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2020 Audi TT Performance Review

Scorecard

Performance: 8.6

The 2020 Audi TT is available with one of three engines. While the engines in the TT and TTS trims aren’t the most powerful in the class, they’re satisfying for everyday driving, and they return great gas mileage. On the other hand, the high-performance TT RS boasts a beefy power plant that gets your blood pumping. This light-footed Audi offers exciting handling without compromising ride comfort, and its Quattro all-wheel-drive system helps keep the car planted to the road.

  • "The TT enjoys a smooth engine, superb grip, precise handling, a relatively quiet cabin and a ride quality that's obviously sporty, but not jarring. The TTS amplifies those qualities just as it amplifies engine power. The TT and the TTS are fully qualified to compete with sporty compact coupes (and convertibles) from BMW and Porsche." -- Autotrader
  • "Despite its heavy lean towards performance driving, the TT RS makes for comfortable everyday driving." -- CNET (2017)

Acceleration and Power

Audi offers the TT with one of three available engines, each mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The base Audi TT has a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. This engine puts down satisfying acceleration, though some might find its power unfulfilling for a luxury sports car. The TTS is only marginally faster with its retuned version of this engine that puts out 288 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque.

The performance-oriented Audi TT RS offers thrilling acceleration from its muscular 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine that churns out an impressive 394 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque.

The TT coupe and TT roadster return excellent fuel economy estimates of 23 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. The TT RS is not only less efficient at 19/29 mpg city/highway, but it also requires premium fuel.

  • With the 2020 Audi TT, a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine lives under the hood, and it generates 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The TTS gets a beefed-up version of this engine that's tuned to deliver 288 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. Both cars are governed by a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with Quattro all-wheel drive." -- Car and Driver
  • "There's no lack of power; the TT coupe gets to 60 mph in about 5.3 seconds, and the TTS gets there in … 4.6. Yet, despite all this sports-car talk, the TT and TTS remain surprisingly livable in quiet and relaxed driving." -- Kelley Blue Book (2018)
  • "That 220-horsepower, 258 pound-foot, 2.0-liter four-cylinder – while punchy – kept feeling like it was the one weak link in the chain. Yes, this may be the ideal first sports car for people not ready for the really hardcore metal, but it could definitely use more power than it has." -- Jalopnik (2016)

Handling and Braking

The Audi TT has lithe handling and snappy steering, and it’s a blast to whip around fast corners. The TT RS trim ups the ante with a finely tuned suspension that helps make the car ready for the track. Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive is standard, as is Audi Drive Select, which lets you choose between Comfort, Auto, Dynamic, and Individual drive modes.

  • "Whether you choose the TT or the TTS, you'll enjoy supple, responsive handling. These cars offer performance designed to elevate even the most banal journeys." -- Car and Driver
  • "With all-wheel drive standard, it's a delight to unleash on a tight twisting mountain road, encouraging drivers to push harder with each turn." -- Edmunds (2017)
  • "Regardless of which shocks are fitted, the TT RS is, in utter contrast to the regular TT, grin-inducing fun when you dial up Dynamic mode, toggle the stability control to Sport, and point it at a wriggling back road. The steering is accurate and nicely weighted, and the Audi dives for the apex the moment you pull the rim off center for a corner." -- Motor Trend (2017)
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