2024 Acura Integra Type S – Review by David Colman +VIDEO
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The Newest Addition to the Honda-Acura Hall of Fame
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Twenty-two years ago I was in Japan, flinging a 2001 Acura Integra Type R around Honda's home test track called Twin Ring Motegi. That 2,650 pound, 2-door coupe went like the wind. It was nimble, quick in a straight line, and exceptionally responsive in the turns. Under the hood lay a 1.8 liter, 4-cylinder fuel injected motor making 195hp and 130lb.-ft. of torque. Back in the day, that was a lot of power to extract from such a small displacement engine. Now fast forward to Acura's introduction of the 2024 Integra Type S. This newest addition to Honda's Hall of Fame also features a four-cylinder power unit, this one displacing 2 liters. With intercooling and turbocharging, output peaks at 320hp and 310lb.-ft. of torque. At 3,212 pounds, the 2024 Integra Type S has put on 562 pounds compared to its predecessor.
So does the much lighter 2001 Integra Type R hold a power-to-weight ratio advantage over the 2024 Type S? A resounding No. The 2001 Type R posted a respectable 13.58 pounds per horsepower while the new Type S blows it into the weeds with a power/weight ratio of 10.03 lbs/hp. The original Type R posted a 0-60mph time of 7.0 seconds, while its successor leaps from zero to sixty in 5.1 seconds. The rest of the speed calculations for the 2024 version are equally stunning, with the quarter-mile sprint taking just 12.3 seconds at 105mph, on the way to a top speed of 167mph. At that speed the Integra's is turning just 6,450rpm in sixth gear. The only way to get sixth gear is to shift into it yourself, because the Integra Type S comes with a stick shift and clutch, period. No automation allowed or offered in the gear department. Acura has provided you with a perfectly shaped, ball-topped aluminum shift knob which makes gear-changing a rewarding tactile sport, like fly fishing.
The Type S is largely based on the resilient platform Honda utilizes to underpin its Civic Type R. But Acura has taken the Type R one giant step further by upgrading the interior of the Type S with much more spacious and livable sport seats covered with perforated ultrasuede that put the buckets in the Honda Type R to shame. The same can be said for the other interior furnishings in this Acura. The steering wheel is artful and inviting, with perforated leather wrapping that invites your strong grip. Our test car featured a striking combination of red and black upholstery which connoted the racy nature of the ride without trumping good taste. Little touches make the ride extra pleasant, like illuminated door panel pinstripes that give you guidance at night. Acura also provides clearly labeled buttons and knobs to ensure you never have to divert your eyes from the road to complete basic housekeeping chores like HVAC operation. In every way, the interior of the Type S works with you rather than against you when you're trying to concentrate on your line through a set of turns, the gear you've selected, and the amount of throttle you'll need at the apex. In a driver-oriented ride like this Integra, every other consideration is secondary to these basic requirements.
Capping off the Acura's unerring accuracy in road placement are a set of Michelin Pilot Sport 4S radials with an extremely short sidewall (265/30R19) plus a very sticky treadwear rating (TW 300). For extra contact patch adhesion, Acura has mounted these street-legal race tires on a set of extra wide 9.5 x 19-inch alloy rims. As a final touch, Acura has added Brembo 13.8 inch diameter, 4-piston front disc brakes for aircraft carrier-style stops. When you lock the suspension down into Sport+ Drive Mode, you'll feel every divot in the pavement as the Type S has virtually zero compliance over even minor imperfections. But you'll also feel locked to the road with such certainty that deviation from your chosen line is inconceivable. It's hard to believe that any other four-door, four-seat sedan is faster from Point A to Point B in real-world driving conditions.
The only objection we had was our inability to disengage the mindless Lane Keeping nanny. Despite turning off this system as instructed by the Owner's Manual, Lane Departure continually intervened by shaking the steering wheel every time we made a lane change or even deviated slightly from what our Acura deemed to be the correct position in a lane. We briefly resorted to leaving our turn signal on all the time in order to fool the system. How ridiculous to be forced into driving like a forgetful idiot! It was especially galling in a vehicle expressly designed for high performance driving.
