2005 Mazda MAZDA6 s Grand Touring 4dr Sport Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 6A)
It's not often that you can truly haul when hauling stuff. The Mazda6 Sport Wagon handles all situations well. It's quick to respond to driver inputs. And never loses it's cool even if the driver is over his head. The controls are all in easy reach, and logical to use. Mazda hasn't made driving a "chore" but a pleasure. Fit and finish have held up in the Arizona heat, and the automatic climate control is spot on.
The clever cargo cover/cargo net device is great for those of us with animals to haul. But it's the overall layout of the controls that make this car a pleasure to drive.
An even higher performance model for the Sport Wagon, with all wheel drive would be fantastic. A better selection of colors. There are 3 silver colors, out of 8 colors.