STATUS: Unchanged for 2020 - People who own sports cars usually bring them out from hibernation for only a few months during the summer (excluding southern and southwestern regions). But with Audi's acclaimed Quattro all-wheel-drive system as standard on every TT, all you need is a decent set of winter tires to make it your four-seasons ride. Buyers can pick from three levels of performance. Basic TT coupes and convertibles come the a 220-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder, while the coupe-only TTS's turbocharged engine increases that output by 72 horses to 292. The ultimate TT - the TT RS - is fitted with a turbo five-cylinder engine pumping out 394 horsepower. Is it quick? How does a zero-to-60 mph time of 3.6 seconds (as measured by Audi) sound? A six-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission comes in the TT and TTS, while the TT RS gets a seven-speed. All three come with Audi's giant "virtual cockpit" customizable information screen. With it you can summon the car's communications, infotainment and navigation systems along with the standard instrument cluster.
Base price (incl. destination): $45,900 (coupe); $49,400 (roadster)
Engines (h.p.): 2.0-liter I-4, turbocharged (220/292); 2.5-liter I-5, turbocharged (394)
Transmissions: Six-speed automated manual (TT, TTS); seven-speed automated manual (TT RS)
Base mpg (city/highway/combined): 23/30/26 (TT)
Base weight (lb.): 3,160