2012 Nissan Quest: Dog Report
April 17, 2012
Before the trip to Vegas, I had to drop off my dog Mya at the sitter's. Definitely no real struggle in our huge 2012 Nissan Quest. Only issue, if you want to call it that, was trying to stop Mya from jumping in the car and then squeezing between the second-row seats to the back. In past backseats, she never had that option of extra space and easy access to those spaces. Here, she was like, "Where do you want me? Here? Or in the backseat? Or maybe in the front seat?" But no big deal and I got the hang of it for the second time when I had to pick her up after the trip.
Since the second row isn't a benchseat, Mya (looking very devil dog-like in the above nighttime photo) had to sit upright for the ride but she liked looking out the window. If it were a longer trip, however, she probably would have to curl herself into a tight ball to lie down.
The rear overhead vents kept her panting to a minimum. I'd like to think she appreciated the Quest's low step-in since at seven she's getting up there in years and can't jump as well as she used to. Only thing she didn't seem to like was the sliding doors which made her twitch nervously as they moved and shut themselves.
As for me, I liked how the seatbelt latches protruded from the seat, making it a cinch to buckle her in. And loved how easy it was to tuck her blanket into the seat so she couldn't kick it off. And naturally all that space for her doggy weekend bag was nice.
Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor