Used 2013 Nissan Quest

2013 Nissan Quest
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2013 Nissan Quest

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
  • short on interior storage.

Used 2013 Nissan Quest for Sale

Nissan Quest 2013 SL 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
60,367 miles
Used 2013
Nissan Quest
SL
List$15,990
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Nissan Quest 2013 SV 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
93,083 miles
Used 2013
Nissan Quest
SV
Kyner Auto Sales
61.7 mi away
List$10,995
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Nissan Quest 2013 S 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
80,396 miles
Used 2013
Nissan Quest
S
Twins Auto Sales
86.5 mi away
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Est.Loan: $195/mo
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Carfax ONE Owner! Beautiful Van For All Family Needs! Nissan: Innovation That Excites~ 7500 Miles Powertrain Warranty!
Nissan Quest 2013 SL 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
116,043 miles
Used 2013
Nissan Quest
SL
List$12,500
Est.Loan: $234/mo
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CARFAX One-Owner. Brilliant Silver 2013 Nissan Quest 3.5 SL FWD CVT 3.5L V6 DOHC 24V 18' x 7' Alloy Wheels, 3rd row seats: split-bench, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, 6 Speakers, ABS brakes, Air Conditioning, AMFM radio: SiriusXM, AMFMCD Audio System, Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror, Automatic temperature control, Brake assist, CD player, Compass, Delay-off headlights, Driver's Seat Mounted Armrest, DVD Entertainment System, Electronic Stability Control, Four wheel independent suspension, Front dual zone AC, Front fog lights, Fully automatic headlights, Leather Appointed Seat Trim, Leather Shift Knob, Leather steering wheel, Low tire pressure warning, Outside temperature display, Overhead console, Passenger seat mounted armrest, Power door mirrors, Power driver seat, Power Liftgate, Power steering, Power windows, Quick Comfort Heated Front Bucket Seats, Radio data system, Rear air conditioning, Rear window defroster, Rear window wiper, Reclining 3rd row seat, Remote keyless entry, Roof rack: rails only, Security system, Speed-sensing steering, Speed-Sensitive Wipers, Split folding rear seat, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Tachometer, Telescoping steering wheel, Tilt steering wheel, Traction control, Turn signal indicator mirrors, Variably intermittent wipers, Wireless Headphones (2). Recent Arrival!

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Edmunds' Expert Review

Often overlooked, the 2013 Nissan Quest is a great choice for a minivan.

vehicle overview

The 2013 Nissan Quest is easily the most distinctive-looking minivan on the market, but most shoppers tend to overlook it. That's a shame, since the Quest offers qualities that most families would appreciate. For starters, the Quest is the most enjoyable minivan to drive, thanks largely to a strong V6 engine and a CVT. Nissan has been refining CVTs for awhile, and the one in the Quest seamlessly pulls the best out of the V6. Meanwhile, a well-tuned suspension also provides comfort on long interstate runs, along with relatively agile handling on backcountry roads.

Inside the cabin, the Quest adopts a different approach than most minivans. It eschews the typical fold-back third-row seat, and instead its third row folds forward and flat. The second-row seats also fold forward (similar to seats in many crossover SUVs), making it easy to convert the Quest from carrying passengers to cargo and back.

Still, some minivan buyers will find a few drawbacks. Most rival vans offer the choice of either a three-passenger split bench seat or a pair of captain's chairs in the second row. The Quest offers only the latter, thus reducing capacity to seven passengers. And because of its flat-folding seats, the Quest's total cargo capacity is actually less than competitors. In other words, the Quest emphasizes all-around versatility rather than specific maximum utility.

But Nissan bets that most buyers prefer flexibility over maximum capacity, and we believe that the question whether the Quest is right for you depends on your priorities. The traditional titans in the minivan segment -- the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna -- both offer eight-passenger seating and larger cargo spaces. The Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan are also worth considering, especially since their Stow 'n Go seating allows for versatility and maximum utility. But if passenger comfort and overall driving refinement are important to you, the 2013 Nissan Quest is well worth consideration.

