Audi TT Interior
While auto writers fancy the TT's elegant finish, comfortable front seats and long list of convenience features, many complain that the coupe's backseat is useless, its optional Multi-Media Interface system is difficult to operate, and its cabin lacks sufficient storage space.
- "Inside, top-notch materials and high-quality construction complement an inspired design aesthetic. Available two-tone color schemes and baseball glove-style stitching add a level of flair that competitors can't quite match." -- Edmunds
- "Inside the coupe, every appointment feels, looks and smells luxurious." -- Detroit News
- "The cozy cockpit, which retains the previous circular aluminum vents and cues and adds a racy flat-bottomed steering wheel, feels high quality and appropriately neoclassic." -- Motor Trend
- "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
Though the TT features a backseat, critics assert that it's better suited for two front-seat passengers. Also, reviewers report that the TT's low-slung design makes it difficult to enter and exit - which is actually quite common in this class.
- "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
Critics appreciate the Audi's long list of standard and optional convenience features. Many, however, report that its optional Multi Media Interface (MMI) system complicates controls for the not-so tech savvy. If the TT's MMI system is a deal breaker for you, check out the BMW Z4's improved iDrive media interface.
- "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
The TT coupe provides 13.1 cubic-feet of cargo space, which can be expanded with split-folding seats and a ski pass-through feature. Though this leaves most reviewers pleased, many still complain that the TT lacks useful onboard storage space. For greater cargo room in the class of luxury sports cars, check out the Chevy Corvette's 22.4 cubic feet or the Boxster, which features a cargo hold in the front and back.
- "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