With some minor changes of unparticular note this season, the 2008 Nissan Quest slides into the New Year relatively unchanged from previous iterations. The Quest is a practical minivan offered in four trims – the 3.5, the S, the SL and the SE – with a 240 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission under the hood. It offers seating capacity for up to seven and a decent list of standard equipment, including front and rear air, cruise, keyless entry, a trip computer, AM/FM/CD with rear audio controls, front/side-body/side-head airbags and ABS brakes.Read more Read less
Reintroduced in 2004 as Nissan's sole entry in the minivan market, the Quest undergoes few changes for 2008. On the base trim, an in-cabin filter is now standard as well as luggage roof rails. The S trim standard equipment was reshuffled a bit for 2008; rear back-up sonar is now included in the Driver's Package instead of being standard. On the SL trim, the headlights gain automatic on/off function, and audio controls are now mounted on the steering wheel, while the air conditioning system is upgraded to an automatic dual-zone setup. On the top of the line SE trim, Bluetooth is now standard equipment.
Standout styling and flashy interior; plenty of power; long list of standard equipment.
Minivans typically concentrate on practicality, safety, and reliability; Nissan's 2008 Quest stands apart from the crowd by virtue of its looks. The Quest's 235-horsepower V6 is one of the strongest powerplants in its class, and driving dynamics are definitely better than most of its competitors.