Reviving the Legend: 2023 Acura Integra Returns with a Bang!

2023 Acura Integra: The famous Integra nameplate has been resurrected by Honda’s Acura luxury division in an effort to gain traction in the entry-luxury small market. The outdated ILX sedan, an entry-luxury compact that didn’t have much of an impact on the category, is replaced by the all-new Integra. Some people might be perplexed as to why a premium automaker would decide to introduce a sporty four-door sedan in the era of the SUV, but we would be quick to point out that the Integra played a significant role in the development of the Acura brand.

The all-new Honda Civic and the new vehicle have similar underpinnings. It has the same 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine found in the Civic Si, and a six-speed manual transmission is an option (an automatic is standard). The Integra lacks the luxury features seen on rivals like the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz CLA-class, but it is enjoyable to drive and has a somewhat more premium presence than the Civic.

What’s new for 2023 Acura Integra?

The resurrected Integra from Acura will debut in June 2022 as a brand-new model for 2023.

2023 Acura Integra Specifications

2023 Acura Integra A-Spec Manual Vehicle Type: 5-passenger, 4-door hatchback with a front-engine and front-wheel drive.
PRICE Base/As Tested: $32,800/$33,300

Options: Liquid carbon metallic paint $500

ENGINE Turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminium 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
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

Fuel Efficiency and Actual MPG

The base Integra model with the CVT, which is rated at 30 mpg city and 37 mpg highway, is the most economical Integra model, according to the EPA. With such ratings, the Integra will be able to compete with its main opponent, the Audi A3, which has a rating of 29 mpg city and 38 mpg highway. As you upgrade to the A-Spec version with a manual transmission, predictions for fuel economy drop to 26 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. Our automatic test car achieved 38 mpg along our 75-mph interstate fuel-economy route, matching its EPA rating. Visit the EPA website for more details regarding the Integra’s fuel efficiency.

2023 Acura Integra
2023 Acura Integra

2023 Acura Integra Cargo, Comfort, and the Interior

Acura has done a good job of making the cabin look right at home in the brand’s portfolio, drawing style from the TLX sedan and RDX SUV, even if there are many pieces that are shared with the Honda Civic. A-Spec models with the additional Technology package add faux-suede inserts to a seat along with 12-way power adjustments for such driver and four-way power modifications for the front passenger. Heated sport seats covered in faux-leather upholstery are standard and have eight-way power adjustments for the driver. Although the back seat is roomy enough to accommodate two adults, we found that it lacked several creature conveniences that would deter premium customers.

Connectivity and Information

All Integra models come standard with a 10.2-inch digital gauge display that the driver can customize. Both the 7.0-inch and 9.0-inch infotainment displays that come standard on the Integra do away with the annoying touchpad controller that is present on other Acura models. The larger touchscreen is a part of the Technology package for A-Spec cars, which also includes three USB-C charging outlets dispersed throughout the interior, a 5.3-inch head-up display, and a wireless smartphone charging pad. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard on all models, however wireless connectivity for those functions is only available in vehicles with the Technology package. Standard audio speakers are eight, but an ELS Studio 3D premium stereo system with a whopping 16 speakers is also offered.

Acura Integra Features for Driver Assistance and Safety

The Integra comes with a variety of driver-assistance systems as standard equipment, such as adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assistance, and automated emergency braking with pedestrian recognition. Parking sensors for the front and rear are standard on A-Spec versions with the optional Technology package. Visit the websites of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) to learn more about the Integra’s crash test results. Important safety elements include:

  • Automated emergency braking that can identify pedestrians.
  • Lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assistance as standard.
  • Conventional adaptive cruise control.

Coverage for Warranties and Maintenance

Compared to most of its rivals, Acura gives a powertrain warranty that lasts up to six years or 70,000 miles; however, purchasers of the BMW 2-series Gran Coupe will also receive an additional year of free scheduled maintenance.

  • Four years or 50,000 miles are covered under the limited warranty.
  • Warranty on the powertrain is valid for six years or 70,000 miles.
  • For two years or 24,000 miles, free scheduled maintenance is covered.

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