Used 2013 Audi TT Coupe
Audi TT Coupe
It might not match the performance of the rear-drive Z4 or Boxster, but try not having fun in the comfortable and stylish TT.
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One-of-a-kind styling, stirring driving performance and solid craftsmanship are the hallmarks of a respectable luxury sports car, and the
2013 Audi TT
Coupe and soft-top Roadster models possess these qualities to a satisfying degree. The TT's 2013 roster features a choice of three horsepower levels, with all-wheel drive standard across the board. The Audi TT, TTS and TT RS aim for the sweet spot between sport and luxury while competitors like the
BMW Z4, Mercedes-Benz SLK and the
Porsche Cayman tend to take their own narrower, more focused approaches. With a broad mix of capability, style and performance, the 2013 Audi TT ranks among the most versatile luxury sports cars on the market.
You'll Like This Car If...
In addition to the seasonal security of quattro all-wheel drive, the Audi TT delivers a fine balance of performance and style – especially style. If it catches your eye, there's really nothing else quite like it.
You May Not Like This Car If...
If you value involving dynamics and visceral feedback over unique style, or if you don't find the TT's lines completely compelling, a Porsche Cayman or Boxster may deliver more bang for your buck.
What's New for 2013
Little changes around the Audi TT family for 2013. There is a new S Line Competition package available on the TT model and some additional interior and exterior colors.
Our first impression of Audi's latest TT was formed behind the wheel of a Roadster model, navigating a winding coastal road outside San Francisco. Top was down, sun was shining – and a driver in MG's classic TC was approaching in the opposite lane. The juxtaposition of two classic shapes in an environment tailor-made for the driving enthusiast capsulized the appeal of the TT platform. It may lack the dynamic driver involvement of Porsche's Boxster or the evolving nostalgia of BMW's Z4, but behind the wheel, the TT inspires on many levels, and through many seasons. Add the crisp gear changes of a standard dual-clutch automatic transmission and you have a capable weekday tool and a potent weekend toy.
S TRONIC DUAL-CLUTCH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
In congested city traffic, it's a smooth-shifting automatic. On the track, it's a swift-shifting, pedal-free manual gearbox. The standard S tronic transmission is another example of the Audi TT's remarkable ability to adapt to a variety of driving situations.
POWER RETRACTABLE SOFT TOP
Concerns about interior noise levels have convinced some carmakers to substitute heavy and complex retractable-hardtop systems for cloth roofs, but the Audi TT Roadster's triple-layer soft top suppresses outside wind and road noise very effectively.
As a 4-passenger Coupe or 2-seat Roadster, the 2013 Audi TT offers a beautifully built and elegantly designed cabin. The flat-bottomed steering wheel and driver-friendly dashboard project a sporty feel. The TT Coupe's rear seat is best suited for small children or professional contortionists, but it folds flat for extra luggage room and combines with the
hatchback design to provide a high level of practicality. Most of the TT's controls are straightforward and intuitive, though the optional navigation system's control dial is mounted on the dash, which feels ergonomically off target.
The Audi TT's innovative design is the car's signature feature, and though some might compare its shape to an overturned bathtub, there's no denying it makes a striking visual statement. To help maintain the Roadster's sleek appearance, the multi-layer soft top folds flat into the rear shelf. Generous use of aluminum helps reduce overall weight and increase structural rigidity. The TTS and TT RS models receive unique bodywork and standard 19-inch alloy wheels, while all models benefit from Audi's signature LED daytime running lights and a rear spoiler – fixed on the RS and automatic-retracting on the others.
Notable Standard Equipment
Audi's renowned quattro all-wheel-drive system is standard issue on every 2013 TT model, a key distinguishing feature in a class predominantly occupied by rear-wheel-drive sports cars. Additional standard equipment includes a sporty flat-bottomed steering wheel with integrated paddle shifters, 10-way power front seats with pseudo-suede inserts and a 9-speaker audio system. Surprisingly, a basic USB port with iPod connectivity requires the optional MMI Navigation system. Passenger protection includes six airbags and Audi's backguard seats, which are designed to reduce the severity of whiplash-related injuries.
