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UPDATED: Jun 18, 2019

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The 2011 Nissan Quest has earned high marks for safety, but its performance and interior comfort scores are mediocre compared to similar vehicles.

The Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna are some of the highest rated minivans along with the Kia Sedona and Mazda 5. The 2011 Quest has outranked the Dodge Grand Caravan and the Volkswagen Routan.

Read a Nissan Quest review below and learn about ownership costs for the Nissan Quest, including typical auto insurance rates.

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Auto Insurance for the Nissan Quest

Auto insurance rates for the Nissan Quest, as reported by Edmunds, are fairly high compared to those of its competitors. At $1,851, the average annual auto insurance rate paid by Nissan Quest owners is more than $650 higher than the $1,180 that Mazda 5 owners can expect to pay.

Over five years, this difference would add up to over $3,000. Projected annual auto insurance costs for the Honda Odyssey are just $1,330, and the typical Dodge Grand Caravan owner will pay about $1,464.

At almost $1,500, rates for the Toyota Sienna are near the high end of the range.

Nissan Quest Maintenance Costs

Edmunds projects that routine maintenance costs for the 2011 Nissan Quest will total $3,219 over five years. This figure is nearly identical to what Dodge Grand Caravan owners typically pay, but it’s somewhat higher than the $2,819 projection for the Honda Odyssey.

The Mazda 5 is slightly more expensive to maintain, with an expected total cost of $3,387 over five years, and the Toyota Sienna has a projected 5-year maintenance cost of $4,148.

Repair Costs for the Nissan Quest

The Nissan Quest’s repair costs are also quite reasonable, at $787 over five years. The typical owner does not incur any repair costs until the third year of ownership, at which point he or she should expect a bill of just over $100.

The average repair bill for the Nissan Quest in year four is slightly less than $300, and the fifth-year bill is expected to be around $400.

The Toyota Sienna is projected to have a lower five-year repair cost of $732, while the projected total cost of repairs for the Honda Odyssey is identical to that of the Quest.

Dodge Grand Caravan and Mazda 5 owners can both expect to pay over $800 after five years.

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Nissan Quest Fuel Economy

Families concerned about fuel economy, especially those who do a lot of city driving, may want to think twice about purchasing a Nissan Quest. Its city fuel economy is just 16 mpg, and its highway fuel economy is 24 mpg.

The Quest’s city mileage rating is the same as the Chrysler Town and Country’s, but it’s much lower than the Mazda 5’s 21 mpg rating and the Toyota Sienna’s 19 mpg rating. It’s important to keep in mind, though, that the Mazda 5 cannot seat as many passengers as the Quest.

Like the Sienna, the Honda Odyssey and the Kia Sedona can accommodate more passengers, and they have strong city fuel economy at 18 mpg.

The Quest’s highway fuel economy is slightly better. It gets one mile per gallon more than the Chrysler Town and Country and matches the Toyota Sienna’s highway fuel economy, but it lags far behind the Mazda 5’s 28 mpg rating and the Honda Odyssey’s 27 mpg highway rating.

The Kia Sedona, Dodge Grand Caravan, and Volkswagen Routan all offer solid EPA fuel economy ratings of 25 mpg.

Nissan Quest Safety Ratings

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has conducted frontal offset and side impact crash tests on the 2011 Nissan Quest. The vehicle earned the IIHS’ top score of “Good” on both tests, but no rollover or rear impact tests have been conducted yet for this model year.

The federal government’s safety ratings agency, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, has not assessed the 2011 Nissan Quest yet.

Nissan Quest Safety Features

The Nissan Quest is outfitted with side curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes, and electronic stability control, which assists the driver when road conditions are adverse.

A helpful feature that’s unique to the Nissan Quest is its Easy Fill tire pressure system. As the tires are inflated, the vehicle’s lights and horn are activated when the correct pressure has been reached.

Other safety features that come standard on the Nissan Quest minivan include a whiplash restraint system for the driver and front passenger seats, traction control, electronic brake force distribution, and anti-lock brakes.

Warranty and Reliability for the Nissan Quest

Nissan warrants the 2011 Quest with a 36,000 mile/3-year bumper-to-bumper plan, and the Quest’s powertrain is covered for 60,000 miles or five years. While this warranty is fairly standard among affordable minivans, the Kia Sedona’s powertrain is warranted for 100,000 miles or ten years.

J.D. Power and Associates rates the Nissan Quest’s reliability at 6.0 on its 10-point rating scale. The Mazda 5, Dodge Grand Cherokee, and Volkswagen Routan all scored 6.0s as well, the Honda Odyssey minivan scored a 9.0.

The Toyota Sienna and the Chrysler Town and Country both scored 7.0s, while the Kia Sedona only scored a 5.0.

Interior Features for the Quest

The Quest seats only seven passengers, while the typical minivan can accommodate eight passengers. Nonetheless, seven seats will be plenty for some families, and the ones in the Quest get high marks for comfort.

The minivan’s maximum cargo capacity is 108.4 cubic feet with only the front seats in use.

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