The 2023 Acura Integra brings back the name of one of the brand's original models in a new compact four-door liftback based on the latest Honda Civic.
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It comes standard with the same 200 hp turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine featured in the sporty Civic Si and is available with a six-speed manual transmission to add to the throwback vibe.
You have to play for the pleasure of do-it-yourself shifting today, however. The Ohio-built, front-wheel-drive Integra starts at $31,895, which is about three-grand more than a loaded Civic Si, but you need to opt for the top $36,895 A-Spec with Technology Package trim to unlock the stick-shift option. Otherwise, it comes with a continuously variable automatic transmission that’s been programmed to pretend it has gears.