The all-new 2024 Acura Integra: Reviews, Pricing & Specs
For those who thought the revived Acura Integra was not sporty enough, a new high-performance Type S variant will join the lineup for 2024. The standard Integra shares many components with the Honda Civic, and the Type S model is based on the Type R hot hatchback. The turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, six-speed manual transmission, and limited-slip differential are shared between these models.
The Type S is a sportier take on the standard Integra, with more aggressive styling and a higher price tag. The base Integra is a pleasant premium hatchback, though it’s not quite as luxurious as some German rivals such as the Audi A3 and the Mercedes-Benz CLA-class. Its spacious cargo area gives it an extra measure of practicality, and it offers a decent value proposition.
What's new in the 2024 Acura Integra?
The Type S, a new model for the Acura lineup, will go on sale in the summer of 2023. It will be more powerful, better to drive, and have a more striking design than the base car. In addition to the TLX and MDX performance variants that wear this badge, we don’t expect the base Integra to feature any major changes for its second model year.
Which one to buy?
The base model costs $32,000 (est), A-spec costs $34,000 (est), A-spec technology costs $37,000 (est), and Type-S costs $48,000 (est).The Type S model likely represents Integra’s best self, but we’ve only driven a prototype so far. Acura has not yet announced pricing for this version of the car. Our other favorite model is the A-Spec Technology trim level with the six-speed manual transmission.
Performance, Engine & Transmission
The standard Integra is powered by a 200-horsepower 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder borrowed from the Honda Civic Si. All of these 200-hp models are front-wheel drive and come standard with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), but A-Spec models can be had with an optional six-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential.
The Type S will offer a more powerful turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four that promises over 300 horsepower, likely just with a six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive but with more detailed specs coming soon. Our A-Spec model hit 60 mph in 7.0 seconds on the track; the A-Spec with the CVT was 0.1 seconds slower than 60 mph.
The Acura Integra is available with an adaptive suspension system, and the A-Spec model adds an Individual mode to the Integra’s drive-mode selector switch, which allows drivers to save a customized setting. During our initial test drive, we found the Integra to be lively and agile. The steering is heavy-weighted but satisfyingly direct; the adaptive dampers allow for a comfortable cruising ride or a stiffer performance setup for better cornering fun.
Although road noise is evident in the new Acura Type S, we wish more sound-deadening materials had been integrated throughout the car’s design. As for performance, it would be premature to predict exactly how quick it will be but we can say that our Civic Type R test car zipped to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds, which gives you an idea of the hot new Integra’s performance potential.
Interiors and Comfort
Despite sharing many parts with the Honda Civic, Acura has done a decent job of making the interior look as if it belongs in the brand’s lineup, pulling styling from its TLX sedan and RDX SUV.
Standard heated sport seats with eight-way power adjustments for the driver; faux-suede inserts are included in A-Spec models equipped with the optional Technology package, which also adds 12-way power adjustments for the driver and four-way power adjustments for the front passenger. The rear seat is spacious enough to comfortably fit two adults, but we noticed a lack of creature comforts there that may turn off premium buyers.
Infotainment and Connectivity
The 10.2-inch digital gauge display is standard across the Integra lineup and provides reconfigurable information for the driver. The 7.0-inch infotainment display is standard, with an available 9.0-inch unit; both forgo the frustrating touchpad controller found in other Acura products.
The 2019 RDX’s 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 dotting the cabin. All models feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but only cars with the Technology package offer wireless connectivity for those features. An eight-speaker stereo is standard but an ELS Studio 3D premium stereo system with 16 speakers is available.
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
Acura offers a longer powertrain warranty than most of its competitors, with coverage extending up to six years or 70,000 miles. That is one year longer than what buyers of the BMW 2-series Gran Coupe can expect with complimentary scheduled maintenance.