2007 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
I just bought my 3rd Nissan Maxima. The 2007 Model is the best yet. The car performs flawlessly and incredibly smooth with the CVT. Once you get used to a CVT, you will never want to go back to a regular automatic. There is no hesitation problem, unlike another Japanese brand. No RPM spiking on transmission shifts, and no snap ring failures requiring a new transmission. (Do I dare mention the 2007 Toyota Camry?) The engine is silky smooth, and has been on Ward's 10 Best list since that list was first published. The fuel economy on my 2007 is so far doing better than on my 2002 and 2004 Maximas, which got about 23 mpg overall, and 28 to 29 mpg on road trips.
On exit, the driver seat goes back and the wheel tilts up. Next, the CVT is really great. And, the keyless ignition and door and trunk entry is suburb. Plus, all the other luxury features that you can't get on other brands. Plus, the Xenon headlights.
350 HP and 35 mpg on the highway. I can dream, can't I?