2012 Nissan Quest: Road Trip Notes #3
July 06, 2012
After hundreds of miles, I'm not digging the Quest's cruise control system. The buttons themselves are fine. They're simple, easy to reach and easy to feel your way around. It's the way the system controls the van's speed that's annoying.
Call me spoiled, but I'm used to systems that bump the set speed in 1 mph increments every time you push the acc/dec switch. Some even jump in 5 mph increments if you hit it two times quick.
The Quest doesn't seem to work this way. Sometimes I push it quickly and nothing seems to happen. Other times I push and hold and then I get a big surge of power and a setting that's way too high. Maybe it is resetting in 1 mph increments but it sure doesn't feel like it.
My other small gripe is going downhill. Most systems are smart enough to control your speed on downhill sections, but in the Quest it will go several miles an hour over the set speed if you're not paying attention. Not a big deal, but another thing to keep an eye on when you're out on the interstate.
Kelly Toepke, News Editor @ 18,082 miles