The seats are very comfortable, I would have been happy if both the driver and passenger were electronic. The lumbar support is fantastic and the driver seats is 8-way adjustable. For tall people this car will be a great ride.
The tech package is great to have, I basically compared it to the Infiniti M37 and came back with a very close second. you get the lane departure, blind spot and rear obstruction as well as a really well built interface and screen. The heated seats and steering will be a greatly appreciated in the cold NE weather. In addition, there is a well placed console place for your PDA, smartphones and a cover/slot with USB. The arm rest comes with a charger port and plenty of space as well. Mate your phone with blutetooth and the Google Points with Pandora and you've got a solid entertainment.
The interior of the S is very competitive, when you push up to the SL then you get all the leather and the amazing seat that Nissan has marketed about. I like the fact there is enough headroom and the material used is very pleasing to the eyes and easy to clean when required. I don't see many places that would be a pita to clean.
Nissan has a positive history with CVTs and this is the first one I've ever owned. I drove an older model Altima with CVT and I was really surprised by the speed, agility and mileage. The new model improves on the older model in many ways, it takes a little getting used to w/o the gear changing you are used to with traditional transmissions but that's where the difference ends for me. I came from a Turbo charged VW and I like the smoothness and basically big sell for a parent/road warrior car.
If you have a 60/40 city-hwy, then you are better off with a hybrid or in this instance a fuel sipper. The car is large, nimble with the power assist and light due to the re-design. I am averaging about 30mpg and if my hwy gets more, I am expecting a 36mpg. This is very much inline with the advertisements by Nissan.