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2009 Nissan Qashqai vs. 2005 Nissan Quest

To start off, 2009 Nissan Qashqai is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Nissan Quest. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Nissan Quest would be higher. At 3,294 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Nissan Quest is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Nissan Quest (240 HP @ 3600 RPM) has 92 more horse power than 2009 Nissan Qashqai. (148 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Nissan Quest should accelerate faster than 2009 Nissan Qashqai. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Nissan Quest weights approximately 322 kg more than 2009 Nissan Qashqai. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2009 Nissan Qashqai (320 Nm) has 16 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Nissan Quest. (304 Nm). This means 2009 Nissan Qashqai will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Nissan Quest. 2005 Nissan Quest has automatic transmission and 2009 Nissan Qashqai has manual transmission. 2009 Nissan Qashqai will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2005 Nissan Quest will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Nissan Qashqai 2005 Nissan Quest
Make Nissan Nissan
Model Qashqai Quest
Year Released 2009 2005
Body Type Crossover Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 3294 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 240 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 3600 RPM
Torque 320 Nm 304 Nm
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 96 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 81 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 15.6:1 10.3:1
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1520 kg 1842 kg
Vehicle Length 4320 mm 5190 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1980 mm
Vehicle Height 1620 mm 1830 mm
Wheelbase Size 2640 mm 3140 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 7 L/100km 11.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 L 76 L


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