Childre Nissan Compares 2009 Nissan Quest VS 2009 Toyota Sienna Near Warner Robins, GA

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2009 Nissan Quest

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2009 Toyota Sienna

Safety Comparison

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The Quest has a standard Active Head Restraint, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Head Restraint system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Sienna doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

Both the Quest and the Sienna have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front-wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control and electronic stability systems to prevent skidding.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Nissan Quest is safer than the Sienna:

Quest

Sienna

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Head Injury Index

245

473

Chest forces

40 g’s

45 g’s

Leg injuries (L/R)

349 / 605

829 / 774

Passenger

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Leg injuries (L/R)

701 / 304

826 / 770

More stars indicate a better overall result. Lower numbers indicate better individual test results.

Instrumented handling tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and analysis of its dimensions indicate that the Quest is 3.8% less likely to roll over than the Sienna.

The Quest’s bumpers sustained $107 less damage than the Sienna in a Consumer Reports 5 MPH bumper test.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

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The Quest’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs on the Sienna are solid, not vented.

The Quest stops much shorter than the Sienna:

Quest

Sienna

70 to 0 MPH

186 feet

201 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

127 feet

134 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels Comparison

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For better traction, the Quest has larger tires than the Sienna (225/65R16 vs. 215/65R16).

Suspension and Handling Comparison

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For superior ride and handling, the Nissan Quest has fully independent front and rear suspensions. An independent suspension allows the wheels to follow the road at the best angle for gripping the pavement, without compromising ride comfort. The Toyota Sienna has a rear torsion beam axle, with a semi-independent rear suspension.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Quest’s wheelbase is 4.7 inches longer than on the Sienna (124 inches vs. 119.3 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Quest is 1.5 inches wider in the front and .2 inches wider in the rear than the average track on the Sienna.

Passenger Space Comparison

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The Quest has .1 inches more front hip room, 1.5 inches more rear headroom, 2.5 inches more rear legroom, 1 inch more rear shoulder room and .1 inches more third row shoulder room than the Sienna.

The front step up height for the Quest is 2.3 inches lower than the Sienna (15.2” vs. 17.5”). The Quest’s rear step up height is 3.8 inches lower than the Sienna’s (15.7” vs. 19.5”).

Cargo Capacity Comparison

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The Quest’s cargo area is larger than the Sienna’s in almost every dimension:

Quest

Sienna

Length to seat (3rd/2nd/1st)

28.5”/61.2”/100”

26”/56”/94”

Max Width

67”

51.5”

Min Width

50”

46.5”

The Quest offers optional Fold-Away second and third row seats, which fold flat into the floor. This completely clears a very large cargo area quickly. The Sienna only has a third row Split & Stow™ seat that folds into the floor. The Sienna’s second row seat has to be removed for maximum cargo room.

Ergonomics Comparison

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The Quest 3.5SE’s standard easy entry system glides the driver’s seat back when the door is unlocked or the ignition is switched off, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. The Sienna doesn’t offer an easy entry system.

The Quest’s front power windows open or close fully with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside the car. The Sienna’s power window switches have to be held the entire time to close them fully. Only its driver’s window opens automatically.

If the front windows are left down on the Quest the driver can raise them using the key in the outside lock cylinder. On a hot day the driver can lower the windows from outside the vehicle using the key in the outside lock cylinder or the keyless remote. The driver of the Sienna can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

The Quest’s speed-sensitive wipers speed up when the vehicle does, so that the driver doesn’t have to continually adjust the speed of the wipers. The Sienna’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

To help drivers avoid possible obstacles, the Quest has standard cornering lights to illuminate around corners when the turn signals are activated. The Sienna doesn’t offer cornering lights.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Quest has standard extendable sun visors. The Sienna doesn’t offer extendable visors.

The Quest’s standard power mirror controls are mounted on the armrest for easy access. The Sienna’s power mirror controls are on the dash, hidden behind the steering wheel, where they are awkward to manipulate.

When the Quest 3.5SE is put in reverse, both rearview mirrors tilt from their original position. This gives the driver a better view of the curb during parallel parking maneuvers. Shifting out of reverse puts the mirrors into their original positions. The Sienna’s mirrors don’t automatically adjust for backing.

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