2019 Jaguar F-Type vs. 2019 Audi TT

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

The F-Type Automatic has standard Autonomous Emergency Braking, which use forward mounted sensors to detect an immediately impending crash (warning the driver first if the available collision warning system is equipped) and automatically apply the brakes at full-force in order to reduce the force of the crash or avoid it altogether. The TT doesn't offer collision warning or crash mitigation brakes.

The F-Type’s lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane. The TT doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

To help make backing safer, the F-Type’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The TT doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

The F-Type’s optional driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The TT doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the F-Type and the TT 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, available blind spot warning systems and front parking sensors.

Warranty

The F-Type comes with a full 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire car and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The TT’s 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty expires 1 year and 10,000 miles sooner.

Jaguar pays for scheduled maintenance on the F-Type for 5 years and 60,000 miles. Jaguar will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Audi only pays for the first scheduled maintenance visit on the TT.

Engine

The F-Type has more powerful engines than the TT:

 

Horsepower

Torque

F-Type P300 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

296 HP

295 lbs.-ft.

F-Type P340 3.0 supercharged V6

340 HP

332 lbs.-ft.

F-Type P380 3.0 supercharged V6

380 HP

339 lbs.-ft.

F-Type R 5.0 supercharged V8

550 HP

502 lbs.-ft.

F-Type SVR 5.0 supercharged V8

575 HP

516 lbs.-ft.

TT 45 TFSI 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

228 HP

258 lbs.-ft.

TTS 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

288 HP

280 lbs.-ft.

TT RS Coupe 2.5 turbo 5 cyl.

400 HP

354 lbs.-ft.

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

 

F-Type

TT

Zero to 60 MPH

5.4 sec

5.6 sec

Quarter Mile

14.1 sec

14.2 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

99.7 MPH

97.4 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

In heavy traffic or at stoplights the F-Type’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) The TT doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

The F-Type has 4 gallons more fuel capacity than the TT (18.5 vs. 14.5 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Transmission

An eight-speed automatic is standard on the Jaguar F-Type, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only a seven-speed automatic is available for the TT.

Brakes and Stopping

For better stopping power the F-Type’s brake rotors are larger than those on the TT:

 

F-Type

F-Type

TT 45 TSFI

TT RS Coupe

Front Rotors

14 inches

15.7 inches

12.3 inches

14.6 inches

Rear Rotors

12.8 inches

15 inches

11.8 inches

12.2 inches

The F-Type’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs standard on the TT 45 TSFI are solid, not vented.

The F-Type stops much shorter than the TT:

 

F-Type

TT

 

70 to 0 MPH

137 feet

157 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

101 feet

103 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

For better traction, the F-Type’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the TT (275/40R19 vs. 255/30R20).

The F-Type offers an optional space-saver spare tire so you can replace a flat tire and drive to have the flat repaired or replaced. A spare tire isn’t available on the TT; it requires you to depend on roadside assistance and your vehicle will have to be towed.

Suspension and Handling

The F-Type’s drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The TT doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the F-Type’s wheelbase is 4.6 inches longer than on the TT (103.2 inches vs. 98.6 inches).

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the F-Type is .9 inches wider in the front and 3.2 inches wider in the rear than the average track on the TT.

The F-Type’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (52.6% to 47.4%) than the TT’s (60.7% to 39.3%). This gives the F-Type more stable handling and braking.

The F-Type R Coupe handles at 1.00 G’s, while the TT 2.0 TSFI Coupe pulls only .98 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The F-Type SVR Coupe executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the TT 2.0 TSFI Coupe (24 seconds @ .87 average G’s vs. 24.6 seconds @ .79 average G’s).

The F-Type R Convertible executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the TT 2.0 TSFI Roadster (24 seconds @ .83 average G’s vs. 24.7 seconds @ .77 average G’s).

Chassis

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

 

F-Type

TT

Full-Throttle

83 dB

87 dB

70 MPH Cruising

72 dB

76 dB

Passenger Space

The F-Type Coupe has 1.9 inches more front legroom and 2.9 inches more front shoulder room than the TT Coupe.

Cargo Capacity

The F-Type Coupe has a much larger trunk than the TT Coupe (14.4 vs. 12 cubic feet).

With its convertible body style and remote trunk release lockout, the F-Type offers cargo security. The TT’s non-lockable folding seat defeats cargo security.

To make loading and unloading groceries and cargo easier, especially for short adults, the F-Type Coupe offers an optional power trunk, which opens and closes automatically by pressing a button. The TT doesn’t offer a power trunk.

Ergonomics

The F-Type Auto has a standard remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The TT doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

When three different drivers share the F-Type, the memory system makes it convenient for all three. Each setting activates different, customized memories for the driver and front passenger’s seat positions, steering wheel position and outside mirror angle. The TT doesn’t offer a memory system.

The F-Type’s standard easy entry system raises the steering wheel, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. The TT doesn’t offer an easy entry system.

In poor weather, headlights can lose their effectiveness as grime builds up on their lenses. This can reduce visibility without the driver realizing. The F-Type has standard headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The TT doesn’t offer headlight washers.

While driving with high beams on, sensitive light sensors available for the F-Type detect other vehicles which could be blinded and automatically switch to low beams. The TT doesn’t offer automatic dimming high beams.

When the F-Type is put in reverse, the passenger rearview mirror tilts from its original position. This gives the driver a better view of the curb during parallel parking maneuvers. Shifting out of reverse puts the mirror into its original position. The TT’s mirror doesn’t automatically adjust for backing.

Optional air-conditioned seats in the F-Type keep the driver and front passenger comfortable and take the sting out of hot seats in summer. The TT doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats.

On extremely cold winter days, the F-Type’s optional heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the car heater warms up. The TT doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.

The F-Type’s optional dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. The TT doesn’t offer dual zone air conditioning.

The F-Type’s optional Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The TT doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

Model Availability

The F-Type is available in both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations. The TT doesn’t offer a two-wheel drive configuration.

Recommendations

J.D. Power and Associates rated the F-Type third among midsize premium sporty cars in owner reported satisfaction. This includes how well the vehicle performs and satisfies its owner’s expectations. The TT isn’t in the top three in its category.

The F-Type was chosen as one of Automobile Magazine’s “All Stars” in 2014. The TT has never been an “All Star.”

The Jaguar F-Type outsold the Audi TT by 76% during 2018.

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