2021 Audi TT

MSRP $45,500 - $47,700

Ranked #5 in Midsize Coupe

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2021 Audi TT Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 12, 2021

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The new TT is a fun-to-drive Coupe that is appropriately aggressive and offers magnetic handling. It is an instant style icon tuned with a driver-focused cabin and thrilling powertrain. The 2021 model adds new standard equipment, premium Nappa leather upholstery, and new driver assistance technologies. The 2021 Audi TT complements a set of 19-inch alloy wheels and summer performance tires. It stands firm in the Audi lineup with a Coupe body and sheer performance numbers. It pulls intense competition from Toyota Supra and Porsche 718.

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Pros

Potent power and steady acceleration

Agile and very fun to push around the corners

Driver-focused cabin

Track ready performance, at a relatively affordable price tag

Handsomely equipped, even in the base trim

Cons

Few safety features compared to rivals

Overall firm ride without magnetic dampers

Comical rear-seat space

What's New?

Blind-spot monitoring system gets standard

Nappa leather upholstery in the interior

New exterior color options - Navarra Blue and Chronos Grey


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$45500

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

2

top speed

155 mph

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

121 cu.in.

horsepower

228 hp @ 5000 rpm

torque

258 lb.-ft.. @ 1600 rpm

transmission

7 speed auto shift Manual

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

12.3/11.8 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

98.6 in.

length

61.1 in.

width

77.4 in.

height

53.4 in.

curb weight

3373 lbs.

capacity

passenger volume

47.7 cu ft.

cargo volume

7.5 cu ft.

payload capacity

551 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.7 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

11.7 sec.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

12 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

Base$45,500 onwards

S Line Competition$47,700 onwards

Colors and Styles

2021 Audi TT in Florett Silver Metallic color
Florett Silver Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Buying Advice

8.0

Pricing and Features

8.2

Engine and Performance

7.9

Fuel Economy

7.9

Interior

8.6

Exterior

8.4

Safety

7.0

Competition

9.5

Final Verdict

8.0

8.2

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.2

Overall Rating


In power focus, the TT manages to equip a powerful 2.0L block and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that channels power to all four wheels, enabling better cornering and all-terrain performance. As a result, the Coupe delivers steady acceleration and athletic control. In addition, you can sense a refreshed look with two new colors, Chronos Grey and Navarra Blue. Equipped with advanced driver aids and safety features, the new 2021 Audi TT is all about style, modernism, and performance.


7.9/10
Engine and Performance

7.9/10
Fuel Economy

8.6/10
Interior

8.4/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety

9.5/10
Competition

8.0/10
Final Verdict


2021 Audi TT Features

The 2021 Audi TT lineup offers a single trim option. Though, this class gets two different models to feed your cravings, TT and TTS. The TTS version is a more powerful car with disruptive performance numbers and magnetic dampers. The TT hosts an array of compelling features both inside and outside. Exterior gets a radiant look with programmable LED headlights, contrasting dampers, and a sculpted structure.

Trim

TT

MSRP (AWD)

$50,845

Key Features

Audi Virtual Cockpit with MMI Navigation

 

18-inch standard alloy wheels with optional 19-inch alloys with summer performance tires

 

Premium 12-speaker sound system by Bang & Olufsen

 

Three-spoke steering wheel with aluminum paddle shifters

 

Programmable LED Headlights with LED DRLs

 

Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control

 

New Smartphone Mirroring Feature

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Audi has launched a single trim option for TT. You can go for S line competition package which costs $2,100. It adds 19" Audi Sport 5-arm-polygon high-gloss anthracite black finish wheels, S line sport suspension, Gloss Black exterior trim, fixed rear wing spoiler, Black exhaust tips, and Audi virtual cockpit with Sport visual mode. It makes the Audi TT look more similar to an even sportier S line at a much lower price.

