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2024 Acura Integra Evaluate, Pricing, and Specs




Overview

Those who thought the revived Acura Integra wasn’t sporty enough—that includes us—will be pleased to learn that a new high-performance Type S variant is joining the lineup for 2024. Just as the standard Integra shares many components with the Honda Civic, the Integra Type S has commonalities with the Civic Type R hot hatchback, including its turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, six-speed manual transmission, and limited-slip differential. It looks more aggressive as well and should cost significantly more than the base Integra, though we don’t have full details yet. Apart from the Type S, the standard Integra is a pleasant premium hatchback. Though it’s not quite as luxurious as some German rivals such as the Audi A3 and the Mercedes-Benz CLA-class, its spacious cargo area gives it an extra measure of practicality, and it offers a decent value proposition.

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What’s New for 2024?

The Type S is new to the Acura lineup for 2024 and will go on sale in summer 2023. Much more powerful, better to drive, and cooler-looking than the base car, the Type S joins other Acura performance variants in the TLX and MDX lines that also wear this badge. Otherwise, we don’t expect the base Integra to feature any major changes for its second model year.

Pricing and Which One to Buy

Base

$32,000 (est)

A-Spec

$34,000 (est)

$37,000 (est)

$48,000 (est)

We think the Type S will represent the Integra’s best self, but we’ve only driven a prototype so far and its overall appeal depends on final pricing, which Acura has not yet announced. Our other favorite version is the A-Spec Technology trim level with the six-speed manual transmission.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

The standard-issue Integra is powered by a 200-hp turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine borrowed from the Honda Civic Si. All of these 200-hp models are front-wheel drive and come standard with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), but A-Spec models can be had with an optional six-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential. The Type S has a significantly more powerful turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four that promises over 300 horsepower. It’s likely to be offered only with a six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive, but more detailed specs are coming soon. At our test track, our six-speed manual A-Spec test car hit 60 mph in 7.0 seconds; the A-Spec with the CVT was 0.1 seconds slower to 60 mph. An adaptive suspension system is available as well, and the A-Spec model adds an Individual mode to the Integra’s drive-mode selector switch, which allows drivers to save a customized setting. During our initial test drive, we found the Integra to be lively and agile. The steering is heavy-weighted but satisfyingly direct and the adaptive dampers allow the driver to choose between a comfortable cruising ride or a stiffer performance-oriented setup for better cornering fun. Road noise is too evident, however, and we wish Acura had integrated more sound-deadening materials throughout the car’s design. As for the Type S’s performance, we can’t predict exactly how quick it will be but we can say that a Civic Type R we’ve tested zipped to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds, which gives you an idea of the hot new Integra’s performance potential.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

According to the EPA, the most efficient Integra model is the base car with the CVT, which is rated for 30 mpg city and 37 mpg highway. Such ratings allow the Integra to go up against its key rival, the Audi A3, which is rated for 29 mpg city and 38 mpg highway. Step up to the A-Spec trim with the manual transmission and fuel economy estimates fall to 26 mpg city and 36 mpg highway. On our 75-mph highway fuel economy route, our automatic test car managed to match its EPA rating at 38 mpg. The Type S will likely achieve lower fuel-economy numbers due to its larger, more powerful engine; the Civic Type R, for instance, is rated at 24 mpg combined. For more information about the Integra’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

Although there’s plenty of parts sharing with the Honda Civic under the skin, Acura has done a decent job of making the cabin look right at home in the brand’s lineup, pulling styling from the TLX sedan and RDX SUV. Heated sport seats wrapped in faux-leather upholstery are standard and feature eight-way power adjustments for the driver; A-Spec models with the optional Technology package add faux-suede inserts to the seats as well as 12-way power adjustments for the driver and four-way power adjustments for the front passenger. The rear seat is spacious enough to comfortably fit two adults, but we noticed a lack of creature comforts there that may turn off premium buyers.

