Audi TT coupe running costs
The TT is a premium coupe and therefore commands a premium price tag. However, it’s important to remember that all TT’s come fairly well equipped and all of the standard engines 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 company car drivers are likely to be disappointed by the absence of a diesel option any more.
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 have climate control and front parking sensors, while sat-nav is also an expensive (but worthwhile) option.
Audi TT coupe reliability
Audi as a brand doesn’t usually fare that well in our reliability surveys, but the TT performed very well in the coupe category, scoring four stars out of five. This is perhaps reflective of the fact that many of this TT’s oily bits are shared with other models in the Audi line-up, so they're tried and tested.
Audi TT coupe safety and 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 stars 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 expert 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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