2009 Mazda MAZDA6 i Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5A)
This is my first Japanese car. I am pleasantly surprised with the performance of this 4-cyl sedan. The 5-speed tranny is the best designed auto I've ever owned, getting the most out of the available power. For city or mixed use, get the 4-cyl. Full load or 100% highway, you may want to consider the 6-cyl. I did not drive the 6 speed auto tranny. Excellent design and build quality. I'm a small guy and I'm still searching around for the seat position that will match the comfort of my old Chrysler 300M, but the support is better in the Mazda. In many circumstances, the Mazda is faster, e.g., starting from red lights.
2.5L 4-cyl engine matched with 5-speed manumatic tranny.
Front seat comfort, real-time read of tire pressure instead of low pressure alert only.