2021 Audi TTS

MSRP range: $59,500
Edmunds suggests you pay$58,929

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2021 Audi TTS Review

  • Impeccable cabin design bolstered by impressive level of tech
  • The turbocharged four-cylinder has plenty of power
  • Precise handling
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Not many easily accessible storage places for small items
  • Limited cargo space
  • Rear seats are better for carrying your bags than people
  • More interior leather surfaces, including Nappa leather seats
  • Navigation and premium Bang & Olufsen stereo are now standard
  • 20-inch wheels with summer performance tires are now standard
  • Part of the third Audi TT generation introduced for 2016

The 2021 Audi TTS sits in the sweet spot of the TT lineup. Its ideal driver is one who is looking for a more powerful TT but doesn't have the deeper pockets for the top-shelf TT RS model. The Audi TTS packs a 288-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine and offers quick acceleration, nimble handling, standard all-wheel-drive and a crisp-shifting seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The current TTS debuted in 2016 as part of the third-generation TT lineup. TTs are known for being high on style, luxury and technology, and this TTS is no exception. It has a sleek-looking exterior and an interior fitted with high-quality materials and a driver-focused layout. We're fond of the TTS, but it'll also be worth your time to check out a few rivals such as the BMW 2 Series (in its six-cylinder M240i guise), Porsche 718 Cayman and Toyota GR Supra.

Which TTS does Edmunds recommend?

The 2021 TTS Coupe only comes in a single well-equipped trim. Your choices largely come down to what cosmetic trappings you prefer, from colored stitching on the seats to carbon-fiber interior trim, alternate wheels and more.

Audi TTS models

The Audi TTS is a coupe that comes in a single trim level powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (288 horsepower, 280 lb-ft). Power is sent to all four wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The TTS has seating for four people, but know that the back seat is quite small. Standard feature highlights include:

TFSI Quattro S tronic

  • 20-inch wheels with summer tires
  • Adaptive suspension dampers
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Leather upholstery
  • Digital instrument cluster (Audi Virtual Cockpit)
  • Power-adjustable, heated front seats
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • LED headlights
  • 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system
  • Navigation system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration

The TTS offers a number of optional packages that include:

Black Optic package

  • Black-gloss exterior trim and door mirrors
  • 20-inch black-painted wheels
  • Red brake calipers

Competition package

  • Styling enhancements from the Black Optic package
  • Carbon-fiber interior trim
  • Leather and faux suede-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel
  • Fixed-wing rear spoiler

Consumer reviews

There are no consumer reviews for the 2021 Audi TTS.

Features & Specs

MPG & Fuel
23 City / 29 Hwy / 25 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 14.5 gal. capacity
4 seats
Type: all wheel drive
Transmission: 7-speed automated manual
Inline 4 cylinder
Horsepower: 288 hp @ 5400 rpm
Torque: 280 lb-ft @ 1900 rpm
Basic Warranty
4 yr./ 50000 mi.
Length: 165.0 in. / Height: 53.3 in. / Width: 72.1 in.
Curb Weight: 3263 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 12.0 cu.ft.

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Our experts’ favorite TTS safety features:

Audi Parking System Plus
Sounds an alert when the TTS approaches an object directly in front of or behind the car.
Audi Side Assist
Illuminates a light on the mirror if there's a vehicle in the blind spot. Audibly warns you when the turn signal is activated.
Rearview Camera
Displays a view of the area immediately behind the TTS to help while backing out of parking spots.

Audi TTS vs. the competition

2021 Audi TTS

2021 Audi TTS

2021 Lexus RC 350

2021 Lexus RC 350

Audi TTS vs. Lexus RC 350

The Lexus RC 350 focuses more on the luxury side of things than the TTS. It has a smooth V6 engine and a relaxed demeanor on the highway. It also costs less than the TTS. But we're not fans of the RC's infotainment interface, which is not as intuitive to use as it should be. You get standard all-wheel drive with the TTS too.

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Audi TTS vs. Porsche 718 Cayman

A base Porsche 718 Cayman starts about the same as a TTS, but options can quickly send the price skyward. That said, the 718 Cayman is one of the best-driving cars around. Its steering gives you a great sense of the road, and its handling, thanks to its mid-engine layout, is balanced and playful. You can even get a manual transmission, which is something Audi no longer offers for the TTS.

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Audi TTS vs. BMW 2 Series

The BMW 2 Series, especially in its M240i trim, offers a fantastic blend of performance, comfort and refinement. It is priced less than the TTS and offers more power and a bigger back seat. Though the 2 Series is a handsome coupe, it isn't as stylish as the TTS and may not get the same level of attention. And all-wheel drive is optional for the 2 Series.

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Is the Audi TTS a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 TTS both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Audi TTS fuel economy, so it's important to know that the TTS gets an EPA-estimated 25 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the TTS has 12.0 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Audi TTS. Learn more

What's new in the 2021 Audi TTS?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Audi TTS:

  • More interior leather surfaces, including Nappa leather seats
  • Navigation and premium Bang & Olufsen stereo are now standard
  • 20-inch wheels with summer performance tires are now standard
  • Part of the third Audi TT generation introduced for 2016
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Is the Audi TTS reliable?

To determine whether the Audi TTS is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the TTS. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the TTS's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2021 Audi TTS a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Audi TTS is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 TTS is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2021 Audi TTS?

The least-expensive 2021 Audi TTS is the 2021 Audi TTS 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $59,500.

Other versions include:

  • 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) which starts at $59,500
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What are the different models of Audi TTS?

If you're interested in the Audi TTS, the next question is, which TTS model is right for you? TTS variants include 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM). For a full list of TTS models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2021 Audi TTS

2021 Audi TTS Overview

The 2021 Audi TTS is offered in the following submodels: TTS Coupe. Available styles include 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM). The 2021 Audi TTS comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 7-speed automated manual. The 2021 Audi TTS comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2021 Audi TTS?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Audi TTS and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 TTS.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Audi TTS and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 TTS 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

This review was 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.

What's a good price for a New 2021 Audi TTS?

2021 Audi TTS 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)

The 2021 Audi TTS 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $60,545. The average price paid for a new 2021 Audi TTS 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) is trending $1,616 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,616 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $58,929.

The average savings for the 2021 Audi TTS 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) is 2.7% below the MSRP.

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What is the MPG of a 2021 Audi TTS?

2021 Audi TTS 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM), 7-speed automated manual, premium unleaded (required)
25 compined MPG,
23 city MPG/29 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG25
Transmission7-speed automated manual
Drive Trainall wheel drive
Displacement2.0 L
Passenger Volume87.0 cu.ft.
Wheelbase98.6 in.
Length165.0 in.
Width72.1 in.
Height53.3 in.
Curb Weight3263 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2021 Audi TTS?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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