Notable Optional Equipment
The top-level Prestige trim bumps the Audi TT's base price by some $6K, but it includes body-hugging sport seats, a Bose premium sound system, navigation, and a host of additional comfort and convenience amenities. If you dread the characteristically harsh ride of traditional sport-tuned suspension setups, we suggest you opt for the TT's available magnetic ride system, which automatically adjusts suspension damping based on road conditions and driving style. A new-for-2013 S Line Competition package available on the TT model includes matte-black 19-inch wheels, the RS's fixed rear spoiler and black-out trim inside and out.
Under the Hood
Audi TT models use one of three turbocharged engines, all powerful, responsive and efficient. The TT uses a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder making 211 horsepower and the TTS has the same basic engine tuned for 265 horsepower. The TT RS uses a 2.5-liter 5-cylinder with 360 horsepower. The 4-cylinder TT and TTS are available only with a 6-speed S tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission. Consistent with its high-performance nature, the TT RS comes only with a 6-speed manual gearbox. All TT versions have Audi's quattro all-wheel drive.
2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4
211 horsepower @ 4,300-6,000 rpm
258 lb-ft of torque @ 1,600-4,200 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 23/31 mpg
2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4
265 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
258 lb-ft of torque @ 2,500-5,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 23/31 mpg
2.5-liter turbocharged inline-5
360 horsepower @ 5,500-6,700 rpm
343 lb-ft of torque @ 1,650-5,400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/25 mpg
Given the 2013 Audi TT's relative rarity, all-weather capability and innate desirability, its base Manufacturer's Suggested Retail price (MSRP) of $39,545 looks like a good value, especially if you are smitten with the distinctive styling. The Prestige trim ups the MSRP to $45,645, still well under a similarly-equipped BMW Z4, Mercedes-Benz SLK or Porsche Cayman. The mid-range TTS runs $48,245 for Premium Plus trim, $51,545 for Prestige. Choosing the Roadster body tacks $3,000 onto all these figures. The high-performance TT RS starts at $58,095. Options can lift a TT coupe past $49,000, and a TT RS can top $65,000. Check KBB.com's Fair Purchase Price to see what consumers in your area are paying for their 2013 Audi TTs. Projected resale value for the TT is slightly higher than for the Z4 and Boxster, and significantly better than for the SLK after five years of ownership.
Audi TT Consumer Reviews
July 28, 2018
My 2008 operates as good as the day I bought it!
I cant believe Ive had this 3.2L TT for 11 years. Ive lost track of the number of times Ive crossed the Alps between Germany and Italy ...
November 29, 2016
Fun Sporty Classy Car Enjoy Emensely
Fun Sporty car to drive. Feels like you are in a large luxury car with the fun quickness of a small sports car. Ample room to throw...
November 12, 2016
Great Sports Car
This little car has been absolutely awesome. I have the 2014 S-Line, and I can'r say enough about it. In sport mode, this car is a...
October 13, 2015
The fastest, yet almost indestructible coupe ever!
Audi, long known for its design and quality has continued that reputation with the TTS Coupe. I have owned several sport coupes from...
July 27, 2015
Have really enjoyed.
Had engine chipped. Really enjoy the looks. Paint looks great after 9 years, better than my 2014 MB. Can get out of town with two full...
July 06, 2015
more comfortable than similar 2 seaters without giving up the fun. very functional controls Audi is excellent dealership and very...
March 08, 2015
Nothing compares from Porsche or any other brand
Fast,handles like its on rails and the magnetic suspension makes the ride like a luxury car
November 24, 2014
Whew - breathtaking dynamics and aural joy.
This is a car that begs to be driven hard. The sound as the engine spools and the incredible acceleration from any starting speed are...
September 16, 2014
Awesome car, fun to drive.
Great performance, surprising gas mileage, handles extremely well, zippy and just a blast to drive.
July 05, 2014
BEST BUILT VEHICLE I HAVE EVER OWNED.
MY 2010 AUDI TTS HAS MORE STAMINA THAN ANY OTHER VEHICLE EITHER I OR MY PARTNER HAVE EVER OWNED AND WE HAVE OWNED QUITE A FEW VEHICLES...