2017 Audi TTS
- Impeccable cabin design bolstered by impressive level of technology
- More power than you might think from the turbocharged, four-cylinder engine
- Precise handling that makes it easy to maneuver in any situation
- Standard all-wheel drive means it's sure-footed in any kind of weather
- Not many easily accessible storage places to stash a cell phone or wallet
- Limited cargo space so you need to pack light
- Rear seats are better for carrying your bags than they are for people
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Edmunds' Expert Review
We're big fans of the Audi TT, awarding it a coveted Edmunds A rating. It has plenty of power, capable handling and a beautifully simple interior. Of course, there are always shoppers who crave a little more of everything. For them, Audi created the TTS.
With an increase of 72 horsepower over the TT and a sport-tuned suspension with driver-adjustable dampers, the TTS' performance should be able to bring a smile to even the most demanding drivers. These additions also give the TTS the credentials to challenge the most notable luxury sport coupes in its class like the Porsche 718 Cayman and BMW M2.
On paper, the Porsche and BMW have a slight edge, but the differences may be so slight that personal preference will be more of a deciding factor. The TTS does grab an advantage for its standard all-wheel drive that isn't even an option on its competition. Then there's the Audi's wonderfully simple yet technologically advanced cockpit that could win over shoppers on looks alone.
Standard safety features for the 2017 Audi TTS include traction and stability control, antilock disc brakes, front knee airbags, side curtain airbags, front side airbags that provide additional protection for occupants' heads and abdomens, and a rearview camera.
The optional Technology package adds front and rear parking sensors and a blind-spot monitor.
Trim levels & features
The 2017 Audi TTS is a compact luxury coupe with seating for four. Unlike the standard TT, the high performance TTS is not available as a two-seat convertible.
Standard features include 19-inch wheels with summer performance tires, a lowered sport-tuned adaptive suspension, automatic LED headlights, LED taillights, automatic wipers, an automatically deployed rear spoiler, heated and power-folding mirrors, auto-dimming mirrors, Audi Drive Select adjustable drive settings, and keyless entry and ignition.
Inside, you get a virtual gauge cluster, Audi's MMI infotainment system with touchpad capability and voice control, automatic climate control, LED ambient lighting, a universal garage door opener, a tilt-and-telescoping sport steering wheel with shift paddles, leather and synthetic-suede upholstery, heated 8-way power front seats (with four-way power lumbar and power side bolsters), folding rear seatbacks, matte aluminum interior inlays, a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and streaming audio and a nine-speaker sound system with a CD/DVD player, an SD-card reader, satellite radio, two USB ports and an auxiliary audio jack.
The optional Technology package adds a blind-spot monitor, front and rear parking sensors, a navigation system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and Audi Connect telematics with 4G Wi-Fi hotspot capability and online services. The Black Optic package adds 20-inch wheels and high-gloss black exterior treatments.
Additional options include 20-inch wheels, red-painted brake calipers, upgraded Nappa leather and a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system.
The 2017 Audi TTS comes standard with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 292 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automated manual transmission with steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles sends power to all four wheels.
Audi estimates the TTS coupe will reach 60 mph in 4.6 seconds, which would be almost a full second quicker than the standard TT coupe's recorded time in Edmunds testing.
The TTS' fuel economy is rated at 25 mpg in combined driving (23 city/27 highway). These are respectable figures considering the car's focus on performance.
The Audi TT is already a strong performer in its own right and the TTS adds to it with more power and sharper handling. In terms of engine output and acceleration, the TTS in only marginally slower than the Porsche 718 Cayman and BMW M2. Likewise, the TTS' cornering abilities should allow it to keep up with its rivals on a winding mountain road, Thanks to the selectable suspension modes and standard all-wheel drive, this kind of handling doesn't come at the expense of ride comfort, either.
In the comfort-oriented settings, the highway ride is compliant enough to smooth over the smaller road imperfections and the cabin remains reasonably quiet to reduce fatigue on long trips. With all this in mind, the 2017 Audi TTS represents one of the more refined and civilized choices in the class.
As with other Audi models, the interior of the TTS artfully blends high technology with an understated and minimalist design. Likewise, the materials and build quality are excellent and the diamond-quilted leather seats add a pricey luxury car appearance. In a time when other cars are cluttered with a mass of buttons and readouts, the simplicity of the TTS cockpit is refreshing.
The virtual gauge cluster not only displays vital information, but also handles audio, navigation and secondary system controls, too. The majority of functions are controlled via the MMI knob mounted on the center console right where your hand normally rests. The system works flawlessly, with quick responses and super sharp graphics that are easy to read at a glance. Some of the menus take some getting used to, but it quickly becomes intuitive.
Its front seats provide plenty of support and cushioning for hours of comfortable touring and there are enough adjustments to ensure that tall and short occupants will find a perfect driving position. The coupe's rear seats are very small and even children may find them too confining. It's best to think of those seats as a secondary cargo area.
Trunk space is adequate with 12 cubic feet of capacity for the coupe. Fitting a golf bag with a driver will likely require folding the rear seats flat, but that isn't unusual for cars in this class.
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Features & Specs
The 2017 Audi TTS proves itself once again as a solid option in the performance coupe category. Its cutting-edge technology and faultless interior are just a couple of the reasons why it holds its own against others in its class.
There are a few key differences between the Audi TTS and the standard TT, such as an increase of 72 horsepower and a more sophisticated sport-tuned suspension system with driver-adjustable dampers. Couple that with the standard all-wheel drive and the gorgeous cabin and you can see why many consumers will find themselves choosing this option over its rivals.
Back to that interior: It's one of the most beautiful aspects of the Audi TTS. Materials and build quality are uncompromising and the simplicity of the TTS cockpit means fewer distractions for the driver. An MMI knob mounted on the center console gives you control over the virtual gauge cluster, allowing you to view vital information, audio, navigation and secondary system controls. The system is relatively intuitive, especially once you're used to the menu structure, but it works quickly and flawlessly.
The biggest drawback for this performance coupe is the limited amount of space. There aren't many places to store small items; the rear seats are tiny (cramped even for kids); and a small trunk means you'll have to pack light. If you can overlook the storage issues though, the TTS is absolutely a joy to drive.
Under the hood, the 2017 Audi TTS boasts 292 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque from its turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Power goes to all four wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles. Audi estimates that the TTS coupe will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. That's almost a full second quicker than the standard TT's recorded time during Edmunds testing. EPA fuel economy estimates for the 2017 Audi TTS had not been published at the time of this writing, but the 2016 TTS, which is mechanically identical, returns 25 mpg combined (23 city/27 highway). For a performance coupe, these are decent figures.
Standard features for the TTS include 19-inch wheels with summer performance tires, a sport-tuned adaptive suspension, automatic LED lights, an automatically deployed rear spoiler, and Audi's MMI infotainment system. Optional packages include the Technology package, which offers features like blind-spot monitors, parking sensors, navigation and smartphone compatibility. The Black Optic package offers such cosmetic upgrades as 20-inch wheels and high-gloss black exterior touches.
With plenty of all-wheel-drive power, great handling and a beautiful cutting-edge interior, the 2017 Audi TTS truly is a solid choice in the performance coupe category. If it's the kind of coupe you want, Edmunds can help find the perfect 2017 Audi TTS for you.
2017 Audi TTS Overview
The 2017 Audi TTS is offered in the following submodels: TTS Coupe. Available styles include quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM).
What do people think of the 2017 Audi TTS?
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