National Geographic : 1992 Oct
You are part of a generation that has been raised and fed on 0 -60 times, horsepower and skid pad results. And yet for some inexplicable reason, the moment you have kids, car com panies expect you to settle for some oversized, ungainly minivan that's about as much fun to drive as a bus. Well, at Nissan,we believe that parents have enough sacrifices to make. The pleasure of driving shouldn't be one of them. Which is why we designed the new Nissan ° Quest" to be as much fun to drive as the sedan you now own. Slip behind the wheel of the Nissan Quest and you im mediately notice an absence of the swaying motion minivans are known for. A front stabilizer bar keeps it level during cornering or lane changes. And an independent front suspension allows each front wheel to react independently to the road surface for exceptional traction. This uncanny feeling that you're driving a sedan is further enhanced by a sophisticated front-wheel drive, and power rack-and pinion steering that offers you a quicker, more precise steer ing response. If you think the Nissan Quest has an appetite for curves, however, you'll find it's positively fam ished when it comes to hills. A 3.0 liter V6 overhead cam engine delivers an impressive 151 hp and 174 ft./lbs. of torque. No other mini van has more stan dard horsepower or torque*Period. And it's the only import brand minivan to combine both V6 power and front wheel drive. The Nissan Quest is one of thefew mini vans to meet 1993 Federalpassenger-car safety standards S Itcomes with front and rear energy absorbing5 mph bumpers. * High-strength steel body panels add crash energy absorp tion capability. 0 Sophisticated power assisted brakes provide quick, sure stopping action. Q Pillar/roof reinforcementshelp in- © Looking back crease body rigidity, on it, we decided to in clude a rear window washer/wiper 0 Did we mention thatthe NissanQuest comes with three body guards?Steel side door guardbeams provide addedprotection in case of a side impact. * Severalingenious crumple zones have been designed into the Nissan Quest to help absorb crash energy. 0 We even included ® 3-point seat belts a cargo net to help may be conveniently 0 We've placed the prevent large items @ A center high- found in outsideposi- gas tank infront of the from falling out when mount rearstop lamp tions in second and rearaxle to help protect the tailgateis open. enhances brake light thirdrow seats. itfrom damage in a visibility. rear-endcollision. Smartpeople always readthe fine print. And they always wear theirseat belts. *Base model comparison.**GXE model.***Optionalon XE model, standardon Nissan Motor Corporation in US.A .