Other than new automatic speed-sensing door locks, the Nissan Quest, a four-door minivan that can accommodate seven passengers, is relatively unchanged for 2009. Powered by a 3.5L V6 engine that makes 238 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque, the front-wheel-drive Quest comes with a five-speed automatic transmission as standard. EPA fuel economy estimates are good for 16 mpg city/24 mpg hwy and 19 mpg in combined driving. Nissan Quest safety equipment includes traction control, front-seat side airbags, front-seat active head restraints, full-length side curtain airbags and antilock disc brakes with brake assist. Roof-mounted SkyView window panels over the second and third rows, which create a light, airy environment, are a popular feature on the SE trim. Other notable aspects to the Quest are its roomy interior, excellent safety scores and sturdy steering and handling.Read more Read less
For 2009, Nissan's minivan gets only a couple of minor changes. Automatic door locks are a newly standard feature, and a new Tuscan Sun paint color joins the palette.
Distinctive styling inside and out; interior space; unique SkyView glass roof; perky powertrain
The Quest offers distinctive styling and an overall design that's unlike other minivans, which makes it a great alternative from the other mainstream models for those who don't want to drive what looks like just another mom-mobile. With the SkyView roof and rear overhead console, the Quest is an especially well-integrated package for those who plan to carry rear-seat occupants in style. The Quest is also one of the roomiest minivans, and Nissan claims that its sliding side doors have one of the largest-in-class openings for easy entry, exit and cargo loading.