2017 Audi TT vs. Its Competition

2017 Audi TT S Line Competition
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class roadster (formerly the SLK) is one primary rival to the TT; it gets refreshed for 2017.

The SLC feels like a more mature car compared to the TT, although with the introduction of a new Mercedes-AMG SLC43 performance model, with a turbo inline-4, the SLC more closely rivals the TTS.

With its retractable hardtop and more traditional, grand-touring sports car layout, the SLC is a little more comfortable and luxurious.

The BMW Z4 has become more of a touring car in its current guise; the price for the Z4 is also significantly higher than that of the TT.

The Porsche Boxster, now known as the Porsche 718 Boxster, and the Cayman, now the 718, get new-generation 4-cylinder engines, and while they're purpose-built sports cars, they're also now a bit closer to the TTS in a specs panel.

The BMW M235i is more of a traditional rear-wheel-drive sport coupe, and an ideal counterpoint to the TT, with its simple, more conservative interior and interface.

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Quick Specs
7.4
The 2017 Audi TT isn't quite a pure sports car, but its driver-centric interior design, leaner driving character, and everyday practicality provide an ideal sweet spot for the real world.
7.2
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC offers luxurious open-air motoring for buyers who are more interested in weekend getaways than canyon-carving.
8.2
The 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman remains some of our favorite performance cars; they're thrilling to drive, and in base form they're exceptional sports car value, too.
7.8
While it isn't as agile as the Porsche Boxster it is priced against, the 2016 BMW Z4 balances sportiness with comfort and a comfortable cabin.
8.2
The 2016 2-Series may be an entry-level model in BMW's lineup, but it builds on a rich lineage, as a well-rounded luxury sports coupe with all the looks, handling and features that you might expect.
MSRP From    
$43,500$47,950$53,900$49,700$32,850
Gas Mileage    
23 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Subcompact CarsTwo-SeatersTwo-SeatersTwo-SeatersSubcompact Cars
Style Name    
2.0 TFSISLC 300 RoadsterCoupe2-Door Roadster sDrive28i2-Door Coupe 228i RWD
Drivetrain    
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
42224
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
quattro CoupeRoadsterCoupeRoadsterCoupe
Transmission    
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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