Infotainment and Connectivity

A 10.2-inch digital gauge display is standard across the Integra lineup and provides reconfigurable information for the driver. The Integra comes with a 7.0-inch infotainment display as standard with a larger 9.0-inch unit available as an option; both forgo the frustrating touchpad controller that’s found in other Acura products. The larger touchscreen is part of the Technology package on A-Spec models which also includes a wireless smartphone charging pad, a 5.3-inch head-up display, and three USB-C charging ports dotting the cabin. All models feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but only cars with the Technology package offer wireless connectivity for those features. An eight-speaker stereo is standard but an ELS Studio 3D premium stereo system is available and includes a whopping 16 speakers.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

A host of driver-assistance features are included as standard in the Integra, including automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control. A-Spec models with the optional Technology package come with front and rear parking sensors. For more information about the Integra’s crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key safety features include:

  • Standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Standard lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist
  • Standard adaptive cruise control

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

Acura offers a longer powertrain warranty than most of its competitors with coverage stretching up to six years or 70,000 miles, but buyers of the BMW 2-series Gran Coupe will enjoy an extra year of complimentary scheduled maintenance.

  • Limited warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
  • Powertrain warranty covers six years or 70,000 miles
  • Complimentary scheduled maintenance is covered for two years or 24,000 miles.

Specifications

Specifications

2023 Acura Integra A-Spec Manual

Vehicle Type: front-engine, front-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door hatchback

PRICE

Base/As Tested: $33,895/$36,895

Options: Tech package (adaptive dampers, 9.0-inch touchscreen, front and rear parking sensors, rain sensing wipers, ELS Studio 16-speaker stereo, SiriusXM radio, dual-zone climate control, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, wireless charging, keyless entry, remote engine start), $3000

ENGINE

Turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection

Displacement: 91 in3, 1498 cm3

Power: 200 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque: 192 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm

TRANSMISSION

6-speed manual

CHASSIS

Suspension, F/R: struts/multilink

Brakes, F/R: 12.3-in vented disc/11.1-in disc

Tires: Continental ContiProContact

235/40R-18 91W M+S

DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase: 107.7 in

Length: 185.8 in

Width: 72.0 in

Height: 55.5 in

Passenger Volume: 96 ft3

Cargo Volume: 24 ft3

Curb Weight: 3062 lb

C/D TEST RESULTS

60 mph: 7.0 sec

1/4-Mile: 15.3 sec @ 93 mph

100 mph: 17.3 sec

130 mph: 36.2 sec

Results above omit 1-ft rollout of 0.4 sec.

Rolling Start, 5–60 mph: 7.9 sec

Top Gear, 30–50 mph: 10.4 sec

Top Gear, 50–70 mph: 8.5 sec

Top Speed (C/D est): 135 mph

Braking, 70–0 mph: 178 ft

Braking, 100–0 mph: 358 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft Skidpad: 0.88 g

C/D FUEL ECONOMY

Observed: 31 mpg

EPA FUEL ECONOMY

Combined/City/Highway: 30/26/36 mpg

2023 Acura Integra A-Spec Automatic

Vehicle Type: front-engine, front-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door hatchback

PRICE

Base/As Tested: $32,800/$33,300
Options: Liquid carbon metallic paint $500

ENGINE
Turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection

Displacement: 91 in3, 1498 cm3

Power: 200 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque: 192 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm

TRANSMISSION

continuously variable automatic

CHASSIS

Suspension, F/R: struts/multilink

Brakes, F/R: 12.3-in vented disc/11.1-in disc

Tires: Continental ContiProContact

235/40R-18 98W M+S

DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase: 107.7 in

Length: 185.8 in

Width: 72.0 in

Height: 55.5 in

Passenger Volume: 96 ft3

Cargo Volume: 24 ft3

Curb Weight: 3144 lb

C/D TEST RESULTS

60 mph: 7.1 sec

1/4-Mile: 15.5 sec @ 95 mph

100 mph: 17.2 sec

Results above omit 1-ft rollout of 0.3 sec.

Rolling Start, 5–60 mph: 7.8 sec

Top Gear, 30–50 mph: 4.0 sec

Top Gear, 50–70 mph: 4.8 sec

Top Speed (C/D est): 135 mph

Braking, 70–0 mph: 174 ft

Braking, 100–0 mph: 349 ft

Roadholding, 300-ft Skidpad: 0.90 g

C/D FUEL ECONOMY

Observed: 23 mpg

75-mph Highway Driving: 38 mpg

75-mph Highway Range: 470 mi

EPA FUEL ECONOMY

Combined/City/Highway: 32/29/36 mpg

C/D TESTING EXPLAINED

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