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2007 Nissan Quest major facelift
Redesigned interior with better quality 

2007 Nissan Quest minivan - front side view.

2007 Quest: one of the largest mid-cycle investments in Nissan history.

APN, PR,
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 spring 2006.

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.

2007 Nissan Quest minivan - side view.

Quest's 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 easier operation.

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 location.

2007 Nissan Quest minivan - back side view.

Sliding 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 display screen.

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.

2007 Nissan Quest minivan - redesigned instrument panel.

Instrument 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 compartment.

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.

2007 Nissan Quest minivan - seats and trunk view from above.

3rd 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 leather-appointed seats.

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 the floor.

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 one hand.

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 in tone.

2007 Nissan Quest minivan - skyview.

2007 Nissan Quest minivan - skyview from above.

Full-length rear overhead console with the SkyView glass-paneled roof.

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 3.5SE model.

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.

2007 Nissan Quest minivan - Shifter lever in the center portion of the instrument panel.

Shifter lever in the center portion of the instrument panel.

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 ratio.

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 experience.

2007 Nissan Quest minivan - Standard Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS).

Standard 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 standard.

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 seating positions.

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.

2007 Nissan Quest minivan - Standard Rear Sonar System (except 3.5).

Standard 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 points.

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 include:

- 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 air bags;

- SL Premium Package, with leather-appointed interior, heated seats, Bose audio system and DVD entertainment system.

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