2011 Audi
TT
vs. 2011 Nissan
370Z Touring

2011 Audi TT

9.8

starting from

$39,175
"The Direct Shift Gearbox is a cake-and-eat-it-too tranny of the sort engineers have spent decades striving for—one that combines the efficiency of a manual with the effortlessness of an automatic."
caranddriver.com | talking about the TT's transmission
"That strikes us as a reasonable price to pay to be one of the first in your car klatch to show off the transmission of the future."
caranddriver.com | talking about the TT's value

Reasons to buy the Audi TT

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Has 2 rows of seats
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Fewer passenger seats
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Turbocharged engine improves performance
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Better drivetrain traction
all-wheel drive
2011 Nissan 370Z Touring

9.8

starting from

$36,910

Reasons to buy the Nissan 370Z Touring

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Average-sized front seats
51.6 ft3
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Sporty performance
9.9 lb/hp
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Great braking distance from 60mph
102 ft
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Quite powerful
332 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Practicality 8.9 vs 10.0
2011 Audi TT Winner: TT
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  • Room for 2 more people, 4 vs 2
  • Almost the same
  • Room for around 90% more stuff, 13.1 ft3 vs 6.9 ft3
Cost 9.4 vs 10.0
2011 Audi TT Winner: TT
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  • Basic warranty lasts 14,000 more miles, 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Basic warranty lasts 1 more year, 4 year vs 3 year
  • Gets more than 20% more miles per gallon in the city, 22 mpg vs 18 mpg
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.4
2011 Nissan 370Z Touring Winner: 370Z Touring
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  • The 370Z Touring's stereo compensates for road noise as you speed up
  • Almost the same
  • Have your pick of music from around the world with the 370Z Touring's satellite radio; in the TT , too, but it'll cost
Road Tests 10.0 vs 9.4
2011 Nissan 370Z Touring Winner: 370Z Touring
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  • The 370Z Touring needs more than 10% less space to stop from 60mph, 102 ft vs 115 ft
  • The 370Z Touring can change direction around 10% faster, 1.01 g vs 0.95 g
  • The 370Z Touring hits 60mph around 10% faster, 4.9 seconds vs 5.3 seconds
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Limited number of airbags
Performance 10.0 vs 10.0
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Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both come standard with leather interiors
  • Both have power seats
  • Neither offers a sun roof
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Overall 9.8 vs 9.8

Practicality

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370Z Touring
2011 Nissan 370Z Touring
2011 Audi TT Audi
TT
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Passengers 2 vs 4 Few seats
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Highway driving range 494 miles vs 490 miles Average highway range
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Cargo space 6.9 ft3 vs 13.1 ft3 The TT has OK cargo room, while the 370Z Touring has very little
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front seats 51.6 ft3 vs 47.7 ft3 The 370Z Touring has average-sized front seats, while the TT is very cramped
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folding rear seats Not Available vs Standard The TT 's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the 370Z Touring
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 3 vs 2 The 370Z Touring has an OK number of cupholders while the TT has very few
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Cost

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370Z Touring
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TT
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MSRP $36,910 vs $39,175 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 18 mpg vs 22 mpg The TT has OK city mileage, while the 370Z Touring is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile The TT 's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the 370Z Touring's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 4 year The TT 's basic warranty is long lasting, but the 370Z Touring's is very short

Entertainment System

Nissan
370Z Touring
2011 Nissan 370Z Touring
2011 Audi TT Audi
TT
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Number of speakers 6 vs 9 The TT has more speakers, but the 370Z Touring has very few
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The 370Z Touring's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the TT does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Optional Have your pick of music from around the world with the 370Z Touring's satellite radio; in the TT , too, but it'll cost
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Optional vs Not Available It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the 370Z Touring; but it's not available at all on the TT

Road Tests

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370Z Touring
2011 Nissan 370Z Touring
2011 Audi TT Audi
TT
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0-60 mph 4.9 seconds vs 5.3 seconds Both vehicles have good 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 102 ft vs 115 ft The 370Z Touring has extraordinary brakes, and the TT is pretty good, too
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1/4 mile 13.4 s s @ 105.2 mph mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration 1.01 g vs 0.95 g Both cars have phenomenal cornering abilities
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Top speed 155 mph vs 155 mph Both vehicles can hit high speeds

Safety Features

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370Z Touring
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TT
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 4 vs 4 Limited number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Not Available vs Not Available
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Performance

Nissan
370Z Touring
2011 Nissan 370Z Touring
2011 Audi TT Audi
TT
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Horsepower 332 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 211 HP @ 4,300 RPM The 370Z Touring is fairly powerful, but the TT is not far behind
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both the TT 's semi-automatic transmission and the 370Z Touring's Manual transmission are unusual transmissions for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Standard The TT comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the 370Z Touring
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Air compressor None vs Turbocharger The TT 's Turbocharger lets it maximize power output, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 9.9 lb/hp vs 15.4 lb/hp The 370Z Touring is a sporty car, while the TT is just average
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Drivetrain type rear-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive The TT has a good drivetrain for driving off-road or in poor weather
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 32.8 ft vs 35.9 ft The 370Z Touring can make tight turns, and the TT is comparable to most other vehicles

Luxury Features

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370Z Touring
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2011 Audi TT Audi
TT
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Crash Test Ratings

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370Z Touring
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2011 Audi TT Audi
TT
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Audi TT 2011 Mazda Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top) TT vs Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top)
2011 Audi TT 2011 MINI Cooper TT vs Cooper
2011 Audi TT 2012 Audi R8 GT TT vs R8 GT
2011 Audi TT 2011 Audi A4 Premium TT vs A4 Premium
2011 Audi TT 2012 Volvo C30 T5 TT vs C30 T5
2011 Nissan 370Z Touring 2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition 370Z Touring vs GT-R Black Edition
2011 Nissan 370Z Touring 2011 Infiniti G37 Sport 370Z Touring vs G37 Sport
2011 Nissan 370Z Touring 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 370Z Touring vs Impreza WRX STI
2011 Nissan 370Z 2012 Ford Mustang GT 370Z vs Mustang GT
2011 Nissan 370Z Touring 2011 BMW Z4 sDrive35is 370Z Touring vs Z4 sDrive35is

Comments Which car would you recommend, and why?

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Joseph Ross (4:36 AM, May 27, 2015)
I've always been a Porsche guy , 2, 911's 3 Boxers S and 4 Caymans S. I am soon to be a Z 370 guy . I just feel in love with the 370 S 2015. This car will go head to head against Boxers and Caymans.
 
Real car enthusiast (2:27 AM, June 09, 2014)
This is wrong, the 370z touring comes with a bose subwoofer,