2009 Audi TT Interior
This interior review was written when the 2009 Audi TT was new.
Automotive journalists admire the Audi TT's luxurious finish, comfortable front seats, and long list of standard convenience features. Still, some complain that the coupe's backseat is useless, its Multi-Media Interface system is difficult to operate, and its cabin lacks storage space.
- "True to Audi tradition, the interior of the 2009 TT is beautifully built." -- Edmunds
- "Of course, the interior is very impressive (as is the normal TT). The thick leather stitching in the seats is gorgeous, the shifter looks and feels great, and the HVAC vents and flat-bottom steering wheel simply reek of quality." -- Automobile Magazine
- "Inside the coupe, every appointment feels, looks and smells luxurious." -- Detroit News
- "Inside, the 2008 Audi TT is wonderful. Highlighted by standard leather seats and real aluminum trim, the interior is well put together, with tight tolerances and sturdy, soft-touch materials. The design is contemporary, simple, and attractive." -- New Car Test Drive
- "2009 Audi TT Premium The 2009 TT may be a two-seater, but that doesn't mean it has a cramped cockpit. Contemporary design, premium materials and a wide array of color choices combine in a passenger cabin that furthers Audi's reputation for producing standout interiors." -- Kelley Blue Book
Reviewer report difficulty when entering and exiting the TT's cabin, but once inside find it comfortable for two. Though the coupe features a rear seat, auto writers claim it's better suited for storage than passengers.
- "The beltline is high and occupants sit low. That means getting in or out of the front seat calls for agility." -- MSN
- "Once you've collected your wits after braining yourself getting into the TT, you'll find more headroom than you'd expect (swelling notwithstanding). At 6 feet tall, I'm plenty comfortable in there. " -- Cars.com
- "Once inside, the TT has more room for the driver than most sports cars. A 6-foot, 7-inch friend said he fit well in the TT, but found the Z4 to be cramped. The front seats are comfortable and have nice bolstering to help keep you in place in fast turns." - New Car Test Drive
- "The seats are comfortable and supportive. The TT's flat-bottom steering wheel allows more room for the driver's legs. ... Convertibles have no rear seats. The Coupe's back seat is only suited for parcels and maybe very small children." -- Consumer Guide
Audi makes available a wide array of standard and optional modern convenience features that generally leave critics pleased. Many, however, note that its Multi Media Interface (MMI) system complicates controls for the not-so tech savvy.
- "Gauges are legible. Audio and climate controls are easy to use in cars equipped without a navigation system. With navigation, audio controls are integrated into, and therefore complicated by, Audi's Multi Media Interface (MMI)--a system that requires considerable time to master." -- Consumer Guide
- "Every amenity, from the optional navigation system to the 255 Watt 14-speaker stereo system, is easy to use and operate. Even Audi's flat bottomed steering wheel gives the TT a special feel." -- Detroit News
- "An optional navigation system is operated by Audi's Multi-Media Interface (MMI), the rotary-knob controller with menus on a dash-mounted screen. It's similar to BMW's iDrive but easier to use, though techno-phobes may still want to stay clear and forgo the navigation system; TT's without it don't have MMI." -- Forbes
- "The flat-bottomed wheel and supportive front seats give the interior a sporty feel, while the coupe's hatchback design and fold-down rear seats offer practicality and ample luggage space." -- Edmunds
Auto writers are pleased with the Audi TT coupe's 13.1 cubic-feet of cargo space, which can be expanded with split-folding seats and a ski-pass through feature. Many, however, report that its cabin lacks useful storage compartments.
- "Hatch storage area is shallow but usefully long and wide, and nicely finished. The rear seatbacks fold down on Coupes, while Roadsters offer an optional ski pass-through. Cabin storage is limited." -- Consumer Guide
- "[F]old the seats down and you've got a trunk big enough to hold two sets of golf clubs." -- Detroit News
- "Perhaps I was most surprised at how usable this car proved to be.... I don't expect trunks on roadsters to be huge (indeed, my backpack could be described as "fitted luggage"), but the TTS still offered a fair amount of cargo room and nifty pouches to store my odds and ends." -- Automobile Magazine
- "The TT's cargo capacity is better than you'd expect from the outside. The hatch represents 13.1 cubic feet under a large opening, which isn't bad. Fold the 50/50-split rear seats down and it increases to almost 25 cubic feet of pretty versatile cargo volume." -- Cars.com
- "Unfortunately, neither the coupe nor the roadster have enough interior storage for small items." -- New Car Test Drive
- "Whoever designed the rear seat also did the glove box. Other than a set of gloves, an owner's manual and the built-in case for your glasses, little else fits." -- Chicago Tribune