2023 Acura Integra will arrive at showrooms soon. Read how this all-new generation release integrates a hybrid powertrain and fresh styling.
The resurrection of the iconic nameplate Acura Integra has been announced back in the midst-2021 for a 2023 model year release. The all-new 2023 Acura Integra will serve as a replacement for the ILX and hopefully, it will find its success in the segment of an entry-level compact sedan. Here’s what’s known so far about the upcoming Integra launch.
The 2023 Acura Integra Powertrain and Fuel Economy
The Acura Integra (marketed as the Honda Integra in the international market outside North America) is an upscale sedan manufactured from 1985 – to 2006 and then started again in 2021. It was introduced in the United States along with the Acura Legend. Over the length of its production time, it received extremely positive regards for its performance and handling.
After over two-decade hiatus, it is finally announced officially that the Integra is going to be revived. It is constructed by a shared platform with the 2022 Honda Civic, which means the Integra begins on a strong foundation. While the original Integra carries a 2-door hatchback layout and then expanded to a 4-door hatchback, the upcoming Integra will be offered as a 5-door liftback sedan model.
The 2023 Acura Integra is powered by a 200-horsepower 1.5L turbocharged inline-4 engine that’s capable of generating up to 192 pound-feet of torque. It is available in front-wheel-drive and a standard sport-tuned CVT gearbox, according to the manufacturer. An optional 6-speed manual transmission is reserved for the A-Spec trim when the consumers opt for the Technology package.
Based on the EPA estimation, the Base trim with a CVT gearbox is the most efficient from the Integra range with 30/37 mpg city/highway fuel economy ratings. The least efficient would be the A-Spec trim level combined with a manual transmission that receives 26/36 mpg city/highway ratings.
The 11th generation Civic that shares underpinnings with the upcoming Integra is chosen as one of the 2022 Top Safety Picks by the IIHS, so it’s safe to expect the all-new sedan to be a safe vehicle too. It also features the automaker’s trademarked AcuraWatch package that includes a set of active driver assistance items. Provided as standards are the vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian detectors and automatic emergency braking, traffic jam assist, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, rear cross-traffic monitoring, and blind-spot monitoring.
Interior Design, Infotainment, and Entertainment Features of the New Integra
In the interior area, many aspects of the 2023 Acura Integra are shared with the 11th generation Civic as well, which admittedly sports high-quality material and stylish design. The manufacturer has performed a proper job at transforming the cabin to match with brand’s image, combining the RDX SUV and TLX sedan’s styling.
Some standard features in the interior department are including leather upholstery, heated seats, and an 8-way electric driver seat. Meanwhile, adding the Technology package serves the customers with extra microsuede seat inserts, a 4-way electric passenger seat, and a 12-way electric driver seat with lumbar support. An extra design package is also available exclusively for the A-Spec trim that features red-colored speedometer gauge needles, contrast-colored seat stitching, and stainless-steel pedals.
Each of the 2023 Acura Integra is equipped with a 10.2” electronic instrument cluster. Both the base and A-Spec trims offer a 7” touchscreen display completed with smart device connectivity options (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), one USB-C port, and an eight-speaker audio system.
If you choose to purchase the Technology package for the A-Spec trim, you will receive a 9” touchscreen display with the same connectivity options along with Amazon Alexa integration. Moreover, the package also offers a wireless charging pad, 5.3” HUD, a 16-speaker premium sound system, and double USB ports in the passenger row.
Arrival Date and Pricing Details
The fact that a premium automaker chooses to release a 4-door sedan when the crossover SUV segment reigns may come off as strange for some. However, it is worth remembering that the Integra nameplate plays a major role in making the brand what it is today. The planning of an all-new Integra release started as far as six years ago.
This year, the high-end sedan will arrive at dealerships in the spring season. Consumers can order as early as March with a limited number of produced units during the initial launch.
The price of the 2023 Acura Integra started at $30,800 before the destination fee. The fully-loaded variant A-Spec trim with added Technology package is sold at $35,800 before the destination fee, either for the manual or CVT transmission version.