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It’s an exciting time to be a car enthusiast. Updated 2024 models promise thrilling performance, cutting-edge technology, and enhanced comfort. The latest model year also marks the return of a legendary nameplate: the Acura Integra. This iconic luxury car is heavily based on the redesigned Honda Civic Si.

Both the Integra and Civic Si offer impressive features and performance, but one significant advantage sets the Acura model apart from its corporate cousin.

What’s the 2024 Acura Integra’s huge advantage over the Honda Civic Si?

A blue 2024 Acura Integra Type S
2024 Acura Integra Type S | Acura

Arguably, the 2024 Integra’s biggest benefit over the Honda Civic Si is the standard warranty. Acura goes the extra mile by providing a more comprehensive package.

The Integra has a four-year/50,000-mile basic warranty, which exceeds the Civic Si’s three-year/36,000-mile basic coverage. The longer warranty period gives owners greater peace of mind. The Integra also provides a six-year/70,000-mile drivetrain warranty, offering an extra year and a 10,000-mile advantage over the Civic Si’s five-year/60,000-mile coverage.

Both models include a five-year/unlimited-mile rust warranty, offering protection against corrosion for an extended period.

In addition, both the 2024 Integra and 2023 Civic Si comes with free maintenance for two years or 24,000 miles.

But the Civic Si also has an advantage over the Integra

Though the 2024 Acura Integra boasts several benefits, the 2023 Honda Civic Si has the upper hand in one area. It has a standard six-speed manual transmission, a must for performance-minded drivers.

Performance fans often look for the engaging and precise control a manual transmission provides, letting them fully connect with the driving experience. The Honda Civic Si meets that need by providing a manual transmission as standard equipment. This feature lets drivers enjoy the thrill of shifting gears and actively participating in the car’s performance.

That’s not to say the 2024 Integra doesn’t offer a stick shift. It comes with a standard 200-hp turbo engine and paddle shifters “for power you can feel and control,” Acura says. But the car also offers an available six-speed manual transmission.

More about the 2024 Acura Integra and 2023 Honda Civic Si

Starting at $31,500, the 2024 Acura Integra is a four-door, five-seat hatchback. It packs a 1.5-liter turbo-four harnessing 200 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque. It gets an EPA-estimated 30/37 mpg with the standard continuously variable transmission and 26/36 mpg with the six-speed manual.

The Integra boasts a dynamic exterior design, a roomy interior, and advanced safety features like blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alerts. Buyers can upgrade to more driver-assistance systems (ADAS) such as low-speed braking control.

It also has a standard 7.0-inch infotainment display, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and an eight-speaker audio system. Available upgrades include a 9.0-inch infotainment touchscreen, a head-up display, and wireless charging.

Like the Integra, the 2023 Honda Civic Si is a sporty five-seater with a 1.5-liter turbo-four producing 200 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque. However, the Honda starts at only $28,800. And its EPA-estimated gas mileage of 27/37 mpg is slighter better than the Integra with the manual transmission.

The Civic Si also comes with many more standard features than the Integra. ADAS equipment includes blind-spot and lane departure warnings, lane-keep assist, and rear cross-traffic alert. And standard multimedia features include a 9.0-inch infotainment display, Bose premium speakers, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and satellite radio.


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