2012 Nissan Quest Review
Minivans are among the most popular vehicles on the road, given their versatility, roominess, ease of driving and general reliability. And while those attributes are great for drivers in the market for minivans, it does make the job of car manufacturers trying to make an impact in the minivan market a bit difficult. But that doesn’t mean the task is impossible, and it seems that the designers at Nissan have managed to pull it off with success on the 2012 Quest.
The 2012 Nissan Quest is very similar in some ways to other minivans, but it also outdoes them in other ways. For example, the Quest has a striking and sporty appearance, which significantly increases the potential audience for the vehicle. By simply not making it look like every other soccer mom-mobile on the road, Nissan opened up the market to some buyers who might not otherwise consider a minivan.
Of course, the looks are just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. The 2012 Nissan Quest is also distinct in its performance. While minivans are not typically known for providing a stellar driving experience, the 2012 edition of the Quest does just that. With quick, responsive braking, an impressive turning radius and smooth acceleration, the 2012 Quest offers good handling and a fun driving experience. The suspension isn’t quite sport-tuned, but it performs well.
Driving some of the strong performance is the robust engine the Quest offers. Nissan equipped the 2012 version of this minivan with a 3.5 liter, 260 horsepower V6 engine. As a result, hauling passengers and cargo is a breeze, as the 2012 Quest is more on par with pickup trucks in terms of power than sedans. Even with the powerful engine, the 2012 Quest does still offer good fuel efficiency, with an EPA estimated 24 miles per gallon on the highway and 19 miles per gallon in the city.
With a well-appointed, attractive interior that also offers a quiet ride, the 2012 Nissan Quest is a minivan that offers a considerable amount of value and has many aspects that set it apart from competitors.