2018 Audi TT vs. Its Competition

2018 Audi TT RS
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class roadster, complete with retractable hardtop, is a primary rival to the TT, though it feels more mature, more comfortable, and more luxurious.

The 362-horsepower Mercedes-AMG SLC43 competes with the TTS, though it’s a roadster while the TT is a coupe.

The BMW Z4 has become more of a touring car as it ages, and it is significantly more expensive.

The Porsche 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman are purpose-built sports cars, but they are also comfortable; they more closely compete with the TTS and TT RS.

For value and fun in a roadster package, you can’t beat the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

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Quick Specs
7.0
The 2018 Audi TT isn't a pure driver's car, but all-wheel drive, fun-to-drive dynamics, and decent fuel economy make it a practical choice for sporty fun.
6.4
The 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata is the quintessential modern sports car.
7.2
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class dukes it out on comfort with more sporting rivals.
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.
MSRP From   
$43,950$25,295$48,400$49,700
Gas Mileage   
19 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class   
Subcompact CarsTwo-SeatersTwo-SeatersTwo-Seaters
Style Name   
2.0 TFSISport ManualSLC 300 Roadster2-Door Roadster sDrive28i
Drivetrain   
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
4222
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
quattro CoupeConvertibleRoadsterRoadster
Transmission   
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODManualAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2018 Audi TT vs. 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata2018 Audi TT vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz SLC Class2018 Audi TT vs. 2016 BMW Z4