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in 2009 Minivans

Avg. Price Paid: $9,930 - $15,644
Original MSRP: $25,950 - $35,650
MPG: 16 City / 24 Hwy
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2009 Nissan Quest Interior

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A redesign in 2007 gave the Quest a more practical and attractive interior. Still, the minivan's seating is lacking in the comfort department.

  • "With the 2007, a lot has changed; the instruments are where God intended them to be, in front of the driver, the center stack is more integrated (still not my favorite look but improved), the third-row seat operation actually works ... and that nasty orange interior has been replaced with a more subdued and likeable shade of brown." -- About.com

Seating

Reviewers for the most part found the seating arrangement in the Nissan Quest to be rather uncomfortable.

  • "It was impossible to get suitably arranged in the front seats of the test van..." -- USA TODAY
  • "Seat bottoms are wide, somewhat firm, and did we mention utterly devoid of bolstering?" -- Autosite.com
  • "The bucket seats don't feel as nice as they look, though; the curved seatback pushes you away from the rest of the backrest, and there's no side bolstering whatsoever to hold occupants in place during a quick turn." -- Cars.com
  • "The second-row seat is exceedingly supportive..." -- Kelley Blue Book

Interior Features

Critics note that the Quest's controls are easy to read and conveniently placed, and find the interior to be handsome overall.

  • "Interior materials are an attractive and upscale mix of colors and textures." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Seams around the instrument panel and glovebox could've been more consistent, and we could've done without the tinny sound when shutting the door, but otherwise we had little to criticize." -- Autosite.com

Navigation

The Nissan Quest SL and SE have an optional navigation system available.

  • "The optional navigation system features thoughtful dash buttons, but uses a small and finicky joystick rather than the preferred touch screen." -- Autosite.com

Cargo

The Quest has 32.3 cubic feet for cargo with all seats up, 87.7 cubic feet with the third row folded and 145.7 cubic feet with both second and third row down. When equipped with the SkyView roof, the Quest has about five cubic feet less cargo space.

  • "The third-row seat folds down into the floor differently and more easily than it did, and you no longer have to remove the head restraints first. But it balks at lying flush with the cargo floor, leaving a bit of a ski ramp back there." -- USA TODAY
  • "Cumbersome is an accurate way to describe the Quest's third-row bench seat. It's a process of pulling straps, pulling on handles, and leaning your pant legs against a possibly dirty rear bumper to get enough leverage to pull the whole unit back into the floor's deep cargo hold." -- Autosite.com

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