2021 Audi TT Engine and Performance

7.9/10

One of the most exciting parts of the 2021 Audi TT Coupe is its staggering performance. It houses a 2.0L inline-4 engine that belts in 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. All the power is distributed to all four wheels with the flagship Quattro AWD setup. As a result, the Coupe presents steady acceleration capability and athletic handling making every ride thrilling and in control. The new Audi TT scoots a 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds, holding the record for the fastest Coupe in its class. The quarter-mile timing is equally impressive, with 13.6 seconds on the clock. The 2021 Audi TT Coupe beats all the other competitors in the segment when it comes to outright acceleration.

Models

2021 Audi TT Coupe

2021 Lexus RC 300

2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

2021 BMW 4 Series Coupe

MSRP

$49,800

$42,220

$47,200

$45,600

Engine

2.0L Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder

2.0L Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder

2.0L Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder

2.0L Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder

Drivetrain

AWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

7-speed dual-clutch automatic

8-speed automatic

9-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power

228 hp @ 5,000 RPM

241 hp @ 5,800 RPM

255 h @ 5,800 RPM

255 hp @ 5,000 RPM

Torque

258 lb-ft @ 1,750 RPM

258 lb-ft @ 1,650 RPM

273 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM

295 lb-ft @ 1,550 RPM

0-60 MPH (seconds)

5.2

7.3

5.6

6.2

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

13.6

15.2

14.1

14.3

Top-Speed (MPH)

155

177

155

155

All cars are loaded with a potent 2.0L engine, but the most potent Coupes are the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe and BMW 4 Series Coupe. The TT is the least powerful, but class-leading acceleration makes up for it. The fastest of the class is the Lexus RC 300 with a thrilling top speed of up to 177 mph. When comparing the price tag, Audi is the most expensive option in the segment.

How well does the 2021 Audi TT Coupe handle?

The 2021 Audi TT Coupe is one of the sportiest handling Coupes in the segment. The Audi TT Coupe comes with a sportier suspension setup for better stability and handling dynamics. The car feels very agile around corners, and it is fun to push the Audi TT in corners. The brakes also do a great job of boosting your confidence while driving the car. The positive bite from the brakes makes the cornering experience much better. 

The driving position is nice and low. The sportier suspension means that ride quality is a bit compromised on rough roads. You can feel the sharper bumps filtering through the cabin. Every small bit on the 2021 Audi TT Coupe adds to a great handling experience for enthusiasts. All in all, the 2021 Audi TT has more than decent handling to keep you interested while driving it.

Braking Performance

The 2021 Audi TT offers instant power while also stopping in no time. You can tackle any road conditions with the Disc braking system. Ample traction is maintained at slippery roads by the ABS setup underneath. So, you can drive worry-free and enjoy the fullest of every ride in all seasons. Technically, the car holds 12.3-inch front disc rotors and 11.8-inch rear rotors and has a curb weight of 3,197 pounds, lighter than rivals. It takes an impressive 103 feet of distance to stop the 2021 Audi TT from 60 mph to a standstill.

Models

2021 Audi TT Coupe

2021 Lexus RC 300

2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

2021 BMW 4 Series Coupe

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

12.3

13.2

13.0

13.0

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

11.8

12.2

11.8

11.8

Curb Weight (lbs)

3197

3737

3572

3578

60-0 MPH (feet)

103

112

111

110

The new Audi TT fares the best-in-class stopping distance with comparatively smaller rotors. All thanks to the low curb weight of the car. The TT is almost 400-500 pounds lighter than competitors. The other competitors also offer impressive braking performance, and the 2021 Lexus RC 300 comes last as it takes 112 feet to stop from 60 mph. It is not a bad braking performance by any means but feels behind for the segment.

2021 Audi TT Fuel Economy

7.9/10

Sports Coupe like the 2021 Audi TT offers a decent fuel economy. It may not be the most potent Coupe on the block, but that has additional benefits. The car delivers an impressive combined mileage of 26 mpg. On highways, the vehicle emits 31 mpg, suitable for long weekend getaways. A sizable 14.5-gallon fuel tank underneath takes care of a long driving range. So if you are looking for an excitement-packed ride that is equally economical, the TT Coupe is a good choice.

