Ancira Nissan Compares 2017 Nissan Quest VS 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Near Austin, TX

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2017 Nissan Quest

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica

Safety Comparison

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

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

Warranty Comparison

The Quest’s 5 year corrosion warranty has no mileage limitations, but the corrosion warranty on the Pacifica runs out after 100,000 miles.

Reliability Comparison

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2016 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Nissan vehicles are better in initial quality than Chrysler vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 10th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 14 more problems per 100 vehicles, Chrysler is ranked 19th, below the industry average.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Quest gets better fuel mileage than the Pacifica V6 (20 city/27 hwy vs. 18 city/28 hwy).

The Quest has 3 gallons more fuel capacity than the Pacifica Hybrid’s standard fuel tank (20 vs. 17 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Quest has a gallon more fuel capacity than the Pacifica’s standard fuel tank (20 vs. 19 gallons).

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

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 Pacifica are solid, not vented.

The Quest stops shorter than the Pacifica:





60 to 0 MPH

126 feet

131 feet

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Tires and Wheels Comparison

The Quest has a standard easy tire fill system. When inflating the tires, the vehicle’s integrated tire pressure sensors keep track of the pressure as the tires fill and tell the driver when the tires are inflated to the proper pressure. The Pacifica doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

For better maneuverability, the Quest S/SV’s turning circle is 3.6 feet tighter than the Pacifica’s (36.1 feet vs. 39.7 feet). The Quest SL/Platinum’s turning circle is 3 feet tighter than the Pacifica’s (36.7 feet vs. 39.7 feet).

Passenger Space Comparison

The Quest has 12.7 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Pacifica (177.8 vs. 165.1).

The Quest has 2 inches more front headroom, 2.7 inches more front legroom, .7 inches more front shoulder room, 2 inches more rear headroom, 1.2 inches more rear hip room, .2 inches more rear shoulder room, 1.3 inches more third row headroom and 4 inches more third row legroom than the Pacifica.

The front step up height for the Quest is .6 inches lower than the Pacifica (15.7” vs. 16.3”). The Quest’s rear step up height is 2.5 inches lower than the Pacifica’s (15.7” vs. 18.2”).

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Quest’s cargo area provides more volume than the Pacifica.




Behind Third Seat

37.1 cubic feet

32.3 cubic feet

Ergonomics Comparison

If the front windows are left down on the Quest SV/SL/Platinum 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 Pacifica can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

The Quest has a standard locking fuel door with a remote release located convenient to the driver. A locking fuel door helps prevent vandalism, such as sugar in the tank and fuel theft. The Pacifica doesn’t offer a locking fuel door.

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 Pacifica’s standard manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

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