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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
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door LE 19 25 $39,039 $42,640
4-Door SL 19 25 $30,875 $33,520
4-Door SV 19 25 $27,399 $29,740
4-Door S 19 25 $24,222 $25,990
Pricing
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N/A
$24,222
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$25,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$433 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line 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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Minivan 2WD Minivans
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in) 48.7 49.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 64.7 63.2
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6 43.8
Passenger Capacity 7 7
Third Head Room (in) 37.9 40.0
Front Hip Room (in) 57.0 57.3
Third Shoulder Room (in) 62.0 61.2
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 36.7
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 42.1
Second Hip Room (in) 64.8 66.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 63.0 64.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 163.5 177.8
Third Leg Room (in) 31.8 - 37.6 40.5
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 - 39.7 41.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 65.0 67.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 6.2
Length, Overall (in) 202.5 200.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA NA
Height, Overall (in) 68.9 73.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 25.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.8 67.7
Wheelbase (in) 121.2 118.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.9 77.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 140.6 - 144.4 108.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - 20.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 32.7 25.7
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 47.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 83.0 63.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 47.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 46.2 - 48.6 NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 148.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 0.5 12.1 x 0.6
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) 11.9 x 1.1 11.4 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System - TBD - 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.5 20.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.9 18.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.0 36.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact T135/80D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 225/65R17 P225/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 225/65R17 P225/65R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 540 525
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3600 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3600 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 360 350
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4595 4367
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 10.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 700 550
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 283 @ 6350 260 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 260 @ 4400 240 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.6L/220 3.5L/- TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - TBD - 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - TBD - 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - TBD - 25
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.21 1.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.16 4.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift Continuously variable ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.12 2.37-0.43
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.28 NA
Trans Type 6 1
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 NA
Summary
Body Style Minivan 4 Door Minivan
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Routan Nissan Quest
Suspension
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.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear Twist Beam Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - TBD - 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 5
 
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