2013 Audi TT vs. Its Competition

2013 Audi TT
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

Due to its segment-straddling nature, the Audi TT competes with a range of compact luxury coupes and roadsters as well as true sports cars.

The Mercedes-Benz SLK, for example, is somewhat heavier and more sedate, but offers a folding hardtop, an AMG performance option, and a different sense of style.

The all-new 2013 Porsche Boxster matches the Audi's luxury (or beats it), with even nimbler handling and, except for the TT RS, more power, though it's far more expensive.

Nissan's 370Z is much more affordable, on the other hand, with plenty of power, handling, and style, but at the cost of interior quality, noise, and refinement.

The BMW Z4 spans a similar range to the Audi TT, with a new 2.0-liter turbo engine and a potent 3.0-liter turbo six-cylinder both available, but the Z4's overall feel is more grand tourer than nimble sports car.

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Quick Specs
8.0
The 2013 Audi TT RS is the star on track, but all TT models offer fun and efficiency, plus a welcome dash of style.
7.8
The 2013 BMW Z4 is spirited and purposeful, and balances fun and comfort quite well, but it's pricier than other roadsters.
8.4
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK is the least polarizing of the roadsters, but there's enough urgency to go with its elegant, mini-SL charm.
8.0
While the performance-per-dollar value of the 2013 Nissan 370Z remains largely intact, enabling it to play with more expensive sports cars for less money, rising prices narrow that advantage.
9.0
The 2013 Porsche Boxster is one of the most fun, stylish, and luxurious roadsters available.
MSRP From    
$38,650$47,350$42,900$33,120$49,500
Gas Mileage    
18 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Turbocharged Gas I4Turbocharged Gas I4Gas I4Gas V6Gas Flat-6
EPA Class    
Subcompact CarsTwo Seaters2 SeaterTwo-SeaterTwo-Seater
Style Name    
2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus2-Door Roadster sDrive28i2-Door Roadster SLK 2502-Door Coupe Manual2-Door Roadster
Drivetrain    
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear-Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
42222
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
CoupeConvertible2 Door Roadster2 Door CoupeConvertible
Transmission    
Automatic w/Manual ShiftManualManualManual w/ODManual