2019 Audi TTS Coupe

What’s new

  • New seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • New wireless charging pad with signal booster comes standard
  • New Competition package with gloss black 20-inch wheels
  • Part of the second Audi TTS generation introduced for 2016

Pros & Cons

  • Impeccable cabin design bolstered by impressive level of technology
  • The turbocharged four-cylinder has plenty of power on tap
  • Precise handling 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 small items
  • Limited cargo space, so you need to pack light
  • Rear seats are better for carrying your bags than they are for people
MSRP Starting at
$53,800

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Which TTS does Edmunds recommend?

The 2019 Audi TTS comes well equipped with many of the latest features and functions that are available on many luxury cars, but that doesn't mean there aren't some must-have options. If you want style, opt for the Competition or Black Optic package, while the Technology package adds built-in navigation, a 12-speaker stereo system, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

To put it simply, the Audi TTS is a quicker and sportier version of Audi's cute coupe, the TT. So similar are the two in appearance that a casual bystander wouldn't be able to tell them apart. But for those in the know, the subtle visual differences — quad exhaust, aluminum-appearance exterior accents, and larger air intakes in the grille — give the TTS away. On the inside, you'll find more aggressive bolstering on the sport seats and contrast stitching on the seats and doors.

But the important stuff is under the hood. Unlike the TT's 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, the TTS ups the ante with 288 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque out of its 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four. It launches to 60 mph from a stop in 4.4 seconds, versus 5.5 seconds for the TT coupe. The rest of the powertrain, including a new seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive, remains the same.

Keeping the chassis under control is a dynamically adjustable suspension system that uses the power of magnets to control damper fluid. It gives the TTS a broader range of comfort while improving its handling when the road gets twisty.

The TTS' rear seat is small, essentially an additional storage space, but it should be fine to transport small children. For that matter, if you do need to carry more than one other adult regularly, you may want to consider the Audi S3, which features the same powertrain but in a sedan format. The BMW M240i is also a good choice due to its available all-wheel drive and roomier rear bench. Alternatively, if you don't want to bother with rear seats at all, the Jaguar F-Pace and the Porsche 718 Cayman offer better dynamics with seating for two.

But if you're interested in performance coupes with a flair for design, the 2019 Audi TTS sits right in the middle of that segment, with enough room, adequate performance and stylish luxury touches.

2019 Audi TTS models

In a nutshell, the 2019 Audi TTS coupe is a sportier, more powerful variant of the normal TT. It technically has seating for four, though the back seats are so small that even children might find them too confining. It's offered in a single, well-equipped trim level with few available extras. Motivating the TTS is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (288 horsepower, 280 pound-feet of torque) that delivers power to all four wheels via a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission. The performance-oriented TT RS is reviewed separately.

The Audi TTS' standard features include 19-inch wheels with summer performance tires, a sport-tuned suspension (compared to the regular TT) with adaptive dampers, LED headlights and taillights, automatic wipers, heated and power-folding side mirrors, auto-dimming mirrors, a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, and keyless entry and ignition.

Inside, you get a virtual gauge cluster serving as both instrumentation and the infotainment display screen as well as Audi's MMI infotainment system with touchpad capability and voice control, automatic climate control, LED ambient lighting, a tilt-and-telescoping sport steering wheel with wheel-mounted shift paddles, Audi Drive Select adjustable drive settings, leather and simulated suede upholstery, heated eight-way power front seats (with four-way power lumbar adjustment and power side bolsters), folding rear seatbacks, Bluetooth and a nine-speaker sound system with a CD player, an SD card reader, satellite radio, and two USB ports.

The TTS has four optional packages. The Technology package equips blind-spot monitoring, a navigation system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Audi Connect telematics (with 4G Wi-Fi hotspot capability and online services), and a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system. The Black Optic package includes 20-inch wheels and high-gloss black exterior treatments. The Competition package adds different 20-inch gloss-black wheels, gloss-black exterior trim, carbon-fiber interior trim, leather all over the interior, faux-suede sport steering wheel, red brake calipers and a fixed rear wing. The S Sport Seat package furnishes it with upgraded leather upholstery and additional leather trim.

Red-painted brake calipers and 20-inch forged aluminum wheels are the only stand-alone options.

