2017 Audi TT

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$43,500–$47,000 MSRP range
(5.0) 5 reviews

Key Specs

of the 2017 Audi TT base trim shown

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Handling
  • Cabin materials
  • Surprising cabin room despite tiny backseat
  • Decent trunk space in coupe
  • Many standard features

The Bad

  • Drivetrain lag in normal driving modes
  • Firm ride with 19-inch wheels
  • Luggage space in convertible
  • Inhospitable backseat
  • Limited passenger amenities
  • No manual transmission
2017 Audi TT exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2017 Audi TT

  • Backup camera, power-folding side mirrors now standard
  • 2+2 coupe or two-seat roadster
  • All-wheel drive standard
  • Climate controls located in vents
  • Full-LCD instrument panel, but no central display
  • High-performance TTS available

2017 Audi TT Road Test

Kelsey Mays

The Verdict

The 2016 Audi TT is an evolutionary redesign that handles well and offers more versatility than its small size might suggest, but a troubling case of acceleration lag saps the fun.

Versus the Competition

The TT comes as a four-seat coupe or two-seat, soft-top roadster. Both employ a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a dual-clutch automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. Audi also offers a higher-powered TTS coupe, also redesigned, which we cover separately on Cars.com. See the TTS here, compare the two variants here, or stack up the 2016 and 2015 cars here.

Editor's note: This review was written in November 2015 about the 2016 Audi TT, but little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2017, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. 

Exterior & Styling

This marks just the second redesign in more than 15 years for the TT, and it's a subtler makeover than the one in early 2007. Complete with the same wide, grinning expression as its predecessor, the TT is an exercise in restraint. The differences are in the details: Audi's trapezoidal grille is slowly morphing into a hexagon, and the TT adds some angles to the framework. The brand's four-ringed logo sits on the hood, no longer the grille, and the full-LED headlights create a quasi-angry expression of jagged light bands. (Not to be confused with Jagged Light Band, which plays Thursdays at Jimmy's.)

Overall dimensions shrink a tad versus the second-gen TT, though the wheelbase gains a significant 1.4 inches. Eighteen-inch alloy wheels and dual tailpipes are standard. The TTS adds quad pipes and some unique bumper work — all tasteful, fortunately. At least for now there is no TTS roadster, which the prior-gen TT offered.

How It Drives

The TT's 220-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder unleashes smooth, strong revving and a satisfying wave of torque (258 pounds-feet) along most of the tachometer's rev range. Unfortunately, the whole experience comes in ... Read more

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What Drivers Are Saying

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Latest Reviews


Best All Around

by Poison Ivy from Punta Gotta, Fl. on March 12, 2018

I have had, in the past this vehicle and plan on buying another one real soon! It's performance only to be matched with the pleasure and fun one gets from driving one. Read full review


Love my TT

by Mr.e.man from El Dorado hills, ca on January 21, 2018

Great sports car for an older person that also likes comfort. Good performance, handling, and comfort. Read full review

Safety & Recalls


The 2017 Audi TT currently has 1 recall

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

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