|2015 Nissan Quest||VS||2015 Honda Odyssey|
|260 hp||Standard Horsepower||248 hp|
|178 cu.ft.||Passenger Volume||173 cu.ft.|
|43.8/42.1 in.||Front Leg/Headroom||40.9/39.7 in.|
In a segment not generally applauded for their, well, “sexiness,” there have recently been several minivan entries that are every bit as interested in style as they are in substance. This has led to a renewed interest in the minivan segment, even by buyers who might traditionally be more interested in trucks or SUVs. Minivans have adopted many of the same powertrains that their SUV siblings employ, all while offering a greater degree of interior versatility than most traditional SUVs can match. Two such models--the 2015 Nissan Quest and the 2015 Honda Odyssey--are among the most popular, but how do they compare to one another?
Right off the bat, it’s important to note that the two models have near-identical powertrains--a 3.5-liter V6--with fuel-economy estimates that are also in-line with each other, a robust 27 highway mpg according to EPA estimates. However, this is where the similarities end. Despite the similar powertrain, the 2015 Nissan Quest soundly bests its Honda counterpart in terms of horsepower, an edge of 260 to 248. Additionally, with a clear edge in both passenger volume and in front legroom and headroom, the Quest also more comfortably accommodates its passengers as well, taking extra-special care of those doing the driving. Given these factors and its sticker price set more than $2,000 beneath the Honda Odyssey, the 2015 Nissan Quest distinguishes itself as the clear option for Houston-area drivers.
We’ll admit, it took a while for us to get on board with the quote-unquote “minivan revolution” of the last decade or so. Weren’t these vehicles supposed to be boring? Weren’t they supposed to be derided by everyone, including those who drove them? With the release of models such as the 2015 Nissan Quest, these questions have finally been rendered moot. Eye-catching wraparound glass and dynamic exterior lines give the Quest added points for style, while the abundance of convenient tech and comfort features give the cabin extra points as well. With the 2015 Nissan Quest, the minivan has truly arrived.
Powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine, the Quest is powerful enough to get the job done, yet efficient enough to make it a valuable and viable everyday traveler. Meanwhile, features such as the dual-opening glass moonroof and rear DVD entertainment system ensure that every voyage will be an enjoyable one. With this edition of their class-leading minivan, Nissan truly pulled out all the stops.
The 2015 Nissan Quest is now available at Robbins Nissan, located north of Houston in Humble, Texas. To learn more or to schedule a test drive, visit our dealership today!