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2012 Nissan Quest Overview (See Available Styles)

Like practically every other minivan on the market, the Nissan Quest was redesigned last year and returns for 2012 almost unchanged, minus a few trims adding satellite radio as standard equipment.

The 2012 Quest keeps the unique styling that debuted last year with an upright, almost stiff stance and blacked out pillars which makes all of the side windows appear as though they wrap around the sides and rear of the car. Another interesting feature of the Quest – the door handles are all chrome, which match the rather large chrome strip that adorns the grille as well.

For convenience, power-sliding side doors and a power liftgate are available which makes loading up the Quest a breeze, whether you’re filling it with kids or cargo. The Quest only comes with second-row captain’s chairs, which locks passenger capacity at seven. These chairs can’t be removed like in other minivans, but they do fold flat to help create a flat storage area. The Quest features 108.4 cubic feet of rear storage with both rows folded, and 25.7 cubic feet behind the third row. There is additional storage space in a covered well behind the third-row, that’s convenient for storing valuables or things you don’t want to leave out.

Under the hood there is only one engine option, a 260-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 that comes mated to a two-speed continuously variable transmission with overdrive. Power is routed through the front wheels and EPA estimated fuel economy numbers check in at 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.

Inside, the Quest looks like something that would be more at home in the Infiniti luxury brand, than as a Nissan. Soft-touch materials abound and the seats are comfortable and supportive, good for longer excursions. Standard features include air conditioning (with rear controls), remote keyless entry, push button start, power front and second row windows, and an auxiliary audio input. The Quest can also be outfitted with a long list of options, depending on what you need from your minivan. Leather upholstery, powered/heated front seats, and tri-zone automatic climate control enhance the Quest’s comfort levels. When it comes to technology, a rear DVD entertainment system, USB/iPod connectivity, Bluetooth®, and a navigation system all make life with the Quest just a little easier.

Safety is especially important on a car designed to transport families, and the 2012 Quest does not disappoint in this area either. Front, side-impact, and side curtain airbags work to keep occupants safe in case of a collision, and optional technology like a blindspot monitoring system and rear view camera works to ensure you don’t end up in one in the first place. Also standard is traction and vehicle dynamic (read: electronic stability) control, as well as LATCH child seating and active front head restraints.

The 2012 Nissan Quest offers you a comfortable place to fit the family and is perfect for those long trips that the kids will never forget.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 19 MPG
  • Highway: 24 MPG

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Vehicle safety data is provided by IIHS, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries on the nation's highways.

Safety Rating

  • Front Safety: Good
  • Side Safety: Good
  • Rear Safety: Good

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

26 of 27 (96%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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