If you know Nissan, you’ll know they have a reputation of building cars as clean as their engines – engines that have won prestigious “engine of the year” awards in their classes. Apart from sensible family sedans, organization saloons and hot sports cars, Nissan also have a rather outstanding minivan – the 2011 Nissan mission LE – top of the line trim, with seating for more people today to get pleasure from all that it has to offer!
The first thing you notice is that distinct chrome outlay just above the front grille. You would be excused for thinking it’s a saloon, and not a 200 inch long people today carrier! It is beautiful, and no less practical correct from the start, with automatic xenon headlamps, power sliding doors – not the power slides like other Nissan cars mind you, roof rails, 18 inch alloy tyres and even a moon roof, which is part of an optional package.
The equipment list on the 2011 Nissan mission LE stretches even more on the inside, in tune with the three rows of seats. There’s an 8-way power driver’s seat, flat folding second row captain seats, and a 60:40 split-folding third row. You have tri-zone automatic climate handle, a 120V AC power Supply depot, mood lighting, an in-cabin air microfilter, Bluetooth connectivity with streaming audio, a hard drive Navigation program and HomeLink transceiver as standard. Also standard is the great Bose audio program with 13 speakers, DVD entertainment program complete with wireless headphones and a 7″ in-dash monitor.
The 2011 Nissan mission LE, being the top-of-the-line Variant spares no frills offering the full complement of safety features. Nissan’s advanced airbag program features dual-stage front airbags with seat-belt sensors, side airbags for all three rows, and front seats with active head rests and pre-tensioner and load limiter equipped seat belts. Traction handle and car Dynamic handle are also present, as are four-tyre vented disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking program and digital Brakeforce Distribution. The power steering is speed-sensitive as well. The LE is also equipped as standard with the Blind Spot Warning program, which is very useful if you’re wanting to do some highway miles.
Handling propulsion duty is a clean 3.5L V6 – one of Nissan’s finest engines. With 260 horsepower and 240 lb/ft of torque, it has a good amount of push to make this mission quite potent. It features Nissan’s CVTCS and is fitted as standard with iridium spark plugs. With independent suspension front and rear, featuring front stabilizer bars for added good measure, a light digital power steering program and with the digital aids, handling this big mission is a breeze.
Overall, the 2011 Nissan mission LE checks all the correct bins. It’s comfortable, practical, spacious, safe, frugal yet has good power on tap, and more importantly, it’s fun and reliable at the same time.
Overview – 2011 Nissan Quest LE
Model: Nissan Quest
Price: From $41,350
Body Style: Minivan
Engine: 3.5L V6 24V DOHC with Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System
Power: 260 hp / 6000 rpm
Torque: 240 lb/ft / 4400 rpm
Transmission: Xtronix CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) Front Wheel Drive
Curb Weight: 4,568 lbs.
Wheels & Tires: 18 x 7.0 aluminum alloy with 235/55 TR18 all-season tires
Vehicle Warranty: 3 year / 36,000 miles limited coverage
Powertrain Warranty: 5 year / 60,000 miles limited coverage
Fuel economy EPA MPG: 19 city / 24 highway