Compare 2009 Nissan Quest vs 2008 Toyota Sienna

2009 Nissan Quest
2008 Toyota Sienna
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4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Quest 4-Door Base 16 24 $24,049 $25,950
Quest 4-Door S 16 24 $24,697 $26,650
Quest 4-Door SE 16 24 $32,648 $35,650
Quest 4-Door SL 16 24 $27,984 $30,550
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5-Door 7-Pass Van CE FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sienna 5-Door 7-Pass Van CE FWD 17 23 $21,994 $24,440
Sienna 5-Door 7-Pass Van LE AWD 16 21 $26,220 $29,135
Sienna 5-Door 7-Pass Van LE FWD 17 23 $23,367 $25,965
Sienna 5-Door 7-Pass Van XLE AWD 16 21 $28,820 $32,385
Sienna 5-Door 7-Pass Van XLE FWD 17 23 $26,365 $29,625
Sienna 5-Door 7-Pass Van XLE Ltd AWD 16 21 $33,609 $37,765
Sienna 5-Door 7-Pass Van XLE Ltd FWD 17 23 $31,651 $35,565
Sienna 5-Door 8-Pass Van CE FWD 17 23 $22,128 $24,590
Sienna 5-Door 8-Pass Van LE FWD 17 23 $23,503 $26,115

Pricing

Invoice Price

$24,049
$21,994

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$25,950
$24,440

Monthly Payment Estimate

$433 / month
$407 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.2
7.6

TCC’s Bottom Line

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. 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.

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Fuel Economy

City

16 mpg 17 mpg

Highway

24 mpg 23 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

2WD Minivans 2WD Minivans

Interior Dimensions

Third Head Room (in)

37.6 38.1

Front Hip Room (in)

58.5 58.4

Passenger Volume (ft³)

131.0 177.4

Third Shoulder Room (in)

61.2 61.1

Second Leg Room (in)

42.1 39.6

Front Head Room (in)

41.7 42.0

Second Hip Room (in)

67.4 67.5

Front Shoulder Room (in)

63.8 63.8

Passenger Capacity

7 7

Third Leg Room (in)

31.6 39.5

Second Head Room (in)

41.7 40.2

Third Hip Room (in)

50.0 51.8

Second Shoulder Room (in)

65.9 64.9

Front Leg Room (in)

41.7 42.9

Exterior Dimensions

Length, Overall (in)

204.1 201.0

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

NA - TBD -

Height, Overall (in)

71.9 68.9

Liftover Height (in)

25.0 - TBD -

Track Width, Rear (in)

67.3 66.9

Wheelbase (in)

124.0 119.3

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

NA - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

77.6 77.4

Track Width, Front (in)

67.3 65.6

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.8 6.9

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

32.1 43.6

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

47.7 - TBD -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

84.8 94.5

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

47.7 - TBD -

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

NA - TBD -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

148.7 - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

148.1 148.9

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)

20.2 - TBD -

Brakes

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.4 x 1.1 11.65 x - TBD -

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.1 x 0.63 11.46 x - TBD -

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

20 20

Steering

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

3.0 3.40

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

NA - TBD -

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

17 15.5

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

40.0 36.8

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P225/65R16 P215/65R16

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P225/65R16 P215/65R16

Spare Tire Size

T135/80D16 T155/80D17

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

350 350

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

3500 3500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4293 4177

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5

Front Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact T155/80R17

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

10.36 11.7

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

550 - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

130 - TBD -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

240 @ 4400 245 @ 4700

Engine Order Code

VQ35 NA

Displacement

3.5L/- TBD - 3.5L/211

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

235 @ 5800 266 @ 6200

Engine Type

Gas V6 Gas V6

Fuel System

SMPI MPFI

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

24 23

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

16 17

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

19 -

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.98 1.52

Trans Type

5 5

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.01 0.76

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

5.11 3.38

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.03 2.36

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

2.27 3.08

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.34 1.05

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.66 4.24

Summary

Vehicle Name

Nissan Quest Toyota Sienna

Body Style

4 Door Reg WB 5 Door Reg WB

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

NA - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

Independent Strut MacPherson Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

0.87 0.79

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA w/Stabilizer Bar

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

NA - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

0.91 1.02

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-link Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA w/Stabilizer Bar

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

5 -

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