Sharp design; sharp handling; sharp acceleration
No TTS Roadster version; cup holders are small; no convenient cubby for a cellphone
All TT models now have a 7-speed dual-clutch automated transmission. That's one more gear than last year's model. Audi has also changed how it measures horsepower, so the figures below are slightly lower than before (torque is unchanged). Wireless charging and a phone signal booster are also newly standard across the range. The regular TT is eligible for an "S line competition package" that includes aluminum door sills and an upgraded 3-spoke/flat-bottomed steering wheel, plus 19-in alloy wheels.
The higher-performance, coupe-only TTS model gains a Sport mode for its Virtual Cockpit, and is now offered with a new Competition options bundle featuring Nappa leather-covered seats and a simulated suede-covered 3-spoke/flat-bottomed steering wheel, red brake calipers, rear wing/side mirrors finished in high-gloss black and 20-in high-gloss black-finished alloy wheels.
This is one of those "want" purchases rather than a "need." The good news is that whatever TT a buyer wants is a fine choice and we wouldn't dissuade you.
The 2019 Audi TT comes in coupe or 2-seater convertible (Roadster) form. The 2019 Audi TTS is available solely as a coupe.
The TT coupe ($45,895) has 18-in alloy wheels, full LED lighting, an automatic rear spoiler, dual exhaust tailpipes, heated windshield washer nozzles, keyless entry/ignition, selectable driving modes, automatic climate control, a flat-bottomed steering wheel, rain-sensing wipers, parking sensors front and rear, heated front seats, leather/simulated suede (Alcantara) upholstery, heated/power-folding/self-dimming side mirrors, a self-dimming rearview mirror with digital compass, a rearview camera, Audi's Virtual Cockpit 12.3-in digital driver information display, 8-way power-adjustable front seats, 50/50 split/folding rear seats, ambient LED cabin lighting, storage drawer under front passenger seat, wireless charging, signal booster, Bluetooth and a 9-speaker audio system with HD/satellite radio, two USB ports, two SD card slots and an auxiliary input.
The TT Roadster ($49,395) comes with essentially the same equipment (minus the two rear seats), but naturally has a power-operated soft top, plus a powered wind defector, rollover hoops and a microphone in the seat belt for voice control of the infotainment system.
An "S line competition package" includes 19-in alloy wheels, a TT RS rear spoiler, an upgraded steering wheel, some cosmetic additions and a Sport mode for the Virtual Cockpit. Other options include leather upholstery. The convertible also offers a neck-heating feature using warm air.
The TTS coupe ($54,795) comes with 19-in alloy wheels, adaptive suspension, quad exhaust tips, sportier front seats and the more powerful engine.
The TTS is eligible for its own Competition package (mentioned above), plus a Black Optic package that adds a black grille, black mirror housings and titanium-finish 20-in alloy wheels. The TTS is also eligible for the Technology package that includes navigation, blind spot monitoring, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration and a Bang & Olufsen 680-watt/12-speaker audio system.
Luggage space in the coupe is 12 cu ft. Those small rear seats fold to create a little more cargo area. The Roadster's trunk measures 7.5 cu ft., so stowage space is not one of the TT's strength, but that comes with the high-style territory. If someone really wants to play golf, perhaps they should look at another car.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||12 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||1 Years/10,000 Miles|