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2006 Nissan Quest Van - Overview

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Overview

What's New
Since the Quest is being redesigned for 2007, only minor changes have been made for 2006. Those include a Michelin PAX Run-Flat Tire Package with 19-inch alloy wheels and extended-mobility tires that keep rolling even after puncturing. Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) is offered, along with a 3.5 S Special Edition model with a power right-hand sliding passenger door, power liftgate, power third-row vented windows, in-dash 6-disc CD changer, upgraded audio speakers, rear sonar system, illuminated steering wheel audio switches, and Special Edition badging. The SL also gets a Special Edition package. Red Brawn is the only new exterior color.

Overview
The first Nissan Quest van shared a platform with the Mercury Villager. When that arrangement ended, Nissan designed its own van. The current-generation Quest offers plenty of interior room, along with a strong list of features, both standard and optional. There are four trim levels of Quest: base, S, SL, and SE. All offer standard dual sliding doors, CD-equipped audio, cruise control, power windows/mirrors/door locks, and an anti-theft system. Option packages include everything from seats to side air bags to navigation and DVD entertainment systems.

For power, the Quest employs the 3.5L V-6 that makes a respectable 240 hp and 242 lb.-ft. of torque. Depending on trim level, the Quest will match that engine to either a 4-speed or 5-speed automatic transmission. All models come standard with traction control to provide extra control in the event of poor road grip. The Quest also shares the FF-L (front engine, front-wheel drive) platform that's featured on the Murano SUV, and can offer a car-like ride due to its four-wheel independent suspension layout.

The Quest is about protecting families. That's accomplished with standard active head restraints, standard tire pressure-monitor system, standard side curtain air bags at all three rows, and run-flat tires, newly available for 2006.

The Competition
The Quest competes against 14 other models in the Midsize Van segment, a segment that continues to be popular, but is losing ground to the new breed of crossover SUVs.

Two vans from DaimlerChrysler, the Dodge Caravan (226,771 units sold in calendar year 2005) and Chrysler Town & Country (180,759) lead the segment, according to the J.D. Power and Associates Sales Report.SM The Honda Odyssey (174,275) remains a popular choice, as does the Toyota Sienna (161,380). Nissan expects the Quest (40,357 sales in 2005) will see an increase in sales once the 2007 model with the redesigned interior and exterior hits the streets.

Available Trims for the 2006 Nissan Quest Van

  Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
3.5 (A4) 4 speed automatic $24,150 240-hp / 3.5L 6-cyl 19/26
3.5 S Special Edition (A4) 4 speed automatic $25,450 240-hp / 3.5L 6-cyl 19/26
3.5 SL (A5) 5 speed automatic $27,050 240-hp / 3.5L 6-cyl 18/25
3.5 SE (A5) 5 speed automatic $33,650 240-hp / 3.5L 6-cyl 18/25

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