2008 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
Spent a good month looking for a new car. Looked at various crossovers/SUVs/sedans and ended up on the Maxima due to the screaming deal offered because of the pending all new '09 model release. The premium optioned SE is the way to go, larger wheels, better ride, spoiler, yet still has all of the goodies (leather, heated seats, Bluetooth, XM, etc.). Gas mileage is 22-23 but I have gotten about 26-27 on a 250 mile stretch of highway.
Absolutely in love with the CVT. Handling, pretty good power, "generally" comfortable - see below.
My 8s in the ratings above are due to three main issues. At 6'2" the drivers seat doesn't sit far enough back and low enough to the floor. The Bose premium radio has a hissing/static sound at low volumes (I listen to a lot of talk radio). Trunk too small.
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.