the Quest gets fog lamps and Bluetooth as well as an upgraded audio system that integrates a 4.3-inch display and iPod integration. The driver seat is power adjustable, the steering wheel has integrated audio controls and is leather-wrapped. The doors slide on their own power by the push of a button. The climate control can vary temperatures for three distinct zones. There's a rearview monitor as well.

On the SL, the wheels get upgraded to the 18-inch alloy variety, a roof rack gets added on top, the upgraded mirrors include integrated turn signals, the seat trim is leather and heated in front and the third-row is so-called "quick release" for easy stowage.

On the top-of-the-line LE, the headlamps are xenon HID, the audio system is powered by Bose and features 12 speakers, a subwoofer and satellite radio. There is a rear entertainment system that can play DVDs and includes a 9.3 GB storage drive for digital music. On the LE, the liftgate can be opened with one touch and it's powered as well.

One especially noteworthy feature optional on the Quest remains the dual-panel moonroof, which is a step ahead of conventional sunroof designs and allows direct light into the second and third rows.


Model News

The Quest was completely redesigned in 2011. It returns in 2012 virtually unchanged, yet remains still of the best minivans available.


Value Writeup

The Quest has always distinguished itself in the bland minivan market by offering distinctive styling and unusual ergonomics. The 2012 Quest is no different. With a boxy rear end and a smirking grille and of course, Nissan's fun-to-drive attitude, the Quest is a tough package to beat.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7

EPA Classification
2WD Minivans

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
24 MPG

Cruising Range - City
380.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
19 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
21 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
480.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.5L/-TBD-

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
240 @ 4400

Trans Type
1

Trans Description Cont.
Continuously variable ratio

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37-0.43

Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.76

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.88

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130

Total Cooling System Capacity
10.4 qts

Passenger Capacity
7

Passenger Volume
177.8 ft³

Front Head Room
42.1 in

Front Leg Room
43.8 in

Front Shoulder Room
64.5 in

Front Hip Room
57.3 in

Second Head Room
41.6 in

Second Leg Room
36.7 in

Second Shoulder Room
63.2 in

Second Hip Room
66.0 in

Third Head Room
40.0 in

Third Leg Room
40.5 in

Third Shoulder Room
61.2 in

Third Hip Room
49.6 in

Wheelbase
118.1 in

Length, Overall
200.8 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
77.6 in

Height, Overall
73.0 in

Track Width, Front
67.7 in

Track Width, Rear
67.7 in

Min Ground Clearance
6.6 in

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1
143.8 in

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3
20.2 in

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline
47.7 in

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
47.7 in

Liftover Height
25.0 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
108.4 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
63.6 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
25.7 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4480 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
525 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.98 in

Front Tire Size
P235/55R18

Rear Tire Size
P235/55R18

Spare Tire Size
T135/90D16

Front Wheel Size
18 x 7.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 7.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.6

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.6

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.7 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.4 x 1.1 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.1 x 0.6 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
20.0 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12V076000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 28, 2012

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

Potential Number of Units Affected
23,531

Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 NISSAN QUEST VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 29, 2010, THROUGH FEBRUARY 21, 2012. DUE TO SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING, WHILE DRIVING AT SLOW SPEEDS OR IDLING ON A DECLINE WITH ¼ TANK FUEL OR LESS, THERE MAY BE AN INSUFFICIENT SUPPLY OF FUEL TO THE ENGINE. AS A RESULT, THE ENGINE MAY STALL.

Consequence
VEHICLE STALLING COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

NISSAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE FUEL PUMP CONTROL MODULE, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MID MARCH 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-647-7261.

CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

CVT transmission

Front wheel drive

Front stabilizer bar

Pwr speed-sensitive rack & pinion steering

Pwr 4-wheel vented disc brakes

18" x 7" alloy wheels

P235/55R18 all-season tires

Temporary spare tire w/steel wheel

Rear roof spoiler

Roof rack side rails

Black sash molding

Rear privacy glass

Folding body-color pwr heated outside mirrors w/integrated turn signals

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Intermittent rear window wiper w/washer

Auto on/off halogen headlights w/battery saver

Fog lights

Chrome door handles

AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: 4.3" color display, iPod/USB connection located in center console, speed-sensitive volume (SSV), radio data system (RDS), MP3/WMA playback capability, aux input jack located on radio face, (6) speakers

XM satellite radio

Bluetooth w/steering wheel switches

In-glass diversity antenna

Leather seating surfaces

Front bucket seats w/adjustable head restraints

8-way pwr driver seat

Driver seat pwr lumbar adjustment

4-way manual front passenger seat

Heated front seats

2nd row fold-flat captains chairs w/adjustable head restraints

3rd row quick release fold-flat bench seat w/adjustable head restraints

1st row center console

2nd row center console (removable)

Full floor carpeting

Side sill spoiler w/chrome accent

Tilt/telescoping steering column

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Steering wheel audio & cruise controls

Instrumentation -inc: tachometer, coolant temp

Drive computer -inc: avg speed, avg MPG, dual trip odometer, low fuel warning, outside temp

Pwr door locks w/auto lock

Pwr windows w/driver/front passenger auto up/down & driver anti-pinch feature

Dual one-touch pwr sliding doors w/selective unlock function & auto-reverse

One-touch pwr liftgate

Auto-cinch rear liftgate closure

Cruise control w/illuminated steering wheel controls

Nissan intelligent key keyless entry w/push button ignition

Engine immobilizer

Security alarm system

Front/rear air conditioning w/tri-zone auto temp controls

Rear window defogger

Locking glove box

Wood tone interior trim

Leather door trim

Front door map pockets

Dual front/rear cup holders on center console

Folding style front & rear passenger assist grips

(4) coat hangers

Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror w/compass & HomeLink

Conversation mirror (Replaces sunglasses holder)

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Leather-wrapped shift knob

Driver/passenger seatback storage

Interior lighting -inc: front map lights, 2nd/3rd row reading lights, cargo area light

Footwell lamps

12-volt pwr outlets in center cluster & cargo area

Storage bin in cargo area

(4) cargo hooks

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Electronic brake distribution (EBD) & brake assist (BA)

Traction control system (TCS)

Vehicle dynamic control (VDC)

Front/rear crumple zones

Nissan advanced air bag system (AABS) -inc: driver & front passenger dual stage airbags, occupant sensors

Front seat-mounted side-impact airbags

Roof-mounted side curtain airbags for all rows

Rearview monitor

3-point front seat belts -inc: adjustable upper anchors, pretensioners, & load limiters

3-point rear seat belts w/height adjusters

1st row active head restraints

Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Child safety rear door locks

Tire pressure monitoring system (TBMS) w/easy fill tire alert

 
[C03] 50 STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
[C02] FEDERAL EMISSIONS
$0

 
TWILIGHT GRAY
$0

 
DARK MAHOGANY
$0

 
TITANIUM BEIGE
$0

 
BRILLIANT SILVER
$0

 
PLATINUM GRAPHITE
$0

 
SUPER BLACK
$0

 
WHITE PEARL
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BEIGE, SEAT TRIM
$0

 
GRAY, SEAT TRIM
$0

 
[J01] DUAL PANEL MOONROOF
$1,350

 
[H02] BOSE PKG
$1,150

 
[H01] DVD ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
$0

 
[B93] SPLASH GUARDS (2-PIECE)
$120

 
[B94] ROOF RACK CROSS BARS
$355

 
[L92] CARPETED FLOOR MATS FOR 1ST, 2ND, 3RD ROWS
$210

 
[M92] VALUE CARGO PKG
$185

 
[M93] CARGO NET
$65

 
[N92] ILLUMINATED FRONT DOOR KICK PLATES
$300

 
[S92] PROTECTION PKG
$345

 
[T92] TOW PKG
$555


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