Acura Prices New Integra, Sets Sale Date

Matthew Guy
by Matthew Guy

Whatever you think about Acura’s usage of the vaunted Integra nameplate, I think most of us can agree it’s leagues better than the alphabet soup to which we’ve been subjected over the past 25 years. All they need to do is trot out the Legend and Vigor names once again and we’ll be in business.

Now the model’s made the rounds after its official launch, Acura is ready to put a price tag on the thing. If you seek a copy of this turbocharged five-door liftback, it’ll set you back no less than $31,895 including destination.

That’ll be for the entry-level trim, of course, one simply called ‘Integra’ and available only with an automatic transmission. Under the hood is a 1.5-liter turbo (with VTEC kicking in, yo) cranking out 200 horsepower and roughly the same amount of torque. Unlike older Honda engines which made their peak power in the nosebleed section of its tachometer, all the horses are on duty by 6,000 rpm while torque peaks at just 1,800 rpm and stays there until five grand.

Anyone looking for an A-Spec trim (same powertrain) will have to shell out $33,895 plus an extra $3,000 for a so-called Technology Package which includes the likes of a heads-up display and adaptive damper system. It’s at that level where the six-speed manual finally appears, showing up as a no-charge option. This means the bill will be $36,895 for the one you actually want.

As part of the deal comes a new Acura Maintenance Program that covers select factory-scheduled maintenance at participating Acura dealers for the first two years or 24,000 miles. The program includes standard oil and filter changes, tire rotations, plus various and sundry multi-point inspections. And, yes, it is fully transferrable to subsequent owners should the original buyer choose to ditch the car before the time or mileage limits are up.

Look for the new Integra to show up in dealers this June.

[Images: Acura]

Matthew Guy
Matthew Guy

Matthew buys, sells, fixes, & races cars. As a human index of auto & auction knowledge, he is fond of making money and offering loud opinions.

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  • Lightspeed Lightspeed on May 05, 2022

    There is no value proposition for this car, it will be gone after three model years. Honestly, if they wanted to sell more than a handful, they should have put the Integra name on yet another CUV. Car types would moan and wring their hands and Acura would actually sell a bunch of them.

  • PlaysInTraffic PlaysInTraffic on May 06, 2022

    Meh. I lost interest when they said it would have the 1.5T engine, same as the Civic Si, and that the base model isn't available with the manual. The 2.0T from the Accord should have been the base engine, available with the stick. I bought a 1st gen Integra new back in the day, and I distinctly remember that it had more hp than the Civic Si or the Accord LXi. That is why Acura was able to set the MSRP higher than that of the Si, more power to offset the higher curb weight. The Hyundai Elantra N stickers for less than the manual Integra, and has 70 hp more. The GTI/GLI have 30 hp more, with the GLI stickering for less. Sorry Honda, I would have loved to own another Integra that was at least worthy of the name, but this is just lame, and it tarnishes the nameplate. You should have just stuck with the ILX name if you weren't willing to give it more hp than an Si, which is barely competitive itself.

  • Lou_BC Blows me away that the cars pictured are just 2 door vehicles. How much space do you need to fully open them?
  • Daniel J Isn't this sort of a bait and switch? I mean, many of these auto plants went to the south due to the lack of unions. I'd also be curious as how, at least in my own state, unions would work since the state is a right to work state, meaning employees can still work without being apart of the union.
  • EBFlex No they shouldn’t. It would be signing their death warrant. The UAW is steadfast in moving as much production out of this country as possible
  • Groza George The South is one of the few places in the U.S. where we still build cars. Unionizing Southern factories will speed up the move to Mexico.
  • FreedMike I'd say that question is up to the southern auto workers. If I were in their shoes, I probably wouldn't if the wages/benefits were at at some kind of parity with unionized shops. But let's be clear here: the only thing keeping those wages/benefits at par IS the threat of unionization.