Audi TT (2014) Review

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Audi TT (2014) At A Glance

5/5

+Sharper design with R8 styling cues. Superb interior. Improved handling. Economical range of engines.

-Firm ride. Adults will struggle to fit into the rear seats.

New prices start from £33,660, brokers can source from £29,030
Insurance Groups are between 25–44
On average it achieves 81% of the official MPG figure

Few cars can match the all-round appeal of the Audi TT as a sporty coupe. Lighter, faster and more economical than ever before, the third-generation TT coupe builds on the success of the previous models with a new chassis, updated engines and a radical 'virtual' cabin.

The exterior of the Audi is undeniably TT and carries the familiar coupe lines, with a sculpted bonnet, rounded wheelarches and a sloping rear end. However, the third-generation model does get some styling tweaks, inspired by the R8, with larger side air intakes, razor sharp headlights and a new six corner grille. 

The third-generation TT coupe also gets a fresh new cabin, which includes Audi's innovative virtual cockpit. The 'virtual' system replaces the traditional instrument cluster, behind the steering wheel, with a 12.3-inch high-resolution LCD screen that lets the driver choose from a number of display configurations.

The interior also has a number of nice touches, such as two-tone colour styling and turbine style air vents, which feature integrated control and display for the heating, air con and heated seats. This means the cabin is a pleasant and comfortable place to be, with a supportive set of sport seats and plenty of room. But, like the old TT, the rear seats are tiny and not much use for adults. 

As well as a revised platform, Audi has updated the engines with a range of four-cylinder engines, which consist of two petrols and one diesel. The 2.0 TDI comes as a front-wheel drive, but returns impressive economy with Audi claiming 67.3mpg. 

The 2.0-litre petrol range starts with the 230PS unit, linked to front-wheel drive. The engine is also available with quattro four-wheel drive. Like the diesel, the front-wheel drive TT uses a six-speed manual transmission, while the petrol quattro has a six-speed S tronic automatic. There's also a performance focused TTS which uses the uprated 2.0-litre petrol with 310PS.

The TT feels a little sharper than its predecessor, with improved steering and power delivery. In fact, in our view, the Audi TT is one of the best sports coupes on the market. Admittedly, it’s more expensive, but there are big improvements in standard equipment and we think it easily justifies the extra cost.

Looking for a second opinon? Why not read heycar's Audi TT review.

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Real MPG average for a Audi TT (2014)

RealMPG

Real MPG was created following thousands of readers telling us that their cars could not match the official figures.

Real MPG gives real world data from drivers like you to show how much fuel a vehicle really uses.

Average performance

81%

Real MPG

24–61 mpg

MPGs submitted

127

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Can you recommend a sports car for a tall driver?
"I've not long retired and would like to get a nippy sports car. I have a budget of about £10k. I'm 6ft 8ins tall and feel my choice may be very limited. Any ideas as to what I might fit in?"
While not quite as tall as you (I'm a mere 6ft3), I too have issues getting comfortable in sports cars. I suppose it depends on what you want from a sports car. You could go for a hot hatch like a Focus ST or Octavia vRS which has plenty of space but if you want a 'true' sports car like a two-seater, you may be more limited. Porsches tend to have good space and plenty of seat adjustment so an early Cayman or a Boxster may suit. Similarly, an Audi TT could be worth a look. German cars tend to have more space than French or Japanese when it comes to sports cars.
Answered by David Ross
I'm irritated by the EU and want to change our cars for non-European alternatives. Suggestions?
"Irritated by EU machinations, I’m increasingly inclined to change our BMW X2 and Audi TT Sport (both 2-litre petrol & auto) for non-European alternatives, which frankly is proving a very difficult proposition. The TT in particular is a wonderful, versatile machine. China (thus, Volvo) is also off limits! Grateful for your suggestions."
Are you familiar with the expression 'cutting your nose off to spite your face'? You could consider Jaguar Land Rover alternatives, I suppose, like the Range Rover Evoque and Jaguar F-Type. They're pretty good alternatives to your X2 and TT, although JLR is owned by Indian firm Tata.
Answered by Andrew Brady
What sports car can carry golf clubs?
"I am looking for a sports car that is capable of carrying golf clubs. Any recommendations? "
How about the Jaguar F-Type Coupe? It's got a surprisingly practical boot but is fun to drive. Also consider the Audi TT or, if budget allows, the latest Porsche 911.
Answered by Andrew Brady
Is alloy wheel insurance worth paying for?
"I'm getting an Audi TT soon. Is alloy wheel insurance worth £350 over three years?"
It depends on the value of the wheels and how good your parking is. With the abundance of pot holes in the road, if the wheels are expensive then it's a worthwhile addition for peace of mind.
Answered by Tim Kelly

What does a Audi TT (2014) cost?

Buy new from £29,030 (list price from £34,460)