John Posted: 3/14/2011 10:15am PDT Why not have the Jetta Sportwagen on this list? With the TDI it may be the best vehicle sold here in the US when it comes to balancing practicality - economy - performance. Full Disclosure: I own a 2009 Sportwagen TDI. Average daily commute (75% highway) ~ 45-47 MPG, 55,000 miles with zero problems. I just don't get excited about MPGs in the mid to high 20s anymore.