2009 Nissan Quest

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2009 Nissan Quest

Key specs

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The good:

  • Smooth V-6 engine
  • Airy cabin
  • Comfy second-row captain's chairs
  • Brake pedal feel
  • Unrestricted forward visibility

The bad:

  • 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

4 trims

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Notable features

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

2009 Nissan Quest review: Our expert's take

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior design 3.8
  • Performance 4.0
  • Value for the money 3.3
  • Exterior styling 4.5
  • Reliability 3.8

Most recent consumer reviews


It has been a good vehicle overall

We have owned the vehicle since 2010. Overall is has been a good vehicle with out too many repairs. If they still made the vehicle we would consider buying another one.


Great car for a growing family

This car was a dependable vehicle for a family of five. Still in great condition just has some miles on it- family upgraded to a smaller car since kids have moved out.


I've been very happy with van

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 find it very comfortable for someone my size.

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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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