Mazda Tribute with fwd and 4 cylinder engine gets great gas mileage city and highway. It's great fun to drive.
I really like having the ability to open the back hatch door or just the window. When it's raining, the hatch door can be used for cover. If I'm just tossing something in, I can just open the window part.
Air conditioning blows warm air when accellerating in passing gear or when accellerating into traffic quickly.