Today’s automotive market is mostly about crossovers and SUVs but there is also a bit of a demand for minivans in the United States. Five years ago, Nissan’s decision to discontinue its well-known minivan. Today, it’s clear that this was a mistake. Simply, rivals like Toyota Sienna and Honda Odyssey are still marking decent sales numbers, so it’s no wonder that there are so many rumors that suggest a comeback of this nameplate, maybe already in the next year, as the 2022 Nissan Quest.
If it comes back, we presume that the all-new 2022 Nissan Quest wouldn’t be significantly different than the model that was discontinued in 2017. The mechanical aspect would be relatively similar, which means we would probably see the same platform but a lot of updates too.
Still, keep in mind that this comeback is still just a rumor and that the officials are quiet about it. Therefore, make sure to take the following paragraphs with a reserve.
2022 Nissan Quest Design
If the 2022 Nissan Quest is about to come back, we presume changes wouldn’t be radical, compared to the previous generation. Simply, we count on the evolution of the previous design, just like it was the case with Nissan’s SUV model. Speaking of the SUV models, we presume that the new Quest would have a lot of things in common with the recently redesigned Pathfinder.
It’s quite easy to predict that the 2022 Nissan Quest would ride on the well-known D platform. Of course, we would expect to see a lot of notable upgrades, particularly in terms of the chassis and suspension setup. The new model would come with a more refined setup, which would provide a smoother ride and a higher level of comfort compared to the previous generation.
In terms of the exterior design, one of the first things that come to mind is the size. The last generation featured a little bit over 118 inches in wheelbase, while we expect that the new 2022 Nissan Quest would feature a little bit longer distance between the axles. The other dimensions would probably increase as well, which would result in more interior space.
On the other hand, the styling shouldn’t bring any bigger surprises. Of course, we count on a typical minivan shape, while the front end would come with the styling that complements the brand’s latest design language. We presume that parts like headlights, grille and bumpers would look pretty similar to the new Pathfinder.
On the inside, we have no doubt that the new 2022 Nissan Quest would look much better than the previous model. This particularly refers to the dashboard design, which would utilize new aesthetics and come with much nicer materials. The overall dashboard design would look pretty similar to the new Pathfinder, and that would also include all those tech goodies, such as a massive touchscreen, digital instrument cluster etc.
Considering that we are talking about a minivan, the passenger space would certainly be a top priority. The new Quest would come with three rows of seats, where all of them would be able to accommodate adult passengers with ease. The cargo area should offer some respectable numbers as well.
2022 Nissan Quest Engine
We don’t believe that the potential comeback of the 2022 Nissan Quest would bring bigger surprises under the hood. The new generation would rely on proven solutions, starting from the classic FF layout and Nissan’s well-known V6 engine. Of course, we are talking about the same 3.5-liter unit that powers models like Murano and Pathfinder, which would probably feature a max output of around 290 horsepower.
On the other hand, a big change would come in terms of transmission. Instead of a CVT, which was used in the previous model, the new generation would rather come with a 9-speed ZF-sourced transmission.
2022 Nissan Quest Release Date and Price
According to rumors, the 2022 Nissan Quest could come back already in the next year. However, take this with a big reserve, as the officials are still quiet. If the new minivan comes back, we presume that the base price would go somewhere around 33-35.000 dollars. Key competitors would be models like Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, Chrysler Pacifica etc.