The 2012 Nissan Quest receives a few mild tweaks for the new model year, but its pricing doesn't change all that much. In fact, pricing for Nissan's minivan offering still begins at $28,560, which includes $810 in destination fees..
The base Quest 3.5 S is priced from $28,560 – the same as the 2011 model -- while the top-trim Quest 3.5 LE, which adds HID headlights, a DVD entertainment system, an8-inch color display, and a blind spot warning system, pushes the MSRP up to $42,160. The Quest 3.5 SV starts at $31,860, and the Quest 3.5 SL is priced at $35,310, up $150 each compared to 2011 models. The Quest SL is positioned below the LE model, and comes standard with leather seats, 18-inch wheels, and a power liftgate.
All Quests are powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 that delivers 260 hp and 240 lb-ft., and is mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Seeing as the Quest was completely overhauled for the 2011 model year, it's not too surprising to see that revisions for 2012 are limited, at best. Nissan says enhancements include the addition of one new color (Super Black), and while SV and SL models now sport XM satellite radio hardware as standard equipment.
2012 Quest models should be at Nissan dealers nationwide shortly. For more information and our take on the current-generation Quest, click here for our first drive of the 2011 model.