2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
I had an 05 Acura TSX I wanted to upgrade. Test drove the TL, TL-Type S, BMW 3 series, then this Maxima. The Maxima gives you all the gadgets and goodies of the BMW, the luxury of the TL, and on top of that a better MPG rating with the CVT.
The 290 HP engine is a blast! The CVT took me a while to get used to, but now I can't imagine going back to a "normal" setup. It provides a smooth, shift free ride. The navigation is pretty easy and I like the built in hard drive for music storage. All around great car inside and out !
While the interior is made of all high quality materials, the door handles are made from painted plastic that feels pretty cheap. Wish they stuck with chrome like every other car maker.