2020 Audi TT vs. 2020 Infiniti Q60

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Safety

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For enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Audi TT have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision. The Infiniti Q60 doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

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 Q60 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 Q60.

Both the TT and the Q60 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact 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

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The TT’s corrosion warranty is 5 years longer than the Q60’s (12 vs. 7 years).

There are over 42 percent more Audi dealers than there are Infiniti dealers, which makes it easier should you ever need service under the TT’s warranty.

Reliability

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The battery on the TT is in the trunk, which protects it from hot underhood temperatures that can degrade battery life. By keeping the TT’s battery 20 to 30 degrees cooler, its life is increased by years. The Q60’s battery is in the hot engine compartment.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Audi vehicles are more reliable than Infiniti vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Audi 8th in reliability, above the industry average. With 4 more problems per 100 vehicles, Infiniti is ranked 11th.

Engine

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As tested in Motor Trend the TT 45 TFSI 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. is faster than the Q60 3.0t:

TT

Q60

Zero to 60 MPH

5.2 sec

5.4 sec

Quarter Mile

13.8 sec

13.9 sec

As tested in Car and Driver the TTS 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. is faster than the Q60 Red Sport 400:

TT

Q60

Zero to 60 MPH

4.2 sec

4.5 sec

Quarter Mile

12.8 sec

12.9 sec

Top Speed

155 MPH

155 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the TT RS Coupe Auto 5 cyl. gets better fuel mileage than the Q60 3.0t AWD 3.0 twin-turbo V6 (300 HP) (20 city/28 hwy vs. 19 city/27 hwy).

Transmission

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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 Q60 doesn’t offer an SMG or a conventional manual transmission.

The TT RS’ launch control uses engine electronics to hold engine RPM’s precisely in order to provide the most stable and rapid acceleration possible, using all of the available traction. The Q60 doesn’t offer launch control.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the TT RS Coupe’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the Q60:

TT RS Coupe

Q60

Q60 Red Sport 400

Front Rotors

14.6 inches

12.6 inches

14 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 Q60 doesn’t offer ceramic brake rotors.

The TT stops much shorter than the Q60:

TT

Q60

70 to 0 MPH

140 feet

164 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

100 feet

110 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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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 Q60 Red Sport 400’s 35 series front tires.

Suspension and Handling

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The TT has standard front gas-charged shocks for better control over choppy roads. The Q60’s suspension doesn’t offer gas-charged shocks.

The TT RS Coupe handles at 1.05 G’s, while the Q60 Red Sport 400 AWD pulls only .88 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The TT RS Coupe executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.8 seconds quicker than the Q60 Red Sport 400 (23.7 seconds @ .85 average G’s vs. 25.5 seconds @ .76 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the TT’s turning circle is 1.9 feet tighter than the Q60’s (34.8 feet vs. 36.7 feet). The TT RS Coupe’s turning circle is 2.1 feet tighter than the Q60 AWD’s (36 feet vs. 38.1 feet).

Chassis

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The Audi TT may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 550 to 650 pounds less than the Infiniti Q60.

The TT is 1 foot, 7.4 inches shorter than the Q60, making the TT easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Cargo Capacity

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The TT Coupe has a much larger trunk than the Q60 (12 vs. 8.7 cubic feet).

The TT Coupe’s standard folding rear seats are split to accommodate bulky cargo. The Q60’s standard single piece folding rear seat is not as flexible; long cargo and a passenger can’t share the rear seat.

Servicing Ease

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The TT has a maintenance free battery for long life without checking the battery’s water level. The Q60 doesn’t have a maintenance free battery, so the water level in the battery’s cells must be checked often to prevent damage.

Ergonomics

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The TT’s power parking brake sets with one touch and releases with one touch or automatically. The Q60’s parking brake has to released manually.

The TT’s rain-sensitive wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically based on the amount of rainfall on the windshield. This allows the driver to concentrate on driving without constantly adjusting the wipers. The Q60’s standard intermittent wipers change speed with vehicle speed, but can’t turn on and off or change speed based on changing rainfall.

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 Q60 doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

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. The Q60 doesn’t offer wireless personal charging.

Model Availability

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The Audi TT comes in coupe and convertible bodystyles; the Infiniti Q60 isn’t available as a convertible.

Recommendations

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

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