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2011 Nissan Quest

A Minivan-Shaped SUV Minus The Ground Clearance The last-gen Nissan Quest minivan was an oddball. It had good power, handled quite well, and was unconventional-looking. The thing is, unconventional isn't necessarily the best thing for a vehicle as mainstream as a minivan. Nissan pulled the plug on the funky-looking Quest after the 2009 model year, promising to return after skipping 2010. So here we are with the new 2011 Nissan Quest, which is essentially a less dramatic-looking Nissan Elgrand (as it's known in Japan). It arrives in a minivan segment that's as competitive as ever and... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
3.5L V6
Power:
260 HP / 240 LB-FT
Transmission:
CVT
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    Five minivans earn IIHS Top Safety Pick award
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    If there's a vehicle segment where safety matters most, it's the minivan. So the good news for soccer moms and dads is that the best selling minivan in the U.S. has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick award. By virtue of acing its roof strength test, the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country joins the Honda Odyssey and Toyota ...

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    Review: 2011 Nissan Quest
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    Cars.com performs ultimate minivan shootout. Guess who won...
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    Cars.com rounded up the year's crop of new minivans for a comparison, the rare thrill being that minivans from every major maker are completely fresh for 2011. The entrants were the Nissan Quest (pictured), Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, Chrysler Town & Country, Volkswagen Routan and Dodge Grand Caravan. The testing format was also novel, in that ...

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    Video: 2011 Nissan Quest is klutz-proof in new TV spot
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    After skipping a model year in transition, the new 2011 Nissan Quest is on the scene, and Nissan needs to win over prospective minivan shoppers. So, it's time for the ad onslaught to begin. In this new spot, Nissan highlights the Quest's storage capacity by showcasing a harried mom balancing (literally) a Herculean shopping load, two kids and her poor ...

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    First Drive: 2011 Nissan Quest
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    The 2011 model year represents an all-new generation of the Nissan Quest. It's a stylish people hauler that should spice up the competition among industry heavyweights like the Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, and Chrysler Town & Country. It may also be popular with entertainment-seeking grown-ups. We're not talking about concerts or sporting events, ...

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    LA 2010: Nissan unveils fourth generation Quest; swagger-wagon wars heat up
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    Keeping up with the Joneses is a tough game to play, and Nissan's third-generation Quest was getting jealous of the new Toyota Sienna and Honda Odyssey. Los Angeles can change you, and that's why we are staring at the all-new fourth generation 2011 Nissan Quest. Arriving in dealerships in the beginning of next year, the 2011 Nissan Quest will be offered ...

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    Video: Nissan unveils four new Innovation For All spots
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    We do love our car commercials. Oftentimes, marketing departments and ad agencies simply have a way of distilling everything we love about cars, trucks, SUVs and yes, even CUVs into easily-digestible snippets of video. Nissan has just rolled out a new collection of four ads under the Innovation for All banner, each focusing on the company's commitment to ...

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    2011 Nissan Quest unveiled in Japan as Elgrand
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    Nissan is set to release the next-generation Quest minivan in the States later this year, but we may have gotten an early peek at the people mover thanks to Japanese unveil. Nissan pulled the sheets off of its JDM-only Elgrand – the corporate cousin to the Quest – and the van looks suspiciously similar to the teaser shots of the U.S. version ...

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    Sales of Nissan NV commercial van pushed back to early 2011
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    If you've been champing at the bit to get your hands on Nissan's forthcoming NV series of vans, you'll have to wait a few months longer. According to a Nissan spokesperson, production of the NV1500, 2500 and 3500 commercial vans has been delayed until the first quarter of 2011, with sales beginning shortly thereafter. The reason for the delay – ...

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    Nissan releases more 2011 Quest minivan teasers
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    Nissan dropped the first teaser image of the 2011 Quest minivan just before this year's New York Auto Show, and now we're seeing more shadowy angles of the new minivan, including the interior. Toyota's new "Swagger Wagon" is already off to a good start, and Honda's angular new Odyssey will be hitting the road later this year, so the minivan segment is ...

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    Nissan teases next-generation Quest minivan
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    Earlier this year, we reported that Nissan would be dropping the Quest minivan from its lineup for the 2010 model year, but we noted that a replacement is in the works. Today, Nissan is showing off this teaser image of the next-generation model which will go on sale in early 2011. Details are slim as of this writing, but what we can gather from this ...

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    Nissan recalls 540,000 vehicles for brake pedal pin, fuel gauge problems
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    Another day, another recall. This time Nissan is the automaker in question, recalling a total of 539,864 vehicles due to faulty brake pedal pins and fuel gauge components. Nissan reports that three instances have been reported where brake pedal pins have partially disengaged, resulting in a loss of normal braking ability. Additionally, the fuel gauges in ...

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    Nissan reportedly readying Quest minivan and Infiniti QX56 replacements for next year
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    Last we heard, Nissan was rumored to be dumping its Quest minivan along with the Armada large SUV and its platform-mate from Infiniti, the QX56. Conventional wisdom suggested that the Japanese automaker may source its next SUV platform from Dodge since the two automakers had planned to tie up on their next fullsize pickups.As you probably know, the ...

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    Nissan likely to dump Quest, Armada and Infiniti QX56
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    In what seems like a foregone conclusion to us, intraweb rumors suggest that Nissan is strongly considering dumping its Quest minivan and Armada full-size SUV along with Infiniti's version of the behemoth 'ute, the QX56. The NV2500 light commercial vehicle will take the place of the Titan pickup at Nissan's plant in Canton, Mississippi, so, putting ...

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    Don't think of the Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi as losing the ability to produce two models, think of it as gaining the capacity to build more pickup trucks.An article in the business publication, Nihon Keizai, reports that the Mississippi plant will cease production of both the Nissan Quest minivan and the Infiniti QX56 SUV by 2009, shifting ...

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    This week, Chevrolet announced the start of its ‘Silverado 200,000 Mile Club’ search, a quest across the U.S. for Silverado trucks with 200,000 miles or more. Documenting this year-long search is husband-and-wife team, journalists Eric Mohl and Karen Catchpole of the Trans-America Journey, who will be aided in their travels by a 2006 Silverado. ...

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