2019 Audi TT vs. 2020 Toyota Supra

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

To maximize occupant safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Audi TT have pretensioners to eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision. The Toyota Supra doesn’t offer pretensioners.

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 Supra 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.

The TT has all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The Supra doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.

Both the TT and the Supra have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, 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 comes with a full 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire car and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The Supra’s 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty expires 1 year and 14,000 miles sooner.

The TT’s corrosion warranty is 7 years longer than the Supra’s (12 vs. 5 years).

Engine

The TT RS Coupe’s standard 2.5 turbo 5 cyl. produces 65 more horsepower (400 vs. 335) than the Supra’s 3.0 turbo 6 cyl.

As tested in Car and Driver the TT RS Coupe 2.5 turbo 5 cyl. is faster than the Toyota Supra:

TT

Supra

Zero to 30 MPH

1.2 sec

1.5 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

3.2 sec

3.8 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

8.1 sec

9.5 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

4.1 sec

4.6 sec

Quarter Mile

11.6 sec

12.3 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

119 MPH

113 MPH

Transmission and Drivetrain

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 Supra doesn’t offer an SMG or a conventional manual transmission.

All wheel drive, available in the TT, provides the best traction for acceleration in wet, dry, and icy conditions. In corners, all wheel drive allows both outside wheels to provide power, balancing the car. This allows for better handling. The Toyota Supra is not available with all wheel drive.

Brakes and Stopping

For better stopping power the TT RS Coupe’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the Supra:

TT RS Coupe

Supra

Front Rotors

14.6 inches

13.7 inches

The TT RS offers optional heat-treated ceramic brake rotors, which last ten to twenty times as long as conventional cast iron rotors, don’t rust, don’t fade during repeated high speed braking, and their lighter weight contribute to better braking, handling and acceleration. The Supra doesn’t offer ceramic brake rotors.

The TT stops shorter than the Supra:

TT

Supra

70 to 0 MPH

140 feet

147 feet

Car and Driver

Tires and Wheels

The TTS/RS’ optional tires provide better handling because they have a lower 30 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Supra’s 35 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the TTS/RS offers optional 20-inch wheels. The Supra’s largest wheels are only 19-inches.

Suspension and Handling

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the TT’s wheelbase is 1.4 inches longer than on the Supra (98.6 inches vs. 97.2 inches).

For better maneuverability, the TT’s turning circle is 1.3 feet tighter than the Supra’s (34.8 feet vs. 36.1 feet). The TT RS Coupe’s turning circle is .1 feet tighter than the Supra’s (36 feet vs. 36.1 feet).

Chassis

The TT is 7.5 inches shorter than the Supra, making the TT easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the TT 2.0 TSFI Coupe is quieter than the Supra 3.0 Premium:

TT

Supra

Full-Throttle

77 dB

85 dB

70 MPH Cruising

72 dB

73 dB

Passenger Space

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

Cargo Capacity

The TT Coupe has a much larger trunk than the Supra (12 vs. 10.2 cubic feet).

Servicing Ease

J.D. Power and Associates surveys of service recipients show that Audi service is better than Toyota. J.D. Power ranks Audi 8th in service department satisfaction (above the industry average). With a 17% lower rating, Toyota is ranked 14th.

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 Supra doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

The TT’s available GPS navigation system has a real-time traffic update feature that plots alternative routes to automatically bypass traffic problems. (Service not available in all areas.) The Supra’s available navigation system doesn’t offer real-time traffic updates.

To quickly and conveniently keep personal devices charged without cables tangling and wearing out, the Audi TT has a standard wireless phone charging system (Qi) in the center console. Only the Supra 3.0 Premium/Launch Edition offers wireless charging.

Model Availability

The Audi TT comes in coupe and convertible bodystyles; the Toyota Supra isn’t available as a convertible.

Recommendations

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

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