For $28,550, the base 2011 Nissan Quest S has pushbutton start, power windows/locks/mirrors, and a six-CD changer. Bluetooth is unavailable, and neither are satellite radio, nor a rearview camera.
The $31,700 Quest SV is essentially the starting point for most family-van buyers. It has power sliding side doors; automatic climate control; a USB port and Bluetooth; a rearview camera; and a 4.3-inch LCD audio display. The audio system groups some controls under the LCD screen, and some down on the console, below the gear selector. It's confusing at best, as you must scroll through audio functions up top, and choose radio presets and volume functions down low.
Opt for the $35,150 Quest SL and leather upholstery becomes standard, along with 18-inch wheels; a power passenger front seat and power tailgate; heated front seats and heated mirrors; and automatic headlights. For several thousand more dollars, the $42,150 Quest LE specifies a standard navigation system; satellite radio; power assist for the third-row seat; a DVD entertainment system with a sharp 11-inch screen; blind-spot detectors; and xenon headlights.
The Quest offers few options. The DVD player is available on the SL version, and so is a Bose speaker package. Dual sunroofs are available on the SL and LE models. Nissan says it has no plans to add more USB ports for 3G-to-WiFi connectivity, and won't offer iPad mounting kits for back-seat passengers.