Selecting a minivan to purchase may be the most difficult automotive decision you ever need to make. Aside from the fact that there are more than a dozen models to choose from, competition among manufactures is fierce. It can be downright difficult to determine who has what you want and what you need at a price that you can afford. The, of course, there are the needs of your family members, which likely differ from yours. Aimed at the buyer who is stretched to the extremes, Nissan’s Quest falls somewhere in the middle of the minivan fold. Both trying to the most cutting edge van nor the most luxurious, it has a reasonable powerful V-6 engine, a versatile interior and enough features to please a wide variety of family members. Three trim levels are offered: GXE, SE and GLE. All models benefit from Nissan’s Quest Trac Flexible Seating System that allows the second row seats to be easily removed and the third row seats to be slid forward or back on integrated rails as needed. Up to 24 configurations are possible with the bench seat, and 66 with second row captain’s chairs.
Optional on the GXE is a second row bench seat with integrated child seats and machine washable seat cushions. Out back, a Quest Smart Shelf can be adjusted to create separate compartments for strollers, grocery bags and other items, a built in cargo net keeps everything in place. Safety equipment for all models includes 4 wheel anti lock brakes and dual front airbags.