|2015 Nissan Quest||VS||2015 Kia Sedona|
|20/27 mpg||Fuel Economy (city/hwy)||18/24 mpg|
|42.1/43.8 inches||Front Headroom/Legroom||39.8/40.9 inches|
|178 cu.ft.||Interior Volume||172 cu.ft.|
When did the minivan segment become so much fun? We remember riding around in minivans as children, and they seemed so sterile, so overwhelmingly devoid of character, especially compared to the minivans of today. Two of the most popular in this rapidly rising segment, the 2015 Nissan Quest and the 2015 Kia Sedona, have long received high marks for their bold power outputs and dynamic exterior styling. Not surprisingly, these are two models that are often grouped together as two of the most likely to strike a chord with SUV and truck enthusiasts as well. So how do they stack up side by side?
In terms of power output, the Sedona yields a small edge in horsepower, although the 3,500-pound towing capacity between the two is identical. Additionally, due to the popular Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) employed by the Quest--as opposed to the standard 6-speed auto used by the Sedona--drivers enjoy a sizeable edge in fuel economy, checking in at city/highway estimates of 20/27 for the Quest compared to 18/24 for the Sedona. Despite the terrific power and performance figures for both vehicles, if it’s fuel economy you’re after, the 2015 Nissan Quest is your choice.
In vehicle reviews, one item that unanimously stood out about the 2015 Nissan Quest over the competition was its taller interior cabin. For drivers who sit a little long in saddle, or for families where headroom is a regular concern, this edge can’t be overstated. True to form, the Quest holds a significant edge over the Sedona in both front headroom and legroom, meaning that drivers needn’t worry about hitting their heads on the ceiling during transit. Additionally, with its sizeable advantage over the Sedona in passenger volume as well--178 cubic feet for the Nissan compared to just 172 for the Kia--the Quest reigns supreme as a total package as well.
After considering the edge in fuel economy and in passenger accommodation, there is also this: the 2015 Nissan Quest just looks awesome. The wraparound glass, the bold exterior lines, everything. Not to take anything away from the Kia Sedona, of course, which is a great vehicle in its own right, but the 2015 Nissan Quest takes style to a place where a minivan has never gone before.
The 2015 Nissan Quest is now available at Robbins Nissan, located near Houston in Humble, Texas. To test drive yours, visit Robbins Nissan today!