Twenty years ago, the RSX arrived to replace the popular Integra, and Acura lost a part of its soul. Now, the Integra nameplate returns, attached to an upscale five-door hatchback based on the latest version of the Honda Civic. It replaces the Acura ILX four-door sedan in the automaker’s lineup (which was also Civic-based), and it includes a standard turbocharged engine and a continuously variable transmission (CVT). A six-speed manual transmission is available with the top trim level.
What’s New for the 2023 Acura Integra?
The new 2023 Acura Integra has a turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder engine instead of a normally aspirated 2.4L four-cylinder like the ILX model it replaces. Horsepower and torque outputs are similar, but the Integra’s power peaks sooner, and in the case of maximum torque, it is available across a wider portion of the rev range.
The Integra’s CVT replaces the ILX’s eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which some people may consider a step backward. However, the Integra does offer a manual transmission that was unavailable in recent ILX models. The manual is a no-cost option on A-Spec models with the Technology Package, the top trim level.
Additionally, the new Acura Integra gets a significant technology upgrade compared to the ILX. It uses the same 10.2-inch digital instrumentation display and 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system as the latest Civic. Integra buyers can upgrade to a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with more features, a 16-speaker premium sound system, and a 5.3-inch head-up display.
Since Acura based the old ILX on the ninth-generation 2011 Civic, safety improves significantly with the 2023 Integra’s switch to a new platform and modern vehicle architecture engineered to more effectively disperse energy in a collision. In addition, new airbag designs and next-generation AcuraWatch driving assistance and collision avoidance technologies also debut in the Integra.
How Much Does a 2023 Acura Integra Cost?
At the start of the model year, 2023 Acura Integra prices range from low $30,000s to the mid $30,000s, including the destination charge to ship it from the Marysville, Ohio factory that builds the car to your local dealership.
2023 Acura Integra Trim Levels and Configurations
Acura offers the 2023 Integra only as a five-door hatchback in three levels of specification. Here are the highlights of each:
Acura Integra – The Integra comes with standard 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and taillights, hands-free keyless entry for the front doors, and a power sunroof. Inside, you’ll find synthetic leather upholstery, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, and heated front seats.
Every Integra has a 10.2-inch digital instrumentation system, and the standard infotainment system comes with a 7-inch touchscreen, wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, one USB-A port, and a premium sound system with eight speakers. In addition, AcuraWatch is standard, equipping the Integra with a long list of driver assistance systems. A blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert is also standard.
Acura Integra A-Spec – Add the A-Spec package to the Integra, and the car features a sporty look with dark gray 18-inch alloy wheels, gloss black exterior trim, LED fog lights, and a rear lip spoiler.
Acura Integra A-Spec with Technology Package – Equip the Integra A-Spec model with the Technology package, and you’ll get remote engine starting, a suspension with adaptive dampers, an additional Individual driving mode, ambient interior lighting, simulated suede seat inserts, a 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, and memory for the driver’s preferences.
This model also has a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Alexa Built-in, AcuraLink connected services, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless charging, and additional USB ports. A higher-quality 16-speaker premium sound system is also standard, along with a head-up display and front and rear parking sensors.
2023 Acura Integra Review and Test Drive
Capital One plans to evaluate and review this vehicle during the current model year. Therefore, we will update this page with driving impressions later.
When Can I Buy the 2023 Integra?
According to Acura, the new 2023 Integra will arrive at U.S. dealerships in early June of 2022. Production of the car began in Marysville, Ohio, in May of 2022.
Acura Integra Competitors for 2023
Because of its premium branding and five-door hatchback body style, the new Integra faces no direct competitors. Instead, rivals come from mainstream brands. The most obvious alternatives to the Acura Integra are the Mazda Mazda3 2.5 Turbo and the Volkswagen GTI, but you might also consider the Hyundai Kona N and the Toyota GR Corolla.
Acura Integra Features
With the new 2023 Integra, Acura returns the model to its roots with a hatchback body style and an available manual gearbox. In addition, turbocharging is new to the automaker’s entry-level model, along with the latest infotainment and safety technologies.
2023 Acura Integra Safety Features
- Collision Mitigation Braking System – Standard forward-collision warning system with automatic emergency braking. Includes pedestrian and cyclist detection
- Lane Keeping Assist System – Standard feature warns the driver when the Integra may unintentionally drift from the lane of travel and can add steering assistance to correct the car’s course
- Traffic Jam Assist System – Standard feature (CVT only) that combines adaptive cruise control with lane-centering assistance at lower travel speeds
- Blind Spot Information System – Standard feature warns the driver that other vehicles are in the Integra’s blind spots. Pairs with a rear cross-traffic alert system
- Low-Speed Braking Control – Available feature that works with front and rear parking sensors to automatically brake the Integra to avoid a collision with an object*
2023 Acura Integra Technology
- Infotainment system – Standard 7-inch and available 9-inch touchscreen display
- Smartphone connectivity – Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (wireless with 9-inch infotainment screen)
- Alexa Built-in – Available Alexa-based digital assistant with natural voice recognition*
- AcuraLink – Available connected services, including emergency calling, a find-my-car feature, safe teen driver alerts, remote engine starting (CVT only), and more*
- Wireless smartphone charging – Available feature*
- Head-up display – Available feature with a 5.3-inch display*
2023 Acura Integra Specs
- Standard 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine
- 200 hp and 192 lb.-ft. of torque
- CVT or 6-speed manual transmission*
- Front-wheel drive (with helical limited-slip differential for manual transmission)
- EPA fuel economy ratings of 30 mpg to 33 mpg in combined driving
2023 Acura Integra Interior
- Simulated leather – Standard feature (with available simulated suede inserts*)
- Power-adjustable driver’s seat – Standard feature
- Heated front seats – Standard feature
- Ambient lighting – Available feature*
- Premium sound system – Available 16-speaker ELS Studio 3D audio system*
*Availability is subject to specific trim level selections