At the time when Nissan’s minivan was discontinued, and that was in 2017, many believed that the era of minivans is over. Many believed that these super-practical vehicles will be replaced with three-row crossovers, which look way more attractive in eyes of most buyers. However, it turned out that the interest for these vehicles is still pretty big, as rivals like Chrysler Pacifica, Toyota Sienna and Honda Odyssey are marking pretty solid sales numbers. Therefore, it’s no wonder that we are getting a lot of reports about the comeback, which would happen in the form of the 2022 Nissan Quest.
At this point, the officials are still quiet about this comeback. So, we can only speculate about design characteristics, whether it’s about mechanics or aesthetics. If it arrives, we have no doubt it would come notably more advanced compared to the previous generation, which struggled to keep pace with toughest rivals.
2022 Nissan Quest Comeback and Design
This comeback would definitely bring a lot of novelties but if we consider that the previous generation was produced until four years ago, there’s a big chance that some things would remain similar as well. This particularly refers to the platform. We presume that the 2022 Nissan Quest would ride on a familiar D platform, just like the previous generation. Still, the architecture would be updated significantly, just like in the case of the current generation Maxima.
On the other side, we count on a completely new visual approach. Of course, we are thinking of the brand’s latest iteration of the well-known V-Motion grille, which would make this minivan looks very attractive. Given the specific shape of minivans, there isn’t much room for bigger surprises in other parts of the vehicles. Those are about to remain quite similar, with just a number of new details.
Although the new styling would definitely be a nice thing, the look isn’t something that makes difference in this segment. Instead, these vehicles are mostly appreciated for excellent practicality and plenty of interior space. Therefore, we expect that the 2022 Nissan Quest will be able to meet these requirements successfully. Compared to the previous generation, we expect to see a little bit longer wheelbase, probably over 120 inches. That would definitely have a positive impact on the amount of passenger space, as well as on the cargo area.
Considering that the competition in the segment is still pretty tough, the 2022 Nissan Quest will have to offer a little bit more than just plenty of space. Therefore, we count on solid build quality, a well-designed dashboard and a long list of standard and available features, whether it’s about tech and convenience features, or advanced safety systems.
2022 Nissan Quest Engines
When it comes to powertrain, there are few possibilities for the 2022 Nissan Quest. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is a well-known 3.5-liter V6, which still seems like a perfect measure for the segment. We would expect to see the same version of the engine found in the Pathfinder, which puts out around 290 horsepower and comes in pair with a CVT gearbox.
The other possibility would be to see something smaller and more efficient. That leads us to a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which features variable compression and offers a similar amount of power (268 horses). With this engine, the new 2022 Nissan Quest would probably feature a little bit better mpg ratings.
Finally, there is a chance for some kind of electrification. While the all-electric model sounds a little bit too ambitious at the moment, we wouldn’t be surprises with the plug-in hybrid. On the other side, Nissan gave from classic hybrid setups, so we definitely don’t expect to see such a version.
2022 Nissan Quest Release Date and Price
At this point, the 2022 Nissan Quest is just a rumor, so it’s hard to tell anything more precise about the release date and price. Still, some sources suggest the new model could arrive already in the next year. We presume that the price would be quite typical for the segment, which means around 30.000 dollars for base variants.
When it comes to the competition, rivals are well familiar. There are three pretty familiar names – Toyota Sienna, Chrysler Pacifica and Honda Odyssey. While all three models are quite similar, they also have a lot of distinctive features, particularly in terms of powertrain. The Sienna uses a new hybrid setup based on a four-cylinder engine, while Odyssey relies on a good-old V6 gasoline engine. On the other side, Chrysler Pacifica is available either with a gasoline engine or as a PHEV.