DETROIT—The 2011 Nissan Quest takes its name literally. It will help you find whatever you are searching for, even if it is adult entertainment.
The Quest is a minivan, and as such is presumably designed for families, an endangered sociological unit that still apparently requires a vehicle of its own. But Nissan engineers have obviously come to the conclusion that dad (and mom) aren’t always shuttling the brood to and from soccer practice. Sometimes, they are cruising for themselves.
And wouldn’t you know it, it was the fine people at Family Car Review who discovered the secret hidden in the Quest’s nav system that, ironically, may drive a few extra sales Nissan’s way.
“It's hidden in the navigation system's Destinations menu, and when Nissan boasts about thinking of everything, it isn't kidding,” wrote Keith Buglewicz for the website. “While scrolling through the ‘Places’ menu in the navigation system, my driving partner Alvin Jones of Planet Vehicle ran across a 'Leisure' submenu. He clicked that, and what's the first thing that appeared? A selection called ‘Adult Entertainment.’ Casinos, maybe? Bars? Nope, there are separate entries for those activities. Actually, the ‘Adult Entertainment’ menu is exactly what you'd think. A quick click displayed the location of several nearby adult-themed establishments. That is, I'm assuming that ‘High Heeled Honeys’ isn't a shoe store, and San Diego's ‘The Body Shop’ isn't where you go to fix dents.”
He would be correct. The baseline 2011 Nissan Quest retails for $27,750.