Audi TT review - Practicality, comfort and boot space
The back seats are of little practical use, but the Audi TT makes a surprisingly spacious two-seater
Audi’s sporty coupe majors on design, but with that sloping roofline, it loses out on practicality. Although the TT is technically a 2+2, treat it as a two-seater only and it’s surprisingly usable.
Up front it’s perfectly roomy, with a good range of adjustment for the steering column and seats, while the long coupe doors mean large, practical storage bins. There’s also a deep tray in front of the gear lever and a smaller space for mobile phones between the front seats.
All models come with an electric parking brake, while Audi’s latest MMI control system and Virtual Cockpit are intuitive. With smaller A-pillars and a bigger windscreen than before, visibility is good for a low-slung coupe, too.
The Audi TT hasn’t grown in its latest generation, but there’s a little more available space inside thanks partly to an increase in the wheelbase.
It’s still relatively compact compared to rivals, though. At 4,191mm, it’s noticeably shorter than the BMW 2 Series Coupe (4,432mm) and Porsche 718 Cayman (4,379mm). At 1,832mm wide, the TT is close to the Cayman, but 15cm narrower than the 2 Series Coupe. In terms of height, the Audi (1,353mm) sits between the BMW (1,418mm) and Porsche (1,295mm).
Leg room, head room & passenger space
Those back seats might make all the difference for family buyers trying to justify a TT, but they are pretty cramped; they’re only really suitable for adults on very short, occasional journeys and are perhaps best left for small children.
It’s not just legroom behind the front bucket seats that’s severely limited; headroom is tight, too, thanks to the rake of the bootlid. There’s no centre seatbelt, so you can only carry two, although there are Isofix child seat mounts.
The big hatchback opening at least makes access to the boot easy, but the luggage area is quite shallow, so with the rear seats in place the TT offers only 305 litres of room. Lower the rear seats, and boot space rises to 712 litres, making this a versatile two-seater sports car.
In this review
- 1Audi TT reviewThe Audi TT backs up its head-turning looks with an engaging drive and plenty of tech
- 2Engines, performance and drivePunchy petrol models offer strong ability, especially with quattro four-wheel drive
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running CostsThe TT is efficient to run, and holds its value well - familiar petrol engines deliver mix of performance and economy
- 4Interior, design and technologyThe TT's iconic exterior design wraps around a beautifully executed cabin featuring a raft of gadgets
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot space - currently readingThe back seats are of little practical use, but the Audi TT makes a surprisingly spacious two-seater
- 6Reliability and SafetyOur annual Driver Power satisfaction survey suggests Audi has reliability issues, but safety isn't a problem area for the TT