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2012 Nissan Quest (continued)


2012 Nissan Quest

The Nissan Quest does everything a family van should with no shortcomings in performance, efficiency, comfort or environmental features. The Quest drives nicely, with an optimum balance between ride quality and handling and a responsive V6 engine. The cabin is designed well for four adult-sized people plus two or three children.

G.R. Whale filed this report after his test drive of the Quest around Del Mar, California; with staff reports.

Model Line Overview

Model lineup:Nissan Quest S ($27,750); Quest SV ($31,050); Quest SL ($34,500); Quest LE ($41,350)
Engines:260-hp 3.5-liter V6
Transmissions:continuously variable transmission
Safety equipment (standard):dual front, front-side and three-row side-curtain airbags, active front head restraints, three LATCH anchors, rear child door locks, electronic stability control, antilock brakes, brake assist, traction control
Safety equipment (optional):rearview camera, blind-spot warning system
Basic warranty:3 years/36,000 miles
Assembled in:Kyushu, Japan

Specifications As Tested

Model tested (MSRP):Nissan Quest LE ($41,350)
Standard equipment:leather upholstery, three-zone climate control, power heated front seats, driver memory system, second-row reclining captain's chairs, 60/40-split third row, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, fold-flat second and third-row seats, power windows/locks/heated mirrors with reverse-tilt/sliding side doors/liftgate, wood-grain trim, fixed front and removable second-row consoles, intelligent key/pushbutton start, navigation, rearview camera, 13-speaker Bose audio AM/FM/6CD with aux in/iPod-USB ports, DVD rear-seat entertainment, rear window shades, 120-VAC outlet, Bluetooth, HID headlights, fog lights, cruise control, rear privacy glass, 14 cup/bottle holders, 18-inch alloy wheels, rear spoiler
Options as tested (MSRP):dual-opening power moonroofs ($1,350)
Destination charge:($810)
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSRP): $43,510
Layout:front-wheel drive
Engine:3.5-liter dohc 24-valve V6
Horsepower (hp @ rpm):260 @ 6000
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):240 @ 4400
Transmission:continuously variable transmission
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:19/24 mpg
Wheelbase:118.1 in.
Length/width/height:200.8/77.6/73.0 in.
Track, f/r:67.7/67.7 in.
Turning circle:36.7 ft.
Seating capacity:7
Head/hip/leg room, f:40.9/57.3/43.8 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:38.9/66.0/36.7 in.
Head/hip/leg room, r:38.0/49.6/40.5 in.
Cargo volume:108.4 cu. ft.
Towing capacity:3500 Lbs.
Suspension, f:independent, strut, coil springs, antiroll bar
Suspension, r:multi-link, coil springs
Ground clearance:6.6 in.
Curb weight:4568 lbs.
Tires:P235/55R18 Toyo A22
Brakes, f/r:vented disc/vented disc with ABS, EBD, Brake Assist
Fuel capacity:20.0 gal.

Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) effective as of October 18, 2011.
Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable.
Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-647-7261 -

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