We won't beat around the bush: We think the Audi TT is one of the best cars in its segment, which is why we gave it an A rating. Handsome, luxurious and electrifying to drive, the TT is a car that owners will look forward to driving every single day.
The Audi TT first burst onto the scene in late 1998 as a slick two-door coupe (and, later, a two-seat roadster) notable for its rounded and almost cutesy Bauhaus-inspired styling. Today's TT is more sporty and purposeful. Redesigned just last year, the new TT has a sporty edge to it, with styling cues that resemble Audi's R8 supercar. Available as a four-seat coupe or a two-seat convertible, the TT is a handsome car outside and in, with a luxurious cabin that practically overflows with new technology. Whatever you call the new TT, don't call it cute.
One of our favorite features of the TT's interior is Audi's Virtual Cockpit instrument panel, a high-resolution full-video screen that can shrink the virtual analog gauges to make space for the Multimedia Interface (MMI) display, with functions controlled by a knob just aft of the shifter. Virtual Cockpit can also show a moving map display with satellite images from Google Earth — very cool.
But what we love most about the TT is the way it drives. The TT is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 220 horsepower and a strong 258 pound-feet of torque. Driving all four wheels via a six-speed automanual transmission, the TT served up a 5.5-second zero-to-60-mph run in Edmunds testing, a figure that compares well against its rivals. EPA fuel economy estimates are 26 mpg combined (23 city/30 highway) for both coupe and roadster models.
The TT Coupe is a reasonably practical car, with 12 cubic feet of cargo space, though fitting in a set of golf clubs will require folding the rear seatback — no big loss as the rear seats are tight and confining, even for small children. The convertible has only 7.5 cubic feet of trunk space, which could be a deal-breaker for potential buyers who like to travel (unless they like to travel to clothing-optional resorts).
That said, a blast out on the open road may well change their mind. Not only is the TT's power delivery quick and linear, but it's brilliant in the turns, practically begging the driver to push harder with every corner. Road noise is noticeable but not intrusive, and it's easy to drown it out by switching the TT to Dynamic mode, which turns up the exhaust noise and quickens the powertrain response. The ride provides a perfect balance between performance and comfort, making the TT a great choice for both sporty driving and leisurely touring — and that's why we love it so.
Both roadster and coupe models are offered in a single trim level with additional features bundled into packages. How should you configure yours? Let Edmunds help find the perfect 2017 Audi TT for you.
2017 Audi TT Overview
The 2017 Audi TT is offered in the following submodels: Coupe, Convertible. Available styles include 2.0T quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), and 2.0T quattro 2dr Convertible AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM). TT models are available with a 2.0-liter gas engine, with output up to 220 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 TT comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed automated manual. The 2017 TT comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.
Is the 2017 Audi TT a good car? Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2017 Audi TT and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2017 TT featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
Our Review Process All of our reviews are written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.
We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.
How can Edmunds help? Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including rich, trim-level features and specs information like: MSRP, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, heated seating, cooled seating, cruise control, parking assistance, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats ,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, wheel tire, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, engine torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy (city, highway, combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (length, width, seating capacity, cargo space), car safety, true cost to own. Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, fuel economy, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds rating, and color
2017 audi tt 2.0T quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 6-speed automated manual, premium unleaded (recommended) 26 combined MPG 23 city MPG/30 highway MPG
2017 audi tt 2.0T quattro 2dr Convertible AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 6-speed automated manual, premium unleaded (recommended) 26 combined MPG 23 city MPG/30 highway MPG
What options are available on the 2017 Audi TT?
Available Audi TT 2017 Submodel Types: Convertible, Coupe, Hatchback
Available Audi TT 2017 Trims: 2.0T quattro, 180hp, 225hp quattro, 2.0T, 3.2 quattro, 250hp quattro, 180hp quattro, 2.0T Premium Plus quattro, 2.0T Premium quattro, quattro, 2.0T Premium Plus quattro
Exterior Colors: Brilliant Black, Moro Blue Pearl Effect, Glacier White Metallic, Light Silver Metallic, Sahara Silver Metallic, Brilliant Red, Ice Silver Metallic, Lake Silver Metallic, Ibis White, Ocean Blue Pearl Effect, Phantom Black Pearl Effect, Amulet Red, Aruba Blue Pearl Effect, Brilliant Black Clearcoat, Daytona Gray Pearl Effect, Denim Blue, Denim Blue Pearl Effect, Desert Green Pearl Effect, Dolomite Gray Pearl Effect, Florett Silver Metallic, Lake Silver, Meteor Gray Pearl Effect, Nano Gray Metallic, Raven Black Pearl Effect, Tango Red Metallic
Interior Colors: Ebony, Aviator Gray, Black leather/sueded microfiber, Black leather/suede, Black premium leather, Black premium leather/alcantara, Black w/Rock Gray Stitching leather/sueded microfiber, Crimson Red premium leather, Nappa Ebony, Denim Blue, Ebony leather, Limestone Gray leather/suede, Madras Brown premium leather, Magma Red Fine Nappa premium leather, Ocean Blue, Saddle Brown premium leather, Silver premium leather, Valcona Ebony, Vanilla
Popular Features: Alarm, Auto Climate Control, Stability Control, Trip Computer, AWD/4WD, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Post-collision safety system, Tire Pressure Warning, Leather Seats, Upgraded Headlights, Soft Top, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Power Driver Seat, Aux Audio Inputs, Bluetooth, 2nd Row Bucket Seats, Navigation, Parking sensors, Heated seats, Upgraded Stereo, Back-up camera, Blind Spot Monitoring, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Keyless Entry/Start, Mobile Internet, USB Inputs, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Multi-Zone Climate Control