Quest: one of the largest mid-cycle
investments in Nissan history.
9th February 2006.
The new, facelifted 2007 Quest is ready
for its world debut at the 2006 Chicago Auto
Show (public days: February
10-19, 2006) before going on sale at Nissan
dealers in the U.S. in
Three years after its introduction in
mid-2003, the Nissan Quest
minivan has undergone a
major transformation with a redesigned interior, refined
exterior appearance, new high quality materials and an
array of new available features including Bluetooth
Hands-Free Phone System and
an in-dash CD6 with MP3
playback and auxiliary audio input.
sliding door openings: 33.8 in. (858 mm),
the longest in class.
For 2007, the 3rd row seat now offers
integrated auto-folding headrests and spring assist for
According to Brad Bradshaw, vice
president and general manager, Nissan Division in the
U.S., the 2007 enhancements "represent one of the
largest mid-cycle investments in Nissan history."
Interior - The most visible
change to the 2007 Quest is the instrument panel, which
has been totally redesigned to provide a more traditional
layout than the original.
The large gauges have been moved
directly in front of the driver, from the previous central
side doors and rear door available with
remote power operation.
The shifter lever for Quest’s
standard 5-speed automatic transmission is located in the
center portion of the instrument panel, below the revised,
available center-mounted 7.0-inch color information
An advanced DVD-based
Nissan Navigation System
with 7.0-inch color display is also offered.
In addition, the new instrument panel
features a revised Human Machine Interface (HMI) design
for the available dual-zone HVAC controls, an integrated
sunglass holder and lower center storage compartment.
The right side of the instrument panel
includes a new, larger glove compartment.
panel: totally redesigned to provide a
more traditional layout.
Another addition for 2007 is an
optional fixed center console between the front seats
(offered with Technology Package). The center console
includes a large storage box with a hidden lower
Quest models without the fixed center
console feature a front row folding tray table. New trim
– in either a faux wood style or brushed metallic finish
– has been added, along with chrome bezels surrounding
gauges and other trim pieces.
Quest also excels in terms of space
management, with its long 124.0-inch wheelbase (3149 mm),
77.6-inch width (1971 mm) and 67.3-inch front and rear
track (1709 mm) providing an overall interior volume of
211.9 cubic feet (6.00 cubic meter), one of the largest
interior volumes of any front-wheel drive minivan.
row totally rethought, easily folds into a
storage well in the floor.
Quest's sliding door openings measure
33.8 inches (858 mm), the longest in class.
Front seats come in a “furniture-style”
design. A new “Chili” color is offered with the
In terms of flexibility and
spontaneity, the 2007 Quest provides Fold-Away 2nd and 3rd
row seats, with the 3rd row folding flat. The owner does
not need to remove the seats in order to create a large,
fully usable storage area.
The Quest's ample length and width
allow for carrying large items on the floor with the rear
door closed. The 2nd row seats fold down and drop forward
to the floor. The 3rd row, which has been totally
rethought for 2007, easily folds into a storage well in
Unlike the previous design, which
included removable headrests, the new 3rd row seat design
includes integrated headrests that fold down with the
simple pull of a strap. The rear seat then moves forward
and down – a simple three-step movement that, with the
addition of the new spring assist, can be completed with
The sliding side doors and rear door
are available with remote power operation for added
convenience, with the switch for the automatic closing
power rear door located on the upper left D-pillar for
ease of use.
Another unique highlight of the Quest
interior is the available SkyView glass-paneled roof, with
its roof-mounted glass panels for the 2nd and 3rd rows
that (along with the front sunroof) help enhance the use
of natural light throughout the vehicle.
A full-length rear overhead console is
available with the SkyView glass-paneled roof, creating
aircraft-like interior comfort zones with personal reading
lamps and air vents.
The rear overhead console houses the
Quest's optional DVD
Mobile Entertainment System's
single or dual 8.0-inch fold-down color display screens.
The front overhead console has been
revised for 2007 to include the rear HVAC controls. The
new Chili interior color is in addition the previous Gray
and Beige interior colors, which are now slightly darker
rear overhead console with the SkyView
Exterior - New for 2007 is an
attractive, flowing Nissan-signature grille and a new
front bumper fascia that is more angular and more
aggressive than the previous version.
The rear combination taillights have
been redesigned and side sills have been added on the
The roof rack, while retaining the
previous dimensions and high level of utility, is now more
squared and has a new satin-look finish.
The Quest’s door handles are chrome,
instead of body color, and new chrome accents enhance the
look of the vehicle.
One new exterior color is offered for
2007 – Chestnut – among eight total colors.
