When your a busy mom on the go, one of the most important things you can have is a great vehicle to tote your family around in. Nissan loaned our family the Quest last month to drive around town and I am amazed at how mom friendly it was. The DVD entertainment system kept my kids super busy, the extra large interior space made it comfortable to sit in even with 5 car seats and two adults and the amazing camera system made it a breeze to park!
- Permanant Rear Well Storage System
- Blind Spot Monitor System
- Around View Monitor
- Advanced Climate Control System
- Easy Fill Tire Alert
- Biggest DVD Screen Available in a Mini Van
- Seats 7
Most mini vans can fit more car seats than an SUV or a car- however getting the kids into the car seats is always a pain in the butt. Not with the Quest. The Quest has an awesome folding front row seat that makes getting to the third row super easy. Because of this we were able to put three five point harnesses into the third row, and two boosters into the second row for a total of 5 car seats!
The third row is also big enough for adults to sit in comfortably, which is very uncommon for a mini van. Typically there is only enough room back there for little legs!
Both the second and third row seats fold flat, forward and out of the way. That means you can comfortably seat seven adults with all the seats up, or fold them all flat to access 119.8 cubic feet of cargo space! This also means, the cargo well (space behind the 3rd row) is a permanent place to put things. We put an emergency diaper bag under there and they fit perfectly.
The Around View Monitor (AVM) is by far my very favorite feature of the Quest. As much as I loved the Quest, I was petrified to park it. It is pretty big. Which is why it is so comfortable. However with the AVM parking is a breeze. It combines 4 cameras to create a composite image of the Quest from above and displays it on the huge LCD screen. Maneuvering into parking spots with the Quest, was actually easier to do than parking my compact car- thanks to the AVM!
Safety is also very important in the Quest. The Advanced Air Bag System incorporates seat belt sensors and an occupant-classification sensor to inflate the front air bags according to crash severity and seat belt usage. Front side-impact airbags are built into each seat so they move with you as you adjust your seat. The active head restraints reduce whip lash injuries by moving up and forward during rear end crashes!
You can learn more about the 2013 Nissan Quest by visiting NissanUSA.com.
Special thanks to Nissan for letting me test drive the Quest for a week.