2009 Nissan Quest Review

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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.

TheCarConnection.com's editors have driven the Nissan Quest, along with other minivan models, to give you some no-nonsense Bottom Line advice. Then TheCarConnection.com has researched available road tests relevant to the 2009 Nissan Quest to show you how others see it.

The 2009 Nissan Quest does everything a minivan should: carries seven comfortably, offers a flexible cargo area, and gets good fuel economy, all while looking appealing. It's difficult to ask more of a minivan. Having undergone a major overhaul in 2007, the 2009 model receives only minor upgrades, including automatic door locks and a new Tuscan Sun exterior paint color.

The Quest is available in a choice of four models for 2009: the Quest 3.5, the Quest 3.5 S, the Quest 3.5 SL, and the Quest 3.5 SE for $35,650. Each model is powered by a 3.5-liter, DOHC V-6 producing 235 horsepower and coupled to a standard five-speed automatic transmission. The big V-6 provides ample torque, giving the large Quest confident acceleration and passing power. Fuel economy is 16 mpg city, 24 highway.

The Quest has a reputation for being one of the roomiest front-wheel-drive minivans on the market. The second- and third-row seats fold flat into the floor, creating a large 148.7-cubic-foot cargo area. Third-row seats feature automatically folding headrests and a spring assist that make it easier to tuck away. The 2009 Nissan Quest also handles well for a vehicle so large.

Nissan has cleaned up the most egregious portions of the interior, but the Quest's interior still doesn't quite match its stylish exterior. Along with new front and rear-end treatments, the Quest has a cleaner, less awkward appearance than before—but the faux-wood trim inside and more traditional shapes no longer look right with the sloping front and rear ends.

The minivan scores five-star safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), along with four-star rollover resistance and "good" ratings for front and side protection from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). All 2009 Nissan Quests have anti-lock brakes, front side and full-length curtain airbags, tire-pressure monitors, and active head restraints.

Upscale editions of the Quest have a standard power sliding side door, a rearview camera, dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth, and XM Satellite Radio.

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December 16, 2015
For 2016 Nissan Quest

Best Minivan on the Market..

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I will match the ride, comfort, performance, handling, gas economy and reliability to any other minivan on the market. I love this vehicle. Contrary to the expert review, storage space has never been an issue... + More »
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December 31, 2015
2012 Nissan Quest 4-Door SL

This van is loved by my family

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This van is my wife's daily driver and the family wagon. I hate to admit it, but I actually enjoy driving it too. The 3 negatives are: really bad OEM tires that had to be replaced at 21,000 miles; poor gas... + More »
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March 14, 2016
2005 Nissan Quest 4-Door Van SE

BEST car ever

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Best car anyone can ever get their hands.V12 engine runs perfectly and is rear-wheel drive 4 door van good fuel economy.
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