2012 Nissan Quest LE: Spare Tire
April 25, 2012
The magic of the minivan is packaging. Doing it well is a make-or-break sticking point in this segment. And the spare tire is always a challenge. I've got an adventure panned this weekend that might require some dirt road driving and I hadn't ever looked to see where the Quest's spare tire is hiding until today.
Turns out, it's underneath.
But it's not out back. That space, as you probably know, is consumed by a large rear bin which leaves no room for a tire. Rather, it's under the floor about where a second-row passenger's feet would be. And it's released by a crank mechanism which utilizes the jack handle and lug wrench.
Here's to hoping I don't need it.
Josh Jacquot, Senior editor