Trim tested

Edmunds has not yet driven any version of this vehicle. The following is our take on what's significant about it and what you can expect.

Scorecard

Overallundefined / 5

Driving

If the standard TT is any indication, the TTS will feature an excellent quick-shifting gearbox and an all-wheel-drive system that will keep it glued to the ground. According to Audi, the estimated 0-60 mph time is 4.4 seconds, which is more than a second quicker than our instrumented test result for the standard TT.

Comfort

The standard seats have firm but comfortable cushions, adjustable lumbar and plenty of lateral support. In its Comfort setting, the suspension is compliant enough to smooth over smaller road imperfections. Combine these qualities with the quiet cabin and you've got a coupe suitable for long trips.

Interior

The TTS' low-slung nature will make it difficult for some to enter and exit gracefully, but it feels roomy inside even for taller passengers. The thin roof pillars make it exceptionally easy to see out of. Don't think you're buying a true four-seater; the back seats are basically useless.

Utility

The trunk space measures 12 cubic feet. Fold the rear seats and the cargo area will swallow two golf bags. Interior storage is sparse. It's limited to modest door pockets, a small covered bin, and armrest space shared with a cupholder. (Another cupholder is beneath the armrest.)

Technology

Most Audis use a central display screen, but the TTS' infotainment display is entirely contained within the digital instrument panel (Audi's Virtual Cockpit). Drivers can navigate its menus using buttons on the steering wheel or the controller just aft of the shifter.

Consumer reviews

There are no consumer reviews for the 2019 Audi TTS.

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    Features & Specs

    quattro 2dr Coupe AWD features & specs
    quattro 2dr Coupe AWD
    2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM
    MSRP$53,800
    MPG 23 city / 29 hwy
    SeatingSeats 4
    Transmission7-speed automated manual
    Horsepower288 hp @ 5400 rpm
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    Safety

    Our experts’ favorite TTS safety features:

    Audi Parking System Plus
    Sounds an alert when the TTS approaches an object directly behind or in front of the car.
    Audi Side Assist
    Illuminates a light on the mirror if there's a vehicle in the blind spot. Audibly warns the driver 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

    Audi TTS vs. Volkswagen Golf R

    At first blush, a sport coupe and a hot hatch may not seem comparable, but the Golf R and the TTS share the same powertrain. In essence, these two vehicles are two sides of one coin. The Golf R has more doors, a larger rear seat and much more cargo space, while the TTS is the better-handling machine of the two.

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    Audi TTS vs. Audi S3

    The Audi S3 and the Audi TTS share many things such as powertrains, exterior and interior designs, and infotainment systems. But the S3 comes with a real back seat and trunk, making it ideal for someone who wants the sportiness and luxury of the TTS but has real-world needs for passengers and cargo. Of course, the TTS does win on style.

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    Audi TTS vs. Audi S5

    Compared to the TTS, the S5 is larger, roomier and smoother on the highway. The TTS' short wheelbase and peppy powertrain are fun on twisty mountain roads, but drivers who deal with straight freeways and traffic may prefer to stretch out in the S5 instead. The TTS comes into its own on twisty mountain roads or deep in the city, where its size is ideal for parking.

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    FAQ

    Is the Audi TTS a good car?
    The Edmunds experts tested the 2019 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 2019 Audi TTS?

    According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2019 Audi TTS:

    • New seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
    • New wireless charging pad with signal booster comes standard
    • New Competition package with gloss black 20-inch wheels
    • Part of the second Audi TTS 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 2019 Audi TTS a good car?
    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2019 Audi TTS is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2019 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 2019 Audi TTS?

    The least-expensive 2019 Audi TTS is the 2019 Audi TTS quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $53,800.

    Other versions include:

    • quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) which starts at $53,800
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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 quattro 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 2019 Audi TTS

    2019 Audi TTS Coupe Overview

    The 2019 Audi TTS Coupe is offered in the following styles: quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM).

    What do people think of the 2019 Audi TTS Coupe?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Audi TTS Coupe 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 2019 TTS Coupe.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

    Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Audi TTS Coupe and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 TTS Coupe featuring deep dives into trim levels including quattro, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

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    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.

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