Models

2021 Audi TT Coupe

2021 Lexus RC 300

2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

2021 BMW 4 Series Coupe

MPG (City)

23

21

22

24

MPG (Highway)

31

30

31

34

MPG (Combined)

26

24

25

27

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

14.5

17.4

17.4

15.8

Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles)

334/450/377

365/522/417

383/539/435

379/537/426

Considering all Coupes, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe manages to gain the most extended driving range despite a comparatively lower fuel economy. On the other hand, the Audi TT gets a balance between economy and range. All the other cars in the comparison offer a better range than the Audi TT Coupe. Still, the 2021 Audi TT Coupe has a good range on offer for most driving conditions.

2021 Audi TT Interior

8.6/10

The interior space of the 2021 Audi TT Coupe is everything about style and comfort. There is impeccable styling at every corner topped with quality material usage and updated infotainment. The TT can pack four passengers on paper, but the rear seats are comical for adults. The expandable seats can store additional cargo or hand-held bags. The front sports seats are broader and more comfortable with a heating feature. Ample legroom keeps tall passengers relaxed. An 8-way power adjustment and 4-way power lumbar are everything you need for perfect seating. The rear seat comes with a 50-50 folding bench so that you can further expand the cargo room.

A range of creature comforts are added like an Auto-dimming interior rearview mirror with digital compass, cruise control with coast, resume and accelerate features, keyless start, and flat-bottom steering wheel with paddle shifters. A sports steering wheel made in Aluminum and covered in leather adds additional comfort. Mounted controls and paddle shifters are a plus. Added conveniences include power front windows with one-touch up/down, illuminated glovebox, and cup holders. An automatic climate control system takes control of ambient cabin temperature at all times.

Models

2021 Audi TT Coupe

2021 Lexus RC 300

2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

2021 BMW 4 Series Coupe

Seating Capacity

4

4

4

4

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

37.1/53.6/41.1

39.0/54.7/45.4

39.0/54.7/45.4

39.8/55.3/42.2

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

33.8/47.9/28.9

34.8/50.8/27.3

35.6/51.7/32.0

36.1/51.7/33.7

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

12.0

10.4

10.5

12.0

The cargo capacity of the BMW 4 Series Coupe and the 2021 Audi TT Coupe is the best-in-class. The general seating area is the best among any Coupes in the BMW 4-Series Coupe. Audi TT offers 12.0 cubic feet of cargo area, which is expandable with a 50-50 split-bench. The front passengers get ample legroom and headroom, but the rear seats are not spacious for adults. Some of the standout interior features are as follows:

  • Front Sports seats with 8-way power seats and 4-way power lumbar
  • Heated front seats with Fine Nappa leather wrap
  • Aluminum flat-bottom steering wheel with leather wrap and paddle shifters
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Fade-to-off interior lighting

What's there to keep you entertained?

Audi has stepped ahead in offering a class-leading infotainment system with the flagship Audi Virtual Cockpit. The TT supports the latest MMI Navigation system with handwriting-recognition technology, a 9-speaker audio system by Bang & Olufsen, premium SiriusXM HD Radio, and the latest connectivity options. You can tune in to your favorite music through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. First, though, they are available by upgrading to the Technology package. The 2021 version is more intuitive and responsive. Some of the highlights of the infotainment system are as follows:

  • Audi Virtual Cockpit
  • MMI Navigation Plus
  • 9-speaker premium audio system by Bang & Olufsen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto w/Technology Package
  • SiriusXM All Access Service w/3-month subscription
  • Audi Smartphone Interface with two illuminated USB inputs
  • Voice Control

2021 Audi TT Exterior

8.4/10

The exterior design philosophy of the 2021 Audi TT is simply ecstatic. Engineers at Audi have done a fantastic job with long computational testing and fine-tuning. As a result, the body is now lighter than competitors and gets a curvier outfit. Fine-tuned structure is complemented with standard 18-inch double-spoke dynamic design alloy wheels with optional and recommended 19-inch set wrapped in performance summer tires.

