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2012 Nissan Quest Long Term Road Test

2012 Nissan Quest LE: Average Headlights

January 26, 2012

2012 Nissan Quest LE: Average Headlights

Some of you liked last week's post on the Camry's headlights. So here's a sample of what the Quest's headlights (high beams in this case) are capable of as well as some info on the bulbs.

Our Quest, because it's an LE trim level, utilizes a combination of Xenon HID lamps and standard halogen bulbs. In low beam mode only the Xenon lamps are on. In high-beam mode both systems operate.

2012 Nissan Quest LE: Average Headlights

This is the 60-watt halogen bulb that provides additional light for the high-beam mode. I found them for $10 each online. Unbelievably, I can't find any online retailer that sells HID replacement lamps for the Quest. Several sites direct me to product but then deny that that lamp will actually fit the Quest.

More importantly, the Quest's headlight performance isn't as good as the Camry's. Reach and coverage are adequate but not striking -- as you can see.

Josh Jacquot, Senior editor

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