2019 Audi TT vs. 2019 Jaguar F-Type

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

The TT has a standard Secondary Collision Brake Assist, which automatically applies the brakes in the event of a crash to help prevent secondary collisions and prevent further injuries. The F-Type doesn’t offer a post collision braking system: in the event of a collision that triggers the airbags, more collisions are possible without the protection of airbags that may have already deployed.

To provide maximum traction and stability on all roads, All-Wheel Drive is standard on the TT. But it costs extra on the F-Type.

Both the TT and the F-Type have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras and available blind spot warning systems.

Warranty

The TT’s corrosion warranty is 6 years longer than the F-Type’s (12 vs. 6 years).

There are over 81 percent more Audi dealers than there are Jaguar dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the TT’s warranty.

Reliability

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Audi vehicles are better in initial quality than Jaguar vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Audi 25th in initial quality. With 43 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jaguar is ranked 30th.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Audi vehicles are more reliable than Jaguar vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Audi 13th in reliability, above the industry average. With 18 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jaguar is ranked 20th.

Engine

As tested in Motor Trend the TT 45 TFSI is faster than the F-Type P300 (automatics tested):

 

TT

F-Type

Zero to 60 MPH

5.2 sec

5.4 sec

Quarter Mile

13.8 sec

14.1 sec

As tested in Road and Track the TT RS is faster than the F-Type P380 (automatics tested):

 

TT

F-Type

Zero to 60 MPH

3.4 sec

4.2 sec

Quarter Mile

11.9 sec

12.7 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

115.7 MPH

110 MPH

Transmission

The TT offers a standard sequential manual gearbox (SMG). With no clutch pedal to worry about and a fully automatic mode, an SMG is much more efficient than a conventional automatic but just as easy to drive. The F-Type doesn’t offer an SMG.

To facilitate fast shifting and allow the driver to focus on the road, the TT has a standard up-shift light to indicate when the engine is approaching redline. The F-Type doesn’t offer an up-shift light.

Brakes and Stopping

The TT stops much shorter than the F-Type:

 

TT

F-Type

 

70 to 0 MPH

140 feet

151 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

100 feet

113 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

The TT 45 TSFI’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 40 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the F-Type’s standard 45 series front tires. The TTS/RS’ optional tires have a lower 30 series profile than the F-Type’s optional 35 series front tires.

Suspension and Handling

The TT has standard front gas-charged shocks for better control over choppy roads. The F-Type’s suspension doesn’t offer gas-charged shocks.

The TT RS Coupe handles at 1.05 G’s, while the F-Type R-Dynamic Coupe pulls only .98 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The TT 2.0 TSFI Roadster handles at .99 G’s, while the F-Type R Convertible pulls only .98 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The TT RS Coupe executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.7 seconds quicker than the F-Type P300 Coupe (23.7 seconds @ .85 average G’s vs. 25.4 seconds @ .73 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the TT’s turning circle is .3 feet tighter than the F-Type’s (34.8 feet vs. 35.1 feet). The TT RS Coupe’s turning circle is 1.1 feet tighter than the F-Type AWD’s (36 feet vs. 37.1 feet).

Chassis

The TT is 11 inches shorter than the F-Type, making the TT easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces. The TT is 11.2 inches shorter than the F-Type SVR.

The design of the Audi TT amounts to more than styling. The TT offers aerodynamic coefficients of drag from .3 to .32 Cd (depending on bodystyle and options). That is significantly lower than the F-Type (.35 to .36). A more efficient exterior helps the TT go faster and keeps the interior quieter. It also helps the TT get better fuel mileage.

As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the TT 2.0 TSFI Coupe is quieter than the F-Type R-Dynamic Coupe:

 

TT

F-Type

At idle

45 dB

45 dB

Full-Throttle

77 dB

85 dB

70 MPH Cruising

72 dB

74 dB

Passenger Space

The TT Coupe has standard seating for 4 passengers; the F-Type can only carry 2.

Servicing Ease

J.D. Power and Associates surveys of service recipients show that Audi service is better than Jaguar. J.D. Power ranks Audi third in service department satisfaction. With a 30% lower rating, Jaguar is ranked 15th.

Ergonomics

Heated windshield washer nozzles are standard on the TT to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The F-Type doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

With standard voice command, the TT offers the driver hands free control of the radio and the navigation computer by simply speaking. The F-Type doesn’t offer a voice control system.

Recommendations

Consumer Reports® recommends the Audi TT, based on reliability, safety and performance.

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