2024 ACURA INTEGRA TYPE S
• ENGINE: 2.0 liter inline-4, turbocharged and intercooled, 16-valve, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection
• HORSEPOWER: 320hp@6500rpm
• TORQUE: 310lb.-ft.@2600rpm
• FUEL ECONOMY: 21MPG City/28MPG Highway
• PRICE AS TESTED: $52,595
HYPES: Laser Handling, Wicked Quick
GRIPES: Lose the Lane Keep Assist
STAR RATING: 9.5 Stars out of 10
©2023 David E Colman
Official 2024 Acura Integra Type S Specs as of June 19, 2023
|2024 ACURA INTEGRA & INTEGRA TYPE S
SPECIFICATIONS & FEATURES
|Integra||A-Spec Package||A-Spec with
Technology Package (CVT)
Technology Package (6MT)
|Type S (6MT)|
|Engine Type||In-Line 4 Cylinder with Turbocharger||<<||<<||<<||<<|
|Horsepower (SAE net @ rpm)1||200 @ 6,000||<<||<<||<<||320 @ 6,500|
|Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm)2||192 @ 1,800-5,000||<<||<<||<<||310 @ 2,600-4,000|
|Valvetrain||16-Valve DOHC VTEC||<<||<<||<<||16-Valve DOHC VTEC|
|Bore and Stroke (mm)||73.0 / 89.5||<<||<<||<<||86.0 / 85.9|
|CARB Emissions Rating3||LEV3-SULEV30||<<||<<||LEV3-ULEV50||<<|
|Tune-Up Interval||100k +/- Miles No Scheduled Tune-Ups||<<||<<||<<||<<|
|Continuously Variable Transmission (LL-CVT) with Paddle Shifters||CVT||<<||<<||-||-|
|Ratio Range||2.645 ~ 0.405||<<||<<||-||-|
|Reverse||1.859 ~ 1.265||<<||<<||-||-|
|6-Speed Manual Transmission (6MT) with Rev-Match Control||-||-||-||•||•|
|Light Weight Single-Mass Flywheel||-||-||-||•||•|
|Helical Limited-Slip Differential||-||-||-||•||•|
|EPA Fuel Economy Ratings (City/Highway/Combined) - CVT4||30 / 37 / 33||29 / 36 / 32||<<||-||-|
|EPA Fuel Economy Ratings (City/Highway/Combined) - 6MT4||-||-||-||26 / 36 / 30||21 / 28 / 24|
|Recommended Fuel||Premium Unleaded
|Fuel Tank Capacity (U.S. gal)||12.4||<<||<<||<<||<<|
|Integrated Dynamic System (IDS)||3-Mode
Comfort / Normal / Sport
Comfort / Normal / Sport / Individual
Comfort / Sport / Sport+ / Individual
|Adaptive Damper System (ADS)||-||-||•||•||•
|Active Sound Control (ASC)||-||-||•||•||•|
|Active Exhaust Valve (AEV)||-||-||-||-||•|
|MacPherson Strut Front Suspension||•||•||•||•||-|
|Dual AXIS Strut Front Suspension||-||-||-||-||•|
|Multi-Link Rear Suspension||•||•||•||•||•|
|Stabilizer Bar (mm) (front/rear)||27.0 x 4.5 (tubular)
|27.0 x 4.5 (tubular)
|<<||<<||29.0 x 5.0 (tubular)
|Variable Ratio Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)||•||•||•||•||•|
|Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock||2.29||2.17||<<||<<||2.11|
|Steering Ratio||11.33 : 1||11.52 : 1||<<||<<||11.62 : 1|
|Turning Diameter, Curb to Curb (ft.)||38.1||<<||<<||<<||39.7|
|Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) with Automatic Brake Hold||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brembo® 4-Piston Aluminum Front Brake Calipers5||-||-||-||-||•|
|Ventilated Front Disc / Solid Rear Disc Brakes (in.)||12.3 / 11.1||<<||<<||<<||13.8 / 12.0|
|Brake Disc Thickness (in.) (front/rear)||0.82 / 0.30||<<||<<||<<||1.05 / 0.36|
|Wheels||17 x 7J Aluminum-Alloy||18 x 8J Aluminum-Alloy||<<||<<||19 x 9.5J Aluminum-Alloy|
|Tires (All Season)||215 / 50R17 91H
|235 / 40R18 91W
|<<||<<||265 / 30ZR19 93Y
|Tire Repair Kit (TRK)||•||•||•||•||•|
|Track (in.) (front/rear)||60.5 / 61.6||<<||<<||<<||64.0 / 63.5|
|Ground Clearance (in.) (unladen)||5.1||<<||<<||<<||4.0|
|Approach Angle / Departure Angle (deg.)||13.5 / 16.6||<<||<<||<<||10.9 / 13.5|
|Headroom (in.) (first row / second row)||37.6 / 36.4||<<||<<||<<||38.6 / 36.4|
|Legroom (in.) (first row / second row)||42.3 / 37.4||<<||<<||<<||<<|
|Shoulder Room (in.) (first row / second row)||57.0 / 56.0||<<||<<||<<||<<|
|Hiproom (in.) (first row / second row)||54.3 / 48.9||<<||<<||<<||<<|
|EPA Passenger Volume (cu ft.)||95.8||<<||<<||<<||<<|
|Cargo Volume (cu ft.)6||24.3||<<||<<||<<||<<|
|Curb Weight (lbs.)||3,084||3,109||3,150||3,073||3,219|
|Weight Distribution (%) (front/rear)||61 /39||61 / 39||61 / 39||60 / 40||62 / 38|
|Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)7||•||•||•||•||•|
|Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)8||•||•||•||•||•|
|Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow8||•||•||•||-||-|
|Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)9||•||•||•||•||•|
|Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)10||•||•||•||•||•|
|Traffic Jam Assist||•||•||•||-||-|
|Forward Collision Warning (FCW) System11||•||•||•||•||•|
|Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System12||•||•||•||•||•|
|Low-Speed Braking Control||-||-||•||•||•|
|Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR)13||•||•||•||•||•|
|Blind Spot Information System (BSI)14||•||•||•||•||•|
|Rear Cross Traffic Monitor (CTM)||•||•||•||•||•|
|Auto High-Beam Headlights||•||•||•||•||•|
|Parking Sensors (Front & Rear)||-||-||•||•||•|
|SAFETY & DRIVER ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY|
|Next-Generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure||•||•||•||•||•|
|Advanced Front Airbags (SRS)||•||•||•||•||•|
|Advanced Front Side Airbags||•||•||•||•||•|
|Advanced Front Knee Airbags||•||•||•||•||•|
|Side Curtain Airbags||•||•||•||•||•|
|Rear Outboard Passenger's Side Airbags||•||•||•||•||•|
|Seat-Belt Reminder for all Seating Positions||•||•||•||•||•|
|Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control15||•||•||•||•||•|
|Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)||•||•||•||•||•|
|Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)||•||•||•||•||•|
|Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with Tire Fill Assist and Location and Pressure Indicators16||•||•||•||•||•|
|Multi View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines17||•||•||•||•||•|
|Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers||-||-||•||•||•|
|Auto-On/Off Headlight Operation with Wiper Compatibility||•||•||•||•||•|
|Hill Start Assist||•||•||•||•||•|
|Rear Seat Reminder (RSR)||•||•||•||•||•|
|AUDIO & CONNECTIVITY|
|7-Inch Touchscreen Display||•||•||-||-||-|
|9-Inch Touchscreen Display||-||-||•||•||•|
|10.2-Inch Digital Instrument Cluster||•||•||•||•||•|
|5.3-Inch Head-up Display (HUD)||-||-||•||•||•|
|Acura Premium Audio System with 8 Speakers||•||•||-||-||-|
|ELS Studio® 3D Premium Audio System with 16 Speakers||-||-||•||•||•|
|Bluetooth® Streaming Audio20||•||•||•||•||•|
|Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® Wireless Telephone Interface20||•||•||•||•||•|
|USB-A 2.5A (1) Front Seats||•||•||•||•||•|
|USB-C 3A Charge only (1) Front Seats||-||-||•||•||•|
|USB-A 2.5A Charge only (2) Rear Seats||-||-||•||•||-|
|Wireless Charging Pad (Qi)21||-||-||•||•||•|
|Apple CarPlay® Compatibility22||•||•||•||•||•|
|Android Auto™ Compatibility23||•||•||•||•||•|
|Wireless Apple CarPlay® Compatibility22||-||-||•||•||•|
|Wireless Android Auto™ Compatibility23||-||-||•||•||•|
|Siri® Eyes Free||•||•||•||•||•|
|Wi-Fi Hotspot Capability||-||-||•||•||-|
|AcuraLink® Connected Services24||-||-||•||•||•|
|Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock® (Front Door and Tail-gate)||•||•||•||•||•|
|Keyless Access System||•||•||-||-||•|
|Keyless Access System with Acura Personalized Settings||-||-||•||•||-|
|Key Fob Activated Remote Engine Start with Vehicle Feedback||-||-||•||-||-|
|Leatherette-Trimmed Front Seats||•||•||-||-||-|
|Microsuede-Trimmed Front Seats with Exclusive Stitch||-||-||•||•||-|
|Perforated Ultrasuede®-Trimmed Front Seats w/ Type S Embossed Headrest||-||-||-||-||•|
|Two-Position Driver's Seat Memory||-||-||•||•||-|
|Front 8-Way Power Driver's Seat||•||•||-||-||-|
|Front 12-Way Power Seat with Power Lumbar Support Driver's Seat||-||-||•||•||•|
|Front 4-Way Power Front Passenger's Seat||-||-||•||•||-|
|Heated Front Seats||•||•||•||•||•|
|60/40 Split Fold-Down Rear Seatback||•||•||•||•||•|
|Dual Automatic Climate Control||-||-||•||•||•|
|Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel||•||•||•||•||•|
|Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls||•||•||•||•||•|
|Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column||•||•||•||•||•|
|A-Spec Interior Sport Appearance Package||-||•||•||•||-|
|Type S Interior Sport Appearance Package||-||-||-||-||•|
|Ambient LED Cabin Lighting||•||•||•||•||•|
|Ambient LED Door Accent||-||-||•||•||•|
|Automatic Dimming Frameless Rearview Mirror||•||•||•||•||•|
|12-Volt Power Outlet (Front Center Console)||•||•||•||•||•|
|Moonroof with Tilt and Slide Function||•||•||•||•||-|
|Jewel Eye® LED Headlights||•||•||•||•||•|
|Chicane™ LED Daytime Running Lights||•||•||•||•||•|
|LED Fog Lights||-||•||•||•||•|
|Chicane™ LED Taillights||•||•||•||•||•|
|A-Spec Exterior Sport Appearance Package||-||•||•||•||-|
|Type S Exterior Sport Appearance Package||-||-||-||-||•|
|Heated Side Mirrors||•||•||•||•||•|
