The Nissan Quest may suffer in comparison with other minivans in other respects, but in terms of fuel economy, it's emerged a winner after a round of technical improvements.
For 2015, the EPA says the Nissan Quest's fuel economy has gotten much better. Nissan itself says it's bettered the car's transmission, with new shift logic and simulated stepped "gears" in its continuously variable transmission.
The result is higher gas mileage on paper, higher than almost anything in its class. The Quest is now rated at 20 miles per gallon city, 27 mpg highway, and 22 mpg combined. The Honda Odyssey earns 28 mpg on the highway; Chrysler's minivans get 25 mpg highway, for comparison.
In city mileage, the Quest is a leader. Its 20 miles per gallon on the city cycle tops the Sienna and the Odyssey, while Chrysler's minivans check in significantly lower.
No hybrid or diesel editions of the Quest are currently planned.