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Nissan Quest, Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, Car Comparisons, Van
#2 of 112 Re: 2011 Nissan Quest [fxguy]
Jul 07, 2010 (7:25 pm)
Personally I think the 2011 Sienna is a better looking minivan. The Quest looks more boxy and squared off from the back and they still have the sliding door track down farther on the body panel.
Chrysler pioneered the hidden door track and the two sliding doors in their 1996 minivan redesign. We are still driving one of those 15 years later. I can't understand why minivan designers today don't duplicate that design. It looks so much nicer.
The design of the 2011 Honda Oddysey is another example of ugly. IMHO.
#3 of 112 Re: 2011 Nissan Quest [fxguy]
Jul 08, 2010 (6:41 am)
I think I need to see it in person. The back half reminds me of the Ford Flex.
The Odyssey looks good until the back third of the van. I agree if they use they "hide" the tracks, it would look better.
Unfortunately, the Quest could be the best looking minivan around and it won't sell because Nissan totally messed up the current generation Quest. No one is going to run out and buy one of these minivans with so many consumer complaints about the current model.
#4 of 112 Re: 2011 Nissan Quest [fxguy]
Jul 10, 2010 (10:14 pm)
The new Sienna and new Odyssey look decent. The Quest...not so much. Actually, the Sienna, to me, doesn't look as good in person as it does in photos. I can't quite put my finger on it. The Odyssey's lightning bolt styling disturbed me when I first saw the photos, but now it's starting to grow on me. But I'll reserve judgment until I see it in person.
#5 of 112 Re: 2011 Nissan Quest [gosaints]
Jul 19, 2010 (11:02 am)
Personally, I think that the Quest is BY FAR the best looking minivan. It does remind me of the Flex, and that's a good thing. The taillights remind me of a CX-9, which is also a good thing. I think the design is GREAT, and I don't mind that the rear tracks/rails aren't hidden - they're not nearly as egregious as they are on the upcoming Odyssey.
And, I agree with what was said about the Sienna: in pictures it looks REALLY good. But, in person, the design does NOT come off well, at all. Ditto for the interior. Overall, it's just homely and awkward-looking.
I showed the pics of the new Quest to my professed "minivan-hater" wife, and she had to admit that the new Quest looks "hot." HOT! I couldn't believe my ears! A woman who loves Audi and Maseratti styling and who HATES minivans actually called the Quest "hot"? I think this might bode well for Nissan.
#6 of 112 Looks Good
Jul 22, 2010 (7:15 am)
The front looks very mainstream for the new generation of minivans - comparable to the new Sienna.
The rear looks very edgy --- nice looking. It is un-minivan like.
I still drive my MPV - and like the Dodge Caravan, the tracks are hidden.
But this is not a deal breaker for me.
I am more concerned about the quality.
My MPV has some issues ... but nothing like the current generation of the Nissan Quest.
Any news on engine displacement, EPA estimates, etc.
How about more interior pics?
2011 is just about the right time for us to trade in our old van. The Quest and Sienna are tops on the list.
#7 of 112 Transmission?
Oct 04, 2010 (2:46 pm)
Does anyone know if the new Quest will have the updated CVT transmission that is slated to come out in 2011? The only vehicle I have read about which is slated to have it is the Murano. We are in the market for a minivan and were leaning towards the 2011 Ody but the high prices and increasingly questionable quality (looked at one on the dealer lot just yesterday) have us considering other options.
#9 of 112 Re: Transmission? [vardashan]
Oct 25, 2010 (6:45 pm)
The 2011 Odyssey is grossly overpriced.
Even the $40,000+ Touring Elite model comes without factory installed roof rails.
After paying $30,000 for the EX, you have to pay an additional $300 to get the roof rails installed. This is adding insult to injury.
The 2011 Odyssey has been priced to maximize Honda's profit.
#10 of 112 Re: Transmission? [vrm]
Nov 23, 2010 (12:37 am)
Better fuel economy and less wind noise without the rails. Most people did not take advantage of their 150 pound load capacity.
Every vehicle sold in the world is priced to maximize the manufacturers profit. Simple economics.
Priced to sell. If they were not priced right, how do you explain the fact that most are sold before they arrive(preorder)?
Show me the competition and explain their value proposition. Odyssey hands down is the winner.
#11 of 112 Re: 2010 Nissan Quest -- Japan version 2010 Nissan Elgrand [desna78]
Dec 27, 2010 (7:50 am)
No offense but thank God Nissan change the styling of the minivan for US consumption. The JPN spec is WAY TOO blinged out for my taste and probably for others as well.
I do love that they make the rear lights to look like the current gen Maxima. If anything, the 3/4 profile makes the van look really tall compared to its competitors and suggests that the interior is spacious. I really hope that the interior dimensions match that suggestion.
Can't wait to do my comparison of the three Japanese minivans.