The Nissan Quest was first introduced for the 1993 model year. Now in its fourth generation, the Quest seats up to seven and serves as Nissan’s entry into the minivan segment.
2011 to Present: Nissan Quest
The fourth-generation Nissan Quest was introduced for the 2011 model year. All models seat seven and come with theater-style second- and third-row seats.
The Nissan Quest is powered by a 260-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 engine that’s paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). That same powertrain arrangement is present in other Nissan models, including the Maxima and Pathfinder.
From the front end, the Nissan Quest has a trapezoidal fascia with wraparound headlamps and available integrated fog lamps. All models come with four doors, including two rear sliding doors. Profile character lines, color-coordinated side mirrors and a rising beltline add flair to the Quest’s exterior styling.
From the rear, oversized boomerang tail lamps are present. The rear fascia is also marked by a roof spoiler and reflector lights.
The Quest’s cabin is open and bright. The center console is neatly organized with the transmission shifter placed to the immediate left of the audio system and above the storage compartment.
The fourth-generation Quest comes standard with features like keyless entry, an audio system and power windows and locks. All models except for the base edition are outfitted with power-sliding rear doors, tri-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth and USB connectivity and a rearview camera.
Earlier Nissan Quest Models
The first-generation Nissan Quest was built from 1993 to 1998 and features a 3.0-liter V6 engine. The second-generation Nissan Quest was built from 1999 to 2002 and is powered by a 3.3-liter V6 engine. The first two generations both came with a four-speed automatic transmission.
Throughout the Quest’s first two generations, the Mercury Villager was also built as part of a joint venture between Nissan and Ford. Subsequent Quest models were designed and built entirely by Nissan.
The third-generation Nissan Quest was sold from 2004 to 2009. It comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine and is available in up to four trim levels (base, S, SL and SE), depending on the model year. A four-speed automatic transmission is standard, while SE models come with a five-speed automatic.
Beginning in 2007, Nissan made the five-speed transmission standard across the model line. That refresh also reorganized the center stack with a more user-friendly layout.