The Integra was based on the Honda Civic platform, and Civic owners may have recognized some familiar knobs, switches and other hardware. However, styling and drivetrains differed significantly from the Civic. Ever since its introduction, the Acura Integra was among the most desirable sports coupes, and sedans, on the market.

Both Integras were respectively replaced by the Acura RSX (coupe) in April 2001 and Acura TSX (sedan) in April 2003, the former which lasted through 2006 (resulting in no more 2-door coupes from Acura as of then), and the latter later replaced by the Acura ILX in May 2012.


Year-to-year changes[edit | edit source]

1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 Discontinued
RS 2DR Hatchback RS 2DR Coupe N/A 1998
RS 4DR Sedan N/A 1996
LS 2DR Hatchback LS 2DR Coupe 2001
LS 4DR Sedan
GS 2DR Hatchback N/A SE 2DR Coupe GS 2DR Coupe
GS 4DR Sedan N/A SE 4DR Sedan GS 4DR Sedan
N/A GS-R 2DR Hatchback GS-R 2DR Coupe
N/A GS-R 4DR Sedan

1991[edit | edit source]

The original Integra started off as a 1986 model in 2-door and 4-door hatchback body styles and two trim levels (RS and LS). Following Honda's policy of four-year design cycles the 1990 model was redesigned with the 2-door taking on a sleeker, more coupelike profile and the 4-door hatchback being replaced by a sedan. Both models featured the frameless door glass expected of a high-end "sporty" car in Japan at the time in place of the '80s car's wrapover door frames. A new top-of-the-line GS was added at the redesign. One change for 1991 was a new power sunroof as standard equipment on the GS sedan.

1992[edit | edit source]

In 1992, a new GS-R (Grand Sport Racing) model for the 2-door hatchback was added to the lineup.

1993[edit | edit source]

The 1993 Integra added new leather upholstery as standard, a rear spoiler, and bigger tires on alloy wheels.

1994[edit | edit source]

Redesigned for the Integra's third generation in 1994, the GS was discontinued, leaving behind the GS-R, LS and RS, all of which were available as either a coupe or sedan. The third generation Integra was first introduced on July 9, 1993, and the 2-door coupe went on sale that month, followed by the 4-door sedan in September 1993.

1995[edit | edit source]

On September 9, 1994, the Integra line was only lightly revised for the 1995 model year. A new Special Edition (SE) was slotted between the base LS and high-performance GS-R models. It concentrated more on affordable luxury than high performance, and used the same front sway bar as the GS-R, 5-spoke 15-in. alloy wheels, body-color side molding, a woodlike treatment on the console of the sedan and a rear spoiler with integral brake light on the coupe, with the SE badging on both.

The high-performance GS-R now included leather as an option, while the base LS had a power moonroof as standard. The standard-engined LS and SE models competed with the Infiniti G20 and Honda's own Honda Accord. The GS-R with the 170-hp VTEC engine was in a class by itself.

1996[edit | edit source]

The 1996 models were released in North America on October 6, 1995. This was the last model year for the RS sedan and the SE trim levels.

1997[edit | edit source]

The GS (Grand Sport) returned to the lineup as a coupe or a sedan, replacing the SE, and a new CD player replaced the cassette player for the RS 2-door coupe.

Prices were not increased on the Integra when they were released on October 17, 1996.

1998[edit | edit source]

The RS coupe's last model year occurred in 1998. Other than that, all Integra LS, GS and GS-R models featured new front and rear facias, new headlight and taillight lenses and new front and rear combination lamps. All these models were available in 3- and 4-door body styles.

1999[edit | edit source]

The 1999 Integra was introduced on October 14, 1998 with unchanged prices, and went on sale through September 1999. The Integra itself, as a whole, remained Acura's entry-level car until Spring 2001.

Retail prices[edit | edit source]

2DR Coupe[edit | edit source]

Model year(s) Trim level List price Destination charge Effective date
1991 RS $12,100 $345 November 22, 1990
1991 LS $13,975 $345 November 22, 1990
1991 GS $16,105 $345 November 22, 1990
1992 RS $12,335 $345 February 9, 1992
1992 LS $14,240 $345 February 9, 1992
1992 GS $16,410 $345 February 9, 1992
1993 RS $12,930 $365 September 8, 1992
1993 LS $14,835 $365 September 8, 1992
1993 GS $17,005 $365 September 8, 1992
1993 GS-R $18,260 $365 September 8, 1992
1994 RS $14,980 $365 October 5, 1993
1994 LS $17,650 $365 October 5, 1993
1994 GS-R $19,850 $365 October 5, 1993
1995 RS $15,460 $420 September 9, 1994
1995 LS $18,140 $420 September 9, 1994
1995 Special Edition $19,890 $420 September 9, 1994
1995 GS-R $20,350 $420 September 9, 1994
1995 RS $15,700 $420 April 17, 1995
1995 LS $18,420 $420 April 17, 1995
1995 Special Edition $20,170 $420 April 17, 1995
1995 GS-R $20,650 $420 April 17, 1995
1996-1997 RS $16,100 $420-435 October 6, 1995
1996-1997 LS $18,850 $420-435 October 6, 1995
1996-1997 Special Edition $20,600 $420-435 October 6, 1995
1996-1997 GS-R $21,100 $420-435 October 6, 1995
1998 RS $16,200 $435 October 20, 1997
1998-1999 LS $19,200 $435-455 October 20, 1997
1998-1999 GS $20,850 $435-455 October 20, 1997
1998 GS-R $21,300 $435 October 20, 1997
1999 GS-R $22,100 $455 October 14, 1998

4DR Sedan[edit | edit source]

Model year(s) Trim level List price Destination charge Effective date
1991 RS $13,025 $345 November 22, 1990
1991 LS $14,725 $345 November 22, 1990
1991 GS $16,645 $345 November 22, 1990
1992 RS $13,260 $345 February 9, 1992
1992 LS $14,990 $345 February 9, 1992
1992 GS $16,950 $345 February 9, 1992
1993 RS $13,855 $365 September 8, 1992
1993 LS $15,585 $365 September 8, 1992
1993 GS $17,545 $365 September 8, 1992
1994 RS $15,740 $365 October 5, 1993
1994 LS $17,650 $365 October 5, 1993
1994 GS-R $20,180 $365 October 5, 1993
1995 RS $16,220 $420 September 9, 1994
1995 LS $18,940 $420 September 9, 1994
1995 Special Edition $20,440 $420 September 9, 1994
1995 GS-R $20,680 $420 September 9, 1994
1995 RS $16,460 $420 April 17, 1995
1995 LS $19,220 $420 April 17, 1995
1995 Special Edition $20,720 $420 April 17, 1995
1995 GS-R $20,980 $420 April 17, 1995
1996 RS $16,860 $420 October 6, 1995
1996-1997 LS $19,650 $420-435 October 6, 1995
1996-1997 Special Edition/GS $21,150 $420-435 October 6, 1995
1996-1997 GS-R $21,400 $420-435 October 6, 1995
1998-1999 LS $20,000 $435-455 October 20, 1997
1998-1999 GS $21,400 $435-455 October 20, 1997
1998 GS-R $21,600 $435 October 20, 1997
1999 GS-R $22,400 $455 October 14, 1998

As of 2006, all Acuras are more expensive than the 1999 Integra sedan.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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