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CAR OF THE MONTH May 2013

2013 Nissan Quest 3.5 LE

Handsome Minivan

A three-quarter front view of a 2013 Nissan Quest 3.5 LE

In short: A versatile and luxurious 7-passenger minivan.

Nissan Quest Review

Redesigned for the 2013 model year, the third-generation Nissan Quest matches a stylish exterior with a luxurious yet comfortable cabin. Deep boxes in the trunk area help to increase cargo space, while the DVD entertainment system with a second-row 11-inch screen makes the minivan road trip-ready. Decent driving behavior and a good turning radius are nice surprises, and will be especially appreciated by city drivers.

An interior view of a 2013 Nissan Quest

The 3.5-liter V6 engine of a 2013 Nissan Quest

Our Titanium Beige people-mover with matching leather interior came riddled with comfort and convenience goodies. The list is simply too long to enumerate, but here are a few highlights: tri-zone climate control with a microfiber and Plasmacluster air purifier, a thirteen-speaker Bose audio system, and an AroundView monitor with a blind spot warning system. Moms and dads will appreciate the de rigueur DVD entertainment system. Although most of these Nissan Quest minivans will be driven by soccer moms, we feel it would be a perfect vehicle for a serious road trip, as well as a simple expedition to Costco to load up rolls of whatever or even a giant-screen TV.

A three-quarter rear view of a 2013 Nissan Quest 3.5 LE

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Warranty/Service: 3-year/36,000-mile limited warranty; 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty


QUICK SHEET
Base Price: $42,640 / As Tested: $43,675

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front-engine, front-wheel drive, 7-passenger, 4-door minivan

Engine:
3.5-liter 6-cylinder engine
Horsepower: 260 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque: 240 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm
Transmission: continuously variable transmission

Curb weight:
4,568 lbs
Wheelbase: 118.1 in
Length/Width/Height: 200.8/77.6/73 in

Brakes:
4-wheel vented disc brakes; ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist

Suspension: independent strut front; multi-link independent rear
Traction: vehicle dynamic control with traction control system

EPA City:
19 mpg
EPA Highway: 25 mpg

Safety:
dual-stage front airbags; front seat-mounted side impact airbags; roof-mounted curtain side impact airbags

 

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