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2007 Nissan Quest Review

This review was written when the 2007 Nissan Quest was new.

The Quest is noted for its unique style elements and quality V6 engine, but it does not have the comfort or reputation of other minivans. If you're in the market for a minivan with a solid reputation for reliability, consider the Toyota Sienna. If you want more traditional styling, look at the Honda Odyssey.

The Nissan Quest is regarded as a middle-of-the-road minivan. Although it provides commendable engine power and a striking design, it doesn't stand out for comfort or practicality like Honda's Odyssey or the Toyota Sienna. MarketWatch notes that "outside and in, it is not your aunt's [Ford] Econoline ... Take the kids to the soccer field in this, and they may well feel that mom is a pretty neat lady," while Edmunds reports the Quest "offers something we've previously referred to as the 'hip factor.' " However, USA TODAY explains that "Nissan has belatedly discovered that minivan buyers want conventional, not quirky."

As a result, for 2007 Nissan streamlined the more offbeat style elements to reveal a Quest "wearing a traditional tuxedo, or a tasteful black gown without the plunging neckline," according to the Sacramento Bee. However, Consumer Guide writes that "for better or worse, it's still not as mainstream a design as more popular rivals from Dodge, Honda, and Toyota."

The 2007 Nissan Quest is already more expensive than higher-ranked minivans, and considering second- and third-row seating is optional, reviews feel individuality hurts the minivan's overall value. Kelley Blue Book states: "For those of you believing the true cost of a car to be its purchase price minus its eventual value as a used car, it's worth noting that the Quest's resale won't be as high as that of a Honda or Toyota. Also, value-laden vans from Kia and Hyundai will be pushing Nissan from below." However, IntelliChoice gives the Quest a rating of "better than average" for its predicted five-year total cost of ownership compared to others in its class.

The Quest is available in four trims, the 3.5, S, SL and SE, and shares a front-engine, front-wheel-drive platform with stablemates like Nissan's Altima, Maxima and Murano.

Review Last Updated: 5/1/08

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