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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.

The Integra competed in the highly contested midsize sedan market along with the Honda Accord, Mazda 626 and Toyota Camry, and also in the sport coupe arena with the Eagle Talon, Ford Probe/Escort ZX2 and Mitsubishi Eclipse.

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[]

1991[]

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[]

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

1993[]

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

1994[]

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[]

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[]

Changes for 1996 included new wheel treatments for all models, green-tinted glass, smoked backup-light lenses and a new vanity mirror on the passenger's-side visor. RS Integras got new 14-in. wheel covers, while the LS and GS-R received newly designed 15-in. alloy wheels. The LS joined the GS-R and Special Edition with body-color (rather than black) side moldings. Four-wheel disc antilock brakes were standard on all models except the RS, on which they were not available. Dual airbags were standard across the board. Air conditioning was also removed from the RS.

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[]

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[]

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[]

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[]

Model year(s) Trim level Body style List price Destination charge Effective date
1986 RS 2DR Hatchback $9,743
1986 RS 4DR Hatchback $10,403
1986 LS 2DR Hatchback $11,143
1986 LS 4DR Hatchback $11,903
1987 RS 2DR Hatchback $10,482
1987 RS 4DR Hatchback $11,214
1987 LS 2DR Hatchback $12,064
1987 LS 4DR Hatchback $12,884
1987 LS Special 2DR Hatchback $13,084
1988 RS 2DR Hatchback $11,210
1988 RS 4DR Hatchback $11,990
1988 LS 2DR Hatchback $12,965
1988 LS 4DR Hatchback $14,195
1988 LS Special 2DR Hatchback $13,965
1989 RS 2DR Hatchback $11,555
1989 RS 4DR Hatchback $12,355
1989 LS 2DR Hatchback $13,365
1989 LS 4DR Hatchback $14,195
1990 RS 2DR Hatchback $12,245
1990 RS 4DR Sedan $13,145
1990 LS 2DR Hatchback $14,020
1990 LS 4DR Sedan $14,840
1990 GS 2DR Hatchback $16,120
1990 GS 4DR Sedan $16,245
1991 RS 2DR Hatchback $12,100 $345 November 22, 1990
1991 RS 4DR Sedan $13,025 $345 November 22, 1990
1991 LS 2DR Hatchback $13,975 $345 November 22, 1990
1991 LS 4DR Sedan $14,725 $345 November 22, 1990
1991 GS 2DR Hatchback $16,105 $345 November 22, 1990
1991 GS 4DR Sedan $16,645 $345 November 22, 1990
1992 RS 2DR Hatchback $12,335 $345 February 9, 1992
1992 RS 4DR Sedan $13,260 $345 February 9, 1992
1992 LS 2DR Hatchback $14,240 $345 February 9, 1992
1992 LS 4DR Sedan $14,990 $345 February 9, 1992
1992 GS 2DR Hatchback $16,410 $345 February 9, 1992
1992 GS 4DR Sedan $16,950 $345 February 9, 1992
1992 GS-R 2DR Hatchback $17,910 $345 February 9, 1992
1992 RS 2DR Hatchback $12,580 $345 March 1, 1992
1992 RS 4DR Sedan $13,505 $345 March 1, 1992
1992 LS 2DR Hatchback $14,485 $345 March 1, 1992
1992 LS 4DR Sedan $15,235 $345 March 1, 1992
1992 GS 2DR Hatchback $16,655 $345 March 1, 1992
1992 GS 4DR Sedan $17,195 $345 March 1, 1992
