I am a musician who frequently needs to transport a lot of gear. I desperately wanted to avoid a SUV and the Mazda6 is one of the few hatchbacks available. Loading is just as easy as with an SUV but with the superior handling of Mazda sedan.
I drove several cars in this class and without question the Mazda6 had the best handling. While some other cars were quieter or had a smoother ride the Mazda seems to be tuned for driver enjoyment.