Instead of the 2023 Acura Integra, Consider 1 of These 8 Competitors

The all-new 2023 Integra has officially gone into production, thrilling those who’ve already placed preorders. However, some critics are claiming that the Integra is a letdown. There is no coupe version available, no high-performance variant (yet), and its manual is a pricey option. Instead of dropping cash on a car you might not like, consider one of these eight sports sedans—the Acura Integra’s top competitors.

8. 2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia

With a starting price of $42,950, the 2022 Giulia is one of the more expensive Integra competitors. That’s a good $6,000+ more than a fully-loaded Acura Integra, but, according to Newsweek, “the Italian-bred sedan brings the exact type of sportiness that the Integra excels in.” 

7. 2022 Toyota Camry TRD

White Toyota Camry TRD, a main Acura Integra competitor
2022 Toyota Camry TRD | Toyota

If you’re looking for that flashy, sporty look in a midsize sedan, consider Toyota’s athletic Camry TRD. It’s one of the Acura Integra’s top competitors in design, and it’s even more powerful. The Camry TRD is one of few sports sedans to match the Integra in safety features.

6. 2022 Kia Stinger

Those who were hoping for an ultra-sporty Integra were likely disappointed. The 2022 Kia Stinger is a rear-wheel-drive sports sedan with a 300-horsepower 2.5-liter turbo four-cylinder engine. It also offers an available all-wheel drive system. The one downside is the lack of a manual transmission in the Stinger.

5. 2022 Lexus IS

Grey 2022 Lexus IS sports sedan
2022 Lexus IS | Lexus

Another relatively pricey Acura Integra competitor, the 2022 Lexus IS is a tough rival in terms of design and interior luxury. Its performance specs are a step above the Integra, with a 241-horsepower 2.0-liter engine and available all-wheel drive.

4. 2022 Genesis G70

The 2022 Genesis G70 is slightly more expensive than a fully loaded Integra. Still, it is one car on this list that’s most likely to match the quality of the Acura Integra’s interior for under $40,000. This Integra competitor’s base engine is a 252-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo. Its cabin is well-stocked with premium features.

3. 2022 Hyundai Elantra N Line

Grey 2022 Hyundai Elantra N-Line, a powerful competitor to the Acura Integra
2022 Hyundai Elantra N Line | Hyundai

This sports sedan is a top competitor to the Acura Integra’s design. Both cars feature prominent exterior styling cues that are eye-catching, modern, and aggressive. Performance figures are almost identical between the two midsize sedans—both offer about 200 horsepower from a small turbo four-cylinder engine.

2. 2022 Subaru WRX

The 2022 Subaru WRX may be the car on this list that’s most unlike Acura’s sedan—but it’s still a popular Integra competitor. This is thanks to its high-performance power. The WRX offers 271 horsepower to the Integra’s 200 and comes standard with all-wheel drive. Subaru’s sports sedan has similar pricing to the Integra.

1. 2022 Honda Civic Si

Bright orange 2022 Honda Civic Si hatchback, a major Acura Integra competitor
2022 Honda Civic Si | Honda

The 2023 Integra isn’t just a carbon copy of the Honda Civic Si, but they do share a lot of similarities. This Acura competitor shares the exact same engine, the same platform, and many of the same design cues. The main differences are badging and the sleek hatchback styling of the Civic Si.

Still want the 2023 Acura Integra? 

The 2023 Integra is expected to go on sale in June or July of this year, so you’ll be able to get one soon—if you can find one. While this car is in production, supply-chain issues may mean a limited stock. 

Scroll down to learn more about the 2023 Integra and how it stacks up against some of its toughest (and most affordable) rivals.

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