The Acura Integra is Civic based, but what makes it different from its Civic Si sibling?

Now that Acura took the wraps off its fourth generation Acura Integra, we have an official press release and a general road map of how the Integra will evolve over time, you’re probably wondering how different is it from its Civic Si sibling?

Here’s all the differences between the 2023 Acura Integra and the 2022 Honda Civic Si.

Before we get into it, here are both car’s respective press releases.

2022 Honda Civic Si Press Release
2023 Acura Integra Press Release

Price and Trim levels available.

2023 Honda Civic Si-$27,300
2023 Honda Civic Si with Summer Tires-$27,500

2023 Acura Integra-$30,995 (Estimate)
2023 Acura Integra A-Spec-$31,595 (Estimate)
2023 Acura Integra A-Spec Tech-$31,995 (Estimate)


2022 Honda Civic Si
2023 Acura integra


2022 Honda Civic Si
Wheelbase- 107.7 inches
Length- 184 inches
Height 55.7 inches
Width- 70.9 inches
Track (front/rear) 60.9 in/ 62.0 in

2023 Acura Integra (Estimates)
Wheelbase- 107.7 inches
Length- 184 inches
Height 55.7 inches
Width- 70.9 inches
Track (front/rear) 60.9 in/ 62.0 in


2023 Honda Civic Si
Crystal Black Pearl
Aegean Blue Metallic
Sonic Gray Pearl
Blazing Orange Pearl
Rallye Red
Platinum White Pearl

2023 Acura Integra
Majestic Black Pearl
Apex Blue Pearl
Liquid Carbon Metallic
Lunar Silver Metallic
Performance Red Pearl
Platinum White Pearl

Engine and transmission (similar except CVT standard for Integra)

2022 Honda Civic Si is powered by Honda’s L15B7 1.5L turbocharged high-output 4-cylinder engine with 200 HP (SAE net) at 6,000 RPM and a 6500 RPM redline with 192 lb-ft of torque from 1,800-5,000 RPM.

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Civic Si’s only have a 6-speed manual featuring automatic rev matching with a limited slip differential.

2023 Acura Integra is powered by the same engine as the Civic Si putting out the same amount of power. There is a visual difference, the Integra has a full-size Acura emblem on the valve cover.

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For the Acura Integra, you have your choice of a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) with StepShift programming standard or a 6-speed manual featuring automatic rev matching with power routed through a helical limited-slip differential.

Exhaust Note

2022 Honda Civic Si- Standard Exhaust System

2023 Acura Integra- Coil Type Exhaust System (Deeper Tone)


2022 Honda Civic Si is sport tuned with MacPherson struts up front and a multi-link suspension out back. Sport tuned means stiffer springs, firmer dampers, and stiffer bushing and anti-roll bars. No adaptive dampers.

2023 Acura Integra has a similar, if not the same suspension as the Civic Si but Acura’s Adaptive Damper System with Comfort, normal, and Sport modes is optional.


2022 Honda Civic Si

-18-inch 10-spoke alloys with optional Summer tires

2023 Acura Integra

-17-inch alloys standard.
-18 and 19-inch alloys optional


2023 Honda Civic Si standard interior features include

  • 7-inch color LCD instrument display
  • 6-inch HD color touch screen Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Body Stabilizing sport seats
  • 12-speaker Bose Premium Sound System

2023 Acura Integra standard interior features include

  • 10.2 inch Acura Precision Cockpit digital gauge cluster
  • 7-inch/9-inch optional on Technology Package digital touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Integration
  • Body stabilizing and heated front seats wrapped in synthetic leather with 8-way power adjustment and optional 12-way power seats for the Technology Package.
  • Available A-Spec sport appearance package adds stainless steel pedals, red gauge needles, and contrast stitching on the steering wheel ,seats, shifter, and shift boot.
  • 8-speaker premium audio standard/available 16-speaker ELS STUDIO 3D Premium Audio System with two Highline speakers mounted in the headliner.

Safety Features

2022 Honda Civic Si
Honda Sensing Suite (Standard)
-Road Departure Mitigation System
-Traffic Sign Recognition
-Lane Keep Assist
-Honda Lane Watch
-Collision Mitigation Braking System
-Cross Traffic Monitor
-Blind Spot Information System
-Adaptive Cruise Control

2023 Acura Integra
Acura Watch Single Camera System (Standard)
*Acura Watch is the same as Honda Sensing so the Integra has the same safety features as the Civic Si. But, since the Integra has a CVT standard, the Integra has Traffic Jam Assist.


The 2023 Acura Integra is a little more expensive than the 2022 Honda Civic Si, but for that extra money you get that upgraded Integra look unique to the Acura lineup, a CVT as standard, a unique exhaust note and 8-way adjustable heated seats.

Plus, depending on your trim, Integra gets the option for even better adjustable seats and a more premium sound system that one-up’s the Civic Si’s Bose System.

The Civic Si is that fun, tossable Civic with extra “Sport Injection” and the Acura Integra is it’s slightly more expensive brother, a Civic Si with an automatic in a suit, more at home on the Pacific Coast Highway than the twists and turns of a curvy mountain road.


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