Spare Tire - 2012 Nissan Quest Long-Term Road Test

2012 Nissan Quest Long Term Road Test

2012 Nissan Quest LE: Spare Tire

April 25, 2012

2012 Nissan Quest LE: Spare Tire

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.

2012 Nissan Quest LE: Spare Tire

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

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