Have you looked at the Buick Verano?Jazzlvrs6...I will absolutely revisit the Mazda6 when the 2015's come out in the Spring. At this point I'm not going to buy a 2014 with a documented major flaw. I also refuse to pay an extra $4000 for a package that I don't want because it includes a sunroof...my only want.
I was an early adopter of XM. I also loved it for the MLB games, being a Red Sox fan. But the promos on the other stations are grating. Plus, ESPN Radio is awful, and so is there other sports programming. As for music, my iPod takes care of all the music I will ever desire. Add Pocket Casts to that, and I get every NPR, tech, CNET, TWIT...really, everything I want. Plus I can listen to WEEI and SportsHub in Boston on Tune-In.
Same price range, SUPER quiet from all fronts, and an auto that isn't a cvt. If you don't use your car to carry kids you won't mind the lack of room in the rear seats. Gas mileage is about 5mpg on average worse, but that translates to only a few hundred a year. Could be a decent tradeoff for the lack of wind noise. (or any noise for that matter) Oh, and the infotainment works.