4. 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid
The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta hybrid offers a good balance between fuel economy, performance and affordability. Priced from $28,465, the Jetta hybrid features a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder hybrid powertrain that churns out a respectable total system output of 170 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. Its combined fuel economy rating is actually the same as the MKZ hybrid, but the Jetta gets 42 MPG in the city and 48 MPG on the highway.
There’s also the Jetta TDI, which gets 30 MPG in the city and 42 MPG on the highway for a 34-MPG combined rating. Then there’s the standard gasoline-powered Jetta which nets 26 MPG in the city and 36 MPG on the highway.