The interior of the Audi TT goes a long way to helping justify its cost. As always with Audi, it's beautifully designed and mixes modernity with class. Leather and soft-touch plastics are finished to perfection and perfectly balanced while a digital driver info display screen, which handles everything including infotainment images, makes sure that the driver feels in control. Dual-zone climate control keeps your shotgun passenger happy and the TT feels great overall, but the back seats are incredibly useless. These seats make the rear of a Porsche 911 feel like a business class lounge at a top tourist destination.
The TT is a car that claims to be a 2+2, and in typical fashion, that means cramped rear seats. However, these rear seats are so claustrophobic that we aren't even sure a child seat would be safe in them. It's just so small and, assuming you have very skinny legs, that aggressively sloped roof will guarantee an uncomfortable trip, even if you're just spending a few minutes there. In front, things are much better. Even six-footers can get properly comfortable here and the low driving position coupled with the excellent outward visibility means that a first-time driver will feel at home on any road. In addition, the seats balance comfort with support in a way that doesn't require you to have a cushion on long trips or an excessively lean frame to feel secure.
|Audi TT Coupe Trims||45 TFSI quattro|
|Headroom Front Seat||37.1 in.|
|Headroom Back Seat||33.8 in.|
|Legroom Front Seat||41.1 in.|
|Legroom Back Seat||28.9 in.|
|Shoulder Room Front||53.6 in.|
|Shoulder Room Rear||47.9 in.|
As standard, the TT features S Sport seats trimmed in black Fine Nappa leather with diamond stitching and contrasted by smatterings of aluminum. The same design with Palomino Brown leather is also on offer. If you want a sportier feel in the cabin, leather/Alcantara S sport seats with S line embossing in black with Rock Gray stitching can be equipped for $2,100 as part of the S line Competition package, but this cannot be had with Mythos Black, Florette Silver, Navarra Blue, and Ibis White. Fortunately, the TT offers more leather throughout the cabin as standard than before, so any option will look fantastic. In terms of the decorative inlays on offer, it's more aluminum here, with a carbon-weave design called Aluminum Drift provided as standard while brushed aluminum costs the same as the top upholstery option because it comes with the S line Competition package.
The Audi TT isn't too bad a luggage hauler if you pack light, boasting a 12 cubic-foot trunk. It's easy to load thanks to a large rear hatch, but the angle of the hatch does mean that you can't double-stack much. Fortunately, the rear seats do fold in a 50/50 split if you want to go away for a long weekend.
In the cabin, you get average sized door pockets with recesses for water bottles, a small storage bin in the center armrest, an acceptable glovebox, and just one cupholder.
As standard, the Audi TT follows the rest of the brand's example by providing the driver with a 12.3-inch configurable full-color display behind the steering wheel. You also get keyless entry and ignition, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with a digital compass, heated 12-way power-adjustable front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control with very nifty controls on the vents for the aforementioned seats, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, and ambient LED lighting. An adaptive rear spoiler is also standard.
The aforementioned 12.3-inch digital driver info display doubles as an infotainment screen and has a specific mode to make fiddling with music and other media while on the go easier. That other media includes output from the standard MMI Navigation Plus system, as well as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth. You also get a CD player, HD Radio, SiriusXM satellite radio, two USB ports, an aux port, two SD card slots, wireless charging, and a central rotary dial with handwriting recognition. There is also a 680-watt, 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system.