The 2014 Nissan Quest pricing has been announced, starting at a price of $25,990. The price remains the same as the 2013 model.
The Quest minivan comes in four different trim levels including the S, SV, SL, and LE. The base S trim level, at the base price of $25,990, is the most affordable model of the range. The LE, the top of the line model, has an MSRP of $42,640.
All four trim levels of the 2014 Quest share the same basic drivetrain. The only engine choice is the 3.5L VQ-series V6, which produces 260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque. Power is transferred to the front wheels through an Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Fuel economy is rated at 19 city/25 highway MPG.
The Quest S, the least expensive model of the range, is rather basic when compared to the more expensive trim levels. Regardless, the Quest S still comes with a host of features. Rear seat passengers have controls for the heating and air conditioning, and controls for the rear windows. The captain's chairs in the second row slide and fold for easy access to the third row bench seats. Third row seats are arranged in a 60/40 fold down pattern, and both sets of rear seating can be folded to maximize interior space. Additional space is provided by the rear storage well.
Moving into the SV and SL trim levels adds more convenient features to the 2014 Quest. With the mid-level models, the sliding side doors and rear liftgate have one-touch power controls for easier access to the rear seating and trunk areas. Both models come equipped with a small 4.3 inch dashboard entertainment display with Bluetooth connectivity and and auxiliary jack. An optional DVD entertainment system upgrades the dash screen to a 7 inch display, adds an 11 inch screen to the second row, and adds a pair of wireless headphones for the rear passengers.
The top of the line Quest LE is considerably more expensive than the other models, with a price starting at $42,640. The LE comes with exclusive technology which increases situational awareness, informing the driver of blind spots and an advanced rear view camera, mounted high up for better vision. Entertainment and navigation are controlled through an 8 inch touchscreen, which can be controlled through voice commands and play media through a wide variety of sources.
The 2014 Nissan Quest has a laundry list of available extras including tow hitches, wind deflectors, and even a tent that folds out of the rear of the minivan. With all of the optional extras selected, the price of the Quest LE can come up to almost $50,000. Rather than picking all the bells and whistles, it is advised to stick with a lower model Quest. A moderately optioned SV or SL with a mid $30k price tag will have most all the main comforts of the LE, while still retaining a price in line with its competition.