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To help members understand the latest automotive technology so they can purchase vehicles that best suit their needs, the Automobile Club of Southern California's Automotive Research Center (ARC) began testing and reviewing vehicles over a decade ago

For the 2023 edition, we include testing and ranking cars and light trucks with the latest technology, including having at least one advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) feature. In addition to vehicle evaluation, the guide covers a number of pertinent automotive topics in detail—for example, the latest advanced safety features, how to properly maintain your vehicle, and new vehicles coming to market in the next few years.

2023 Acura Integra A-Spec Tech

Vehicle Type: Small Gasoline
 overall score
Category Ranking: 5

Vehicle Price

Base Price: $35,800
Price as Tested: $37,395

Fuel Information

Fuel Type: Regular
Fuel Capacity (gal): 12.4
EPA City mpg26
EPA Highway mpg36
EPA Combined mpg30

Advanced Safety Features

  • Adaptive Cruise Control [S]
  • Advanced Headlights [S]
  • Automatic Emergency Braking [S]
  • Blind-Spot Warning [S]
  • Driver Monitoring [S]
  • Forward-Collision Warning [S]
  • Lane-Departure Warning [S]
  • Lane-Keeping Assistance [S]
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Warning [S]
  • Reverse Automatic Emergency Braking [O]
  • [S] Standard, [O] Optional

Overall Observations

The much-anticipated Integra, new for 2023, replaces the long-inthe- tooth ILX compact sedan. On many counts, the Integra lives up to the promise of its storied name, which revives memories of the sporty hot hatch from the 1980s through the early 2000s. The Integra is fun to drive, with agile handling and good steering feedback. The seats are comfortable, and the optional adaptive-damper-system suspension delivers a comfortable, composed ride. The brakes have a solid feel, with good stopping power. Most Integras come with a CVT; a 6-speed manual is available only on the top trim level. The Integra’s exterior sheet metal is nicely styled, and the hatchback design optimizes access to cargo. However, the sloping roofline restricts rear visibility and impedes entry and exit from the backseat. A full complement of ADAS features is standard, and gas mileage is good: 30 mpg in combined city/highway driving with the CVT. But the Integra also falls short in several important ways. The drivetrain, identical to the Honda Civic Si’s, feels underpowered. A 1.5-liter turbo 4 (200 hp) is the only available engine. The interior doesn’t live up to the Integra’s entry-level luxury car aspirations, either. Too much - the steering wheel, climate controls, and touch screen, for example - is borrowed from the Civic. Finally, the infotainment system could use some updating, and the image quality on the rearview camera is poor.

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Strengths and Weaknesses

Strong Points

  • • Fun to drive, with agile, responsive handling
  • • Sporty exterior styling
  • • Strong suite of ADAS features
  • • Good fuel-efficiency ratings

Weak Points

  • • Interior not up to luxury standards
  • • Underpowered drivetrain
  • • Sloping roofline restricts rear visibility
  • • Difficult backseat entry and exit

Vehicle Specifications

Model year tested: 2023
Number of passengers (F/R): 2/3
Curb weight (lbs): 3060.0
Exterior L / W / H (in): 185.8 / 72.0 / 55.5
Wheelbase (in): 107.7
Number of air bags: 10
Warranty (months/miles): 48/50,000
Tire manufacturer and model: Continental ContiProContact
Front and rear tire size: 235/40 R18
Max towing capacity (lbs): Not recommended
Headlight type: LED
Transmission type: Manual 6-speed
Drivetrain type: Front wheel
Engine/motor: 1.5L I4 turbo VTEC
Engine horsepower @ RPM: 200 @ 6,000

Test Data

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Handling: 8.26
Quality and Drivability: 7.69

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