• (3.2) 4 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $3,543–$10,195
  • Body Style: Passenger Van
  • Combined MPG: 20
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 2-7
  • Cargo Space: 148.1 cu.ft.
2009 Nissan Quest

Our Take on the Latest Model 2009 Nissan Quest

What We Don't Like

  • Second-row windows don't lower
  • Heavy third-row seat
  • Wind noise on highway
  • Thick pillar limits over-left-shoulder visibility
  • Dashboard buttons all look the same

Notable Features

  • Available power-adjustable pedals
  • Available SkyView roof
  • Standard three-row side curtain airbags

2009 Nissan Quest Reviews

Vehicle Overview
The Nissan Quest is a conventional minivan with a few unique options and styling flairs that separate it from the competition. The Quest is sold in four variations: 3.5, 3.5 S, 3.5 SL and 3.5 SE. Competitors include the Dodge Grand Caravan, Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna.

New for 2009
There are no significant changes for the 2009 Nissan Quest.

The Quest features a low beltline in front that rises as it moves toward the rear. Length comes in at 204.1 inches with a 77.6-inch width. It's a bit longer than the rest of the group but is a similar width.

  • Available 16- or 17-inch wheels
  • Standard privacy glass on second- and third-row windows, as well as liftgate window
  • Standard power liftgate (except on 3.5)
  • Optional power sliding doors
  • Optional automatic headlamps

The Quest seats up to seven people and has front bucket seats and an optional fixed center console between the driver and front passenger that includes a hidden storage compartment. Both the second- and third-row seats fold for more cargo room, and the third row includes folding head restraints and a spring-assisted folding feature.

Passenger volume is 211.6 cubic feet, the largest in its class. With the second and third rows folded, there's a maximum 148.1 cubic feet of cargo volume, which is about the same as the Sienna and Odyssey and just slightly more than the Grand Caravan.
  • Available cloth or leather seating
  • Standard power windows, locks, keyless entry and cruise control
  • Standard rear air-conditioning system
  • Standard audio controls for rear headphones
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control (3.5 SL, 3.5 SE)
  • 265-watt Bose audio system (3.5 SE)
  • Optional navigation system
  • Optional DVD entertainment system with one or two screens

Under the Hood
The Quest comes in front-wheel-drive format only.
  • Standard 235-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 with 240 pounds-feet of torque
  • Standard five-speed automatic transmission
  • Standard front and rear stabilizer bars

There are a variety of safety features on the Quest that come as both standard and optional equipment.
  • Standard side-impact and side curtain airbags
  • Standard antilock braking system with brake assist
  • Standard electronic stability and traction control
  • Rear sonar parking assist system (optional on 3.5 S, standard on 3.5 SL and 3.5 SE)
  • Rearview camera (standard on 3.5 SL and 3.5 SE)

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 4 reviews

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I've been very happy with van

by cub fan from chicago, IL. on October 9, 2012

I received this van after my father past, and really didn't want it. Since then I've put 30,000 miles and have grown to love it. I've had no mechicanical problems "NONE" . I'm 6'2" and 270 Pds. and fi... Read Full Review

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There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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