2015 Honda Odyssey vs. Nissan Quest
Minivans provide drivers with the best approach to versatile family travel. Today, there are only a handful of top-notch models that have stuck around to fulfill this important need, two of which are the 2015 Honda Odyssey and the 2015 Nissan Quest. Family ride seekers in Denver, Aurora, and Centennial can continue reading for the full scoop on how these well-matched minivans compare.
Well-equipped to do the heavy lifting needed for extra occupants and cargo, V6 engines are commonly at the core of minivans that offer polished performance. Both the Honda Odyssey and the Nissan Quest are powered by 3.5-liter V6 engines that help them accelerate to highway speeds without any protest.
Though power is plenty between both vans, each vehicle translates its horsepower in different ways. A six-speed automatic transmission, well-tuned suspension, and potent brakes give the 2015 Honda Odyssey an advantage when it comes to responsive and secure handling. Though the 2015 Quest also delivers controlled steering and sly shifts from its CVT, bulky exterior dimensions add an extra challenge to maneuverability.
As rides built with families in mind, the Odyssey and the Quest are equipped with a variety of unique features designed to ease traveling in a pack.
• Seating versatility: The Honda Odyssey and the Nissan Quest each has spacious and comfortable cloth seating for seven situated in three rows. On upper Honda Odyssey trims, the second-row middle or edge seat can be removed to create a passageway for better back-row accessibility.
The addition of the middle row’s forward sliding feature that helps parents better tend to their little ones shows that Honda really designed with parents in mind. The second-row seating in the Nissan Quest slides back and reclines to accommodate for sleepy middle seaters.
• Entertainment: To help keep the “are we there yets” at bay, the base 2015 Honda Odyssey comes equipped with an 8-inch color infotainment display and Pandora streaming compatibility. A USB port in the Odyssey and auxiliary input in the Quest allow you to connect your own music device for hours of entertainment, regardless of far over the river and through the woods really is.
• Driver convenience: While Nissan Quest drivers are left with few tech features on board aside from standard push button start, Honda Odyssey pilots benefit from several convenience features already equipped on the base model. A rearview camera adds clarity to reverse maneuvers while hands-free communication with Bluetooth calling and text messaging assist helps riders stay in touch on the go.
• Cargo: When it comes to cargo, the 2015 Honda Odyssey actually lets you pack like you’re going on an extended journey. A maximum volume of 148.5 cubic feet available behind the first row provides drivers with 40 more feet than the 2015 Nissan Quest. One more cargo-related aspect to note is the Quest’s stagnant seating that folds flat but doesn’t fold away like the Honda Odyssey’s handy magic seats.
Peace of Mind for All Passengers
In reviewing crash test safety scores, the 2015 Honda Odyssey comes out on top with a Top Safety Pick title from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and a 5-Star Overall Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration*. The Nissan Quest received marks of poor and acceptable on two areas of its IIHS evaluation.
Though both vans have airbag and anti-lock braking systems, the Honda Odyssey goes above and beyond in its standard and available safety systems offered to drivers. One example of this is available Honda Sensing technology that provides drivers with helpful on-road insights. These systems can even automatically apply pressure to the brakes if they sense danger before you do.
From its ample roominess to countless resources on board, the new Honda Odyssey is the modern minivan for today’s on-the-go families. Your travel-together chariot awaits! Denver, Aurora, and Centennial area shoppers can schedule a test drive of the 2015 Odyssey with Mile High Honda today!
*The 2015 Odyssey has been named a 2015 TOP SAFETY PICK by the Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).