2014 Nissan Quest

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$26,220-$42,870
$24,710-$39,697
19 CITY / 25 HWY
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Overview

What's New for 2014:
  • Titanium and Gun Metallic exterior paint colors

Introduction
The 2014 Nissan Quest is a 7-passenger, front-wheel-drive (FWD) minivan available in S, SV, SL, and LE trim levels, all powered by a standard V-6 engine. Though the segment has shrunk in recent years, the Quest continues to have competition from the Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, Honda Odyssey, Kia Sedona, and the Toyota Sienna. All of these minivans also compete, albeit less directly, with a slew of family-friendly crossover models, such as the Chevrolet Traverse, Ford Flex, Toyota Highlander, and even Nissan's own Pathfinder.

Models and Features
While basic 16-in. steel wheels, 4-speaker sound system, and a urethane steering wheel hint at the Quest S's entry-level status, the van does offer its share of desirable amenities, such as power-adjustable outside mirrors, height-adjustable driver's seat, push-button start, cruise control, auxiliary audio input jack, and up to 108.4 cu. ft. of cargo space when second- and third-row seats are folded.

Things move a bit more upscale with the 2014 Nissan Quest SV, which is where buyers will find a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, 16-in. alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, power-sliding doors, 6-speaker sound system and 4.3-in. display screen, USB port, satellite radio capability, rearview camera, and tri-zone automatic climate control.

From there, the Quest SL keeps the content train moving by adding 18-in. alloy wheels, heated turn signal mirrors, power liftgate, automatic headlights, leather upholstery, and heated front seats. The list of upgrades also includes a power driver's seat and an electronic compass.

As expected, the top-of-the-line 2014 Quest LE has the most to offer, as reflected by its standard memory settings, HID headlights, power third-row seats, 8-in. touch-screen navigation system, premium audio, rear-seat entertainment system, 360-degree exterior camera system, rear sunshades, and a blind-spot monitoring system.

Options and Packages
Unfortunately, there are no upgrade packages for the base Quest S, but the SV can be tricked out with the rear-seat entertainment system as well as a Leather package that includes heated front seats with power adjustments for the driver. The Quest SL is also available with the rear entertainment system, either as a stand-alone option or as part of a Bose audio package. A dual-pane moonroof is offered on SL and LE versions.

Under the Hood
Every 2014 Nissan Quest that rolls off of the assembly line is equipped with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that produces 260 horsepower and 240 lb.-ft. of torque. Output is directed to the front wheels via a standard continuously variable transmission (CVT). An all-wheel-drive system is not available for the Quest. Nissan says its minivan can tow up to 3,500 lbs.

Fuel Economy
According to the EPA, the 2014 Nissan Quest averages 19 mpg in the city, 25 mpg on the highway, and 21 mpg in mixed driving.

Safety and Ratings
In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2014 Nissan Quest received a rating of \"Good\"--the Institute's highest--for moderate front overlap crash protection. As this overview is written, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not rated the crashworthiness of the 2014 Nissan Quest.

In terms of equipment, the 2014 Nissan Quest features 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution, 6 air bags, and front active head restraints.

