2012 Nissan Quest Long Term Road Test


2012 Nissan Quest: My Second Favorite Thing

February 03, 2012

2012 Nissan Quest: My Second Favorite Thing

My favorite thing about our long-term 2012 Nissan Quest, by far, is its drivetrain. The previous Quest used a version of the VQ-series 3.5-liter V6, too, but the continuously variable transmission that Nissan has switched to on this generation changes everything.

2012 Nissan Quest: My Second Favorite Thing

This van feels utterly responsive when you step out to pass on the freeway, and the other vans in this class with conventional automatics simply don't.

My second favorite thing about this van is totally superficial: I love the exterior design. The Quest looks like it's related to any number of minivans -- large and small -- that I've seen in Japan. I have such a soft spot for JDM vans (especially the old Mitsubishi Delicas, which really don't look much like our Quest, save for their basic shape).

I have yet to meet anyone who's lukewarm on the styling of 2011 and later Nissan Quests. They either agree with me or they think I'm off my rocker. Which side are you on?

2012 Nissan Quest: My Second Favorite Thing

2012 Nissan Quest: My Second Favorite Thing

2012 Nissan Quest: My Second Favorite Thing

2012 Nissan Quest: My Second Favorite Thing

2012 Nissan Quest: My Second Favorite Thing

2012 Nissan Quest: My Second Favorite Thing

2012 Nissan Quest: My Second Favorite Thing

2012 Nissan Quest: My Second Favorite Thing

Erin Riches, Senior Editor @ 5,069 miles

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2012 Nissan Quest in VA is:

$126 per month*
* Explanation
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