Driving around in the 2012 Nissan Quest LE it seems like the other drivers just look at this minivan and thinks boring. It’s just another minivan taking the kids to school then being driven around doing errands. While other drivers might be right about that during the week when the weekend comes everything changes. The 2012 Nissan Quest LE transforms from being the all purpose minivan and doing the daily routine to the weekend getaway chariot.
Growing up everyone remembers the family road trips they use to go on. Some trips were off to faraway places where you would spend your vacation and other just off to a local state park. One reason you can remember them is because of the vehicle you all piled into to get there. Usually, it was the family vehicle that was not compatible with hauling around a family for any length of time; in addition to not having ample space for cargo. That’s all in the past. Now you can get a vehicle that’s great for the daily routine, but excels at making your family road trips fun. I know what you are thinking. My kids will never sit still long before boredom sits-in. Don’t worry the 2012 Nissan Quest LE has that covered with an 11-inch DVD monitor with 16:9 viewing area to play their movies; in addition to inputs for gaming if that’s what they want to do. Maybe they are older and just want to listen to their iPods. The 2012 Nissan Quest LE has that covered with a standard USB input for an iPod that can be easily controlled on the navigation display.
The 2012 Nissan Quest LE doesn’t forget about the driver either with many features that will make getting there half the fun. It all starts with a Nissan Navigation System that has everything the driver needs including GPS, turn-by-turn Voice Guidance, real-time traffic reports from XM NavTraffic, and controls to other accessories. The Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System makes it safer by allowing the driver to keep their hands on the steering wheel and listen via the speakers to the caller; in addition to being able to use voice-activation to make calls by name. The Advanced Climate Control System keeps all the passengers happy and also filters the air inside the cabin that can help reduce troublesome allergens.
The 2012 Nissan Quest LE test driven included the following equipment:
Mechanical & Performance
• 3.5 Liter DOHC 24-Valve 6-Cylinder Engine
• 260 Horsepower & 240 lb.-ft. Torque
• Continuously Variable Transmission
• 4-Wheel Vented Disc Brakes
Safety & Security
• Driver & Front Passenger, Side Impact, & Curtain Air Bags
• Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children• Child Safety Rear Door Locks
• Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC w/ Traction Control System (TCS)• Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) w/ Easy Fill Tire Alert• Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) w/ Brake Assist (BA)
• Vehicle Security System (VSS)
• Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System
Comfort & Exterior
• 8-way Power Driver’s Seat w/ Memory function
• Fold Flat Second Row Captain’s Chairs w/ Third Row Easy-Entry Feature
• Quick Release Third Row Folding Seatbacks w/ Release Button & Power Return Steering Wheel w/ Illuminated Switches
• Nissan Intelligent Key w/ Push Button Start
• 13-Speaker Bose Audio System• Nissan Navigation System
• DVD Entertainment System
• Removable Second Row Center Console Level-Adjusting Auto On/Off Xenon Headlights
• Fog Lights
• Rear Window Intermittent Wiper and Defroster
(Due to space not all mechanical, performance, safety, security, comfort & convenience, optional, and exterior features were listed in this article. Please check with your local Nissan dealer or go to www.nissanusa.com for more information on the 2012 Nissan Quest LE). The EPA Fuel Economy Estimate is 19 city mpg and 24 highway mpg.
Of course the real test to any vehicle being used for the family road trip is cargo room. The 2012 Nissan Quest LE has all the storage room plus the ability to be adjusted the way you want. From the power rear liftgate that can be controlled by a button on your keyless remote to one-touch sliding doors getting your cargo in and out has never been any easier. The back area has a permanent storage well with two separate lids that can be taken off or left on depending on how tall the things are you are taking. The second and third row seats can be folded down making for ample room; in fact with the third row seats down the 2012 Nissan Quest LE has up to 75 cu. feet of cargo room and with both the second- and third-row seats up to 119.8 cu. feet of cargo room and that’s without having to remove the second seat.
Are you ready to break away from your boring routine? Just load up the 2012 Nissan Quest LE with everything you need for a vacation, pickup the kids from school, and grab your spouse on the way towards your breakaway destination.
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