Quest’s available wheels have been
redesigned for 2007, including the base wheel covers and
the 16-inch and 17-inch aluminium-alloy wheels.
Performance - Every 2007 Quests
is equipped with a standard 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6
engine based on Nissan's VQ35 engine series, which has
been named one of “The 10 Best Engines” by Ward’s
magazine for 12 straight years.
In the Quest, the 3.5-liter V6 is tuned
to produce 240 horsepower (horsepower ratings are per SAE
J1349 JUN1995) and 242 lb-ft torque (328 Nm).
The engine design includes
state-of-the-art design features, such as Continuous
Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS),
microfinished crankshaft and camshaft, molybdenum-coated
pistons and sequential multi-point electronic fuel
injection. The engines are assembled at Nissan's Decherd,
Tenn. engine assembly facility.
lever in the center portion of the
The Quest engine is matched with a
standard 5-speed electronically controlled automatic
transmission with overdrive.
For increased acceleration performance,
the transmission has been improved with a wider gear
A Traction Control System (TCS) is also
standard and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) is standard on
the 3.5SE and available on 3.5SL models.
Utilizing Nissan's advanced FF-L (for
Front engine, Front-wheel drive, Large) platform, also
found on the Nissan Altima, Murano crossover SUV and
Maxima, the 2007 Quest features a 4-wheel independent
suspension with a rear multi-link design and front and
rear stabilizer bars.
The Quest is offered with 16x6.5 wheels
and P225/65R16 tires on 3.5, 3.5S and 3.5SL models and
17x6.5 aluminium-alloy wheels and P225/60R17 tires on the
3.5SE model. Also available are P225/700/R480a Michelin
PAX System run-flat tires with 19x6.5 wheels.
A sensor-type Tire Pressure Monitor
System (TPMS) is standard on all 2007 Quests.
Power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering
is also standard, along with 4-wheel vented disc brakes
with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Brake Assist (BA) and
Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD).
The Quest’s noise, vibration and
harshness (NVH) isolation has been improved for 2007 and
both the steering feel and ride quality have been
recalibrated to provide a more comfortable driving
Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS).
Safety and Security - Standard
Quest safety equipment includes the Nissan Advanced Air
Bag System (AABS), which utilizes crash zone sensor and
advanced occupant weight sensing capability to control
front passenger air bag deployment. Front seat Active Head
Restraints and Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) are
Also standard are head curtain
supplemental air bags to help protect 1st, 2nd and 3rd row
outboard occupants in side-impact collisions and 3-point
seat belts and height-adjustable head restraints for all
Supplemental front-seat side-impact air
bags for thorax protection are standard on 3.5SE and
optional on 3.5SL.
Quest also offers a LATCH (Lower
Anchors and Tether for CHildren) child seat anchorage
system, child safety rear door locks and a Vehicle
Security System (VSS).
Also available for 2007 is a RearView
Monitor system (standard on 3.5SE, optional on 3.5SL),
that utilizes a small camera mounted near the rear license
plate that projects a view of what’s directly behind the
vehicle to the Vehicle Information Center display screen.
The system is activated anytime reverse gear is engaged
and helps enhance the driver’s rearward view.
Rear Sonar System (except 3.5).
Quest also includes a standard Rear
Sonar System (except 3.5), which provides an audible
beep when approaching solid objects while backing up.
Models and Packages - The 2007
Quest is available in four models: 3.5, 3.5S, 3.5SL and
3.5SE – each offering an array of standard and available
equipment, including 10 cupholders, Remote Keyless Entry
system, front row mood lighting, four 12-volt power
Other standard equipment includes “child
friendly” B-pillar assist grips, adjustable front row
seat belt upper anchors and storage compartments located
throughout the Quest.
Available equipment includes
leather-appointed 1st and 2nd row seating, satellite radio
with choice of XM or Sirius providers, an advanced Nissan
navigation system, a 265-watt 10-speaker Bose audio
system, HomeLink Universal Transceiver and Michelin PAX
System with machined 19-inch alloy wheels and Michelin
tires with run-flat technology.
Options and packages offered for 2007
- Technology Package, with front row
center console, satellite radio, Bluetooth Hands-Free
Phone System (3.5SL adds RearView Monitor, dual-zone
climate controls and auto on/off headlights);
- Navigation and PAX Package, with GPS
navigation, 19-inch alloy wheels, run-flat tires, in-floor
cargo organizer (replaces the spare tire) and Vehicle
Dynamic Control (3.5SL models only);
- SL Upgrade Package, with power left
hand door, puddle lamps and supplemental front side-impact
- SL Premium Package, with
leather-appointed interior, heated seats, Bose audio
system and DVD entertainment system.