Apr 23, 2004
Reviewed By Jeff Sabatini
Price as Tested $28,530

Not-your-everyday minivan styling, 350Z power from Nissan’s corporate V6, attractive Euro-styled interior, quiet cabin.


Power sliding door and lift gate slow to react, center-mounted gauges take a lot of getting used to, it’s still a minivan.


The Quest is being marketed as “not your mother’s minivan,” but even its 240 horses and swoopy styling don’t push any boundaries, let alone transcend the genre. (Perhaps when Porsche introduces a minivan…) This all-new model is bigger and in every way light-years better than the awful Mercury Villager twin it replaces. Renault’s influence is apparent and appreciated throughout the interior, from the café table-like center console on the dash to the high-quality cloth seats. If you have convinced yourself that you absolutely must buy a minivan, you could do much worse.

Fun to Drive
2.0 rating
Fun to Look at
4.0 rating
Overall Experience
3.0 rating