The 2012 Audi TT Coupe is the less expensive version of the TTS Coupe, with just a little less power under the hood. For those who do not mind sacrificing the small amount of get-up-and-go in order to save several thousand on a base model, the TT Coupe can be just what you are looking for.

Audi’s terminology may be a bit confusing. The TT is the standard model in the range, and the TTS and TT RS are more expensive upgrades of the basic design. The TT has both coupe and convertible body styles. Both offer a 211-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which improves gas mileage over the competitors. Six-speed automatic transmission comes standard on both types of vehicles, and the TT is only offered in the Premium Plus and Prestige trim levels. Multi-link suspension and premium 18-inch alloy wheels give the TT Coupe great handling on any type of terrain.

The TT Coupe averages 23 city and 31 highway miles per gallon. Base sticker price is $38,300, making the 2012 TT Coupe a bargain in the luxury sports car market.

About the 2012 Audi TT Coupe

The exterior of the 2012 Audi TT Coupe has been upgraded from the first-generation models, but still features the flowing design that makes this vehicle such a vision on the road. More masculine tooling and some additional perks have spruced the 2012 model up a bit, but it is basically the same Audi TT that turned heads when it was introduced.

Inside, the 2012 Audi TT Coupe features standard cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, heated mirrors and power steering on both trim levels. A premium sound system with CD, AM/FM and satellite radio, MP3 player and auxiliary input jack are standard on both trims, while the Prestige adds a standard CD changer which is optional on the Premium Plus model. Climate control, leather seats, and wireless cell phone hookup are standard; the Prestige adds a standard navigation system and heated driver’s seat, which are optional on the Premium Plus.

Audi offers its standard four-year, 50,000-mile powertrain warranty on the 2012 TT Coupe, along with four years of free roadside assistance and a 12-year, unlimited mileage rust protection guarantee. The 2010 Audi TT was rated by J. D. Power with an overall 6.0 out of 10 predicted reliability rating, and the 2011 model was rated by J. D. Power as two out of five stars in overall and powertrain dependability, 2.5 out of five stars in feature and accessory dependability, and three out of five stars in body and interior dependability.

Audi TT Coupe Safety Ratings

While there are no crash test ratings available for the 2012 Audi TT, it does come equipped with four-wheel anti-lock brakes, brake assist and hill hold assist, crash sensors and up-front crash-deployment technology. Audi TT Coupe also comes with driver and front passenger thorax airbags and side head airbags. Audi’s standard safety features are some of the best in the industry.

How much is car insurance for an Audi TT Coupe?

The 2012 Audi TT Coupe costs about $1,548 per year to insure. The BMW Z4, a competitive model, averages $1,445 per year for insurance, while the Mercedes SLK costs an average of $1,663. In terms of insurance costs, the Audi TT Coupe holds its own against more expensive competitors, although some buyers may question the high cost for a smaller engine and less expensive vehicle.

If you are looking to compare car insurance rates on the 2012 Audi TT Coupe, type in your zip code above. You will receive quotes from several insurance companies so you can easily compare coverage offerings and prices online.

As you shop, remember to include basic liability coverage and any optional coverage you want in your price quote. Your state has set minimum liability limits for your coverage, but you may wish to increase those limits to give yourself added security. If your vehicle is financed, you may also be required to carry uninsured motorist coverage, comprehensive, and collision; together, these policies are known as “full coverage.” Many financial institutions require you to carry full coverage on your vehicle as long as money is owed on it.

You may also want to keep optional coverage on your vehicle to ensure that you are covered in the event of any type of accident. In particular, comprehensive coverage protects you from theft, vandalism, fire, and weather-related incidents, which your liability coverage does not pay for. You may not need all the optional coverage offered, such as towing, if you have Audi’s warranty for roadside assistance in effect.