I have enjoyed my VW during the first 1,000 miles. Very fun to drive, seems to be very well built. In country roads (average speed 35-45 mph) I get 38-42 mpg! I traded in a BMW X3, which got 18-19 mpg under the same conditions. Handles beautifully, love the audio system (Dynaudio). Very comfortable front seats (I am 6'1")
I had previously looked at the Prius, Ford Fusion and Lexus CT and they don't come close as far as handling and fun factor.
Fuel economy, handling, torque, audio system with iPod adapter.