2012 Nissan Quest 4dr S







V6 Cylinder Engine



City: 19 / Hwy: 24 Estimated By E.P.A. - Actual Mileage May Vary

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Lara's Trucks

Laras Trucks

4420 Buford Hwy. NE

Chamblee, GA 30341


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Perhaps one of the reasons men dread the idea of buying a minivan is because most of them are shaped like characterless rolling bread boxes and about as much fun to drive as, well, a rolling bread box! But, if there is one minivan that can change perceptions, that might even be considered "cool" by some, it's the 2012 Nissan Quest minivan. With a profile that is tall yet muscular, the Quest has a decidedly masculine feel, yet its interior is designer chic, which should hold strong appeal to both sexes. Not that the 2012 Nissan Quest's interior isn't kid-friendly, far from it. The 2012 Quest's interior is just more adult contemporary than PG-13. And, while there are plenty of less expensive minivans with more power under the hood than the Quest, none pack the visual punch of this edgy family hauling machine. 

You'll Like This Car If...

If the majority of your driving time is spent zipping around town picking up kids and running errands, the 2012 Nissan Quest's 19-mpg city rating will definitely help keep fuel costs down. Those looking for a premium interior uncommon in a minivan will love what Nissan has done with the Quest's cabin.

You May Not Like This Car If...

With such a well-thought-out interior, it's hard to imagine how Nissan left the 2012 Quest minivan without a split-screen DVD entertainment system or seating for eight people. If either or both of these features are important, the Honda Odyssey or Toyota Sienna makes a better choice. Those looking for a low-price entry point won't be too impressed by the Quest's nearly $29,000 starting price.

What's New for 2012

The 2012 Nissan Quest minivan adds XM Satellite Radio to the SV and SL trims.

Driving It

Driving Impressions

The 2012 Nissan Quest displays one of the best applications of Nissan's gearless CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) we've yet tested. The CVT is the principal reason for the Quest's smooth acceleration and brisk off-the-line sprints, as well as the minivan's impressive fuel-economy figures. Of course, the best transmission in the world is worthless without the right engine to back it up, which is why Nissan chose to equip the 2012 Nissan Quest with a 260-horsepower 3.5-liter V6. Ironically, for a company known for producing enthusiast-oriented cars and SUVs, the 2012 Nissan Quest minivan's steering and suspension setup left us unimpressed. We found a more engaging driving performance in the VW Routan and even the Honda Odyssey. However, the Quest's ride is ultra-smooth, which, considering how most people drive a minivan, may be the more desirable trait.

Favorite Features

With tasteful leather seating and a well-coordinated color scheme, the interior of the 2012 Nissan Quest SL and LE trims looks like it belongs in a much more expensive vehicle that focuses more on hauling adults than children. 

CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) 
With no gears, as such, to shift, this transmission provides seamless power with little lag.

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If room and comfort are what you're looking for, the 2012 Nissan Quest's class-leading interior volume and handsomely appointed interior will more than meet expectations. Nissan has made sure that all of the switchgear, storage compartment covers and tactile surfaces have a premium feel worthy of an Infiniti luxury product. The creased faux-wood insert running along the dash and doors looks first-rate, and the perforated leather seating in the SE and LE trims is well beyond anything you'd expect to find in a minivan. But, everything inside the 2012 Nissan Quest isn't in perfect ergonomic harmony. For example, we found with the shift lever in the "D" position, the climate controls are partially blocked. Similarly, the buttons controlling among other things the traction control and power rear liftgate are placed down by the driver's knee where they are difficult to see and reach. 


With the exception of the Honda Odyssey, there really isn't another minivan on the market as expressive or stylized as the 2012 Nissan Quest minivan. Although it is not as long or wide as the segment leaders, the 2012 Nissan Quest is taller than most of its rivals; by as much as three inches, in some cases. The Quest's added height helps create a more open and roomy cabin, while its expansive surrounding of tinted privacy glass gives all inside a clear view out while keeping prying eyes (and cabin-heating sun rays) at bay. Standard equipment on S and SV trims are 16-inch wheels and tires, but 18-inchers are fitted to the more upscale SL and LE trims, helping to fill the oversized wheel wells.

Notable Standard Equipment

The 2012 Nissan Quest S minivan comes equipped with a 3.5-liter V6, a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), 16-inch wheels, push-button start, cloth seating surfaces, seating for seven, a 60/40 split third-row seat, a 6-CD audio system with auxiliary input jack and six airbags. The SV trim adds foglights, a premium audio system with 4.3-inch color display and USB port, 1-touch power sliding side doors, Bluetooth, a rearview monitor and tri-zone automatic climate control. The SL gets 18-inch wheels, roof rails, a power tailgate, leather seats and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The range-topping LE adds a 13-speaker Bose audio system, blind-spot warning system, a power return third-row seat, an air-scrubbing climate-control system, hard drive-based navigation and rear-seat DVD entertainment.

