Used 2012 Nissan Quest

2012 Nissan Quest
List price range
$9,950 - $17,985

Pros

  • Quiet and smooth ride
  • roomy seating
  • excellent continuously variable transmission (CVT)
  • sharp steering and handling
  • fold-flat second-row seats.

Cons

  • Less cargo space than competitors
  • seven-passenger maximum, not eight
  • short on interior storage.

Used 2012 Nissan Quest for Sale

Nissan Quest 2012 LE 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
52,912 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Quest
LE
(56)
Pohanka Acura
10.2 mi away
List$16,491
Est.Loan: $301/mo
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Dealer Notes
Gray 2012 Nissan Quest 3.5 LE FWD CVT 3.5L V6 DOHC 24V Recent Arrival! All prices exclude taxes, title, license, and dealer processing fee of $699.00. Published price subject to change without notice to correct errors or omissions or in the event of inventory fluctuations. All features not on all vehicles. Vehicles shown are for illustration purposes only. MPG is based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors. MPG is based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.
Nissan Quest 2012 SL 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
87,733 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Quest
SL
List$13,489
Est.Loan: $252/mo
Fair Deal!
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Dealer Notes
Clean Carfax, One Owner! Family hauler at an incredible price! Nicely equipped with Leather, Automatic Climate Control, Rear View Camera, Rear Entertainment System, Heated Seats, Dual Power Doors, Push Button Start, and much much more! Come by and take a look at this Quest today, it is in excellent shape and will not disappoint!
Nissan Quest 2012 SV 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
74,590 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Quest
SV
List$14,350
Est.Loan: $268/mo
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Dealer Notes
2012 NISSAN QUEST Front Wheel Drive with powerful 3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine and driven only 74590 miles! Fully loaded and much more! CARFAX CERTIFIED**FINANCING AVAILABLE** Contact our Sales at 240-720-5555
Nissan Quest 2012 S 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
91,987 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Quest
S
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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2012 Nissan Quest with an available Extended Warranty
Nissan Quest 2012 LE 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
99,941 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Quest
LE
List$12,995
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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Nissan Quest 2012 SL 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
111,227 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Quest
SL
List$14,990
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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Dealer Notes
Visit Auto Point Used Cars online at www.apointcars.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 410-918-1171 today to schedule your test drive.
Nissan Quest 2012 LE 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
90,536 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Quest
LE
List$16,989
Est.Loan: $310/mo
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Dealer Notes
2012 Nissan Quest Blue 4D Passenger Van FWD CVT Clean CARFAX. CARFAX One-Owner. 19/24mpg Jones Junction is proud to announce that 2018 marks their 101st consecutive year as a family-run automotive business serving the Harford County and surrounding Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware communities. The Jones family believes their success lies in focU dedication to hard work and integrity. Their goal is not simply to sell a car; it is to create a lifelong partnership with their customers. All prices plus Taxes, Tags, and $300 Dealer Processing fee, not required by law, Feel free to visit us at WWW.JONESJUNCTION.COM, or come by today at 1713 Harford Rd Fallston, MD. 21047.
Nissan Quest 2012 SV 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
119,468 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Quest
SV
List$11,995
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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Nissan Quest 2012 S 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
113,380 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Quest
S
List$9,950
Est.Loan: $186/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
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Dealer Notes
Please go to http://www.hymanwholesale.com/ to view a FREE Carfax Report! Feel free to give us a call at 804-798-6661 or email us at carsntrucks@hotmail.com with any questions. We will also be more than happy to assist with all of your shipping needs! This Vehicle comes with 3 months / 3000 miles of Warranty Coverage. Like us on Facebook!!
Nissan Quest 2012 SL 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
63,412 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Quest
SL
List$17,985
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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Dealer Notes
2012 Nissan Quest Black 4D Passenger Van FWD CVT CARFAX One-Owner. Odometer is 27197 miles below market average! 19/24mpg Jones Junction is proud to announce that 2018 marks their 101st consecutive year as a family-run automotive business serving the Harford County and surrounding Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware communities. The Jones family believes their success lies in focU dedication to hard work and integrity. Their goal is not simply to sell a car; it is to create a lifelong partnership with their customers. All prices plus Taxes, Tags, and $300 Dealer Processing fee, not required by law, Feel free to visit us at WWW.JONESJUNCTION.COM, or come by today at 1713 Harford Rd Fallston, MD. 21047.

