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The 2012 Nissan Quest falls short of the best safety scores, an important bogey for minivans.
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NHTSA

"Good" for front and side impacts; "acceptable" for roof-crush safety
IIHS

When the tire-inflation monitor signals that a tire is low, the driver no longer needs a tire gauge.
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the Quest's spare tire is located under the second-row seats. The under-chassis mount is only accessible from outside the vehicle, and it's a considerable reach.
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There are new front triangle windows to improve outward visibility…
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The 2012 Nissan Quest doesn't yet have all its safety scores in, but an important one from the insurance industry leaves it lagging the minivan competition.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) hasn't yet crash-tested the new-for-2011 Quest. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released its testing results, and while it finds the Quest to be a "good" performer in front and side impacts, it calls the minivan "acceptable" for roof-crush safety. That means, unlike almost every other minivan on the market, the Quest does not earn a Top Safety Pick award from the insurance-industry-funded group. 

The Quest does have a good amount of standard safety equipment, though it's far from class-leading. Dual front, side and curtain airbags are standard; so are anti-lock brakes, traction and stability control. A rearview camera is standard on the top three trim levels, but is unavailable on the base Quest. The top Quest model also has a blind-spot warning system.

Nissan's tire-pressure monitors are standard as well, and they beep a warning at drivers when a tire is low. On models with power sliding side doors, a periodic beep signals the doors' closing.

 

Conclusion

The 2012 Nissan Quest falls short of the best safety scores, an important bogey for minivans.

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