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2024 Acura Integra Type S Specs, Features, Price, And Detailed Review

Price Range: $31,800-$51,800

What’s new

  • Performance Type S trim debuts
  • Type S contains 320 hp and a standard 6-speed manual.
  • Part of the 5th generation introduced for 2023


The 2024 Integra is Acura’s smallest and least expensive model. Though this small sedan is based largely on the current Honda Civic, it adds a load of extra features to help it come across as a more advanced vehicle. For such small cars, advanced audio systems, a number of standard driver assist systems, and a roomy cabin make it a solid choice for an upscale daily driver that won’t wreck your monthly budget.

One major complaint with the Integra when it debuted last year was its performance. Luckily, Acura is fixing that in 2024 with the introduction of the new Integra Type S. The 2024 Acura Integra Type S brings some real performance credentials to the Integra lineup and fills up the gap. Packing 320 horsepower, a standard 6-speed manual transmission and brake, and tire and suspension upgrades, the Type S should put the Integra back on the radar of car shopping enthusiasts.

The Integra goes ahead with the likes of the Audi A3, Mercedes-Benz CLA, and BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe. The new Integra Type S will compete squarely with the high-performance variants of those same cars, too. Go below the ratings, see how they judge the standard Integra’s strengths and weaknesses among its competition, and check back soon for a full report on the Type S as well.

RatingPerformance:- 7.5/10

How does the Integra drive? 

We shift the manual-shift Integra at 7.8 seconds to 60 mph, a dissatisfying result for a starting-level, expensive car. The time would be rapid if 2nd gear didn’t top out at about 55 mph, requiring a second shift, but we’re talking fractions of a second. In the practical world, the Integra’s engine feels fast enough once you get past the observable turbo lag.

If you stay on the borderline, you’ll even hear light echoes of Honda’s rev-happy engines of yesteryear, though this one has the middle-range torque that those classic non-turbo engines missed. It could obviously utilize more power, though. We’re amazed Acura didn’t turn up the wick in order to separate the Integra from the Civic Si.

In our emergency braking test, the Integra needed an adequate 119 feet to stop at 60 mph, piping a 2022 Audi A3 by 2 feet. Both cars had all-season tires. The Integra, unlike the Civic Si, cannot be used during summery weather, so you’ll need to shell out at the local tire shop if you want to unlock better stops.

Same preference for the steering—you can feel the wow goodness in the Integra’s following while spirited driving, but a quality set of summers would take it to another stage. It is observed that the car was less capable on the skidpad in Normal as compared to Sport, with more body roll. But in day-to-day driving, you’d be hard-pressed to feel which mode you’re in.

Comfort :-7.0/10

How comfortable is the Integra?

The adaptive suspension dampers are not normal on every Integra; there is a need for the tA-Spec with Technology package to get them, which naturally justifies the price. Having said that, our A-Spec with Tech test car is more compliant than the non-adaptive Civic Si, regardless of suspension mode. It’s still on the firm side for an expensive sedan, but it’s within range for a car at this price point. 

A small selling point for the Acura vis-à-vis the Honda is the former’s power-adjustable driver lumbar support, but you must again spring for the A-Spec with Technology package to get it. A slight benefit to buyers of the lower trim levels is the manual—yes, manual—front passenger seat, which is upgraded to rudimentary four-way power if you decide to go all-in. Seat comfort is good but extraordinary, and there is no available upgrade to sport seats. 

Interior: 8.0/10

How’s the interior? 

The Integra’s interior is greatly influenced by the Civic Si. For instance, they’re similar internally, compared only to the Integra’s extra color schemes and features. Fortunately, the current Civic has strong fundamentals for an economy car, but if you just test-drove an Audi A3, for example, the Integra will likely feel less rented. Classic Integras lovers will note that although those models were also based on the Civic, they had amazing interiors that made them feel more loved.

Again, the wonderful news is that the Civic mostly gets it right, which means the Integra does, too. Visibility is transparent in every direction, and the driving position is exemplary. Most controls are within easy reach, though the touchscreen might be a stretch for tall drivers.

There’s ample legroom front and rear. 

Technology: 8.0/10

How’s the tech? 

