2012 Nissan Quest
Starting price: $25,990.
Fuel economy: 19 city and 24 highway mpg.
The Nissan Quest is a top contender in the minivan segment, offering seating for seven with a roomy 25.7 cubic feet of storage behind the rear seats as well as 11.4 cubic feet of under-floor storage in the rear of models not equipped with the Bose audio system.
For those needing to carry more cargo than passengers, Quest has 63.6 cubic feet of storage when the third row is folded flat and a cavernous 108.4 cubic feet when seats in the second and third rows are stowed.
The 2012 Nissan Quest is certainly family friendly -- with its XM Satellite Radio, mood lighting, rear-side window sunshades and optional rear-seat DVD entertainment system. Adults and kids alike will appreciate the sliding and reclining second-row captain's chairs with a center console for easy-to-reach storage and easily accessible reclining third row, with enough legroom to seat adults reasonably comfortably.
All Nissan Quests come standard with a 260-horsepower, 3.5-liter, V-6 engine, dual sliding rear doors, automatic climate control with second- and third-row vents and second-row controls, tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, cruise control, six air bags, and stability-and-traction control.