2016 Nissan Quest

 
2016 Nissan Quest
 
2016 Nissan Quest
 

2016 Nissan Quest

MSRP 
$27,480
Invoice 
$26,395
Target 
 
 

Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 20 mpg City, 27 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 3.5 L Regular Unleaded V-6, 260 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Front Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 7
  • Doors: 4

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What You Will Like

The Quest has always distinguished itself in the bland minivan market by offering distinctive styling and unusual ergonomics. The 2016 Quest is no different. With a boxy rear end, a smirking front grille and Nissan's fun-to-drive attitude, the Quest is a tough package to beat.

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What's New For 2016

The Nissan Quest is unchanged for 2016.

Warranty

  • Basic Warranty: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

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Unselected Includes: cargo storage organizer, cargo protector tray and full length cargo liner (foldable vinyl) $185 $230
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Specifications for 2016 Nissan Quest

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Entertainment Features
    • Radio: AM/FM/CD Aux-In Audio System
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, MP3 Player and Clock
    • 4 Speakers
    • Window Grid Diversity Antenna
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels: 16" x 6.5" Steel w/Full Covers
    • Tires: P225/65R16 AS
    • Steel Spare Wheel
    • Compact Spare Tire Stored Underbody w/Crankdown
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper
    • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
    • Chrome Side Windows Trim, Black Front Windshield Trim and Chrome Rear Window Trim
    • Chrome Door Handles
    • Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
    • Light Tinted Glass
    • Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers
    • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
    • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
    • Lip Spoiler
    • Black Grille w/Chrome Surround
    • Sliding Rear Doors
    • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
    • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
    • Projector Beam Halogen Headlamps
  • Interior Features
    • Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way manual adjustable driver seat and 4-way manual adjustable passenger seat
    • Bucket Folding Captain Front Facing Manual Reclining Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat w/Manual Fore/Aft
    • Driver And Front Passenger Armrests and Rear Seat Mounted Armrest
    • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
    • 7 Person Seating Capacity
    • Fixed 60-40 Split-Bench 3rd Row Seat Front, Manual Recline, Manual Fold Into Floor, 3 Manual and Adjustable Head Restraints
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
    • Valet Function
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 2 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Fuel
    • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • Manual Air Conditioning
    • Rear HVAC w/Separate Controls
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts, Auxiliary Rear Heater and Headliner/Pillar Ducts
    • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Interior Trim -inc: Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Vinyl Door Trim Insert
    • Urethane Gear Shift Knob
    • Cloth Seat Trim
    • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination, Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror
    • Partial Floor Console w/Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage, Rear (removable) Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Front And Rear Map Lights
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering
    • Carpet Floor Trim
    • Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch
    • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
    • Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Analog Display
    • Seats w/Cloth Back Material
    • Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
    • Perimeter Alarm
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Air Filtration
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine: 3.5 Liter DOHC 6-Cylinder
    • Transmission: Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable)
    • 4.878 Axle Ratio
    • GVWR: 5,818 lbs
    • Front-Wheel Drive
    • 66-Amp/Hr 550CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
    • 130 Amp Alternator
    • 1451# Maximum Payload
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • Front Anti-Roll Bar
    • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • 20 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
    • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs and Brake Assist

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.4
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.1
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - 86.5
    • Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - 86.5
    • Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - 63.2
    • Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - 40
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 108.4
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 63.6
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - 25.7
  • Electrical Features
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 550
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 130
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Type - Regular Unleaded V-6
    • Displacement - 3.5 L/213
    • Fuel System - Sequential MPI
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 260 @ 6000
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 240 @ 4400
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 118.1
    • Length, Overall (in) - 200.8
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 77.6
    • Height, Overall (in) - 71.5
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 68.1
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 68.1
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - 6.2
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 20
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 7
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 177.8
    • Front Head Room (in) - 42.1
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 43.8
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 64.5
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 57.3
    • Second Head Room (in) - 41.6
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 36.7
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 63.2
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 66
    • Third Head Room (in) - 40
    • Third Leg Room (in) - 40.5
    • Third Shoulder Room (in) - 61.2
    • Third Hip Room (in) - 49.6
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 23
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 20
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 27
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 36.1
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Nissan Quest
    • Body Style - Passenger Van
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Size - P225/65TR16
    • Rear Tire Size - P225/65TR16
    • Spare Tire Size - Compact
  • Trailering Features
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 3500
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 350
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 3500
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 525
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Front Wheel Drive
    • Trans Type - 1
    • Trans Description Cont. - CVT w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.41 - 0.38
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 1.77
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 4.88
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - 2WD Minivans
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 7.6
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4349
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 16 X 6.5
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 16 X 6.5
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Compact
    • Front Wheel Material - Steel
    • Rear Wheel Material - Steel
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

2016 Nissan Quest Photos & Colors

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Available Colors

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  • Brilliant Silver Gun Metallic Super Black Titanium White Pearl
  • Brilliant Silver
  • Gun Metallic
  • Super Black
  • Titanium
  • White Pearl

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Introduction

The Nissan Quest fights minivan dullness with satisfying road manners and rewarding driving traits. Passengers will like the Quest’s smooth ride, while drivers will appreciate its performance and steering response, and owners will appreciate its fuel economy.