Notable Optional Equipment

Aside from a few extras like splash guards, roof-rail crossbars and carpeted floor mats, options remain few on the 2012 Nissan Quest minivan. A rear-seat DVD entertainment system or Bose premium audio system can be added to the SL model, while a dual-panel moonroof is also available on SL and LE models. 

Under the Hood

Providing the muscle for the 2012 Nissan Quest's metal is a 260-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Although the Quest doesn't have the most horsepower in the minivan segment, it does have the smoothest transmission and the best city fuel economy of 19 mpg. 

3.5-liter V6 
260 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm 
240 lb-ft of torque @ 4,400 rpm 
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/24 

Pricing Notes

The 2012 Nissan Quest S minivan has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) around $28,500, putting it above the less-expensive Kia Sedona LX ($25,500) and the Toyota Sienna CE ($27,000). Fully loaded, the 2012 Nissan Quest minivan can reach just above $42,000, putting it firmly between the Toyota Sienna ($41,000) and the Honda Odyssey ($44,000). Before heading to your local Nissan dealership to see and drive a Quest, we recommend you check its Fair Purchase Price on kbb.com to find out what others in your area are currently paying for it. If you're thinking ahead and wondering what the Quest will be worth in a few years, it should hold an average resale value, which is better than the Sedona but below that of the Sienna and Odyssey.

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Vehicle Options

  • (4) cargo hooks
  • (4) coat hangers
  • 12-volt pwr outlets in center cluster & cargo area
  • 16" x 6.5" steel wheels w/full wheel covers
  • 1st row active head restraints
  • 1st row center console
  • 2nd row center console (removable)
  • 3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine
  • 3-point front seat belts -inc: adjustable upper anchors- pretensioners- & load limiters
  • 3-point rear seat belts w/height adjusters
  • 4-way manual front passenger seat
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • 6-way manual driver seat
  • AM/FM stereo w/6-disc CD changer -inc: MP3/WMA playback capability- aux input jack located on radio face- (4) speakers
  • Auto-cinch rear liftgate closure
  • Black sash molding
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Cloth seating surfaces
  • CVT transmission
  • Day/night rearview mirror
  • Drive computer -inc: avg speed- avg MPG- dual trip odometer- low fuel warning- outside temp
  • Dual front/rear cup holders on center console
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Dual manual sliding doors
  • Electronic brake distribution (EBD) & brake assist (BA)
  • Folding body-color pwr outside mirrors
  • Folding style front & rear passenger assist grips
  • Front door map pockets
  • Front seat-mounted side-impact airbags
  • Front stabilizer bar
  • Front wheel drive
  • Front/rear air conditioning w/manual controls
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • Full floor carpeting
  • Halogen headlights
  • In-glass diversity antenna
  • Instrumentation -inc: tachometer- coolant temp
  • Interior lighting -inc: front map lights- 2nd/3rd row reading lights- cargo area light
  • Intermittent rear window wiper w/washer
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Nissan advanced air bag system (AABS) -inc: driver & front passenger dual stage airbags- occupant sensors
  • P225/65R16 all-season tires
  • Passenger seatback storage
  • Pwr 4-wheel vented disc brakes
  • Pwr speed-sensitive rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr windows w/driver auto up/down & anti-pinch feature
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Rear roof spoiler
  • Rear window defogger
  • Roof-mounted side curtain airbags for all rows
  • Security alarm system
  • Storage bin in cargo area
  • Temporary spare tire w/steel wheel
  • Tilt/telescoping steering column
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TBMS) w/easy fill tire alert
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Wood tone interior trim
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    Lara's Trucks- Price does NOT include Tax/Tag/Title *Internet Cash Price. SOME VEHICLES WILL APPEAR WITH DEMO WHEELS, PLEASE CALL FOR MORE INFO Call: 678-410-6038 Buford Hwy Chamblee, GA 30341. Other bank restrictions may apply such as loan amount, term, payment per month and minimum income requirements. Call now to speak to a sales professional or apply online to get pre-approved. Georgia Buyers We recommend that all of our buyers set up an appointment before coming to our dealership. This way we can provide the highest level of service and make sure that the vehicle you are interested in is available. We rely on Auto Check reports to give you the full history of the vehicle that is available. These sources pull from different resources and are never 100% accurate, sometimes some information does not make the history reports. We highly recommend that our customers preform a pre-purchase inspection. Registration can take up to 30 days to be completed. Once all paperwork has been transferred to the appropriate tag office we will send you a registration letter via mail or email. Georgia emissions are required to be performed if the county requires them. Please confirm with your knowledgeable sales team if your new purchase would need emission work done. You can also go to a third party source, cleanairforce.com to confirm that the vehicle has been tested and passed. Georgia law does not allow us to hand over any title during the sale, even if you pay cash. Certain processes are required and we must abide by the regulations. Out-of-State Buyers Lara's Trucks does a lot of business with customers outside the state of Georgia. This eliminates any surprise that could happen when you get here. We try to do our best to satisfy all of our customers and we would be more than happy to take the vehicle to the mechanic of your choice (you will be fully responsible for any and all charges that may apply).

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