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  • Name S (4dr) Transmission CVT w/OD MSRP 26220.00 Engine 3.5 L/213 City/Hwy MPG 19/25
  • Name SV (4dr) Transmission CVT w/OD MSRP 29970.00 Engine 3.5 L/213 City/Hwy MPG 19/25
  • Name SL (4dr) Transmission CVT w/OD MSRP 33750.00 Engine 3.5 L/213 City/Hwy MPG 19/25
  • Name LE (4dr) Transmission CVT w/OD MSRP 42870.00 Engine 3.5 L/213 City/Hwy MPG 19/25
INTERIOR
  • Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way manual adjustable driver seat and 4-way manual adjustable passenger seat
  • Bucket Folding Captain Front Facing Manual Reclining Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat w/Manual Fore/Aft
  • Driver And Front Passenger Armrests and Rear Seat Mounted Armrest
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
  • 7 Person Seating Capacity
  • Fixed 60-40 Split-Bench 3rd Row Seat Front, Manual Recline, Manual Fold Into Floor, 3 Manual and Adjustable Head Restraints
  • Front Cupholder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
  • Valet Function
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 2 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Fuel
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Manual Air Conditioning
  • Rear HVAC w/Separate Controls
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts, Auxiliary Rear Heater and Headliner/Pillar Ducts
  • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Interior Trim -inc: Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Vinyl Door Trim Insert
  • Urethane Gear Shift Knob
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination, Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror
  • Partial Floor Console w/Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage, Rear (removable) Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Front And Rear Map Lights
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering
  • Carpet Floor Trim
  • Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch
  • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
  • Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Trip Computer
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Analog Display
  • Seats w/Cloth Back Material
  • Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Air Filtration
  • Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way manual adjustable driver seat w/power lumbar adjust and 4-way manual adjustable passenger seat
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Interior Trim -inc: Simulated Wood Instrument Panel Insert, Simulated Wood Door Panel Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Partial Floor Console w/Storage, Mini Overhead Console, Conversation Mirror, Rear (removable) Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate and Windows
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
  • 1 Seatback Storage Pocket
  • Quick Comfort Heated Front Bucket Seats -inc: 8-way power driver seat w/power lumbar adjust and 4-way manual adjustable passenger seat
  • Compass
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Trunk/Hatch and Mechanical Fuel
  • HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter
  • Leather Door Trim Insert
  • Leather Gear Shift Knob
  • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Seats w/Leatherette Back Material
  • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
  • Quick Comfort Heated Front Bucket Seats -inc: 8-way power driver seat w/power lumbar adjust and memory and 4-way power front passenger seat
  • Power Rear Windows, Fixed 3rd Row Windows and w/Manual Sun Blinds
  • Fixed 60-40 Split-Bench 3rd Row Seat Front, Manual Recline, Power Fold Into Floor, 3 Manual and Adjustable Head Restraints
  • Partial Floor Console w/Storage, Mini Overhead Console, Conversation Mirror, Rear (removable) Console w/Storage, 2 12V DC Power Outlets and 1 AC Power Outlet
  • Memory Settings -inc: Driver Seat and Door Mirrors
  • Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • 2 12V DC Power Outlets and 1 AC Power Outlet
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels: 16" x 6.5" Steel w/Full Covers
  • Tires: P225/65R16 AS
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Compact Spare Tire Stored Underbody w/Crankdown
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
  • Chrome Side Windows Trim, Black Front Windshield Trim and Chrome Rear Window Trim
  • Chrome Door Handles
  • Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
  • Light Tinted Glass
  • Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
  • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Black Grille w/Chrome Surround
  • Sliding Rear Doors
  • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
  • Projector Beam Halogen Headlamps
  • Wheels: 16" x 7" Alloy
  • Deep Tinted Glass
  • Power Sliding Rear Doors
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Wheels: 18" x 7" Alloy
  • Tires: P235/55R18 AS
  • Chrome Bodyside Insert and Body-Colored Bodyside Cladding
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Power Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Roof Rack Rails Only
  • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Body-Colored Power w/Tilt Down Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Manual-Leveling Programmable Projector Beam High Intensity Low Beam Headlamps w/Delay-Off
MECHANICAL
  • Engine: 3.5L DOHC 24-Valve V6
  • Transmission: Continuously Variable (CVT)
  • 4.878 Axle Ratio
  • GVWR: 5,818 lbs
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • 550CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 130 Amp Alternator
  • 1451# Maximum Payload
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front Anti-Roll Bar
  • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • 20 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs and Brake Assist
  • 1429# Maximum Payload
  • 1338# Maximum Payload
  • 1270# Maximum Payload
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Rear Camera
    • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
    • Blind Spot Sensor
    • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Front Camera, Left/Right Side Cameras and Rear Camera
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Radio: 2DIN AM/FM/CD Audio System -inc: MP3/WMA capability, auxiliary-in audio input jack (located on the radio face) and 4 speakers
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan and Clock
    • Window Grid Diversity Antenna
    • Radio: AM/FM/CD Audio System -inc: MP3/WMA capability, auxiliary-in audio input jack (located on the radio face), 6 speakers total (adds 2 tweeters), audio 4.3" color display, iPod/USB connection (located in center console), Speed-Sensitive-Volume (SSV), Radio Display Station (RDS) and XM satellite radio
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock and Steering Wheel Controls
    • Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
    • Radio: Bose AM/FM/CD Audio System -inc: Deletes aux-in audio jack (on radio face), MP3/WMA capability, iPod/USB connection (located in center console), XM satellite radio, HDD navigation, XM NavTraffic, XM NavWeather, Zagat Survey Restaurant Guide, 13 speakers total (adds 5 speakers + 1 subwoofer unit (2 speakers)), 8" VGA color display (dash mounted), 1DVD/1CD, Speed Sensitive Volume (SSV), Radio Data System (RDS) and auxiliary audio/video input jack (on back of front center console)
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Steering Wheel Controls, Multi-Source Rear Controls and Voice Activation
    • 2 Wireless Headphones
    • Wireless Streaming
    • 1 LCD Row Monitor In The Rear
    • A/V Remote

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