The Coupe brings out a charming vibe with body-colored front and rear bumpers with a black insert. The front gets a black grille with a chrome surround and new LED headlights and DRLs. The sides embrace a closing Coupe design with body-colored side mirrors. The car's rear is jaw-dropping with an electronically controlled rear spoiler, LED brake lights, and twin-exhaust outlet with chrome tips.

Models

2021 Audi TT Coupe

2021 Lexus RC 300

2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

2021 BMW 4 Series Coupe

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,197

3,737

3,572

3,578

Length (inches)

165.0

185.0

184.5

187.9

Width (inches)

72.1

72.4

71.6

72.9

Height (inches)

53.3

54.9

55.3

54.6

Ground Clearance (inches)

4.4

5.3

3.5

5.0

Wheelbase (inches)

98.6

107.5

111.8

112.2

The lightest of the lot is Audi TT, but it also has the least dimensional superiority. Other competitors like Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe and BMW 4 Series Coupe feature a wider wheelbase and good height. The TT Coupe gets at par ground clearance and contributes to better handling and dynamic performance. Some of the standout exterior features are as follows:

  • Standard 18-inch 5 double-spoke dynamic design wheels
  • Full LED headlights and DRLs
  • Electronically-controlled rear spoiler
  • Dual exhaust outlets with chrome tips
  • LED brake lights

2021 Audi TT Safety

7.0/10

Audi has included a bunch of advanced safety features and driver aids into its flagship Coupe. The new 2021 Audi TT is built on the Volkswagen Group MQB platform and is a part of a third-generation lineup. It shares its underpinnings with Audi A3 and VW Golf. The TT is built with a selection of robust materials and using cutting-edge manufacturing technology. As a result, impeccable attention to detail finds its way to offer passengers top-class dynamic performance and safety.

There are both active and passive safety features inside the Coupe. Functional safety features include electronic stability control, ABS and driveline traction control, a complete airbags package, and side-impact beams. Passive safety features are an Audi parking system with front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, low tire pressure warning, and a backup camera. Some of the standout safety features are as follows:

  • Standard Blind Spot Monitoring system
  • Audi Parking Assist w/front and rear parking sensors
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Backup camera
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Pre-Collision Safety System and Post-Collision Safety System

2021 Audi TT Competition

9.5/10

2021 Audi TT vs 2021 Lexus RC 300

In terms of performance, the TT offers slightly better acceleration compared to Lexus RC 300. They both get the same engine configuration, but the TT fancies a 7-speed Dual-clutch Automatic while RC 300 accommodates an 8-speed shiftable automatic. The exterior stance of Lexus RC 300 is superior to TT with a wider wheelbase and more height. Fuel economy and overall efficiency of the TT outshines RC 300. The fact that the 2021 Lexus RC 300 is the most affordable option in the segment makes it a good choice.

2021 Audi TT vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

The Mercedes C-Class is less expensive and churns out more power than the Audi TT. The TT gets an AWD setup for better handling and cornering performance. The exterior body of the C-Class Coupe features a wider wheelbase and low ground clearance. The TT retains a more intuitive interior space with the latest infotainment and connectivity. Safety features in Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe are similar to Audi TT. The Audi TT Coupe becomes a better choice for driving pleasure because of better handling dynamics.

2021 Audi TT Coupe vs 2021 BMW 4 Series Coupe

If you are looking for a powerful and dimensionally superior Coupe, the BMW 4 Series Coupe fills inaptly. The Audi TT focuses on style and performance with a smaller body structure and at par interior space. The handling capability of TT is the best-in-class. The interior room gets a premium look with sports seats and attention at every corner. But, when it comes to the 4 Series Coupe, all verticals get the supreme treatment. 

2021 Audi TT Final Verdict

8.0/10

The 2021 Audi TT has got slight changes from the previous model. However, the overall stance and powertrain configuration remain similar. It becomes a great option for those looking for a Coupe that performs well with superior handling quality. The only shortcoming is the lack of practicality inside the cabin. If you can live with that and can afford to pay a slight premium over the competition, then the 2021 Audi TT Coupe will not disappoint you with its performance. 

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