2024 Acura Integra Type S Is a Civic Type R for Grown-Ups


  • Acura has revealed the 2024 Integra Sort S in its remaining manufacturing kind.
  • It has related specs because the Honda Civic Sort R, however with barely extra horsepower from its turbo 2.0-liter engine.
  • The Sort S will go on sale within the U.S. in June, and we’re desperate to learn the way a lot it should price in comparison with the bottom Integra and the Civic Sort R.

The Acura Integra you have been ready for has lastly arrived. Whereas the bottom model did not essentially meet everybody’s expectations for the revived nameplate, this new 320-horsepower 2024 Sort S efficiency model ensures that the Integra stays a part of the sport-compact dialog.

Like the usual Integra, the Sort S borrows many substances from the Honda Civic—however on this case, these parts come from the red-hot Civic Sort R hatchback. That features its turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine, which within the Acura pumps out 320 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. That is an additional 5 horsepower in contrast with the Civic, which Acura says is due to the Integra’s distinctive exhaust system. The ability differential is also for bragging rights, however we expect the 2 vehicles’ acceleration efficiency shall be related on condition that the Acura’s claimed curb weight is round 30 kilos larger than the Civic Sort R’s. A six-speed guide transmission with a rev-matching perform is the one gearbox on provide within the Sort S, and a limited-slip differential is customary tools.

All of the anticipated chassis upgrades are in retailer, too. The entrance and rear tracks are wider, and the Integra has the identical dual-axis entrance suspension setup because the Civic Sort R that is meant to quell torque steer. Adaptive dampers, additionally out there within the Integra A-Spec, alter primarily based on the drive-mode choice, which within the Sort S contains Consolation, Sport, and Sport+. The brakes are upgraded with bigger rotors entrance and rear, and the light-weight 19-inch wheels are wrapped in 265-series Michelin Pilot Sport 4S summer time tires.

The Integra will try to attraction to a distinct fanbase than the Civic, with appears which are barely toned-down in contrast with the street-racer Sort R. The Sort S nonetheless has widened fenders and an appropriately aggressive stance, however it does with out the Civic’s large rear wing, and its air intakes, entrance splitter, and rear diffuser look extra delicate. The Integra’s energetic exhaust, nevertheless, guarantees to sound much more particular than the Civic’s, with loads of pops and bangs in Sport+ mode. Seven colours shall be provided, together with blue, white, and the hanging gold Tiger Eye Pearl hue out there on the TLX and MDX Sort S fashions.

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Inside, the Sort S provides entrance seats with a bit of additional bolstering which are trimmed in a leather-based and suede upholstery mixture out there in both crimson, black, or white. There are some options that are not out there on the Civic Sort R, comparable to a head-up show and a 16-speaker ELS audio system. The entrance seats are heated, and the motive force’s seat is power-adjustable and has an adjustable lumbar help. The Sort S offers up its middle rear seating place, that means it is a four-seater. The 9.0-inch touchscreen show has wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality.

Acura hasn’t priced the Integra Sort R but, and this tidbit shall be essential for understanding its positioning. We’re hoping it is available in beneath $50,000, which might put it just a few thousand {dollars} greater than the Civic Sort R and within the neighborhood of German rivals such because the Audi S3 and BMW M235i Gran Coupe. We should always know extra quickly, because the Sort R will begin reaching U.S. dealerships in June after making its debut this weekend on the Acura Grand Prix of Lengthy Seaside this weekend.

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Regardless of being raised on a gradual weight-reduction plan of base-model Hondas and Toyotas—or maybe due to it—Joey Capparella nonetheless cultivated an obsession for the automotive trade all through his childhood in Nashville, Tennessee. He discovered a approach to write about vehicles for the college newspaper throughout his faculty years at Rice College, which ultimately led him to maneuver to Ann Arbor, Michigan, for his first skilled auto-writing gig at Vehicle Journal. He has been a part of the Automotive and Driver workforce since 2016 and now lives in New York Metropolis.  


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