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2000 Nissan Quest Review
Needs another update.
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The 2000 Nissan Quest is the product of a complete redesign in 1999, which was meant to keep the Quest competitive with other vehicles in its class. The new Quest is larger than its predecessors and has a lot of new standard equipment. These superficial improvements do nothing to hide that this is a minivan long due of a proper overhaul. Although the Nissan Quest offers a lot of standard features, its competition is offering the same, but with a better engine.
Engines: 3.3-liter V-6 engine
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Nissan Quest GXE, Nissan Quest SE, Nissan Quest GLE
The 2000 Nissan Quest now has a standard stabilizer bar equipped on the GLE model. The SE receives new titanium-colored accents. The GXE now has standard alloy wheels. The SE receives standard on/off headlights. As an added bonus, all Quests come with a standard video entertainment system.
The 2000 Nissan Quest has the exact same styling as that of the Voyager. However, there are a few differences, including some exterior trim pieces and a black grille. The 2000 Nissan Quest comes with sliding doors on each side of the vehicle. Unfortunately, unlike much of the competition, power sliding doors are not available.
The 2000 Nissan Quest is actually a pretty big vehicle. It has an overall length of 195 inches, which is about eight inches longer than some of the shorter wheelbase competition. Standard exterior features on the 2000 Nissan Quest include 15-inch wheels, power heated mirrors, intermittent windshield wipers, a roof rack, and a rear defogger.
The 2000 Nissan Quest is chock-full of interior features. There is an entertainment system for the back seats. This is a new option introduced this year to keep the aging Quest modern. There is a 6.4-inch LCD display that pops up from the center console. The display receives a feed form a VCR, also mounted in the center console. There are even inputs for video games and other treats. Every model has two bucket front seats, a two-place bench or captain’s chairs in the center, and a three-person bench in the rear. In total, the 2000 Nissan Quest seats seven, although the third seat can feel cramped. However, the third seat does fold away, expanding cargo space. With the middle seat removed and the third-row seat folded away, the 2000 Nissan Quest holds 136 cubic feet of cargo.
The dashboard is very functional, with the audio controls set above all the climate controls, allowing the driver easier access without taking their eyes off the road. The gauges are a bit smaller than the average, but they are legible and work well. Standard features in the 2000 Nissan Quest base model include captain’s chairs, center console, keyless entry system, lighted entry system, sliding driver side door, clock, tachometer, cloth seating, cruise control, tilt steering wheel, air-conditioning, power windows, privacy glass, power door locks, and an AM/FM audio system. Optional items include a compact disc changer, front and rear air-conditioning, an upgraded audio system, and a steering wheel with audio controls and leather trim.
Performance & Handling
The 2000 Nissan Quest comes equipped with a 3.3-liter, V-6 engine that produces 170 horsepower. This is the only engine available. It comes with a four-speed automatic transmission. The engine lacks the power of the competition, giving the Quest a lagging feel, especially when merging on to the highway or accelerating quickly. Even though much of the 2000 Nissan Quest needs updating and refinement, the handling is superb. The Quest has a surprisingly car-like ride that is hard to beat.
The 2000 Nissan Quest comes equipped with standard four-wheel anti-lock brakes, an anti-theft alarm system, and driver and passenger front airbags. Even with these features, the 2000 Nissan Quest has abysmal crash test scores. The NHTSA gave the Quest three out of five stars for passenger safety. The Quest received four out of five stars for driver safety and rear-side impacts. Only the front-side received five out of five stars. The IIHS gave the 2000 Nissan Quest a rating of ""poor,"" its worst, for frontal offset crashes, restraints, and leg protection. The IIHS gave the 2000 Nissan Quest an overall rating of ""poor.""
EPA Fuel Economy
- Lots of up-to-date features
- Adaptable interior
- Great handling
You Won't Like
- Not enough power
- Lacking interior space
- Low crash test scores
Needs another update.
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