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2014 Audi TT

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2014 Audi TT Review

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KBB Expert Rating: 7.6

With unique styling, impeccable build quality and thrilling driving dynamics, the 2014 Audi TT Coupe and Roadster offer year-round driving excitement in an affordable package that is both aggressive and luxurious. Although the loss of the high-performance TT RS model may upset some enthusiasts, the TT and TTS remain competent driving machines priced well within reason for most luxury buyers. With a choice of 2.0-liter turbocharged engines producing either 211 (TT) or 265 (TTS) horsepower, the TT is no slouch, plus its quattro all-wheel-drive system helps grip the road in a way the BMW Z4, Mercedes-Benz SLK and Porsche Cayman can't match. The Roadster's soft top, however, isn't as convenient as having a retractable hardtop, but it isn't as heavy or space hungry, either.

You'll Like This Car If...

The 2014 Audi TT is more than just a playful summer toy. Its quattro all-wheel drive delivers year-round driving pleasure in a package that is both eye-catching and inspiring. Audi's magical touch with interior design is on full display inside the TT's cockpit.

You May Not Like This Car If...

The Audi TT's overall driving feel isn't as sharp or reflexive as the Porsche Cayman/Boxster twins, and both the BMW Z4 and Mercedes-Benz SLK offer the security and added quiet of a retractable hardtop.

KBB Expert Ratings

  • 7.6
  • 7.2
  • 7.0
  • 7.6
  • 7.2
  • 7.5
How It Ranks

#4

out of 7

Fuel Economy

#7

out of 7

Horsepower
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Consumer Rating

8.9 out of 10
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2014 Audi TT Low/wide front photo What's New for 2014

The 360-horsepower TT RS model is no more. To make amends, Audi has added ambient LED interior lighting, the S line exterior treatment package, and a 12-speaker Bose audio system to the TT's standard equipment list. TTS models gain standard adaptive front headlights and heated front seats.

Driving the TT
2014 Audi TT Front angle view photo

Driving Impressions With the top down and the wind in our hair, we piloted our 2014 Audi TT Roadster down a winding strip of prime California costal highway. The TT may lack...

the precise turn-in found with the Boxster and Z4, but the way it holds in corners and its stable, smooth ride make us think all but the most zealous of drivers will find the trade-off more than acceptable. While we mourn the loss of the traditional manual shifter found on the terminated TT RS, Audi's S tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission left little to complain about. Top up, the TT is fairly quiet for a soft-top convertible, but the feeling inside the cockpit isn't as secure or polished as with a retractable hardtop. In short, the TT offers a great ride, great power and great fuel economy. It's a shame you can't comfortably fit two more people in it. Then again, maybe not.
Favorite Features

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 2014 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.

2014 Audi TT Details
2014 Audi TT Dashboard, center console, gear shifter view photo Interior

As a 4-passenger Coupe or 2-seat Roadster, the 2014 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.

Exterior
2014 Audi TT photo

Again in 2014, 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 models receive last year's S line package and standard 19-inch alloy wheels, while all models benefit from Audi's signature LED daytime running lights and an automatically retractable rear spoiler.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

Audi's renowned quattro all-wheel-drive system is standard issue on every 2014 TT model, a key distinguishing feature in a class predominantly occupied by rear-wheel-drive sports cars. Premium Plus and Prestige trims have been dropped in favor of a single, well appointed TT. Standard equipment includes a sporty flat-bottomed steering wheel with integrated paddle shifters, 10-way power front seats with pseudo-suede inserts and a 12-speaker Bose 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.

Optional Equipment

Options include Audi's navigation system plus with rear backup sensors and Audi Music Interface (AMI). 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 Black Optic package is available on the TTS and includes gloss black grille surround, carbon fiber exterior mirror housings and 15-spoke, 19-inch wheels in Titanium finish.

Under the Hood
2014 Audi TT Engine photo

2014 Audi TT models offer a choice of two turbocharged engines, both 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 only transmission is a 6-speed S tronic dual-clutch automatic. All TT's have Audi's quattro all-wheel drive as standard equipment.

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

Pricing Notes

Given the 2014 Audi TT's relative rarity, all-weather capability and innate desirability, its base Manufacturer's Suggested Retail price (MSRP) starting around $41,000 looks like a good value, especially if you are smitten with the distinctive styling. The TTS ups the figure to just over $49,500, while the Roadster tacks on $3,000 to the Coupe's base price. That's still well under a similarly-equipped BMW Z4, Mercedes-Benz SLK or Porsche Cayman. Check KBB.com's Fair Purchase Price to see what consumers in your area are paying for their 2014 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.

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2014 Audi TT Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.9
Out of 10

Based on 47 Ratings for the 2008 - 2015 models.

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  • Value
    8.9/10
    Quality
    9.4/10
  • Reliability
    9.3/10
    Performance
    9.4/10
  • Comfort
    9.1/10
    Styling
    9.5/10

2nd TT. 2008, Keeping for a while.

By on Sunday, March 09, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 31,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Fun to drive especially in hills. Highway keeps up"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Have enjoyed looks and performance. Had car chipped for performance. Too much for FWD. Great road car. Plenty of room for 2 sets of golf clubs and luggage for week for 2. Mileage in low 30 at high way speeds(fast or very fast.)Paint better than new MB. Will keep."

6 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Great Car for Highway Driving

By on Thursday, January 30, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 13,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I've had my TT since August 2013. I mostly do highway driving. It really holds the road on the highway. For city driving, I feel all the bumps which can be annoying at times. Overall, very nice car and fun to drive! I get lots of looks and positive comments about the exterior. My TT is white--love the color! It has nice front seats that are comfortable. Im short (5'3"), but if your tall, the car can be difficult getting in and out of. I keep the back seats down flat. I use this space for my puppies to travel. Works out well."

5 people out of 10 found this review helpful

I love this car, it has been a joy to own & drive.

By on Thursday, January 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 29,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great price and fun to drive."

Cons: "After 5 years saggy leather drivers seat."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I would recommend this car to anyone that enjoys driving a sports car...the convertible is great. This is my second TT...I have enjoyed both of them, but the 2008 is an automatic making it a much better city car. If you want a sports car and can't afford a Porsche, the Audi TT is the car for you...very affordable."

Great car all around, but ...

By on Sunday, April 21, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 19,164

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Awesome road holding!"

Cons: "Just a few listed in the review."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"It's absolutely a great car. I owned a Porsche 911 Carrera 4S before, and the roadholding of this quattro is just as good (for half the price!) and it's like glue on the road. After test driving both the 2.0 turbo and the 3.2 6-cyl, I opted for the latter. (I didn't like the turbo lag of the former.) We don't drive much here in Hawaii, so the lower gas mileage was not a concern. Here comes the "but" section: the rear seats are totally useless. In fact, I have them folded down most of the time. Like with every sports car, don't expect a very comfortable ride, you will feel every bump on the road. It took some time to get used to getting out of the car without bumping my head on the door frame, but the interior is luxurious."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Amazing Looks not for comfort

By on Monday, July 16, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 37,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "fun drive. great looks."

Cons: "not for street driving"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"The way the car looks is amazing. The way it drives is also great if what matters to you is feeling the power the car has then this is the perfect car. However, comfort is not part of the deal. Like any sports car it is very low and every bump can be felt. Street driving is not the most comfortable. There is also an ugly looking archaic phone connection that takes part a large part of the car. Apart from that the inside is luxurious."

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

favorite all tiime car

By on Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 35,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"this car drives like a dream, is comfortable and you can't beat the appearance. The mileage could be improved somewhat."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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