Acura Prices New Integra, Sets Sale Date
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.
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- Kat Laneaux What's the benefits of this as opposed to the Ford or Nissan. Will the mileage be better than the 19 city, 24 hwy? Will it cost less than the average of $60,000? Will it be a hybrid?
- Johnster Minor quibble. The down-sized full-sized 1980-only Continental (which was available with Town Car and Town Coupe trims) gave up its name in 1981 and became the Town Car. The name "Town Coupe" was never used after the 1980 model year. The 1981 Lincoln Town Car was available with a 2-door body style, but the 2-door Lincoln Town Car was discontinued and not offered for the 1982 model year and never returned to the Lincoln lineup.
- Zipper69 Some discreet dwebadging and this will pass for a $95k Lucid Air...
- Zipper69 Does it REALLY have to be a four door?Surely a truly compact vehicle could stick with the half-door access with jump seats for short term passengers.
- ToolGuy See kids, you can keep your old car in good condition.
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.
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.