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Selected Style 4-Door S
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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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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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TCC Rating
7.2
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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
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Minivans 2WD Minivan
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.6 76.9
Track Width, Front (in) 67.7 65.0
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Brakes
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
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 20.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 38.0
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
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/65R16 225/65R17
Spare Tire Size T135/80D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/65R16 225/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 360
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 525 540
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 3600
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 3600
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4367 4595
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Alloy
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 -
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
Displacement 3.5L/- TBD - 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 260 @ 6000 283 @ 6350
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 - TBD -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 - TBD -
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Minivan Minivan
Vehicle Name Nissan Quest Volkswagen Routan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.98 NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Twist Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.7 - TBD -
 
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