2010 Audi TT vs. Its Competition

2009 Audi TTS Roadster
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The 2010 Audi TT's versatility in body styles is matched by a few sports coupes, though none can top its variety of drivetrains.

The new Nissan 370Z cuts length to gain in style, handling, and ride quality, but it's still rough and noisy compared to the TT.

The Mercedes-Benz SLK has a folding hardtop, a technically interesting style, and a hot AMG performance edition, but the Audi TTS has a lighter, nimbler feel.

It's probably out of the question for badge snobs, but if a base Porsche Boxster is still too expensive, a fully optioned TTS still checks in below $50,000.

2009 Audi TTS Roadster2010 Audi TTBrowse Used Listings2009 Mercedes Benz SLK Class 3.0L2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK ClassBrowse Used Listings2009 Nissan 370Z2009 Nissan 370ZBrowse Used Listings2008 Porsche Boxster Limited Edition2008 Porsche BoxsterBrowse Used Listings
Quick Specs
8.2
With its uprated edition and more muscular styling, the 2010 Audi TT edges closer to the border between sporty cars and true sports cars.
8.2
The 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class combines the romance of a small roadster with grand-touring comfort, as well as the poise and performance of a larger sportscar.
7.8
The Nissan Z has never occupied the top spot in the performance world—and it doesn't now—but it's still a great performance car that starts just under $30,000.
9.2
The 2008 Porsche Boxster performs brilliantly, and looks and feels the part, delivering a modern take on the classic roadster experience.
MSRP From   
$37,800$45,950$29,930$45,800
Gas Mileage   
21 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Turbo Gas I4Gas V6Gas V6Gas Flat 6-cyl
EPA Class   
Subcompact2 SeaterTwo-SeaterTwo-Seater
Style Name   
2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium2-Door Roadster 3.0L2-Door Coupe Manual2-Door Roadster
Drivetrain   
All-Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear-Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
4222
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
2 Door Cpe2 Door Roadster2 door coupe2 Door Roadster
Transmission   
NAManual w/ODManualManual
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2010 Audi TT vs. 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class2010 Audi TT vs. 2009 Nissan 370Z2010 Audi TT vs. 2008 Porsche Boxster