2008 Nissan Quest

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2008 Nissan Quest Review

Note: This review was created when the 2008 Nissan Quest was new.

The 2008 Quest has style and a quality V6 engine, but it can't match the comfort or reputation of other minivans.

7.5

Overall

Scorecard

Critics' Rating: 7.2
Performance: 7.4
Interior: 7.5
Safety: 8.6
Reliability:
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Pros & Cons

  • Lively engine/transmission combination within its class
  • Reviewer-favorite optional SkyView roof
  • Second- and third-row seating are just optional
  • Not enough lateral support from seats

2008 Nissan Quest Overview

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, however, notes that "outside and in, it is not your aunt's Econoline .... Take the kids to the soccer field in this, and they may well feel that mom is a pretty neat lady."

Though little has changed since 2007, there have been some updates. Side-impact airbags are standard for the front seats and features have been added for the 3.5 SL, including automatic headlights, a rearview camera, and dual-zone automatic air conditioning. The 2008 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 relative to competitors.

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.

  • "[T]he Quest could well be the ideal minivan for those who not only dare to be --but live to be -- different." -- Automobile Magazine
  • "Perhaps outweighing its shortcomings, Quest brings personality and driving allure to the minivan party." -- USA Today
  • "[L]ots of goodies, but they cost lots of money. The $27,500 base price topped $39,500 with all the frills." -- Chicago Tribune
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