When we compare the Audi TT's and the Audi TT RS's specifications and ratings, the Audi TT has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, reliability, resale value and overall quality score. The Audi TT RS has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Audi TT's and the Audi TT RS's specifications and ratings, the Audi TT is a better car than the Audi TT RS.
Audi TT vs. Audi TT RS Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Audi TT loses 40.9 percent of its value and the Audi TT RS loses 42.5 percent of its value. This means the Audi TT retains 1.6 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Audi TT RS.
Audi TT vs. Audi TT RS Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Audi TT is 7.9 out of 10 while the Audi TT RS's quality rating is 7.2 out of 10. This results in the Audi TT being ranked 5 out of 40 Best Luxury Sports Cars and the Audi TT RS being ranked 20 out of 40. Out of 25 Best Luxury Hatchbacks, the Audi TT is ranked 6 and the Audi TT RS is ranked 18. The Audi TT is also ranked 8 out of 33 Best Luxury Coupes while the Audi TT RS is ranked 21 out of 33.
Audi TT vs. Audi TT RS Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Audi TT is 8.8 out of 10. For the Audi TT RS the reliability rating is 7.6 out of 10. This gives the Audi TT an advantage in reliability compared to the Audi TT RS.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Audi TT’s base engine makes 228 horsepower, and the Audi TT RS base engine makes 394 horsepower. The TT is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 435 miles. The TT RS is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 421 miles. This gives the Audi TT the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Audi TT RS. The TT uses regular unleaded, and the TT RS uses premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are sports cars, the Audi TT RS has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more The Audi TT and Audi TT RS are comparable in regards to front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space.