Meet the Official, Production-Ready Acura Integra

Photo credit: Acura
Photo credit: Acura
  • The 2023 Acura Integra is now production-ready and should hit your local dealers this spring.

  • Power comes from a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 200 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque.

  • Acura hasn't released official pricing, but says it should start around $30,000.

Honda and Acura have moved away from the bold and unlikely concept-car model and have instead shown off their upcoming cars with relatively realistic prototypes.

In the case of Acura's new Integra, last year's prototype looks an awful lot like the production-ready sheetmetal bowing this week as the new entry-level "gateway" to the brand, replacing the ILX.

Powering the Integra is the 1.5-liter turbocharged I4 that makes 200 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque. Those number will rise when more potent variants hit the street, but this is right in line with the more pedestrian Honda Civic Si. This engine mates to either a continuously variable transmission or a six-speed manual, which should be good news for Integra fans.

Underneath the body, you’ll find a set of MacPherson struts in front and a multi-link suspension controlling the rear wheels. Adaptive dampers are available if you want more control over the suspension. Steering is predictably electrically assisted, but Acura promises a variable steering ratio that also changes its feel relative to one of its three drive modes: comfort, normal, and sport.

As for styling, we saw most of it with the prototype. Many of the features, like the throwback embossed Integra lettering on the front bumper, will make it to production. Though, the blacked-out windows on the prototype did hide the interior.

Interior styling is similar to its platform-sharing Civic, but it is decidedly more upmarket. Facing the driver is a standard 10.2-inch digital gauge cluster, which is flanked by a 7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen. The available technology package increases that screen to 9.0-inches and adds wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Standard heated front seats are eight-way adjustable and apparently are focused to help stabilize the driver. The rear seats fold flat to help squeeze large items into the cargo area if you need the extra space. The A-Spec models see stainless-steel pedals, red gauge needles and contrast stitching on the steering wheel, seats, and shifter boot.

Official pricing is still to be determined, but Acura claims the Integra’s going to start around $30,000 when it launches in spring. Acura is throwing the first 500 reservations an opportunity to own an NFT. Though, we’re sure that if you miss the NFT, you’ll still be happy with the consolation prize: a new Acura Integra.

Do you think this Integra lives up to the hype? Or will we have to wait for more potent performance versions down the line? Let us know your thoughts below.