Compared with rivals such as the VW Scirocco and Peugeot RCZ, the TT looks pretty pricey. However, while those models are available with relatively low-powered engines, all versions of the TT offer strong performance. And while discounts are fairly small, the TT will hold on to its value far better than most of its rivals. Impressive fuel economy also helps keep your running costs low.
The cheaper petrol models are particularly good value considering the performance they offer, although if you’re a company car driver you’ll probably be attracted by the lower CO2 emissions of the diesel.
The TTS and TT RS are a different story. The RS in particular uses more fuel than any other TT and its road tax, insurance and servicing are befitting of a car with its level of performance.
Audi TT Coupe equipment
We’d go for entry-level Sport trim, which gets air-conditioning, Alcantara and leather seats, xenon headlights, 18in alloy wheels, Bluetooth, a USB socket and a DAB radio. S line trim really isn’t worth the extra unless you value the sportier styling it brings, although you also get automatic LED headlights and rain-sensing wipers.
Whichever trim you choose, it costs extra to add parking sensors, climate and cruise controls, while sat-nav is also an expensive (but worthwhile) optional extra.
Audi TT Coupe reliability
This generation of Audi TT was too new to appear in our latest ownership satisfaction survey. The previous model was featured, though, and it got a below-average score for reliability. Also, Audi as a brand doesn’t usually fare that well in our surveys if you consider reliability alone. At least many of this TT’s oily bits are shared with other models in the Audi line-up, so are tried and tested.
Audi TT Coupe safety & security
Every TT comes with four airbags as standard, along with a ‘secondary-collision assist’ system that helps to stop the car as soon as possible after a crash. However, it's a shame automatic emergency braking isn't available. Optional kit does, however, include a blindspot warning system.
The TT was awarded four out of five in its Euro NCAP crash test in 2015, with scores of 81% for adult protection, 68% for child protection and 82% for pedestrian protection. Meanwhile, security experts Thatcham awarded the car five out of five for its resistance to being stolen, and four out of five for its resistance to being broken into. Every version comes with an alarm.
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This is our favourite trim. You get air-conditioning, Alcantara and leather seats, xenon headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth, a USB socket and a DAB radio. However, you’ll probably want to pay extra for rear parking sensors, climate control and the Technology pack, which includes sat-nav.
This trim adds a sportier bodykit over the Sport, along with LED headlights, 19-inch alloys and automatic lights and wipers. You still have to pay extra for rear parking sensors, climate control and the Technology pack, though.
The TTS is more of a bespoke model than a trim level. It gets a similarly generous equipment list to the S line versions, but adds Audi’s magnetic ride, which lets you stiffen or soften the suspension to suit different types of driving.
The range-topping trim, and it's suitably well equipped as standard. Features such as leather sports seats, climate control, a part-Alcantara steering wheel,. Bluetooth, DAB radio, sat-nav, USB connections and Audi's brilliant Virtual Cockpit digital instruments are thrown in. It doesn't come cheap, though.