2008 Nissan Quest vs. Its Competition

2008 Nissan Quest S
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

Minivans are shrinking in sales but growing in luxury.

The new Dodge Grand Caravan has all sorts of convenient storage and seating options, plus enough DVD players for a mini-theater.

The Honda Odyssey has its famed Magic Seat and a silky powertrain, while the Toyota Sienna has good performance, plus a version for disabled passengers.

The Kia Sedona and its twin, the Hyundai Entourage, have nearly matched the best sellers in the class with strong V-6 power and flexible interior seating, though available features lag somewhat.

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Quick Specs
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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.
8.2
The 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan is loaded with practical features that families on the go will use and appreciate, but it’s not the most luxurious minivan out there.
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The 2008 Honda Odyssey melds everyday practicality with fun-to-drive.
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You'll find the 2008 Hyundai Entourage at the intersection of Practical St. and Value Ave.
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The 2008 Kia Sedona is one of the least expensive minivans on the market, but inexpensive is different than cheap.
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The 2008 Toyota Sienna minivan does almost everything right for the family, with a roomy, functional interior and great ride comfort, but there’s not a lot of personality.
MSRP From     
$25,080$22,520$25,860$23,995$20,695$24,440
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class     
2WD Minivans2WD Minivans2WD Minivan2WD Minivan2WD Minivan2WD Minivans
Style Name     
4-Door Base4-Door Wagon SE5-Door LX4-Door Wagon GLS4-Door SWB5-Door 7-Pass Van CE FWD (SE)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
777777
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
4 Door Reg WB4 Door Ext WB4 Door5 Door Minivan4 Door5 Door Reg WB
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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