Which 2023 Acura Integra Package Is Right for You?
Acura recently released full details of the forthcoming 2023 Integra including more pictures of the exterior and interior of the car. I have to say, it looks much better in darker colors as opposed to the bright yellow that it initially showed up in, not to mention that hideous “Integra” decal. But what’s more interesting is that the Japanese brand dropped information on the Integra’s packages. Let’s see which one could be right for you.
The 2023 Acura Integra comes well-equipped in standard form
Acura has always been known for value packaging its cars to make it easy for buyers to choose the right configuration and the 2023 Integra is no exception. According to Edmunds, the Integra will come in standard, A-Spec, and A-Spec Technology form and will start at “around $30,000.” No, official pricing hasn’t been released yet, but you can expect the car to land in the $30,000 to $40,000 range depending on which option boxes are checked.
That being said, every 2023 Integra will come standard with a turbocharged 1.5-liter engine that produces 200 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque and will be mated to a CVT transmission. Yes, there are paddle shifters and it does simulate shifts. But if you would rather row the gears yourself, a six-speed manual transmission is available on certain configurations. Other notable features include 17-inch wheels, a power moonroof, a 10.2-inch digital display, and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wired Apple Carplay/Android Auto.
Every Integra also comes standard with the AcuraWatch suite of driver-assist features. Those features include adaptive cruise control, forward collision mitigation, lane departure mitigation, and blind-spot monitoring with a rear-cross traffic alert.
For a sportier look and a manual transmission, choose the A-Spec package
Now that you’re familiar with what the Integra will come standard with, it’s time to add in some flavor. The A-Spec package is no stranger to Acura’s lineup as many of its models like the MDX and RDX are currently available with it. And for the Integra, the A-Spec package adds in a sportier look and even sportier manual transmission.
That’s right, you’ll have to cough up a little more money for the close-ratio six-speed manual transmission, but we’re sure it will be worth it. Not only does it provide a more engaging driving experience, but it can also automatically rev-match your downshifts so you look like a pro, even if you’re just learning how to drive stick.
Transmission aside, the A-Spec package imbues the Integra with dressy bits including LED foglights, black exterior trim, a rear lip spoiler, and 18-inch wheels wrapped in summer performance tires. On the inside, the A-Spec packages add contrast red stitching, red gauge needles, and stainless steel pedal covers.
The Integra’s Technology package really ups the ante
If you’re looking for even more out of your Acura Integra, then you can fully trick it out by opting for the Technology package. The Technology package builds on the A-Spec package via an adaptive suspension for improved ride and handling qualities. But that’s not all. The Tech package also includes front and rear parking sensors, puddle lights, and a low-speed automatic braking system. Opting for the CVT in this trim level also gives you a remote engine start feature.
Other notable Technology package features include:
- A 12-way power adjustable driver’s seat
- A 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto
- Wireless smartphone charging
- A head-up display
- A premium ELS sound system with 16 speakers
- Alexa Built-in digital voice assistant
There’s no word on when exactly the 2023 Acura Integra will show on dealership floors, but it should be sometime this year. If you want to reserve yours, then check out Acura’s reservation page.