2021 Audi TTS Coupe

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2021 Audi TTS Coupe Review: The Mad Middle Child

The 2021 Audi TTS Coupe is a continuation of a line of sports cars that stretches back 20 years and continues to be one of the most iconic sports cars on the scene. After all these years, the TT has come leaps and bounds in terms of comfort, styling, and capability, and the TTS finds itself slap bang in the middle of the fray. This spicy third-generation TT is positioned between the base TT and the supercar-slaying TT RS and borrows its 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder gas power plant from the Golf 7R. With 288 horsepower on tap, this mean little coupe will outperform many cars in higher price brackets and feels just as refined as dearer offerings. The driving experience is on point, there's oodles of style, and it's a comfortable daily driver, too. The TTS goes up against the exceptional Porsche 718 and the Toyota GR Supra in 2.0T guise, and in this 2021 Audi TTS Coupe review, we'll see if it can keep its head held high.

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2021 Audi TTS Coupe Changes: 🚙What's the difference vs. 2020 Audi TTS Coupe?

There have been a host of notable updates for the 2021 Audi TTS lineup. Newly standard equipment is inclusive of Audi's smartphone interface, MMI Navigation Plus, and a Bang & Olufsen sound system. The new TTS also enjoys the addition of S sport seats clad in Nappa leather. Summer tires hug 20-inch wheels, and the optionally available Black Optic package includes red brake calipers. Two new paint options have been added in the form of Chronos Grey and Navarra Blue.

Pros and Cons

  • Excellent power delivery
  • Snappy dual-clutch transmission
  • Refined interior
  • It's a comfortable daily driver
  • Not a lot of safety features
  • Can we have an infotainment screen?
  • Small trunk

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2021 Audi TTS Coupe Trims and Prices

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Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
2.0T quattro
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
7-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$59,500

TTS Coupe Exterior

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Dimensions

  • Length 165.0 in
  • Wheelbase 98.6 in
  • Height 53.3 in
  • Max Width 72.1 in
  • Front Width 61.9 in
  • Rear Width 61.1 in
  • Curb Weight 3,263.0 lbs

Exterior Colors

  • Mythos Black Metallic
  • Tango Red Metallic
  • Chronos Gray Metallic
  • Navarra Blue Metallic
  • Daytona Gray Pearl Effect
  • Glacier White
  • Ibis White
  • Turbo Blue
  • Pulse Orange

TTS Coupe Performance

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Engine and Transmission

The US sports car market is filled with small-capacity turbocharged speedsters, many of which offer good punch but little personality. The TTS is not one of those vehicles. Its 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 gas engine, producing 288 hp and 280 lb-ft, is full of life and loves to please no matter where you are in the rev range. Power is sent to a quattro all-wheel-drive system via a 7-speed automatic transmission, resulting in a 0-60 mph sprint time of only 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph. The best part is just how accessible this performance is; it's a daily driver's dream.

  • Engine
    2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission
    7-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain
    AWD

TTS Coupe Gas Mileage

  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    14.5 Gallons
  • Fuel Economy
    City/Hwy: 23/29 mpg
* 2021 Audi TTS Coupe TFSI quattro Coupe AWD

TTS Coupe Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Seating capacity
    4-seater
  • Front Leg Room 41.1 in
  • Front Head Room 37.1 in
  • Rear Leg Room 28.9 in
  • Rear Head Room 33.8 in

TTS Coupe Trunk and Cargo Space

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TTS Coupe Safety and Reliability

Warranty

  • Basic:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    12 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    4 Years \ Unlimited Miles

Verdict: 🏁Is the 2021 Audi TTS Coupe a good car?

The TT has become a legend in its own right, but in order to keep up with the times, it has been forced to spawn different variations, each with its own target market in mind. The 2-door 2021 TTS has been cleverly placed between the Vanilla TT model and the hardcore TT RS for enthusiasts who want to shake off the hairdresser image but still want a car focused more on daily comfort than all-out sportiness. The Golf R's turbo engine works perfectly in the 2021 TTS Coupe and offers explosive acceleration, reliability, and oodles of midrange torque for city driving. Inside, this year's TTS is a feast for the eyes. Audi's build quality shines through, and there's lots of modern tech to keep you busy, and a decent safety rating from Audi in general. The 2021 Audi TTS Coupe's price isn't otherworldly; it's eager to please and doesn't pretend to be something it's not. Forget the middle-child image, this thing is a riot.

🚗What Audi TTS Coupe Model Should I Buy?

If that promotion at the accounting firm finally comes through, we'd suggest getting your 2021 TTS Coupe in Navarra Blue with the optional Bronze Package, but styling is a matter of personal taste at the end of the day. We'd also suggest getting some of the optional safety features for added peace of mind. Other than that, this little pocket rocket is ready to go.

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