The 2017 Nissan Quest might be promoted as a new minivan, but it is, in fact, the fourth edition of a model that has spanned two and a half decades. In short, it is less a brand new Nissan Quest and more of a highly anticipated upgrade. That being said, the 2017 Nissan Quest will feature a number of updates that make it stand out from its predecessors, including improved handling, an updated interior and an engine that is both more economic in terms of fuel consumption and much less noisy.
2017 Nissan Quest – Improved Interiors:
The 2017 Nissan Quest maintains a familiar look to the current Quest with a few minor changes. Firstly, in an attempt to make the vehicle seem more masculine, the MiniVan has been given sharper, more aggressive and aerodynamic lines across its body. Its front grille and headlights have also been changed to compliment this new style, along with subtle changes to both its windows and wing mirrors. The shell of the Quest has also been manufactured from lightweight materials such as aluminum and carbon fiber in an effort to enhance its fuel economy.
Much like its exterior, the interior of the new Nissan Quest has undergone subtle changes. Primarily the materials used to furnish the cabin have been improved to include good quality leather, plastics and wood effect paneling on the dashboard. In terms of design, Nissan has seemingly decided to buck the trend of trying to make each vehicle’s interior aggressive and sporty by giving the new Quest a positively uninspired interior that in no way stands out from the crowd!
It is also worth noting that unlike previous models of the Nissan Quest, the new MiniVan provides ample room for all passengers, even when all three rows of seats are occupied by adults. Along with comfort, passengers also benefit from an updated infotainment system that includes an eleven-inch screen, DVD player, and access to both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
2017 Nissan Quest – Engine Specs:
The 2017 Nissan Quest will come with a 3.5-liter V6 engine capable of producing 260 hp, with a torque of 240 lb-ft. The engine will be coupled with a Xtronic continually variable CVT transmission which Nissan suggests will give the Nissan Quest a smoother and noticeably quieter ride.
In terms of performance, the Nissan Quest is likely to feature improved fuel economy, largely because it is noticeably lighter than its predecessors, however that being said Nissan have not released any numbers to substantiate this. On the other hand, this standard front wheel drive minivan is likely to emulate the current Nissan Quest in achieving 19 mpg in the city and a respectable 24 mpg on the highway.
2017 Nissan Quest – Estimated Arrival and Price:
As of writing, the Quest Nissan is predicted to be released at the tail end of 2016. There are rumors that it will primarily be released in the Asian automotive market before being made available to the wider world, although it is worth noting that Nissan has not confirmed this. In terms of price, a base model Nissan Quest will likely cost around $27,500 whereas a top of the range 2017 Nissan Quest will likely cost in the region of $45,000.