Audi TT Review
The 2015 Audi TT ranks 14 out of 16 Luxury Sports Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of published reviews and test drives of the Audi TT, as well as reliability and safety data.
Though strengthened by excellent all-wheel drive traction and a driver-oriented interior design, critics say the 2015 Audi TT isn't as fast or agile as most rivals.
The 2015 Audi TT comes with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and test drivers write that it is peppy but lacks the power of the TT’s competitors. The TTS trim has a more-powerful version of the base engine, and auto writers say it is a better choice if you’re looking for strong acceleration. Both models come standard with a six-speed automated manual transmission, which provides both the quick-shifting fun of a manual and the convenience of an automatic, according to automotive journalists. The 2015 TT gets an EPA-estimated 22/31 mpg city/highway, which is typical for a four-cylinder sports car. Reviewers write that the TT has a smooth ride, and they say its standard all-wheel drive gives it excellent traction. Critics also note that it’s fairly nimble, though they point out that rivals like the Porsche Boxster have sharper steering, more responsive handling and are more engaging to drive overall.
Reviewers agree that the 2015 Audi TT’s cabin has top-notch materials, excellent build quality and an attractive, driver-oriented design. The TT’s front seats offer plenty of space for taller people and hold you securely in place during cornering, according to critics. Test drivers also note that the cargo area is relatively large in both the coupe and convertible. They say most dashboard buttons are straightforward, but report that the main control knob for the navigation system is poorly positioned, which makes it tough to use. Standard features in the 2015 Audi TT include heated front seats, 12-way power-adjustable front seats, Bluetooth, satellite radio, a 12-speaker Bose audio system, automatic climate control and a built-in lap timer. Available features include rear parking sensors, navigation and iPod integration.
- "The Audi TT doesn't have the sharp driving feel of the Porsche Boxster/Cayman twins, and the BMW Z4 and Mercedes-Benz SLK offer a more refined experience thanks to the added quiet of their hard-top convertible designs." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "The 2015 Audi TT is still a fine choice in the personal, sporty car realm thanks to its peppy personality, premium feel and avant-garde styling." -- Edmunds
- "Fans will point to the TT's energetic turbocharged engine, standard all-wheel drive and nimble handling. Foes will retort that the TT's platform is closely related to that of the Volkswagen Golf, so it's not a real sports car (whatever that means). We can see both sides, but there's no doubt that the 2015 Audi TT looks good enough to clinch a sale on appearance alone. Add some solid fun-to-drive points to that equation, and we'd say that the 2015 TT is sitting pretty despite its advancing age." -- AutoTrader
Other Cars to Consider
Test drivers write that the Porsche Boxster has incredibly nimble handling and responsive steering that make it a blast to drive. The Boxster also has a modern cabin design and supportive seats, according to auto writers.
The Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class is available with V6 and V8 engines that reviewers say are very powerful. Critics also think the SLK-Class provides a good balance between sporty handling and ride comfort, and they appreciate its luxurious cabin.
Details: 2015 Audi TT
The 2015 Audi TT is available as a four-seat coupe or two-seat convertible. A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, six-speed automated manual transmission and all-wheel drive are standard. The TTS comes with a more powerful version of the TT's turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The TT was last fully redesigned for the 2008 model year and sees no major changes for 2015. As a result, this overview uses applicable research and reviews from the 2008 to 2015 model years.