Performance benefits from Nissan’s 3.5-liter V6, matched well with a responsive continuously variable transmission. Responsive CVT is considered an oxymoron, but Nissan has some of the best CVTs on the market. The transmission incorporates some pre-programmed virtual shift points, to reduce any rubbery response, which has been the bane of some CVTs. All models are front-wheel drive.

On the whole, the powertrain doesn’t struggle or complain. In fact, the entire setup feels quite peppy while propelling such a big vehicle.

Steering delivers good feedback to the driver, while body roll is better curtailed than in other large minivans. Simply put, Quest may offer the best handling among minivans.

Space utilization is disappointing, however. Front-seat passengers get sufficient leg and head room, as well as storage for small items. But sliding side doors don’t open wide enough to easily accept large people or objects. A Quest seats only seven passengers, while most rival minivans seat up to eight, though that won’t matter to buyers who want a seven-seater. The second-row seats fold forward, but doesn’t disappear into the floor and is not removable. The third-row seat does fold flat, but remains in place.

Cargo space totals 35 cubic feet behind the third-row seats, 108 cubic feet with all rear seats folded down, and 64 with the back row folded. Most rival models top 140 cubic feet.

Many consider Quest design to be more adventurous than that of other minivans, helped by an abundance of flared lines up front. At Quest’s no-pillar greenhouse and near-vertical tail, there’s a similarity to the Ford Flex crossover SUV.

This fourth-generation Quest was introduced as a 2010 model. There are no significant changes for 2016.

Despite family-friendly intentions, safety ratings fall below average. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Quest Good crash-test ratings for front and side impacts, but Acceptable for roof crush. In the small-overlap crash, Quest was among the worst they’d observed.

Lineup

The 2016 Nissan Quest is available in four trim levels. Quest S comes with power air conditioning but lacks satellite radio, rearview camera, or Bluetooth.

Quest SV includes Bluetooth, USB port, rearview camera, power sliding doors, a 4.3-inch LCD audio display, and automatic climate control.

Quest SL upgrades with leather seating, power front passenger seat, power liftgate, heated front seats, heated mirrors, automatic headlights, and 18-inch wheels. Quest Platinum adds satellite radio, a navigation system, power third-row seat, DVD entertainment with 11-inch screen, and xenon headlights.

Safety features include a full complement of airbags, stability control. Extra-cost safety features include a rearview camera (standard on the top three trim levels), a 360-degree AroundView camera and blind-spot monitoring.

Walkaround

More upright and boxy-profiled than in the past, with a straight-edged passenger compartment, the Quest comes across as more trendy than most minivans. Quest’s roots stem from Japanese-market models, while other minivans are typically more curvaceous.

Thanks to large air intakes, the front end looks lower and smaller, whereas the tail ends rather abruptly, or even harshly. Large taillights make it easier to find the Quest in a parking lot, or in the dark.

Interior

On the inside, Quest appears more typical of minivans: passenger-friendly and pragmatic. Yet even here, it feels somewhat formal, with a dashboard of plain-looking LCD displays and stacked rectangles. Atop the controls is an LCD screen: five-inch on midrange models, or eight inches on upper versions. Piano-key type buttons sit below the screen.

Audio controls can be confusing, and some controls are in non-intuitive places. The transmission lever may block the view of certain knobs and buttons.

Though purposeful, Quest fails to offer the cargo and seating benefits of the best minivans, lacking some of the practicality expected in a family vehicle. Front riders get ample leg and head space, and the plushy-upholstered bucket seats allows for large adults to fit comfortably.

Second- and third-row seats are supportive and neatly angled, but they don’t move; seatbacks merely fold over. Seats do fold easily enough, using levers and pull straps. The third-row seat is tight and cramped for adults, but acceptable for youngsters. Squeezing a car seat through the narrow sliding-door opening can be tough.

In addition to having a relatively high load floor, the Quest feels small inside. There’s no telescoping steering wheel, though a high seating position helps.

Driving Impressions

Compared to most minivans, the Quest is fun to drive, providing the best acceleration and steering feel in that vehicle class. Steering beats all competitors, and performance excels, though some may not appreciate the relatively sluggish CVT.

With a smaller footprint than rival minivans, Quest doesn’t feel as big as it looks. Due largely to electro-hydraulic steering, it’s the most nimble of the group, delivering the most natural steering feel. Ride comfort is helped by an effectively-damped, fully independent suspension. It doesn’t bound over long bumps like Chrysler minivans. Despite such impressive handling talents, a Quest seems to corner and accelerate with safety uppermost.

Smoother and quieter than most Nissans that use the same V6, the Quest almost never feels strained or lacking sufficient power. Even the CVT behaves well, thanks in part to Nissan’s D-Step shift logic. Those virtual gears help keep the CVT fairly responsive. While CVTs often feel sluggish to respond and amplify noise and vibration, stepped “gears” help it feel fairly responsive, and few will be bothered by occasionally slow reactions to throttle inputs.

The CVT helps make Quest one of the most fuel-efficient minivans, EPA-rated at 20/27 mpg City/Highway, or 22 mpg Combined.

Summary

Taking its pluses and minuses into account, the Quest isn’t an easy vehicle to recommend in the minivan segment. In safety, space, and features, the Quest doesn’t quite compete. To get Bluetooth capability and a rearview camera, you have to step up to a Quest SV, which is the version we recommend. With a full load of amenities, you could spend more than $44,000.

Driving impressions by Kirk Bell, The Car Connection. James M. Flammang contributed to this report.

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