The all-new fourth generation Nissan Quest minivan was redesigned for the 2011 model year. The 2011 Nissan Quest offers unique styling, functionality, and comfort in a minivan format that is family friendly as well as versatile.
Family design features of the all-new Quest are:
A "fluid sculpture" body with full surround glass treatment
One-touch power sliding doors that easily unlock and open
Two glass moonroofs that open to allow air and sunlight to front and rear passengers
Standard quick release fold-flat 2nd and 3rd row seats that stow in the floor for a flat loading surface
Always-available, large covered rear storage well
Blind Spot Warning (BSW) system and rear view monitor
Standard 2nd and 3rd row theater seating with available large rear 11-inch color monitor and auto bright function
Easy maneuverability, with small turning radius and front triangle window for enhanced visibility
Standard engine with the 2011 Nissan Quest is a 3.5-liter V6 rated at 260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy is estimated at 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.
The 2011 Quest is offered with power sliding side doors with selective unlock function and one-touch open/unlock feature and power-opening windows. The system works in conjunction with the standard Nissan Intelligent Key™. Also, due to the way the Quest’s door rail system is designed, the sliding door step-in height is lower than competitive minivans. This is especially helpful for small children or older adults getting into the 2nd or 3rd rows. In addition, a one-touch unlock/open power rear liftgate is standard on Quest SL and LE models.
The 2nd and 3rd row seats feature a quick release fold-flat function. The 2nd row bucket seats also feature easy-fold/return operation, and there is a standard 2nd row walk-in device for easier access to the 3rd row. The 60/40-split 3rd row seat can be switched from upright to fold-flat position with the simple pull of one strap (Quest S and SV) or push of a button (Quest SL and LE). The LE model also includes 3rd row power return seatback. A spring assist aids the manual fold and return operation. Convenient seat functions allow the Quest transitions from passenger to cargo van and back very easily.
Every 2011 Quest also offers standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS). Also standard are a Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and an occupant classification sensor, front seat-mounted side impact supplemental air
Good on-demand V6 power and smooth Continuously Variable Transmission system
One-touch power sliding doors and lift gate
Distinct styling sets it apart from the competition
Distinct styling is not for everyone
Distance between rear captain’s chairs too wide to attend to baby
Only one screen for the rear seat passengers
Verdict: There is no better family vehicle than the minivan as far as space and convenience goes. Any rational adult would have no problems choosing a minivan over a station wagon, crossover vehicle, or a SUV. But you have to be mentally prepared. Once you make the move, there is no turning back until your kids go to college. So if you are ready to make that move, your next decision is whether or not you want to blend in. There will be plenty of Town & Countrys, Grand Caravans, Siennas and Odysseys out there. Do you want to be one of them? Or do you want to be slightly different and unique? If you want to retain the last thread of individuality left somewhere inside of you, choose the Quest.