Compare 2009 Toyota Sienna vs 2008 Nissan Quest

2009 Toyota Sienna
2008 Nissan Quest
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5-Door 7-Pass Van FWD CE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door 7-Pass Van FWD CE 17 23 $22,084 $24,540
5-Door 8-Pass Van FWD CE 17 23 $22,218 $24,690
5-Door 7-Pass Van FWD LE 17 23 $23,457 $26,065
5-Door 8-Pass Van FWD LE 17 23 $23,593 $26,215
5-Door 7-Pass Van AWD LE 16 21 $26,310 $29,235
5-Door 7-Pass Van FWD XLE 17 23 $26,454 $29,725
5-Door 7-Pass Van AWD XLE 16 21 $28,909 $32,485
5-Door 7-Pass Van FWD XLE Ltd 17 23 $31,740 $35,665
5-Door 7-Pass Van AWD XLE Ltd 16 21 $33,698 $37,865
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4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Base 16 24 $23,245 $25,080
4-Door S 16 24 $23,891 $25,780
4-Door SL 16 24 $27,189 $29,680
4-Door SE 16 24 $31,852 $34,780
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,084
$23,245
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,540
$25,080
Monthly Payment Estimate
$409 / month
$418 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Toyota Sienna is by no means exciting, but it will do a family right. The 2008 Nissan Quest does everything a minivan should -- carries seven, has a flexible cargo area and gets good fuel economy -- and looks appealing, too.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Minivans 2WD Minivans
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
67.5 67.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.8 63.8
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Leg Room (in)
39.5 31.6
Second Head Room (in)
40.2 41.7
Third Hip Room (in)
51.8 50.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
64.9 65.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 41.7
Third Head Room (in)
38.1 37.6
Front Hip Room (in)
58.4 58.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
133.8 131.0
Third Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 61.2
Second Leg Room (in)
39.6 42.1
Front Head Room (in)
42.0 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.4 77.6
Track Width, Front (in)
65.6 67.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
201.0 204.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Height, Overall (in)
68.9 71.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 25.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.9 67.3
Wheelbase (in)
119.3 124.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
94.5 84.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
148.9 148.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
43.6 32.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.46 x - TBD - 12.13 x 0.63
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)
11.65 x - TBD - 11.42 x 1.10
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 20
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.40 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/65R16 P225/65R16
Spare Tire Size
T155/80D17 T135/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16 P225/65R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4177 4293
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
T155/80R17 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.7 NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - NA
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
245 @ 4700 240 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA VQ35
Displacement
3.5L/211 3.5L/214
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
266 @ 6200 235 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 24
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 5.11
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.08 2.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.05 1.34
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.24 4.66
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.98
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
5 Door Reg WB 4 Door Reg WB
Vehicle Name
Toyota Sienna Nissan Quest
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.02 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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