The 2014 Nissan Quest—Not Your Average Minivan

2014 Nissan Quest

For the 2014 model year, the Nissan Quest hasn’t changed too much, but that’s not a bad thing. After all, the 2013 Nissan Quest was a 2013 “Top Recommended Minivan” from Edmunds and Kiplinger’s “Best Car of 2013” in the most fuel-efficient vehicle category. For 2014, the Nissan Quest continues to deliver outstanding features beneficial to families, avid travelers, or those with active lifestyles.

Power

For one thing, the Nissan Quest doesn’t just putt-putt along. It has a powerful 3.5-liter V6 engine with a 24-valve timing system paired with Nissan’s Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission). Combined, this engine and transmission maximize power and efficiency, all the while creating a smooth ride.  You might ask, “How could a minivan be “efficient?” Thanks to the Quest’s electronic hydraulic power-assisted speed-sensitive steering, the amount of power pulled from the engine is minimized, gas mileage per tank is maximized, and steering is automatically adjusted based on your vehicle speed.

Exterior

The 2014 Nissan Quest has a superior exterior design that elevates its look from “minivan” to luxury family vehicle!  Consider how Nissan describes the 2014 Quest:

The Quest exterior styling combines fluid sculptural elements with crafted details to provide a fresh approach to minivan design. In front, the bold bumper and 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 bold 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.

Two other standout exterior features of the 2014 Quest is its full surround glass (standard privacy glass on SV, SL, and LE models) as well as offering one of the most wind-efficient designs in its class.

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Flexibility

The 2014 Nissan Quest offers car shoppers a lot of flexibility. There are four trims—S, SV, SL, LE—which is something new for the 2014 model year. Car shoppers can also customize their Quest to their driving needs with the various packages that are offered—DVD Entertainment Package, Leather Package, Dual-opening Moonroof Package, and the Bose® Audio System Package.

Inside the Nissan Quest, you’ll find even more customization options such as the 2nd and 3rd row folding seats, a permanent cargo well, available 8-way power-adjustable and heated driver’s seat, and removable 2nd row console.

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Convenience

For a minivan that can seat seven passengers and carry a lot of additional cargo, you can rest assured that Nissan has made efforts to ensure your time inside the Quest will be comfortable and offer you all the convenient amenities modern drivers and passengers enjoy. Ease-of-access features include dual rear sliding doors, Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button start, and even a step-in height that is lower than competitive minivans.

Additional available features include one-touch power sliding doors and liftgate (standard on SL and LE trims) for those days when your hands are full, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone system, roof rails for transporting exterior cargo, available auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink® Universal Transceiver and compass, Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System for getting you anywhere you need to go, Trizone Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) or Advanced Climate Control,  2nd and 3rd row manual sunshades, and even a 120-volt AC power outlet and USB audio connection so you can plug in almost anything, just like you do at home!

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Entertainment

Sometimes when you’re on one of those long road trips (or even short ones!), people get antsy in the car. Fortunately, the 2014 Nissan Quest has many available options to keep your friends and family entertained no matter how long or short your drive may be, or whether you’re stuck in unexpected traffic. For the Nissan Quest SV, an AM/FM/CD audio system with SiriusXM Satellite Radio (3-month trial subscription) offers more than 130 channels of music, talk, sports and children’s programming, beyond listening to your own CDs or standard radio stations. The available DVD Entertainment Package (available for SV, SL, and standard on the LE trim) features a 7-inch color in-dash monitor, 2nd-row 11-inch DVD monitor with auto-brightness, dual media playback with wireless headset capability and remote control, two wireless headsets and remote control, auxiliary audio/video input jacks, and a 120-volt AC power outlet. For those of you who also want superior quality sound when listening to music, the SL trim has an optional Bose® Audio System Package with AM/FM/CD and 13 speakers!

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Safety

Finally, because Nissan realizes the Quest is a vehicle that will likely be transporting multiple passengers, the 2014 Nissan Quest is equipped standard with all of the latest safety technologies including the Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Easy-Fill Tire Alert, Nissan’s Advanced Air Bag System, roof-mounted side-impact air bags, and Traction Control System and Vehicle Dynamic Control. This last feature continuously monitors your steering and braking actions, senses any oversteer or understeer, and compensates by reducing engine speed and/or applying brake pressure to specific wheels. In addition, Traction Control System can sense front-wheel slip or spin and responds by instantly helping reduce throttle which helps you both regain grip and maintain control on the road (source). Additionally, the SV trim includes the RearView monitor. The LE trim includes the Around View® Monitor which creates a “bird’s-eye-view” of the Quest on the LCD monitor for safer and easier parallel parking. Also standard with the Quest LE is the Blind Spot Warning that alerts drivers when there’s a vehicle in your blind spot by an illuminated icon that appears on your outside mirrors and/or sounds an audible alert if the turn signal is activated. All of these safety features fall under the umbrella of Nissan’s Safety Shield® philosophy—a comprehensive approach to safety that guide the engineering and development of every vehicle Nissan makes.

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Conclusion

We hope you now understand why we feel the 2014 Nissan Quest isn’t just your run-of-the-mill minivan. We are confident that due to its modern styling, surprising strength, and vast offering of features that it is a vehicle sure to satisfy the needs of today’s drivers. If you’d like to test drive the Quest at our dealership, simply click on the button below to schedule a test drive. If you have any questions or comments about what you read today, please feel free to use the comment area below or reach out to us on Facebook or Twitter. Thanks for reading and we hope to see you at the dealership!

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