Comfortable interior; exceptional turning radius; bold styling; decent acceleration; available dual power glass sunroofs; good fuel economy
Massive size makes it a suburb-only affair; limited third-row space; no second-row bench seat offered; drab color selection
The 2017 Quest carries over this year with no major changes.
While we really liked the Quest Platinum, it does get expensive at nearly $45,000. If you can live without navigation, we suggest the one-step-down SL, which will save you about $9,000. The rear-seat entertainment system is still available as an option, and while you don't get the Around View Monitor, a backup camera is still included. The dual-panel sunroof is also available on the SL.
The 2017 Nissan Quest is offered in four trims: S, SV, SL and Platinum.
The base S ($27,520) features power windows in the sliding doors, Intelligent Key with push-button starting, 16-in wheels with full covers, fold-flat second- and third-row seats, an AM/FM/CD stereo with four speakers and an auxiliary input jack, a 6-way manual driver's seat, cloth seating, a tilt-telescopic steering wheel, cruise control, power mirrors and door locks, two 12-volt outlets, sun visors with vanity mirrors and extensions, sliding and reclining second-row captain's-chair seating with a removable center console and flush-folding second- and third-row seating.
The SV ($31,480) adds 1-touch power-sliding side doors, roof rails, 16-in alloy wheels, tri-zone automatic climate control, a 6-speaker stereo with USB port and iPod control, SiriusXM radio (requires subscription), fog lights, a front conversation mirror, a 5-in color audio display, Bluetooth, a rearview monitor, rear privacy glass and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The SL ($35,050) comes with leather seat surfaces, 18-in alloy wheels, a power rear lift gate, an 8-way power driver's seat with power lumbar support, heated front seats, HomeLink, auto-dimming rearview mirrors with compasses, roof rails, heated outside mirrors, automatic headlights and a leather-wrapped shift knob.
The top-of-the-line Platinum ($44,170) adds the 360-degree Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection, navigation, a 13-speaker Bose audio system, a dash-mounted 8-in VGA color display and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system with an 11-in 16:9 screen. Other features include memory for the driver's seat and mirrors, automatic tilt-in-reverse side mirrors, manual side window blinds, a 4-way power front passenger seat, a power-returning third-row seat, advanced climate control with an air filter system, a blind spot monitoring system and HID headlights.
The SV trim can be equipped with leather seating and the rear-seat DVD entertainment system, while the SL can be equipped with the DVD entertainment system and Bose audio. Dual power sunroofs are available on the SL and Platinum trims.
Stand-alone accessories include a cool rear-hatch tent, illuminated kick plates, Nissan's Vehicle Tracking and Recovery System, interior accent lighting, an emergency road kit and a first aid kit.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
2017 Chrysler Pacifica – The Pacifica is certainly more stylish than the Quest, and it offers a plug-in hybrid version as well more modern driver assist features. But, the jury is still out on long term reliability and quality, and the Pacifica is not a spacious inside.
2017 Honda Odyssey -- The Odyssey has gone through similar transformations as the Quest, and it is arguably the closest competitor to the Nissan. The Quest's styling is a bit more striking. If you outfit the Odyssey with a near-identical spec sheet, it will cost about the same.
2017 Toyota Sienna -- Toyota's entry also went through a major overhaul recently and now offers more storage space. The Sienna's interior isn't as well-appointed or executed, but it's also not as expensive as the Quest and offers the option of all-wheel drive.
Used Toyota Sienna -- A 2012-2015 Toyota Sienna is going to hold its value very well. It has excellent reliability and repair ratings. For less money than a new Quest, you can get a Sienna with the added security of all-wheel drive.