After a 16-Year Absence, the Acura Integra Returns For 2023

The Acura Integra is officially back for 2023, after spending 16 years off the market and after months of teasing.

The fifth-generation Integra goes on sale this spring, trying to capture the interest that the first generation had in the North American market in 1986. It quickly gained a reputation for sportiness and handling during its 20-year original run.

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The new Integra's exterior look combines the effectiveness of a coupe with sporty cues, four doors and a hatchback. Outward visibility is enhanced with thin A-pillars and a low cowl.

A frameless, diamond-patterned pentagon grille is marked on each side with LED headlights, LED daytime running lights and LED fog lights that are integrated into the lower fascia.

As a callback to previous generations, single piece tail lights are featured on the rear and embossed Integra logos are placed on the front and rear.

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Honda's luxury arm will be offering the sporty Integra with a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder VTEC engine, which can be paired with either a standard continuously variable transmission or a six-speed manual with rev matching and limited slip differential.

The company says that the Integra is capable of 200 horsepower and 192 pound-feet (lb-ft) of torque.

Three driving modes, Comfort, Normal and Sport, adjust throttle response, automatic transmission mapping, steering feel and the color of the gauges.

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In the cabin, the diamond mesh pattern that's featured on the grille is emulated on the climate control vents.

Heated, synthetic leather front seats that are eight-way power adjustable are standard. Seats are available in Ebony, Orchid or Red. The optional Technology Package bumps that up to 12-way power seats and adds microsuede inserts to the front seats.

The A-Spec package adds stainless steel pedals, red gauge needles and contrast stitching on the steering wheel, shifter, seats and shift boot.

2023 Acura Integra
The A-Spec package adds stainless steel pedals, red gauge needles and contrast stitching on the steering wheel, shifter, seats and shift boot. Acura

A 10.2-inch gauge cluster is standard along with a 7-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Wireless integration for those apps and a bigger screen are available with the Technology Package.

Alexa Built-In is also featured, as well as wireless charging and a Head-Up Display. Two USB-C ports in the front and two in the rear support more device charging.

The Integra comes standard with the AcuraWatch suite of safety features, including adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, rear cross-traffic monitoring and traffic jam assist.

The Integra will compete with the small sporty set including the Volkswagen GTI, Honda Civic Si, Subaru WRX and a few others.

Reservations for the 2023 Acura Integra are open as of today for delivery this spring. The first 500 people to place reservations can claim a limited edition NFT.

Acura says that the car will start at around $30,000.