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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2012 Nissan Quest continues to make the once perennial also-ran model fully competitive with the top vans in its class.

vehicle overview

Tired of running mid-pack in the minivan race, Nissan completely reworked its Quest last year. Its predecessor's angular, avant-garde styling gave way to a tall, slab-sided design that prioritized function over form, while the interior was refined to luxury levels in the top trims. The end result is a much more appealing minivan, though the Quest still has some drawbacks.

Save for a couple of options changes, the 2012 Nissan Quest follows the same formula. A powerful V6 engine, a smooth CVT, spacious seating and quiet cabin with user-friendly technology make the Quest a comfortable carriage from which to navigate the daily hustle. With above-average handling and power delivered seamlessly upon request, the Quest even feels somewhat playful on open, bending roads.

The Quest offers such reassuring and on-demand spirited passage that you almost forgive its central weakness: It only seats seven. Instead of a small second-row center section that accommodates a third passenger, the Quest offers up two large, comfortable captain's chairs and a removable center console. And although three adults can sit in the reclining third row without much protest, the inability to drop the third row into a rear well -- as competing vans allow -- reduces cargo space and raises another consideration for shoppers. On the upside, however, the second and third rows fold forward and flat, creating a lengthy load floor without your having to remove the middle-row seats. In other words, the Quest prioritizes versatility over maximum utility.

Really, it depends on where your minivan priorities lie. The traditional titans Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna both offer eight-passenger seating and larger cargo spaces. The current-generation Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan are also notably improved and worth a look, especially since their new and more refined Stow 'n Go seating allows for versatility and maximum utility. However, if passenger comfort and overall refinement are key metrics in your minivan search, the 2012 Nissan Quest is well worth consideration.

trim levels & features

The 2012 Nissan Quest is a seven-passenger minivan offered in four trim levels: S, SV, SL and LE.

Standard features on the base S model include 16-inch steel wheels, cruise control, keyless entry, full power accessories, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a trip computer, ambient interior lighting and a four-speaker sound system with six-CD changer and an auxiliary audio jack.

The SV adds alloy wheels, foglights, power-sliding doors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, tri-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, a front-seat center console, a conversation mirror, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth and a six-speaker sound system with a 4-inch color display, satellite radio and an iPod/USB audio interface. The SL further sweetens the deal with 18-inch wheels, automatic headlights, heated mirrors, roof rails, a power liftgate, leather upholstery, heated front seats, an eight-way power driver seat and one-touch fold-flat third-row seats.

The range-topping LE tacks on xenon headlights, a blind-spot warning system, driver memory functions, a four-way power front passenger seat, power-return third-row seats, second- and third-row sunshades, advanced air filtration, a navigation system, a rear entertainment system with an 11-inch widescreen, and a 13-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system with an 8-inch display and satellite radio. A dual-panel sunroof is available as an option, but only for the SL and LE models. Unfortunately, most of the features offered in upper trims are not available on lower trims.

2012 Highlights

For 2012, satellite radio is offered standard on SV and SL trim levels.

performance & mpg

A 3.5-liter V6 powers the Nissan Quest with 260 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque. A continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) sends power to the front wheels. In Edmunds testing, the Quest accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 8.3 seconds, comparable to the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna. Fuel economy is also on par, with EPA estimates of 19 mpg city/24 mpg highway and 21 mpg combined.

safety

Standard safety features for all 2012 Nissan Quest models include antilock disc brakes, stability control, traction control, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and front-seat active head restraints. A rearview camera is standard on all but the base S trim level.

In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing, the Quest earned the agency's top rating of "Good" in frontal-offset and side-impact collisions, and a second-best rating of "Acceptable" for rollover protection.

In Edmunds brake testing, the Quest stopped from 60 mph in 134 feet -- a bit longer than average for a minivan.

driving

On nearly any road surface, the 2012 Nissan Quest pleasantly silences wind and road noise, with ruts and bumps in the road ably absorbed by the compliant suspension. Steering is precise, but feels needlessly heavy at slow speeds. In concert with the suspension, the steering effort gives the Quest an almost sporting feel in the curves.

Power from the V6 is certainly adequate, and we even prefer the smooth CVT over traditional stepped transmissions in this application. Quick reactions from the throttle and transmission make easy work of passing maneuvers and ascending grades, the latter scenario the only time the steady-state rpm drone of the CVT becomes evident.

interior

The latest Nissan Quest adopted a more conservative design inside and out last year. Interior controls are logically grouped on the center stack within easy reach of the driver. Even when it's loaded with options, operating the various climate, navigation and entertainment systems is simple and intuitive. Interior materials are above average in the lower trim levels, while the leather-appointed cabins in the SL and LE foster a luxurious and serene environment. Even the CD player/radio is built to a classy aesthetic, with a simple faceplate and chrome-banded volume and tuning knobs.

