DESIGN / HIGHLIGHTS
Enhancements for the 2016 model year include the addition of roof rails as standard equipment on SV grade. In addition, combined city/highway fuel economy is increased by one mpg – now 20 mpg city, 27 mpg highway and 23 mpg combined. The 2016 Quest is offered in four well-equipped models – S, SV, SL and Platinum.
Innovative Functionality. The Nissan Quest’s “innovative functionality” starts with the proven foundation of Nissan’s advanced D-platform. With its long 118.1-inch wheelbase and 200.8-inch overall length, Quest offers both a roomy interior and a highly maneuverable overall size.
THINK OF IT AS THE FAMILY LIMO.
The Quest exterior styling combines fluid sculptural elements with crafted details to provide a bold approach to minivan design. In front, the bumper, horizontal grille and headlights blend into the dramatic side character line and distinctive wheel forms filled with standard 16-inch or 18-inch wheels. The door sections and surfaces flow seamlessly into the rear boomerang taillights and tailgate finisher, helping create a look as if Quest was carved from one solid piece of sculptor’s stone.
The most striking aspect of the Quest design is the full surround glass (standard privacy glass on SV, SL and Platinum models), black sash molding and chrome trim accents, which combine with the wide, low stance and muscular front end to give Quest a dynamic and distinctive appearance. The Quest exterior design is also one of the most wind-efficient, with a 0.32 Cd for the Quest S model.
In addition to standard chrome door handles and rear roof spoiler, available exterior features include High Intensity Discharge (HID) xenon headlights, auto on/off headlight function, fog lights, and dual power heated outside mirrors. Quest also features small triangle windows in the front doors to help enhance visibility. Available on Quest SL and Platinum models is a Dual Opening Glass Moonroof that contributes to the open, airy atmosphere of the Quest interior for all passengers.
Quest is offered with power-sliding side doors with selective unlock function and one-touch open/unlock feature and power-opening windows. The system works in conjunction with the standard Nissan Intelligent Key®.
Also, due to the way the Quest’s door rail system is designed, the sliding door step-in height is lower than competitive minivans. This is especially helpful for small children or older adults getting into the 2nd or 3rd rows. In addition, a one-touch unlock/open power rear liftgate is standard on Quest SL and Platinum models.
The easy-to-use convenience also carries over into the interior design with the quick release fold-flat 2nd and 3rd row seats. The 60/40-split 3rd row seat can be switched from upright to fold-flat position with the simple pull of one strap (Quest S, SV, SL) or push of a button (Quest Platinum). The Platinum model also includes 3rd row power return seatback. A spring assist aids the manual fold and return operation. The 2nd row bucket seats also feature easy-fold/return operation, and there is a standard 2nd row walk-in device for easier access to the 3rd row.
Quest’s permanent rear storage well provides a large, flexible space behind the 3rd row seat, offering a hidden, additional cargo area for bulky items. The storage area is independent of the fold flat 3rd row seat – so it’s always there when needed – and is covered by a lightweight but sturdy 60/40-split multi-position removable cover.
Interior comfort and convenience features are also designed for flexibility and functionality. The driver’s seat is a 6-way manual adjustment design for S and SV models and 8-way power-adjustable for SL and Platinum trim levels. The passenger seat is 4-way manual adjustable on S, SV, and SL and 4-way power on Platinum. Rich cloth seat fabric is standard on S and SV, while leather-appointed seats are standard on SL and Platinum models. Quest Platinum also features a 2-driver memory and auto entry/exit system.
Unique Quest front seating features include a special structure, which uses three types of cushions, and the first application of Nissan’s Quick Comfort front seat heaters (SL and Platinum models). When activated, this sophisticated system immediately begins warming the body parts that are most sensitive to heat, such as the thighs and hips. Then, to maintain a warm, cozy feeling, the heater increases heating on body pressure points.
Quest’s theater-style interior layout with raised 2nd and 3rd rows provides occupants with excellent visibility and a good view of the available 11-inch WVGA family entertainment system display monitor. The comfortable 2nd row Captain’s Chair style seats include dual armrests, recline, and fore/aft adjustability, while the 3rd row 60/40-split bench includes recline and 3-way adjustable headrests.
A total of six cupholders and six bottle holders are standard, along with four coat hangers and two 12-volt DC outlets. The dual-level front center console offers flexible storage, as does the removable 2nd row console. An overhead front console is standard on SL and Platinum models.
Quest’s wide instrument panel includes a 5.0-inch color audio display on SV and SL models. Quest Platinum models feature an 8-inch touch screen display for the standard Nissan Navigation System. The hard drive-based navigation system includes a user-friendly graphic interface, menu structure and intelligent search capabilities, NavTraffic Real-Time Traffic Information and NavWeather (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately).
Innovation for Driving Security and Pleasure
Dynamic performance is a hallmark of Nissan vehicles and Quest is no exception. Quest’s top-level quality and reliability starts with use of a 3.5-liter DOHC V6 with 260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque, part of Nissan’s award-winning VQ engine series.
The engine incorporates a twin Nissan Variable Induction Control System (NICS), microfinished camshaft and crankshaft surfaces, reduced internal friction, resin intake manifold, forged crankshaft, digital knock control system, high capacity muffler and lightweight aluminum block and cylinder heads.
Backing the engine is a revised version of Nissan’s advanced Xtronic transmission with D-Step Shift Logic and Adaptive Shift Control (ASC), which provides a responsive driving experience and the smoothness that only a CVT offers. Fuel economy is rated at 20 mpg city, 27 mpg highway and 23 mpg combined.
