Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com
July 19, 2012
Updated: July 25, 2012
The Quest LE comes with a 3.5L V6 producing 260 HP and 240 lb-ft of torque, and is equipped with a CVT.
- Woah, this is very distinctive. I feel that the Quest's design is a love it or hate it. I like it myself.
- I've been in houses that aren't as nice as the Quest's interior.
- V6 and CVT combination is a surprise. Really can get the Quest moving at a surprising rate.
- Don't like the Quest's transmission gate. Think I'm in Drive when I'm actually in Low. Very annoying.
I'll have some updates on the Quest as the week goes on. In the meantime, drop off your questions for the Quest.
Update: Sorry for the lack of updates on the Quest, I've been busy with some other work. But after spending a week and close to 550 miles on this van, I can say the Quest does make a good case for itself as a contender. Yes, you can't fold the seats into the floor or remove them to increase cargo room. But if you're main goal is to transport family members or people, the Quest fills that need perfectly.
Fuel economy wise, the Quest did ok. 21.2 MPG was the test average, and on the highway run I got 22.3 MPG. Not bad for a van that weighs closely to 4500 lbs.
William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.