2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS 4dr Hatchback (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
First, I don't buy foreign cars! When we moved to North Carolina from up north we didn't have much need for our Blazer's 4WD but still needed the ability to haul around things, including a LARGE German Shepherd. The MAXX gets better MPG than other American SUVs we saw while still having SUV type space.
Adjustable rear seats that also fold down as does the front passenger seat. Decent MPG