2004 Nissan Quest

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2004 Nissan Quest Review

A reliable and powerful minivan with room for the family and styling that is hard to resist.

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The 2004 Nissan Quest made its entrance to the market place and rivaled many class leaders, including the Honda Odyssey in terms of performance and styling. Powered by a strong and versatile V-6 engine, it rose in popularity in all three available trim packages: 3.5 S, 3.5 SL, and 3.5 SE. With an average fuel economy and high safety ratings, it quickly became a viable option for larger families or those searching for more than adequate cargo space coupled a quick and powerful engine. Its modern body style and latest technological advances, including the trip computer, were also hard to resist, and the modest price tag made it that much more appealing. Nissan finally made its mark on minivan category.

The Range

Body Styles: minivan
Engines: 3.5-liter V-6
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, five-speed automatic
Models: Nissan Quest 3.5 S, Nissan Quest 3.5 SL, Nissan Quest 3.5 SE

What's New

The 2004 Nissan Quest lineup was released in three varying trim packages. It was considered fierce competition when compared to other minivans in its category. Its stylish, sharp lines and over-equipped engine made it stand apart. Drivers could choose from a variety of optional features to customize their minivan, including optional DVD player and third row of seating. All the comforts of a ""family-style"" vehicle were present, including the multiple cup holders, cloth seating, and ample cargo space.


The 2004 Nissan Quest's sleek styling sets it apart from other minivans in the category. Available in nine color palettes, including Green Tea Metallic and Autumn Red Metallic, it reaches slightly over 204 inches in length and 70 inches in height. All passengers can feel secure behind the privacy glass, and the added roof rack is ideal when consumers need to expand on the already 148.7 cubic feet of storage room. Fully loaded, the Quest can tow up to 3500 pounds for all those long distance trips or adventures. Each Nissan Quest rides comfortably on 16- or 17-inch steel or alloy wheels depending on your model selection. It may look like a minivan, but it feels like a luxury vehicle.


The 2004 Nissan Quest offers interior shades, including Rogue, Grey, or Beige. The base 3.5 S boasts cloth front bucket seats, remote power door locks, and cruise control. Backseat passengers can enjoy cup holders in the second and third rows along with the eight speaker sound system. The SL improves on the interior with the addition of a trip computer and leather steering wheel. The SE model includes a Bose sound system, six-disc CD player, and AM/FM stereo along with the trip computer. Both the SL and SE offer optional DVD players and an optional third row of seating is available on all three trim packages.

Performance & Handling

The 2004 Nissan Quest comes equipped with a powerful, 3.5-liter, V-6 engine that offers solid performance and a comfortable ride. It can climb to 240 horsepower with an output of 242 lb-ft of torque. The front-drive minivan also features MacPherson strut front suspension along with four-wheel independent suspension for a smooth journey in the city and on the highway.


The 2004 Nissan Quest offers standard four-wheel ABS brakes along with head airbags for the front, rear, and third row passengers. Also standard is the emergency brake assist, rear door child safety locks, and dusk sensing headlamps. It received the highest rating of five stars in the front passenger, front driver, side rear seat, and side front seat crash tests. An impressive four stars were also earned for the rollover resistance test. The IIHS Crash Test rated it ""good"" for overall front crash tests.

EPA Fuel Economy

Nissan Quest: 16/23 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Sleek Design
  • Spacious Interior
  • High Safety Rating

You Won't Like

  • Average Fuel Economy
  • Minimal Trim Packages
  • Additional Cost for Optional Features

Sum Up

A reliable and powerful minivan with room for the family and styling that is hard to resist.

If You Like This Vehicle

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