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SAFETY | 8 out of 10
it's been subject to almost no testing in the past
brakes haul the TT down...with superb stability
all the good safety gear is standard
New York Times
The 2008 Audi TT has a long list of standard safety equipment, but no official crash tests have been performed on it.
Cars.com states that because the Audi TT is a "low-volume seller," chances are that it won't undergo any testing by the private Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which is generally more stringent than the federal National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). As of this writing, neither has conducted any tests on the TT.
The Audi TT does come with standard front, side, and knee protection airbags as well as "adaptive" headlights that actually follow the front wheels for better visibility on dark roads, according to Kelley Blue Book. Stability control is also standard equipment.
The Auto Channel reports that the 2008 Audi TT's chassis structure is specially designed in a way that will channel the force of a frontal impact around the passenger compartment, which has been structurally reinforced.
TheCarConnection.com will revisit this rating if the Audi TT is crash-tested.
The 2008 Audi TT appears to have all safety bases covered, but no official test results are available.