If you’re extremely long-legged, you might wish the driver’s seat slid a bit farther back, but most adults will be more than comfortable. The wide cabin also helps you feel less claustrophobic and hemmed in than in many sports cars.
The door bins are fairly pokey, but there’s a small cubby in front of the gearlever to keep valuables out of sight, plus a decent-sized glovebox. The single cupholder between the front seats is deep enough to hold tall cup of coffee upright when you’re cornering or braking.
The TT’s two rear seats are pretty poky; even teenagers will feel pretty cramped in them and taller adults won’t fit without extreme contortion.
However, both seats do have Isofix mounts so can take a child seat, although doing this will require sliding the seat in front forward quite a long way. Most people will just prefer to use the space for bags and coats.
Seat folding and flexibility
The rear seatbacks split 50/50 and can be folded down. It’s easy to do this when you’re standing by the boot, too – you simply pull a lever on top of the seatback and push the seat forward.
That’s about it for seating flexibility, though; there’s no option of a folding front passenger seat for those occasions when you need to carry extra-long items, although you wouldn't really expect one in a car from this class.
On paper, you can actually fit more litres of luggage in the TT’s boot than that of a Ford Fiesta. However, while the TT's boot is technically bigger, it’s also rather shallow – particularly towards the back of the car. So, although the weekly shopping shouldn’t present any problems, carrying taller items is more of a challenge and will usually require you to fold the rear seats down.
Thankfully, doing so leaves no annoying step in the extended boot floor, plus there’s only a small lip to negotiate at the boot entrance.
It's also handy that the TT has a large hatchback tailgate rather than the saloon-style opening of many coupe rivals. This means you can even slot a bike in easily enough – as long as you remove its front wheel first.