Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
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 you might in some similar-sized 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 a tall cup of coffee upright when you’re cornering or braking.
The TT’s two rear seats are pretty confined; even teenagers will feel cramped and taller adults won’t fit without some extreme contortions.
However, both seats do have Isofix mounts, so they can take a child seat, although doing this will require sliding the front seat 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 or can be folded down together. It’s easy to do this when you’re standing by the boot, too – simply pull a lever on top of the seatback and push the seat forward.
The front passenger's seat has lumbar adjustment if you go for the S line trim, and it's electrically adjustable on the top-spec Vorsprung trim. That’s about it for seating flexibility, though.
On paper, the TT’s boot has more space, in terms of litres, than a Ford Fiesta's. 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's entrance.
It's also handy that the TT has a large hatchback tailgate rather than the saloon-style opening of many coupe rivals. It means that you can even slot a pushbike onboard – as long as you remove its front wheel first.
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