The Quest’s secure, responsive handling feel is provided by the 4-wheel independent suspension, with independent strut with coil springs and stabilizer bar in front and a multi-link design in rear. Braking is through 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist. Steering is a vehicle-speed-sensitive power-assisted rack-and-pinion design.
Quest S and SV models come with 16-inch wheels (aluminum-alloy on SV) with 225/65R16 all-season tires, while Quest SL and Platinum models feature 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and 235/65R18 all-season tires. Quest’s standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) includes Nissan’s Easy Fill Tire Alert. When filling the tires with air, the hazard lamps flash to let you know the system is working. When the correct pressure is reached, Quest will give a friendly beep of the horn.
As part of Nissan’s Safety Shield Philosophy, Quest is designed to incorporate a number of advanced safety systems. Standard on the Quest Platinum model is the Blind Spot Warning (BSW) system, which helps alert the driver if another vehicle is detected in the blind spot area by illuminating an indicator light in the appropriate outside mirror. If the driver then activates the turn signal, the indicator flashes and an audible warning sounds.
Every 2016 Quest also offers standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS). Also standard are a Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and an occupant classification sensor, front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags, roof-mounted curtain supplemental side-impact air bags for front- and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection, front-seat Active Head Restraints and child safety rear door locks.
THE QUEST FOR SAFETY? MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.
Like every Nissan vehicle, Quest comes equipped with a suite of standard safety, driving, and convenience features designed to inspire confidence behind the wheel, and help make every ride better, safer, and more enjoyable.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with Easy-Fill Tire Alert:
When it comes to tire pressure, TPMS takes away the guesswork. An icon on your dash notifies you when tires aren't properly inflated. When you stop to fill them up, Easy-Fill Tire Alert lets you know—with a friendly beep—when they've got enough air.
Smart Auto Headlights:
Available Smart Auto Headlights turn on automatically in the dark, or after four swipes if you activate your wipers. They also know to switch on if you drive into a tunnel, but are clever enough to stay off in the shade. Pretty smart for headlights. You might even say brilliant.
Blind Spot Warning (BSW):
The available Blind Spot Warning system is equipped with visual indicators that illuminate when it detects another vehicle in the blind spot area. Signal to change lanes, and a chime and flashing light will alert you of its presence.
Around View® Monitor:
Packing-up and Parking is a snap with the available AVM. Four cameras create a virtual 360° image of your Quest, then display it on the LCD monitor to help you see how much room you've got behind you, in front of you, and even between you and the curb.
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS):
When it detects oversteer or understeer, VDC can reduce engine power and apply brake pressure to specific wheels. Working with VDC, TCS can sense front-wheel spin and reduce throttle to help keep you on your steered path.
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS):
When you need to stop in a hurry, the Anti-lock Braking System pumps the brakes faster than you possibly can, helping to prevent wheel lockup and maintain steering control.
Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD), and Brake Assist (BA):
Should you ever need to hit the brakes hard, Brake Assist will help you come to a quicker stop by applying maximum braking force. If you’ve got passengers or cargo in the back, EBD will detect the added weight, and send extra force to the rear brakes.
Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS):
The AABS includes dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and an occupant classification sensor. Their inflation rate adjusts based on crash severity and seat belt usage.
Supplemental Air Bags:
Built into the front seats, two side-impact supplemental air bags move with you as you adjust your seating position. Above, roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags help provide head protection for outboard occupants.
Front-seat Active Head Restraints (AHR):
Front-seat Active Head Restraints help reduce the chances of whiplash injuries to front-seat occupants by moving up and forward during certain rear-end collisions.
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LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren):
LATCH is another way we're working to keep children safe. The system lets you secure LATCH-compatible child restraints without having to use seat belts or a locking clip.
Air Purifier and Tri-zone Automatic Temperature Control:
With Quest’s available Tri-zone Automatic Temperature Control system, everyone stays cozy. The driver, front passenger, and rear-seat passengers can all customize the temperature to suit their needs. Plus, the available Advanced Climate Control System with Plasmacluster® air purifier reduces allergens inside the cabin, and features an air scrubber that helps reduce unpleasant odors.
Nissan Intelligent Key:
The Nissan Intelligent Key® lets you tap a button on the door handle or liftgate to unlock Quest, while your keys stay in your pocket or purse. With the standard Push Button Ignition feature, you just get in, push the button and go.
Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System:
This available advanced navigation system is so easy to operate. By using the touch-screen or hands-free voice activation, you can find practically any location with just an address. Stay on top of traffic conditions and up-to-date forecasts in cities across the U.S. with NavTraffic® and NavWeather® provided by SiriusXM®.
When you're backing up, what could be more convenient than seeing what's directly behind you? Simply engage reverse, and Quest's available RearView Monitor is there to assist you.
Around View® Monitor:
Parking is a snap with the available Around View® Monitor. The system creates a virtual composite bird’s-eye-view of the Quest on the LCD monitor for safer, easier parallel parking.
The available Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System activates via steering wheel-mounted controls. Now you can keep up connections no matter where the road takes you.
iPod® Integration with Power Outlet:
Quest is available with a 120-volt AC outlet so you can plug in almost anything, just like you do at home. And Quest has an available USB connection port that’s ideal for your iPod® or playing MP3s off a thumb drive.