The 2018 Acura Integra is a four-door hatchback available in three trim levels: Basic, A-Spec, and A-Spec with Technology Package. 2018 Acura Integra is powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine (200 horsepower, 192 pound-feet of torque) paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that drives the front wheels. A six-speed manual transmission is optional on the top trim only.
The 2018 Acura Integra is a great luxury small car. The Integra is fun to drive on twisty roads and maintains its stability over most bumps in the road. It has some of the best fuel economy estimates in its class, as well as a long list of standard active safety features.
2018 Acura Integra Interior
The Integra’s interior is largely borrowed from the Civic Si. Inside, separated only by Integra’s color schemes and extra features. Fortunately, the current Civic has solid foundations for a budget car, but if you’ve tried an Audi A3, for example, the Integra likely feels low on rent. Fans of Classic Integras will note that although these models are also based on the Civic, they have unique interiors that make them feel more special.
The 9-inch touchscreen interface juts out from the front panel, making it easy to use while keeping your eyes primarily on the road. The screen is responsive to input and has a contemporary look along with somewhat rudimentary navigation graphics. Our A-Spec Tech Package car had ELS 3D audio amplification, but it didn’t sound that special.
2018 Acura Integra Engine
The Integra has a 200-horsepower 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which most buyers will be happy with. Acura’s powerful and helps the Acura provide fairly quick acceleration. For those who prefer a manual transmission, the optional manual transmission offers the best grip. Even with the addition of paddle shifters, models with the standard CVT are barely fun to drive. However, the CVT makes good use of the available power.
In the base model, the 2018 Acura Integra gets an EPA-estimated 30 mpg city and 37 mpg highway. These estimates are excellent for the small luxury car class. Models with either A-Spec and CVT packages get 29 mpg city and 36 mpg highway, while Integras with manual transmissions get 26/36 mpg city/highway.
2018 Acura Integra Safety
A range of driver assistance features is standard on the Integra, including automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control. A-Spec models with the optional Technology Package come with front and rear parking sensors. For more information on Integra’s crash test results, visit the websites of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2018 Acura Integra’s key safety features include adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, automatic braking, lane-keeping assist, and pedestrian detection.