2013 Nissan Quest configurations

The 2013 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, an Around View (top down viewpoint) monitor, a navigation system, a rear seat entertainment system and a 13-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system with an 8-inch display and satellite radio.

A dual-panel sunroof is also available for SL and LE models.

2013 Highlights

For 2013, the Nissan Quest receives a few minor equipment changes. The top trim LE model gains an Around View monitor that provides a complete above-the-vehicle view (easing parking in close quarters) while the DVD Entertainment option now can be selected even in the lowest SV trim level.

Performance & mpg

A 3.5-liter V6 with 260 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque powers the Nissan Quest. A 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/25 mpg highway and 21 mpg combined.

Safety

Standard safety features for all 2013 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, while the LE goes one better with the Around View camera system.

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 roof strength.

In Edmunds brake testing, the Quest stopped from 60 mph in 125 feet -- average for a minivan.

Driving

On nearly any road surface, the 2013 Nissan Quest pleasantly silences wind and road noise, with ruts and bumps in the road ably absorbed by the compliant suspension. The steering is precise, but the effort level feels needlessly heavy at slow speeds. Even so, the steering gives the Quest an almost sporting feel around corners.

The V6 delivers capable power and we even prefer the smooth CVT over traditional multi-geared transmissions in this application. Quick reactions from the throttle and transmission make easy work of passing maneuvers and ascending grades, and the latter scenario is really the only time you're aware of the CVT's steady-state rpm drone.

Interior

The Nissan Quest's cabin features an elegantly sweeping dashboard that smoothly blends into the door panels. The center stack's controls are logically grouped within easy reach of the driver. Even on the upper trim levels, the task of operating the various climate, navigation and entertainment systems proves simple and intuitive. Interior materials are above average in the lower trims, while the leather-appointed cabins in the SL and LE create a luxurious and serene environment. Even the CD player/radio features 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 makes the Quest a seven-seater. The second-row seats slide and recline, however, and are quite comfortable. Like the third row, they also fold forward and flat, making it easier to carry big and bulky 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.

