2009 Nissan Quest vs. Its Competition

2009 Nissan Quest SL

None of the Quest's minivan rivals look as sharp from the outside, but from a purely practical perspective, it has many strong rivals with excellent seating layouts and kid-friendly features.

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.

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

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

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Quick Specs
8.2
If you like what minivans provide but don’t appreciate the looks of most of them, you might still keep the 2009 Nissan Quest on your shopping list.
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.
8.4
The 2008 Honda Odyssey melds everyday practicality with fun-to-drive.
7.4
The 2008 Kia Sedona is one of the least expensive minivans on the market, but inexpensive is different than cheap.
7.6
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    
$25,950$22,520$25,860$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 Hwy
Engine    
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class    
2WD Minivans2WD Minivans2WD Minivan2WD Minivan2WD Minivans
Style Name    
4-Door Base4-Door Wagon SE5-Door LX4-Door SWB5-Door 7-Pass Van CE FWD (SE)
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
77777
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
4 Door Reg WB4 Door Ext WB4 Door4 Door5 Door Reg WB
Transmission    
AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic