ABS and side air bags standard. ESC standard from 2001.
The TT is still not as agile or sporty as the Mazda RX-8 or Porsche Boxster, but it is enjoyable to drive. The car displays responsive but not overtly sporty handling, but the ride isn't punishing. Power comes from a punchy 2.0-liter four-cylinder. The only transmission is the S-tronic, a manual transmission that shifts automatically. The coupe has two small rear seats while the convertible seats just two. A high-performance TTS model is also available.