|2015 Nissan Quest||VS||2015 Toyota Sienna|
|19/27 mpg||Fuel Economy (City/Hwy)||18/25 mpg|
|178 cu.ft.||Passenger Volume||164 cu.ft.|
|43.8/42.1 in.||Front Leg/Headroom||40.5/41 in.|
“The Swagger Wagon.” By now, you’ve most likely seen the television ads, where drivers of the Toyota Sienna are engaging in some sort of dance party centered around the inescapable awesomeness of their minivan. We’ll admit, we laughed a little. However, as entertaining as these advertisements are, they might draw attention away from a more realistic concern; namely, if you’re considering buying a minivan, do you want one that is an efficient, spacious and inexpensive people mover, or do you want one that has a place to hold a disco ball? That’s what this comparison of the 2015 Nissan Quest vs the 2015 Toyota Sienna hopes to find out.
On paper, the two minivans are truly pretty similar. Both offer a 3.5L V6 powertrain as standard, both seat seven passengers pretty comfortably, and both have long been lauded for their reliability. In fact, both even have a style that skews the traditional line between “trendy” and “however you usually describe a minivan.” However, there are some obvious differences.
First, despite the similar powertrains, the Quest offers drivers a clear edge in fuel economy. If you’re a regular vacationer or an everyday commuter, this will certainly pay dividends over time. Also, the Quest is more spacious; it offers an extra 14 cubic feet of passenger volume, while front seat passengers are afforded several extra inches of legroom and headroom. And since its sticker price falls more than $2,000 beneath the Sienna, there’s more money left over to spend on other things.
Taking a quick look at the 2015 Nissan Quest, you can almost sense the conversations being had in the design room. “Let’s make a minivan for everyone who said, ‘I’ll never drive a minivan,’” they might have said. And, we must say, Nissan has succeeded. The 2015 Nissan Quest is a stylish entry in a segment where this isn’t one of their defining features, and its performance is truly above-board as well.
Powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that is shared with other Nissan models such as the Murano and Pathfinder, the Quest is anything but weak. It’s a powerful, composed performer, and one that achieves outstanding fuel economy numbers--an EPA-estimated 27 mpg on the highway--to boot. Features such as the one-touch power sliding doors and one-touch power liftgate add to the sense of convenience, while safety features such as Nissan’s Standard Safety Suite with antilock brakes and a full arsenal of airbags keep all passengers secure.
The 2015 Nissan Quest is now available at Robbins Nissan, so stop by to see the difference in our incredible minivan today!