From the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, Cars.com's Patrick Olsen takes a look at the 2011 Nissan Quest.
(upbeat rock music) <v Announcer>Cars.com Auto Review. Hi, I'm Patrick Olson, suburban dad for Cars.com. We're here at the LA Auto Show, looking at the new Nissan Quest.
Now many vans are in a bit of a Renaissance these days with new versions from Honda, from Toyota, from Dodger, and from Chrysler. Now the Quest is interesting. It's got this new design that has these blackened pillars that remind me a lot of the Ford Flex, one of my favorite cars. It also reminds me of the new Ford Explorer and the new Jeep Grand Cherokee. One of the coolest things about the return of the Quest is that the third and second rows fold forward creating a flat load floor. That's great if you're taking up stuff from The Home Depot or somewhere else. Now in the Honda and Toyota these seats typically fold backwards into the space. Here, they fold forward. Now that doesn't mean you're out of luck though if you need room for storage or for groceries. They have these really deep Wells that run in the back area. So you still get what you need there. Additionally, the features include an 11 inch-screen DVD player. Now Honda and Toyota both offer a 16-inch screen that can be split two ways, so Nissan still lags a little bit there. Now we haven't had a chance to drive one, but as soon as we do, check back with us and see how that video turns out. <v Announcer>For more car related news, go to Cars.com or our blog KickingTires.net.