1998 Nissan Quest

  • 1998 Nissan Quest GXE Minivan

    GXE Minivan

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      3.0L V6
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  • 1998 Nissan Quest XE Minivan

    XE Minivan

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      3.0L V6
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1998 Nissan Quest Review

Fun for the whole family.

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The 1998 Nissan Quest is one of the highest selling minivans for good reason. It offers a large amount of passenger room without making noticeable sacrifices to performance and handling or being overly expensive. It's a solid vehicle in almost every respect and makes an admirable choice for minivan buyers.

The 1998 Nissan Quest highlights performance. Despite the larger than average size, it handles almost as well as a car. The acceleration is a little slower; meanwhile, the turning radius a little larger but not by so much that it feels particularly different to drive. There are few vehicles that can carry seven people without becoming cumbersome to maneuver. The versatile seating can be adjusted to haul a large amount of cargo as well.

The Range

Body Styles: minivan
Engines: 3.0-liter six-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Nissan Quest XE, Nissan Quest GXE

What's New

The 1998 Nissan Quest is identical to the previous year’s model. The reason for the lack of alterations is because it's a complete redesign.


The 1998 Nissan Quest is a large vehicle, measuring 189.9 inches long, 73.7 inches wide, and 65.6 inches tall. The longer 112.2-inch wheelbase helps compensate for the extra bulk, which is why it handles well despite the size. The roof rack is standard equipment on both models. Fifteen-inch wheels come standard while the alloy wheels are available as an optional feature.


The 1998 Nissan Quest is capable of seating seven passengers in three rows. Standard equipment includes power heated mirrors, power locks and windows, keyless entry, anti-theft system, air-conditioning, cassette player, and cruise control. A CD player and separated front and rear air-conditioning are available as optional features. The seating can be adjusted and changed by consumers, which allows cargo space to be increased. However, this means that fewer passengers can be transported.

Performance & Handling

The 1998 Nissan Quest holds performance and handling as one of the high points. The 151-horsepower three-liter six-cylinder engine provides adequate acceleration with smooth, clean transitions between gears. It comes with the ability to crank out 147 lb-ft of torque. Handling and steering prove to be excellent. Despite the large size, the turning is almost as good as a much smaller car. It also handles much better than expected for a vehicle its size.


The 1998 Nissan Quest is furnished with dual-front airbags, power brakes, and an anti-theft alarm as standard features. Four-wheel anti-lock brakes are available as an optional equipment.

EPA Fuel Economy

Nissan Quest: 16/21 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Large amount of passenger room
  • Good handling
  • Flexible seating

You Won't Like

  • Weak acceleration
  • Later models are significantly improved

Sum Up

Fun for the whole family.

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