When was the last time more hype surrounded a vehicle like the 2022 Acura Integra? Maybe the new Toyota Supra? Even then, we know this will be a 100% Honda/Acura effort. However, the revival of a JDM hero like the Integra Type R will surely bring rose-colored glasses and pitchforks. There isn’t as much information out there as you’d think, but what little there is will certainly be worth sharing.
Acura won’t say much about the new 2022 Acura Integra
For some time in 2021, we had just about nothing on the 2022 Acura Integra. Given the architecture that the new Integra will be based on, we were not even sure how many doors it would have. MotorTrend was kind enough to ask someone at Acura. They didn’t get very far, getting nothing more than a “maybe” from Acura Brand Officer John Ikeda.
Remember, it used to be that you could get a 4-door Integra. Sure, they were a lot less common than the coupe, but they were an option. Or maybe we just remember it that way? Regardless, the looks were certainly a big mystery, given that we had nothing but the image above to show. Since then, the five-door liftback was released in June 2022.
Is the Integra a Honda or Acura?
That said, the 2022 Acura Integra is an Acura on the outside, not a Honda. However, we wondered if it could have the heart of a Honda. You can read more on the specifics of that below. In summary, we thought the most likely candidate for the new Integra’s engine would be the Honda K20C1 turbocharged 4-pot found in the excellent Honda Civic Type R.
That would have meant the 2022 Acura Integra specs sheet looking something like this: A 0-60 of around 4.9 seconds, 300+ hp, 300+ lb-ft of torque, and a curb weight of around 3,100 lbs. Promising stuff to be sure.
The new Integra has a 1.5-liter VTEC turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It took 7.0 seconds for Car and Driver to hit 60 mph.
The new Integra will be held to an incredibly high standard
Despite how little information there was out there, the new Integra was being held to an incredibly high standard. That’s probably because of what a legend the Acura Integra Type R came to be. Hell, what are the chances you’ll be able to get a new Acura Integra for less than a clean, low-mile vintage Integra Type R?
The new Integra has an average predicted reliability and above average predicted owner satisfaction via Consumer Reports.
This article was updated on 07/26/22 with release date and specs information.