2006 Nissan Quest

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2006 Nissan Quest

Key specs

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The good:

  • Tightly controlled ride
  • Stable, secure handling
  • Sporty steering feel
  • Energetic engine response
  • Fold-down second- and third-row seats

The bad:

  • Hard-to-see gauges
  • Climate controls
  • Windshield reflections

4 trims

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Notable features

  • 240-hp, 3.5-liter V-6
  • Center-mounted instruments
  • Standard side-curtain airbags
  • Distinctive styling
  • Extra-long sliding doors

2006 Nissan Quest review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
Intended to stand apart from the minivan pack, a redesigned Quest went on sale as a 2004 model and was produced at a new plant in Mississippi.

For 2006, 3.5 SL and 3.5 SE Quests can be fitted with Michelin run-flat tires, which can be driven up to 125 miles when flat. A new 3.5 S Special Edition model — which features a power liftgate, an in-dash six-CD changer, rear sonar park-assist system and Special Edition badges — is offered. XM or Sirius Satellite Radio is available.

The Quest’s styling is considerably more curvaceous and imaginative than most minivans’. The belt line sweeps downward toward the front, and the arching roofline adds a certain flair. The door handles, mirrors and side moldings are body colored. Heated mirrors with puddle lamps are available, and fog lamps are offered.

The Quest rides on a long, 124-inch wheelbase. Built with a fully independent suspension, the Quest shares its basic platform with the company’s Altima, Maxima and Murano models.

A “tip-up” feature on the second-row seat helps ease entry into the third row. The instruments are mounted high in the center of the dashboard. The shift lever extends from the instrument panel.

The Quest can seat up to seven occupants, and the third-row seat folds into a recess in the floor. The second-row seats fold and drop forward. A 150-watt CD stereo is installed. A DVD entertainment system with either one or two roof-mounted screens and a four-panel rear Skyview roof with a full-length rear overhead console are optional. For 2006, 3.5 SL and 3.5 SE models have a front, folding center tray with cupholders as standard equipment.

Under the Hood
The Quest’s 3.5-liter V-6 generates 240 horsepower and 242 pounds-feet of torque. A four-speed-automatic transmission goes into 3.5 and 3.5 S Special Edition models, while other models use a five-speed automatic.

Standard all-disc antilock brakes incorporate brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution, and standard side curtain-type airbags protect occupants in all three rows of seats. Traction control is standard, and Nissan’s Vehicle Dynamic Control electronic stability system is standard on the 3.5 SE.

Driving Impressions
Possessing styling and performance traits all its own, the Quest is full of pleasant surprises. You get an agreeable ride and handling qualities in this minivan. Though body lean in curves isn’t absent and wavy road surfaces are noticeable, the Quest is tightly controlled and recovers smartly. Ordinary imperfections are significantly softened, but larger bumps can yield big bangs from the suspension.

The Quest is highly stable and secure on the highway, and it has a distinctly sporty steering feel. Energetic response is coupled with outstanding transmission reactions in the 3.5 SE.

Even though the center-mounted tachometer and speedometer are fairly easy to get used to, these gauges are a little hard to see at a glance. Windshield glare can be troublesome, and the climate controls are less than intuitive. The optional Skyview roof panes add a bit of brightness to the interior.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews


2006 Quest mini van

I love the mini van, Sam provided me with the car fax when I asked and I really enjoyed the customer service that was provided. I will buy from there again



This car met all of my expectations and I was very pleased with the test drive. It had the space that I'm looking for. The only concern I had was the price


Most Reliable car i owned

This car have plenty of legs, storage, cargo, individual, drives will, good family vehicle to own. The Nissan Quest is a wonderful vehicle to have in the family.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Nissan
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years/less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
84 months/100,000 miles (includes LEAF electric vehicle system and powertrain)
Dealer certification required
167-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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