2023 Acura Integra A-Spec Tech Review by Mark Fulmer
A Dual Clutch Stick that's really Sick
Executive Producer, Editor
THE AUTO CHANNEL
For those of you over 50, "sick" means "very outstanding" in today's challenged vocabulary. You can call it a sedan or a hatchback but in either case it is simply a hot driving, cool sounding, smooth stick-shifting drivers car.
This Integra has a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine with 200 horsepower and a most enjoyable low end 192 lb-ft of torque. The Integra earns an EPA estimated combined rating of 30 mpg. The steering is nice and tight, the throttle is very responsive, and the dual clutch system makes for silky shifts. The front-wheel drive handles corners steady while the well tuned suspension buffers road bumps.
The leatherette driver seat has 8-way power adjustments and both front seats have multi-level heating. Multi-level heating passenger seat.
Front head room 37.6 in.
Front leg room 42.3 in.
Front shoulder room 57.0 in.
Front hip room 54.3 in.
The rear seats got favorable comments from passengers for roominess and comfort.
Rear head room 36.4 in.
Rear leg room 37.4 in.
Rear shoulder room 56.0 in.
Rear hip room 48.9 in.
When all seats are in place the 24.3 cu.ft. of cargo capacity tops others in this class.
Safety systems include:
Blind spot and lane departure warnings
Pre-collision safety system
Dual front and dual rear side-mounted airbags
Ventilated front disc / solid rear disc brakes
Emergency braking assist
Tire pressure monitoring
For drivers who prefer stick shift control and an enthusiastic driving experience, be sure to test drive the spirited '23 Integra.