Nissan Quest - Up to 21 MPG Combined
Nissan has attempted to do something with its Quest that other automakers haven’t been able to achieve. Right or wrong they’ve injected a bit of design flair into the traditional two-box minivan shape, with mixed results. Blacked-out pillars, a large grille and other interesting details make for an unusually expressive people hauler.
Under its elevated hood is one of Nissan’s famous VQ V6 engines. In this domestic application it delivers 260 HP with 240 LB-FT of torque. The powerplant is saddled with a fun-killing but efficiency-boosting Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT) that makes the most of every drop of gasoline. The Quest is impressively thrifty for a big ol’ box on wheels.
2014 Nissan Quest, 3.5-Liter – 19 City, 25 Highway, 21 Combined