|LED Side Mirror-Integrated Directional Signals||-||-||•||•||•|
|Reverse Gear Tilt Down||-||-||•||•||-|
|Capless Fuel Fill||•||•||•||•||•|
|COLORS & TRIM|
|STANDARD EXTERIOR COLORS||AVAILABLE INTERIOR COLORS|
|Lunar Silver Metallic (NH-830M)||Ebony||Ebony||Ebony||Ebony||Ebony|
|PREMIUM EXTERIOR COLORS||AVAILABLE INTERIOR COLORS|
|Majestic Black Pearl (NH-893P)||Ebony, Graystone||Ebony, Red||Ebony, Red||Ebony, Red||Ebony, Red|
|Platinum White Pearl (NH-883P)||Ebony, Graystone||Ebony, Red, Orchid||Ebony, Red, Orchid||Ebony, Red, Orchid||Ebony, Red, Orchid|
|Performance Red Pearl (R-568P)||Ebony||Ebony, Orchid||Ebony, Orchid||Ebony, Orchid||Ebony|
|Liquid Carbon Metallic (NH-885M)||Ebony||Ebony, Red||Ebony, Red||Ebony, Red||Ebony, Red|
|Apex Blue Pearl (B-621P)||-||Ebony, Orchid||Ebony, Orchid||Ebony, Orchid||Ebony, Orchid|
|Tiger Eye Pearl (YR-651P)||-||-||-||-||Ebony, Orchid|
|Silver Painted Trim||•||-||-||-||-|
|Dark Metal Film Trim||-||•||•||•||•|
 200 @ 6,000 rpm (SAE net); 320 @ 6,500 rpm (SAE net) for Type S
 192 lb.-ft. @ 1800-5000 rpm (SAE net); 310 lb.-ft. @ 2,600 - 4,000 rpm (SAE net) for Type S
 LEV3-SULEV30 (Super-Ultra-Low-Emission Vehicle) for trims with CVT and LEV3-ULEV50 (Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle) for 6MT trim as certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
 30 city/37 highway/33 combined mpg rating for Integra. 29 city/36 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Integra A-Spec and Tech A-Spec (CVT). 29 city/36 highway/30 combined mpg rating for Tech A-Spec (6MT). 21 city/ 28 highway/ 23 combined mpg rating for Type S. Based on 2023 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
 Brembo is a registered trademark of Brembo S.p.A. Brembo's product names are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Brembo.
 Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus, where applicable, floor space between seating rows and seats in their forward-most and upright position.
 CMBS cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. System designed to mitigate crash forces. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
 ACC with Low-Speed Follow cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed, and other factors. ACC should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather, or on winding roads. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
 LKAS only assists driver in maintaining proper lane position when lane markings are identified without a turn signal in use and can only apply mild steering torque to assist. LKAS may not detect all lane markings; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
 Road Departure Mitigation only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply mild steering torque to assist driver in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle's departure from a detected lane. RDM may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
 FCW cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. FCW does not include a braking function. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
 LDW only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use. LDW may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
 TSR cannot detect all traffic signs and may misidentify certain signs. Accuracy will vary based on weather and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for complying with all traffic regulations.
 The systems are not a substitute for your own visual assessment before changing lanes or backing up, and may not detect all objects, or provide complete information about conditions, behind or to the side of the vehicle. System accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object, and speed. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
 VSA is not a substitute for safe driving. It cannot correct the vehicle's course in every situation or compensate for reckless driving. Control of the vehicle always remains with the driver.
 For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge. Do not rely solely on the monitor system. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
 Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up; the rearview camera display does not provide complete information about all conditions and objects at the rear of your vehicle.
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