The newly offered 2017 Nissan Quest has been announced for a return. This is going to be a revamped car of the current fourth -generation model which has been around since 2011. So bear in mind that we are still not getting a new generation minivan Quest model as they are refreshing the car a bit and trying to breath in some new life in the car.
The current Nissan Quest was known for having perhaps the best road manners out of all minivan models in the market. But the car actually lacked some key elements when it came to minivan models. There was not ample space inside the car and it also did not have the top safety specs which are necessary for a SUV or a minivan model. The car did not met expectations based on these two faults and although the updated is going to address some issues we can only hope for those to be completely eradicated with the next generation-model.
The looks of the 2017 Nissan Quest are actually something really unique. With its upright stance and design the car poses a really aggressive looking design. Faired liens in the front and straight edges are what characterizes the design of the Quest. This is something that people are going to look forward when buying the Quest, but at the same time it will not be as attractive to some that are looking for a people hauling vehicle.
In terms of power the car brings enough and is one of its prime characteristics as well. Take a look at just what the latest 2017 Nissan Quest is going to bring to us and besides the added pictures read carefully through the review.
Exterior Updates for the 2017 Nissan Quest
With the updated exterior for the 2017 Nissan Quest you will notice that there are some unique additions made for this version. In fact, every version before this had something new and unique to it. Nissan Quest made it a habit of surprising their audiences with such changes and additions when it came to their exterior design. This time the car goes back to its Japanese design roots as it makes it a bit more boxy and upright than it was before. If you look at its profile, you will notice a faint resemblance to the Ford Flex model but it actually poses its own unique set of characteristics.
Comparing the Quest to some of the competing vehicles which have added more curves to their design, the Quest has more appeal to it and brings us an interesting new take. The nose is positioned lower and actually looks a lot smaller when compared to the previous model. This is done partly due to the addition of new air inlets placed on the front. The rear end has also been reshaped and is made for much better aerodynamics and also adds large taillights and sets the new Quest apart from all the rivaling cars in the segment that way.
Interior Updated and Changes
The interior design of the 2017 Nissan Quest actually keeps more to its passenger-friendly design and adopts a utilitarian there which is what is expected from a minivan. Taking a more of a traditional approach for the inside compared to the outside is the direction that Nissan is taking the interior of the Quest minivan, and it is one of the better points of the car. It has a modern-retro Japanese design and also adopts all the necessary features as well.
The car uses a plain LCD display and a rectangular theme as well. There is a mixture of wood and shiny grey plastic inside as well and is what comprises the majority of the interior. It may look a bit unfinished from some angels but at the same time it makes the Quest upscale compared to the competition.
On the top you will see some added controls like the Nissan parks an LCD screen. The mid-level models offer a 5.0-inch LCD while the top ones have a 8.0 inches and incorporates more audio and navigation controls. Below the screen of every trim there are some piano key style buttons added which are a little bit inconvenient to use.
There are no innovations as far as the powertrain for the 2017 Nissan Quest is concerned. The car is going to continue to use the same 3.5-liter 260-hp 6-cylinder engine which has been used before. This leaves all the possible engine changes for the next generation model which will perhaps address this matter more. For now there has been no need to change the engine as it was the best part of the car and always brought a steady output and a great offer when it comes to driving. The car makes 260 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque and will be offered with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Also the model is going to return with EPA ratings which suggest 20 mpg city/27 highway/23 combined for its fuel consumption rates.
Release Date and Price
The model is getting an early release and we can see the 2017 Nissan Quest available for sale in the start of the year. The release date has been set for February and the model will start its sales for all of its respective markets at the same time. The car will also be available in all of the expected trim levels with the S being its base one and higher ones ranging from SV to SL and teh top rated Platinum trim.
The base price for the S trim is going to expand a little bit compared to the previous version and will be offered at around $27,000. The SV versions come at around $30,000m while the SL are priced around $34,000, while the top of the range Platinum is going to be priced $43,000.