The 9-inch touchscreen interface pokes up out of the dashboard, making it simple to use while keeping your mind and eyes mostly on the road. The A-Spec with Tech package car had the ELS 3D audio advance,but there is nothing special. Si’s Bose setup? Yes. A standout stereo among starting-level luxury cars? No.

All Integras come standard with adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assistance, which made for a rare car with our test car’s manual transmission. You do the shifting, and the car takes care of the left. We had no actual complaints. The adaptive rarely overreacted to action up ahead, while the lane monitor seemed to have a decent sense of where the car was between the lines.

Storage: 8.5/10

How’s the storage? 

The Integra’s hatchback cargo bay looks as if it could swallow a lot of stuff with the rear seatbacks folded, although Acura is unable to provide a large cargo figure. With the seat backs in place, there’s a proper 24.3-cubic-foot cargo bay, which is approximately 2x the capacity of the Audi A3.

In the cabin, some more cubbies and bins pop up by the center console between the front seats, which have storage space both ahead of the shifter and behind it, as well as underneath the armrest. The proper rear legroom also lends itself to car seat installation—we preferred a rear-facing seat into the rear center position with no impact on front passengers in terms of seat position.

Fuel Economy: 8.0/10

How’s the fuel economy?

With the handy, the Integra gets an EPA-estimated 30 mpg combined. On our 115-mile real-world evaluation route, the Integra allowed those ideas with a 30.2-mpg run as measured at the pump. That’s not different by current standards, but suffice it to say that owners are unlikely to complain about the Integra’s fuel economy. 

Value: 6.5/10

Is the Integra a good value? 

No. The Integra’s core challenge is forcing shoppers to pay significantly more than the Civic Si for the same car. A little more differentiation in key areas—more power, low road noise, perhaps eschewing the Civic’s CVT for a conventional automatic—could have gone a long way. As things stand, the Integra is locked in a no-man’s land between the value-driven Civic lineup and true luxury models.

At least you get better warranty coverage with the Integra than the Civic, though the 4-year/50,000-mile comprehensive warranty is just average for a luxury brand. The 6-year/70,000-mile powertrain coverage is more wonderful.

Which Integra does it generally recommend?

A-Spec with Technology package trim is well equipped. For not much more money than the base model, you get a substantial number of comfort and convenience features. The new Type S trim’s added performance and subtly aggressive styling are well worth the extra money.

Acura Integra models

A 6-speed manual transmission is optional on the A-Spec with the Technology package. The performance-focused Type S swaps out that powertrain for a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a standard six-speed manual transmission. 

Base starts off the Integra lineup with:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • LED exterior lighting
  • Sunroof
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Synthetic leather upholstery
  • Power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Heated front seats
  • 60/40-split folding rear seats
  • Interior ambient lighting
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • 7-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration
  • Digital instrument panel
  • Eight-speaker audio system

Standard advanced driver aids include:

  • Forward collision mitigation 
  • Adaptive cruise control Lanekeeping assistance 
  • Blind-spot warning with rear cross-traffic warning 
  • Rear seat reminder 
  • A-Spec adds a few aesthetic items that include:
  • 18-inch wheels
  • Black exterior trim elements
  • Trunklid spoiler
  • Stainless steel pedals
  • Contrasting interior stitching

A-Spec with Technology Package
A much more upmarket Integra by way of:

  • Adaptive suspension dampers 
  • Enhanced engine/exhaust sounds
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Synthetic suede upholstery
  • More adjustments for the driver’s seat, with memory functions
  • Power-adjustable front passenger seat
  • 9-inch touchscreen
  • 16-speaker premium audio
  • Head-up display
  • Wireless connectivity for Apple CarPlay 
  • Android Auto
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Additional USB charging ports

Type S
The new Type S comes with most of the A-Spec with Technology package’s features. 

  • Limited-slip front differential
  • Larger, more powerful brakes
  • 19-inch wheels with high-performance summer tires
  • Restyled front and rear bodywork
  • Wider track for extra stability
  • Sport-tuned adaptive suspension
  • Adaptive exhaust
  • Sport front seats
  • Unique interior trim

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