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2012 Audi TT Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2012 Audi TT was new.


Interior: 8.1

Auto writers like the 2012 Audi TT's elegant finish, comfortable front seats and long list of convenience features. However, some complain that the coupe's back seat is useless, its optional Multi Media Interface system is difficult to operate, and its cabin lacks sufficient storage space.

  • "TT's interior materials are sporty, yet rich feeling and very attractive." -- Consumer Guide
  • "The rest of the package remains the same as before, which means you get a fantastic interior with supremely comfortable seats and nicely weighted steering." -- Car and Driver


The TT coupe has a back seat, but critics assert that the car is better suited to front-seat passengers only. The convertible simplifies things, offering just two seats, like the Porsche Boxster and BMW Z4. Also, reviewers report that the TT's low-slung design makes it difficult to enter and exit, which is quite common in this class. Once inside, they say the front seats are very comfortable.

  • "The seats are comfortable and supportive. The TT's flat-bottom steering wheel allows more room for the driver's legs. Entry and exit, though still labor intensive, aren't as bad as in some rivals." -- Consumer Guide 
  • "The sporty front seats are both comfortable and supportive, although the coupe's rear seats are better suited to trunk overflow than people." -- Edmunds
  • "Once you've collected your wits after braining yourself getting into the TT, you'll find more headroom than you'd expect (swelling notwithstanding). At 6 feet tall, I'm plenty comfortable in there." -- Cars.com

Interior Features

Critics appreciate the Audi TT's long list of standard and optional convenience features. Many, however, report that the TT’s optional Multi Media Interface (MMI) system complicates controls for the not-so-tech-savvy. If the TT's MMI system is a deal breaker for you, check out the BMW Z4's iDrive media interface.

  • "The gauges are legible. With navigation, audio controls are integrated into, and therefore complicated by, Audi's Multi Media Interface (MMI) -- a system that requires considerable time to master." -- Consumer Guide 
  • "The placement of the navigation system's controller on the dashboard isn't ideal, nor is operation as intuitive as systems offered by other manufacturers, but most other controls are straightforward and within easy reach." -- Edmunds


The TT coupe provides 13.1 cubic feet of cargo space, which can be expanded to 24.7 cubic feet by folding the back seats forward. The TT coupe also offers a pass-through for long, narrow items, like skis. Most reviewers say that’s a good amount of space for a luxury sports car, but if you need more, be sure to check out the Chevrolet Corvette.

  • "Hatch storage area is shallow, but usefully long and wide, and nicely finished. The rear seat backs fold down on Coupes. Cabin storage is limited." -- Consumer Guide 
  • "The coupe's rear seats do fold flat, however, expanding the trunk's capacity from an ample 13 cubic feet to a capacious 24 cubes." -- Edmunds
  • "Perhaps I was most surprised at how usable this car proved to be. ... I don't expect trunks on roadsters to be huge (indeed, my backpack could be described as 'fitted luggage'), but the TTS still offered a fair amount of cargo room and nifty pouches to store my odds and ends." -- Automobile Magazine

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