A little bigger than most compact sedans, the Jetta is a roomy, comfortable, and practical choice. Handling is responsive, and the ride is comfortable. The refined and energetic 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder delivers responsive acceleration, and it returned an excellent 32 mpg overall in our testing. The 1.8-liter turbo four-cylinder is smooth and flexible, and returns a commendable 30 mpg. Opt for the GLI and you get a strong turbo 2.0-liter, a tauter suspension that delivers nimbler handling, better brakes, and a richer-looking interior. The Hybrid that got 37 mpg overall in our tests has been discontinued for 2017. Rear-seat passengers will appreciate the spacious cabin, which is roomier than most competitors'. Reliability has dropped to well below average.