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Audi TT (2014 to 2023)

Expert Rating

Used car score:

50
%
E

This model is no longer on sale or in production, so it doesn't have a New Car Expert Rating score.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

79
%
A

Safety Rating:

48
%
D

Eco Rating:

56
%
C

Reliability Rating:

42
%
E

Running Costs:

31
%
E

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

Used car score:

50
%
E

This model is no longer on sale or in production, so it doesn't have a New Car Expert Rating score.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

79
%
A

Safety Rating:

48
%
D

Eco Rating:

56
%
C

Reliability Rating:

42
%
E

Running Costs:

31
%
E

Summary


The original Audi TT certainly turned heads when it first launched in 1998, the distinctive and stylish small sports car immediately finding a big fan base, particularly here in the UK. Even towards the end of its 25-year history over three generations, the UK continued to account for a third of all TT sales.

This model is the third and final generation of the TT. It was launched in 2014, mildly facelifted in 2019 and finally retired in late 2023. No replacement is planned as Audi shifts its emphasis to electric vehicles.

As with the first two generations, the TT was available as either as a 2+2 coupé or a two-seater roadster with a folding fabric roof.

According to reviewers, the Audi TT always flattered to deceive as a sports car, but the latest version was a far more accomplished drive than its predecessors.

While Evo said that “its Bauhaus style and design cleverness made 90% of the car market look stale and uninteresting,” they added that on the road “it always played the understudy to sports car rivals.”

Top Gear added: “The Audi TT is a safe, almost sensible coupé that’s always been a decent drive but a long way from heroic levels of sporting ability.”

Inside, the TT earned praise for its quality and surprising practicality, as well as the way the dash was focused around the driver. “The interior feels a little sparse but you can’t fault the quality of it,” we said here at The Car Expert, while Carwow offered “the TT’s interior looks absolutely fantastic and comes with lots of neat features.” However, several reviewers also pointed out that the coupe’s rear seats were small and cramped, and largely useless for carrying humans.

As of May 2024, the Audi TT holds a poor Used Car Expert Rating of E, with a score of just 50%. Unfortunately the car’s ownership experience doesn’t match the driving enjoyment, with historically poor reliability and high running costs.

Audi TT highlights

  • Sharp, distinctive styling
  • Top-quality interior
  • Confident road manners

Audi TT lowlights

  • Not particularly sporty to drive
  • Rear seats cramped
  • Expensive to run
  • History of reliability issues

Key specifications


Body style: Small coupé and roadster
Engines: petrol
Price when new: From £36,365 on-road

Launched: Autumn 2014
Last updated: Autumn 2019
End of production: Autumn 2023


Media reviews


Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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Which?

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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall score: 4 stars
Date tested: February 2015
Date expired: January 2022
Read the full Euro NCAP review

Adult protection: 81%
Child protection: 68%
Vulnerable road users: 82%
Safety assist: 64%

Notes on safety rating

The Audi TT was crash-tested by Euro NCAP back in 2015 when it was first launched, being awarded a four-star rating. However, this rating expired in January 2022 and is no longer valid. This is normal practice, as Euro NCAP reviews its ratings on most cars annually with most ratings expiring after about six or seven years.

However, if you are comparing a used Audi TT to vehicles of similar age, whose ratings will have probably also expired, its safety rating score is still useful.

As part of its Euro NCAP testing, the TT’s performance in side impact tests was particularly praised. It scored maximum points in impacts against a barrier and the more severe side pole test. The TT does not, however, have autonomous emergency braking.  

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

The Audi TT was not lab tested by Green NCAP during its production life.

Reliability rating

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Reliability data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by MotorEasy

All data based on MotorEasy average workshop costs for extended car warranty claims

As of January 2024, the Audi TT has a below-average reliability score of 43% according to workshop data provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our partner MotorEasy. This score covers both the current-generation TT and previous (pre-2014) models.

The TT has shown a wide range of problems across its life, but does not appear to have any one significant issue. Average repair bills are very competitive at lass than £400, which is better than most similar vehicles.

If you own an Audi TT or are interested in purchasing a used TT, make sure any extended warranty cover you purchase covers all of these potential problem areas.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Fuel consumptionAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models37 mpgD30 – 42 mpgD – E
CO₂ outputAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models173 g/kmC153 – 215 g/kmB – D
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models44D35 – 50C – F
Service and maintenanceCostScore
Year 1£318C
Year 2£809C
Year 3£1,365C
Year 4£1,664C
Year 5£2,159C
Overall£6,315C

The Audi TT is relatively expensive to own and run, although probably not so much compared to other sports cars. That’s according to whole-life cost data provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our technical partner, Clear Vehicle Data.

Fuel consumption is certainly nothing special, while insurance premiums are also likely to be high. Servicing is average, but prices tend to go up quite quickly as the car gets older.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Audi TT has received

2023

  • Carbuyer Awards – Best Used Sports Car

2020

  • What Car? Awards – Best Coupé
  • What Car? Used Car Awards – Best Used Coupé

2018

  • What Car? Awards – Best Coupé

2017

  • What Car? Awards – Best Coupé

2016

  • What Car? Awards – Best Coupé

2015

  • Auto Express Awards – Best Coupé
  • DieselCar Awards – Best Sports Car
  • Scottish Car of the Year Awards – Best Coupé

2014

  • Top Gear Magazine Awards – Best Coupé

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The Audi TT has long been a style icon and is fun to drive, but suffers from reliability problems and is expensive to live with.Audi TT (2014 to 2023)