Compare 2013 Nissan Quest vs 2013 Volkswagen Routan

2013 Nissan Quest
2013 Volkswagen Routan
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4-Door LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Quest 4-Door LE 19 25 $39,039 $42,640
Quest 4-Door S 19 25 $24,222 $25,990
Quest 4-Door SL 19 25 $30,875 $33,520
Quest 4-Door SV 19 25 $27,399 $29,740
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4-Door Wgn S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Routan 4-Door Wgn S N/A N/A N/A N/A
Routan 4-Door Wgn SE w/RSE & Navigation N/A N/A N/A N/A
Routan 4-Door Wgn SEL Premium N/A N/A N/A N/A

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Invoice Price

$39,039
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$42,640
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Monthly Payment Estimate

$711 / month
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The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.2
7.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

Road manners are good--but when it comes to core minivan duties like seating and safety, the 2013 Nissan Quest falls behind every other minivan on the market. Top safety scores and spaciousness are in place, even if the VW Routan doesn't have all the same utility and tech options of the related Chrysler minivans.

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Fuel Economy

City

19 mpg Coming Soon

Highway

25 mpg Coming Soon

Vehicle

EPA Classification

2WD Minivans 2WD Minivan

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

66.0 64.8

Front Shoulder Room (in)

64.5 63.0

Passenger Volume (ft³)

177.8 163.5

Third Leg Room (in)

40.5 31.8 - 37.6

Second Head Room (in)

41.6 39.2 - 39.7

Third Hip Room (in)

49.6 48.7

Second Shoulder Room (in)

63.2 64.7

Front Leg Room (in)

43.8 40.6

Passenger Capacity

7 7

Third Head Room (in)

40.0 37.9

Front Hip Room (in)

57.3 57.0

Third Shoulder Room (in)

61.2 62.0

Second Leg Room (in)

36.7 36.3

Front Head Room (in)

42.1 37.2

Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase (in)

118.1 121.2

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

NA NA

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

77.6 76.9

Track Width, Front (in)

67.7 65.0

Min Ground Clearance (in)

6.6 6.1

Length, Overall (in)

200.8 202.5

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

NA NA

Height, Overall (in)

73.0 68.9

Liftover Height (in)

25.0 - TBD -

Track Width, Rear (in)

67.7 64.8

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

63.6 83.0

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

47.7 - TBD -

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

NA 46.2 - 48.6

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

143.8 - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

108.4 140.6 - 144.4

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)

20.2 - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

25.7 32.7

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

47.7 - TBD -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Brakes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel - TBD -

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.1 x 0.6 12.0 x 0.5

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr

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 11.9 x 1.1

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

20.0 20.5

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

18.6 16.9

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

36.7 38.0

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

3.6 - TBD -

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

NA NA

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P235/55R18 225/65R16

Spare Tire Size

T135/90D16 Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P235/55R18 225/65R16

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

350 360

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

525 540

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

3500 3600

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

3500 3600

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4548 4494

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

10.4 - TBD -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

550 700

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

130 160

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

240 @ 4400 260 @ 4400

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

3.5L/- TBD - 3.6L/220

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

260 @ 6000 283 @ 6350

Engine Type

Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V6

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

25 - TBD -

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

19 - TBD -

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

21 - TBD -

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 2.28

Trans Type

1 6

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

1.76 3.21

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 2.84

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.88 3.16

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 1.57

Trans Description Cont.

Continuously variable ratio Automatic w/manual shift

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 0.69

First Gear Ratio (:1)

2.37-0.43 4.12

Summary

Vehicle Name

Nissan Quest Volkswagen Routan

Body Style

4 Door Minivan Minivan

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

NA NA

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

0.98 NA

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Twist Beam

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

NA NA

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

NA NA

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs NA

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

5 - TBD -

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

8.7 - TBD -

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