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


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2013 Nissan Quest.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Great Van
bobsii,08/27/2013
We purchased this van after getting frustrated from getting our 2-year-old in and out of our SUV (close proximity of parked cars and our doors). Like a lot of people, we didn't want to be a "mini-van" family. That was dumb. The smart key and power sliding doors and lift gate make it so easy to get my child and child-related stuff in/out of this van. I personally like that the rear row folds flat instead of into the cargo compartment (those are power too, but the pull strap is also really easy to use). We made a 400 mile round trip drive (bought the van and left), and there is plenty of cargo space; we were throwing a birthday party, and all the party goods and luggage fit very nicely.
Underrated but Exceptional
aa0526,09/27/2013
Ours is only the base S. We were not looking for a Quest. We were eyeing the Sedona, Sienna or GC for over 6 months. I was already preapproved etc. but just was not convinced about the reliability issue of the three - plus, the high price but low feature content of the Sienna. Walked in a dealership - test drove a Quest and was blown away. Comments about high price, limited cargo room were simply not true. The year end clearance made the price very competitive. Plus, the cargo and passenger room? The van is very spacious. You get a PERMANENT 3rd row storage - since the seats fold forward plus, the regular 3rd row storage - for a total of 37 cubic feet! UPDATE after 2.8 Years of Ownership (and 55K miles) 1. Mileage has bee consistently excellent for a minivan this size. Combined City/Hwy is 23 mpg. Pure hwy mpg is up to 27.5 - depending on how I drive. I have seen 26.5 from AL to IL on 65N. 2. No rattles whatsoever. 3. The tires had to be replaced at 30K. Apparently - they were never aligned out of the factory. I suspected this ... and should have had this checked at 10K. This is my bad ... but I think every car out of the factory should have their tires aligned! 4. I have the lowest model - base ... so hardly any bells and whistles. But even for a base model, I expected USB ports. It was purchased in Fall / 2013! There should also be more 12v ports. There are only 2 in my 2013 S model. 5. Seats are very very comfy. 6. Available storage is underrated. It has about 37 cu ft available - on par with other vans. I think the best selling point is the engine and overall performance. I could drive a minivan - fully loaded in the winter - and still get up to 27.5 mpg on the highway. Mixed driving is consistently at 23 mpg. My previous Mazda - 1/3 smaller could only manage 24 mpg on the highway. UPDATE after 4 Years of Ownership (93K miles) 1. CEL came on but has been resolved - inadvertently caused when I had a quick lube shop do a fuel system cleaning. The carbon build up / cleaning messed up the rear O2 sensors. Had the sensors cleaned - and the CEL has never come back on. 2. I got the base model I really paid way below market. But as a result, I did not get all the Google Play / iOS whiz bang. Now, I wish I did. 3. My combined summer mileage has been 22 mpg. But I expect it to go up in the fall.
Very Pleased with 2013 Quest
2013questowner,10/17/2013
I thought it was only fair to wait several months to do a review on the van. In short, I'm extremely pleased with it. I looked at all the major minivans and would say this is the best. Nissan was giving the best incentives as well. Two tone dash and leather are well done. With a high center of gravity there is a little roll, but the ride is on a par with a full size sedan for smoothness and quiet ride. To get a flat cargo bed you can easily lay down the second and third row seats. You don't need to take anything out of the van like you do in other models to get a flat surface. The gas mileage seems to be approximately what it is rated at 19 city and 25 on the highway. ****Update Three Years into ownership***** Still very pleased with the van. Have had no mechanical issues or repairs. Still rides like a big sedan. Hasn't gotten noisy yet ( I do put suv sun protectant on the rubber strips around the windows and doors from time to time so I'm sure that helps keep them in good shape). Cosmetically everything has held up so far. I've got right at 30,00 miles on the van so not high mileage for 3 years, but hasn't needed anything but routine maintenance. It has been a pleasure to own and drive providing all the room we need for carrying people in comfort on trips or hauling stuff for vacation or the yard or garden. I keep a painter's tarp in the trunk area to spread out and protect the carpet when needed. I still seem to get about what it is rated at for city and highway driving. I was a little concerned about the continuous variable transmission never having had one before, but it has been nice all in all. A little slower getting up to speed than some other vehicles as might be expected in a vehicle this size but when you do get your speed up it accelerates and passes with ease. It's not easy to get to the oil filter to change which is located behind the front driver's tire (but I got life time free oil changes when I bought it). It is easy to change the engine air filter and cabin air filter saving yourself the expense of having the dealership do those. I would buy again and would recommend anyone considering a minivan to consider the Quest.
So far, So Good!
tagamasid1023,08/30/2014
After 19 months of owning the 2013 Quest, its time to write down my review. So far, my Quest drives pretty well. No mechanical problem whatsoever. No squeaks, clanks, or any unwanted under-chassis noise. Suspension is soft enough to silence Chicago potholes. Electronic and power features all working great. Everything in the cabin still tight and in their right places. Captain seats are comfy and fabric is easy to clean. Storage is plenty for a family of four. Overall, everything works accordingly, except for fuel economy. My Quest SV averages 12-13 MPG combined. It seems the CVT is not really helping the Quest achieve its MPG claims.
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Features & Specs

MPG
19 city / 25 hwy
Seats 7
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
260 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
19 city / 25 hwy
Seats 7
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
260 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
19 city / 25 hwy
Seats 7
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
260 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
19 city / 25 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

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Used 2013 Nissan Quest Overview

The Used 2013 Nissan Quest is offered in the following submodels: Quest Minivan. Available styles include SV 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl CVT), SL 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl CVT), S 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl CVT), and LE 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl CVT).

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Save up to $287 on one of 4 Used 2013 Nissan Quest for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $10,450 as of11/13/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from5 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2013 Nissan Quest trim styles:

  • The Used 2013 Nissan Quest SL is priced between $12,500 and$15,990 with odometer readings between 60367 and116043 miles.
  • The Used 2013 Nissan Quest S is priced between $10,450 and$10,450 with odometer readings between 80396 and80396 miles.
  • The Used 2013 Nissan Quest SV is priced between $10,995 and$10,995 with odometer readings between 93083 and93083 miles.

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