Review: 2013 VW Jetta Turbo Hybrid

After having tried Ford's hybrid models, I've concluded that regular hybrids are compromises, different from conventional cars in all the wrong ways.

Plug-in hybrids, though, surprised me in that they actually drove well. So when I was given the keys to a VW Jetta Turbo Hybrid – which isn't a plug-in – I fully expected bad history to repeat itself.

However, taking this Jetta through an autocross course revealed that the world's gasoline-electrics have another surprise up their collective sleeve...