The 2023 Acura Integra is a good luxury small car. The Integra is fun to drive on winding roads, and it maintains stability over most road bumps. It boasts some of the best fuel economy estimates in the class, as well as a lengthy list of standard active safety features.
Outside, though, is a different story. The Integra’s high card is its exterior design. It’s a sharp-edged, aggressive thing. The 2023 Acura Integra has the same name of the two-door Integra from decades past. This fastback sedan, the sort of car that looks like it’s doing 90 when it’s standing still. It’s arguably the best interpretation of Acura’s current design language, and to my eyes, the best-looking car in the company’s lineup today.
Inside, the Integra refuses to adopt the brand’s trackpad infotainment interface, opting for an easier-to-use touchscreen instead. Right call. It starts out at a small 7.0 inches and a 9.0-inch version is available. The screen sits on an attractive layered dash and teams with a 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster and an available 5.3-inch head-up display. A longer wheelbase and the switch to a hatchback body style both improve interior space over the ILX. Cargo room almost doubles, and the rear seat adds leg room versus its predecessor
The new Integra is powered by a 200-hp turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. All models are front-wheel drive and come standard with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). A-Spec models can be had with an optional six-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential. An adaptive suspension system is available as well, and the A-Spec model adds an Individual drive mode to the Integra’s drive-mode selector switch which allows drivers to save a customized setting.