2023 Acura Integra

Designed for spirited driving
By Durhl Caussey
Durhl Caussey
Durhl Caussey
June 26, 2022 Updated: June 26, 2022

The Acura Integra is a sophisticated sports sedan, aided by its long wheelbase and wide track. It also offers outstanding stability, comfort, and abundant interior space.

The returning Integra takes over Acura’s “gateway model and its sports strategy.”

Integra offers 37.4 inches of rear seat legroom, and standard 60/40 fold-down backseats. There is 24.5 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the rear seats, accessible through a wide rear opening.

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Six-speed manual. (Courtesy of Acura)

Inside you will find synthetic leather heated seats with 8-way power adjustment for the driver. The 10.2-inch Precision Cockpit digital gauge cluster is the modern communication channel for key driving data, and the Acura Watch safety and assist suite bundles advance active features like Collision Mitigation Braking System, Traffic Sign Recognition, and Traffic Jam Assist (CVT only).

Other standard safety and driver assistance technologies include Blind-spot Information System with Rear Cross Traffic Monitoring, Lane Keeping Assist System, and Adaptive Cruise Control.

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Inside the new Integra. (Courtesy of Acura)

The infotainment system is housed inside the 7-inch color touchscreen, extended through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Standard premium audio is presented through 8 speakers, but a 16-speaker ELS Studio 3D premium audio system is also available to elevate your audio enjoyment.

Outside, you find a Acura’s JewelEye LED headlights flanking the brand’s signature Diamond Pentagon grille. Matte black deck lip spoiler and gloss black rear diffuser accentuate the exterior design, all resting on 18-inch split-spoke wheels and all-season performance tires.

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Black lip spoiler. (Courtesy of Acura)

The new Integra is powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder VTEC engine, providing a maximum of 200 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque driving the front wheels. Transmission choices are either Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) or segment-exclusive six-speed manual with auto rev matching and a helical limited slip differential (LSD). The fuel economy for the base CVT powertrain is rated at 30 mpg city and 37 mpg highway for a 33 mpg combined average.

Integra has a curb weight of 3,073 pounds for the 6MT model and 3,084 pounds for the base CVT model. The combination of light weight and metal strength presents the new Integra with an enhanced safety against collisions. Safety structural features like wheel arch stiffness reduces deformation in side collisions. Upper pillars are designed to reduce cabin deformation and reinforce frame end to reduce deformation.

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JewelEye headlights and Diamond Pentagon grille. (Courtesy of Acura)

The new Integra is not for everyone. You must want to actively participate in the driving experience. The car is quick and prone for speed. You must use good judgement and be well disciplined. You may be challenged at every stop. Be prepared to decline or be disinterested unless you want to continually be encouraged or openly participate.

Limited New Car Warranty
4 years/50,000 miles New Vehicle Limited Warranty
6 years/70,000 miles Powertrain Limited Warranty
5 years/unlimited mileage Rust Perforation Limited Warranty
4 years/50,000 miles Acura Total Luxury Care with Road Side Assistance
2 years/24,000 miles Acura Maintenance Program

Durhl Caussey writes a car column read around the world. He may be reached at this paper or durhlcaussey@gmail.com.