Review 2023 Acura Integra Interior, Safety and Warranty

Review 2023 Acura Integra – The iconic Integra nameplate has been relaunched by Honda’s Acura luxury division in the hopes of finding success in the entry-luxury compact segment. The new Integra replaces the aging ILX sedan, an entry-luxury compact that failed to make an impression in the segment. Some may wonder why a luxury automaker would choose to launch a sporty four-door in the Age of the SUV, but we’d remind them that the Integra is a big part of what made the Acura brand famous.

The new vehicle is a hatchback that shares its platform with the all-new Honda Civic. It has the same turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine as the Civic Si and a six-speed manual transmission (an automatic is standard). The Integra is enjoyable to drive and has a slightly more upscale presence than the Civic, but it lacks the luxury features found in competitors such as the Audi A3 and the Mercedes-Benz CLA-class.

2023 Acura Integra
2023 Acura Integra

What’s New for 2023 Acura Integra?

Acura’s revived Integra is an all new model for 2023 and went on sale in June 2022.

2023 Acura Integra Pricing and Which One to Buy

Base                                         $31,895

A-Spec                                      $33,895

A-Spec Technology                 $36,895

The A-Spec model is the one to get until the high-performance Type S arrives next year. It includes sportier bodywork, 18-inch wheels, and the six-speed manual transmission, which is not available on the base model. To obtain the manual, you must also purchase the Technology package, which includes features such as adaptive suspension, a 10.2-inch digital gauge display, a 16-speaker ELS stereo system, and wireless smartphone charging, among others.

2023 Acura Integra Engine, Transmission, and Performance

The new Integra is powered by a Honda Civic Si-sourced 200-hp turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. All models are front-wheel drive and have a continuously variable automatic transmission as standard (CVT). A-Spec models are available with a six-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential as options. Our six-speed manual A-Spec test car hit 60 mph in 7.0 seconds on our test track; the CVT A-Spec was 0.1 second slower.

There’s also an adaptive suspension system, and the A-Spec model adds an Individual drive mode to the Integra’s drive-mode selector switch, allowing drivers to save a customized setting. We found the Integra to be lively and sprightly during our initial test drive. The steering is well-weighted and direct, and the adaptive dampers let the driver choose between a comfortable cruising ride and a stiffer setting for better cornering fun. However, road noise is too audible, and we wish Acura had used more sound-deadening materials.

2023 Acura Integra
2023 Acura Integra

2023 Acura Integra Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

According to the EPA, the most fuel-efficient Integra model is the base model with the CVT, which gets 30 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. The Integra will be able to compete with its main rival, the Audi A3, which is rated for 29 mpg city and 38 mpg highway. When you upgrade to the A-Spec trim with the manual transmission, fuel economy drops to 26 mpg city and 36 mpg highway. Our automatic test car outperformed its EPA rating, achieving 38 mpg on our 75-mph highway fuel economy route. Visit the EPA’s website for more information on the Integra’s fuel economy.

2023 Acura Integra Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

2023 Acura Integra
2023 Acura Integra Interior

Despite sharing many parts with the Honda Civic, Acura has done a good job of making the cabin look right at home in the brand’s lineup, drawing styling cues from the TLX sedan and RDX SUV. Heated sport seats with faux-leather upholstery are standard, and the driver has eight-way power adjustments.

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 roomy enough for two adults, but we noticed a lack of creature comforts, such as rear-seat air vents and heated seats, which may turn off premium buyers.

2023 Acura Integra Infotainment and Connectivity

2023 Acura Integra
2023 Acura Integra Infotainment

The Integra lineup includes a 10.2-inch digital gauge display with reconfigurable information for the driver. The Integra comes standard with a 7.0-inch infotainment display, with a larger 9.0-inch unit available as an option; both avoid the annoying touchpad controller found in other Acura models. On A-Spec models, the larger touchscreen is part of the Technology package, which also includes a wireless smartphone charging pad, a 5.3-inch head-up display, and three USB-C charging ports throughout the cabin.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard on all models, but only cars with the Technology package have wireless connectivity for those features. The standard stereo system has eight speakers, but an ELS Studio 3D premium stereo system with 16 speakers is available.

2023 Acura Integra Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

The Integra comes standard with a slew of driver-assist features, including automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control. Front and rear parking sensors are standard on A-Spec models with the optional Technology package. Visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites for more information on the Integra’s crash-test results. The following are important safety features:

Standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection

Standard lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist

Standard adaptive cruise control

2023 Acura Integra Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

Acura provides a longer powertrain warranty than most competitors, up to six years or 70,000 miles, but buyers of the BMW 2-series Gran Coupe will receive an additional 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.

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