With the launch of the Integra compact sports sedan for 2023, Acura brought back a nameplate that will resonate with enthusiasts who have fond memories of the original. The resurrection also marks the end of the line for the widely unloved ILX, a thinly disguised and more expensive version of the Honda Civic that replaced the old Integra.
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With its sharp reflexes and engaging feel from behind the wheel, the new Integra goes a long way to reestablish Acura’s cred in the category. And while it still shares its platform with the Civic, the 2023 Integra is more closely related to the sporty Si than to lesser Civic trims aimed more at commuters and those seeking an affordable, practical small sedan. At the same time, the Integra offers a greater measure of refinement and sophistication than the Si.
Our Detroit Bureau Chief Aaron Bragman set out to determine not only what the new Integra brings to the table to justify its higher price tag versus the Civic Si, but how it stacks up against competing upscale sports sedans from Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.
Click the link above to read Bragman’s complete expert review. For a quicker look, read on for four things we like about the 2023 Acura Integra and three things we don’t.