Compare 2013 Nissan Quest vs 2013 Volkswagen Routan

2013 Nissan Quest
2013 Volkswagen Routan
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4-Door S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door S 19 25 $24,222 $25,990
4-Door SV 19 25 $27,399 $29,740
4-Door SL 19 25 $30,875 $33,520
4-Door LE 19 25 $39,039 $42,640
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4-Door Wagon SEL Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon S N/A N/A N/A N/A
4-Door Wagon SE w/RSE & Navigation N/A N/A N/A N/A
4-Door Wagon SEL Premium N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,222
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,990
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Monthly Payment Estimate
$433 / month
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The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Road manners are good--but when it comes to core minivan duties like seating and safety, the 2013 Nissan Quest falls behind every other minivan on the market. Top safety scores and spaciousness are in place, even if the VW Routan doesn't have all the same utility and tech options of the related Chrysler minivans.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
25 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Minivans 2WD Minivan
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
40.0 37.9
Front Hip Room (in)
57.3 57.0
Third Shoulder Room (in)
61.2 62.0
Second Leg Room (in)
36.7 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
42.1 37.2
Second Hip Room (in)
66.0 64.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
64.5 63.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
177.8 163.5
Third Leg Room (in)
40.5 31.8 - 37.6
Second Head Room (in)
41.6 39.2 - 39.7
Third Hip Room (in)
49.6 48.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
63.2 64.7
Front Leg Room (in)
43.8 40.6
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.2 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
200.8 202.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA NA
Height, Overall (in)
73.0 68.9
Liftover Height (in)
25.0 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.7 64.8
Wheelbase (in)
118.1 121.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.6 76.9
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 65.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
25.7 32.7
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
47.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
63.6 83.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
47.7 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA 46.2 - 48.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
148.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
108.4 140.6 - 144.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
20.2 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 x 1.1 11.9 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel - TBD -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 x 0.6 12.0 x 0.5
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 20.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.6 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 38.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65R16 225/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65R16 225/65R17
Spare Tire Size
T135/80D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3600
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 360
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
525 540
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4367 4595
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 700
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 160
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
240 @ 4400 260 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/- TBD - 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 6000 283 @ 6350
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 - TBD -
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.84
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.88 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.57
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously variable ratio Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37-0.43 4.12
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.28
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.76 3.21
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Minivan Minivan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Quest Volkswagen Routan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.98 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Twist Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 - TBD -

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