2011 is becoming the model year where nearly every minivan on the market is being redesigned. Nissan has unveiled the fourth-generation Nissan Quest minivan at the LA Auto Show.
The 2011 Quest is based on the same”D-platform” as the Maxima and Altima. It features a long 118.1 inch wheelbase and a length just over 200 inches. It’s powered by a 3.5L DOHC V6 that puts out 253 horsepower and 236 lb-ft. of torque. The engine is mated to a standard Xtronic CVT.
The Quest is available in four models: S, SV, SL and LE. Inside the Quest features standard fold-flat 2nd and 3rd row seats and a rear storage well.
“The all-new Nissan Quest ‘gets’ parenting. While minivans remain one of the most maligned symbols of adulthood, where some see them as a surrendering of youth and fun, Nissan sees the minivan as a celebration of family life – not only for moms on weekdays, but for fun times with the entire family on weekends,” said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America, Inc. “We view Quest as a reward to parents for doing just that – parenting.”