2004 Mazda MAZDA6 s 4dr Sport Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
This car is by far one of the better ones I've owned & it is by far the most fun to drive. I've been a Honda owner many times, but this car has changed my thinking. I love the heated leather seats, steering controls, & best of all, the sport shift stick. The hatch on the wagon is easy to open and close, hard to say about most vehicles (I'm only 5'3" tall). This car is really a headturner & people are always asking me what it is and commenting on the sporty styling. It is easy to get my son in/out of the car & the hatch makes it so easy to load groceries, strollers, etc. If you're in the market for a smaller SUV and want something that gets good gas mileage, here's your best bet.
Heated leather seats, sport shift stick, easy to load hatch, steering wheel controls, powerful engine for when you need it most.
Gas cap holder on gas door for when you're pumping gas. Extending the armrest forward so that short drivers can use it more.