2007 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
I've had the SL for three weeks and I love it. I considered an Avalon, a G35x, a Passat, and the Maxima. For me, it was the best combination of sportiness, size, reliability and looks.
CVT. It's amazing. You don't feel shifts up or down, and I have not had problems with performance. The Bose stereo is worth the upgrade. The heated seats and steering wheel are very nice on cold mornings. The HID lights are also great on dark mornings.