2008 Nissan Versa 1.8 S 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 6M)
When the lease was up on our Volvo XC90, we started to search for a replacement vehicle with at least similar interior comfort, including wide seats and leg room, plus a smooth and quiet ride. Surprisingly, we found it in our 2008 Nissan Versa S. Sometimes I forget that I am not driving the Volvo XC90 anymore. Mileage wise I get from 25 to 29 mpg.
Get the blue tooth phone link and the car becomes conveniently your mobile phone. Also keyless entry and starter is nice. May seem unimportant to you, but the fuel tank cap opening is on the passenger side, just like in the Volvo, means shorter lines at the gas pumps (observe highway fuel stops).
The only drawback is the non-lockable glove compartment, which I wish Nissan would redesign with a lock.