Unlike the Odyssey or Sienna, which can accommodate three passengers in the second row, the Quest offers only two captain's chairs, separated by a removable center console. This effectively makes the Quest a seven-seater. The upshot is that the second-row seats slide and recline, and are quite comfortable. Like the third row, they also fold forward and flat in the floor. This makes it easier to carry longer items than in a Sienna and Odyssey, which require you to physically remove their second-row seats.

The downside is that the Quest carries less than the Odyssey and Sienna; its 108 cubic feet of cargo capacity is about 40 cubes shy of its rivals due to its taller floor. The Quest's deep storage bin behind the third row also isn't as roomy, though its design doesn't preclude storing items in it when it comes time to lower the rear seats, unlike with the other vans.

Ultimately shoppers will have to decide whether the convenience and flexibility of the Quest is worth the trade-off in cargo space, though a compromise could be found with Chrysler's Stow n Go system. While its second and third rows are more difficult to lower than the Quest's, they leave more room after disappearing into the floor.


Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2012 Nissan Quest.

Serious safety issue still unresolved
hedgehog26, 12/2/2012
First let me say that the van, for the price that I paid for it, is hands down a much better buy than the Odyssey or the Sienna. The exterior styling is I admit a personal preference, but we like it. Interior is awesome! The SL I think is the best trim for the value. I would't pay more for some extra features for the LE (not for almost 10k more!). The only major flaw in this van, which Ithink everyone should be warned about before they buy it is the fuel tank problem. This is not the software problem addressed bybthe March 2012 recall. Nissan thought that will fix the problem but it didn't. That recall fix even negatively affected the gas mileage of the van.
Smooth Ride
rlhinmi, 7/8/2012
After comparing with Toyota, Honda, Chrysler, Hyundai, and Mazda5 we decided that the Nissan Quest was the best minivan for our family. After 2500 miles we continue to be very satisfied with our selection. The 3.5L V6/CVT combination is very smooth. Although the exterior design is an acquired taste, we like it better than the Honda design. Toyota seemed to cut costs on interior materials--too much hard plastic. Chrysler and Hyundai build quality still seems lacking. We decided that the Mazda5 was too small for our desired use. So far the Nissan has been a very capable family hauler. MPG average has been 22.5 with mixed driving. We managed 24mpg on a recent road trip.
Infinity with a Nissan Badge
assembly, 2/23/2012
I wasn't sure about the Quest when my wife took me to look at it. I walked away from it to be honest. When I went back the WOW factor kicked in. This is an Infinity with a Nissan badge. It has all the stying you'll ever want or need. I have the top of the line model but lesser models are equally impressive. Nissan got it right! I'd give this van a hard look. The price is definately right.
THE NEW BEST IN ITS CLASS
rxgirl1210, 1/29/2012
Two days ago, I traded in my 2011 Toyota Sienna LE for a 2012 Nissan Quest SV. I was a long time Toyota girl and always loved my vehicles immensely, but then Toyota decided to cut back way too much on quality and reliability that my recent van had to go!!! (see my review under 2011 Sienna). I never owned a Nissan before, but I was "wowed" at their vehicles. The newly designed Quest is a gem. It offers all the bells and whistles and more. They truly thought of everything. It is plush and soft to the touch on inside with easy accessibility to dash. Gorgeous on outside also. Take a look folks, you'll be stepping into the new king of minivans. It will be tops!!!
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Features & Specs

MPG
19 city / 24 hwy
Seats 7
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
260 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
19 city / 24 hwy
Seats 7
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
260 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
19 city / 24 hwy
Seats 7
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
260 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
19 city / 24 hwy
Seats 7
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
260 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Acceptable
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Poor
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2012 Nissan Quest
Used 2012 Nissan Quest Overview

The Used 2012 Nissan Quest is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include SL 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl CVT), SV 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl CVT), S 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl CVT), and LE 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl CVT).

What's a good price on a Used 2012 Nissan Quest?

Save up to $300 on one of 10 Used 2012 Nissan Quest for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $9,950 as of08/15/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1.5 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Nissan Quest trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Nissan Quest LE is priced between $12,995 and$16,989 with odometer readings between 52912 and99941 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Nissan Quest SL is priced between $13,489 and$17,985 with odometer readings between 63412 and111227 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Nissan Quest S is priced between $9,950 and$9,995 with odometer readings between 91987 and113380 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Nissan Quest SV is priced between $11,995 and$14,350 with odometer readings between 74590 and119468 miles.

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