1993 RS 2DR Hatchback $12,930 $365 September 8, 1992
1993 RS 4DR Sedan $13,855 $365 September 8, 1992
1993 LS 2DR Hatchback $14,835 $365 September 8, 1992
1993 LS 4DR Sedan $15,585 $365 September 8, 1992
1993 GS 2DR Hatchback $17,005 $365 September 8, 1992
1993 GS 4DR Sedan $17,545 $365 September 8, 1992
1993 GS-R 2DR Hatchback $18,260 $365 September 8, 1992
1993 RS 2DR Hatchback $13,190 $365 April 12, 1993
1993 RS 4DR Sedan $14,130 $365 April 12, 1993
1993 LS 2DR Hatchback $15,110 $365 April 12, 1993
1993 LS 4DR Sedan $15,860 $365 April 12, 1993
1993 GS 2DR Hatchback $17,280 $365 April 12, 1993
1993 GS 4DR Sedan $17,820 $365 April 12, 1993
1993 GS-R 2DR Hatchback $18,540 $365 April 12, 1993
1994 RS 2DR Coupe $14,670 $365 July 9, 1993
1994 RS 4DR Sedan $15,580 $365 September 1, 1993
1994 LS 2DR Coupe $17,210 $365 July 9, 1993
1994 LS 4DR Sedan $17,450 $365 September 1, 1993
1994 GS-R 2DR Coupe $19,440 $365 July 9, 1993
1994 GS-R 4DR Sedan $19,980 $365 September 1, 1993
1994 RS 2DR Coupe $14,980 $365 May 9, 1994
1994 RS 4DR Sedan $15,740 $365 May 9, 1994
1994 LS 2DR Coupe $17,650 $365 May 9, 1994
1994 LS 4DR Sedan $17,650 $365 May 9, 1994
1994 GS-R 2DR Coupe $19,850 $365 May 9, 1994
1994 GS-R 4DR Sedan $20,180 $365 May 9, 1994
1995 RS 2DR Coupe $15,460 $420 September 9, 1994
1995 RS 4DR Sedan $16,220 $420 September 9, 1994
1995 LS 2DR Coupe $18,140 $420 September 9, 1994
1995 LS 4DR Sedan $18,940 $420 September 9, 1994
1995 SE 2DR Coupe $19,890 $420 September 9, 1994
1995 SE 4DR Sedan $20,440 $420 September 9, 1994
1995 GS-R 2DR Coupe $20,350 $420 September 9, 1994
1995 GS-R 4DR Sedan $20,680 $420 September 9, 1994
1995 RS 2DR Coupe $15,700 $420 April 17, 1995
1995 RS 4DR Sedan $16,460 $420 April 17, 1995
1995 LS 2DR Coupe $18,420 $420 April 17, 1995
1995 LS 4DR Sedan $19,220 $420 April 17, 1995
1995 SE 2DR Coupe $20,170 $420 April 17, 1995
1995 SE 4DR Sedan $20,720 $420 April 17, 1995
1995 GS-R 2DR Coupe $20,650 $420 April 17, 1995
1995 GS-R 4DR Sedan $20,980 $420 April 17, 1995
1996 RS 2DR Coupe $16,100 $420 October 6, 1995
1996 RS 4DR Sedan $16,860 $420 October 6, 1995
1996 LS 2DR Coupe $18,850 $420 October 6, 1995
1996 LS 4DR Sedan $19,650 $420 October 6, 1995
1996 SE 2DR Coupe $20,600 $420 October 6, 1995
1996 SE 4DR Sedan $21,150 $420 October 6, 1995
1996 GS-R 2DR Coupe $21,100 $420 October 6, 1995
1996 GS-R 4DR Sedan $21,400 $420 October 6, 1995
1997 RS 2DR Coupe $16,100 $435 October 17, 1996
1997 LS 2DR Coupe $18,850 $435 October 17, 1996
1997 LS 4DR Sedan $19,650 $435 October 17, 1996
1997 GS 2DR Coupe $20,600 $435 October 17, 1996
1997 GS 4DR Sedan $21,150 $435 October 17, 1996
1997 GS-R 2DR Coupe $21,100 $435 October 17, 1996
1997 GS-R 4DR Sedan $21,400 $435 October 17, 1996
1998 RS 2DR Coupe $16,200 $435 October 20, 1997
1998 LS 2DR Coupe $19,200 $435 October 20, 1997
1998 LS 4DR Sedan $20,000 $435 October 20, 1997
1998 GS 2DR Coupe $20,850 $435 October 20, 1997
1998 GS 4DR Sedan $21,400 $435 October 20, 1997
1998 GS-R 2DR Coupe $21,300 $435 October 20, 1997
1998 GS-R 4DR Sedan $21,600 $435 October 20, 1997
1998 Type-R 2DR Coupe $23,500 $435 October 20, 1997
1999 LS 2DR Coupe $19,200 $455 October 14, 1998
1999 LS 4DR Sedan $20,000 $455 October 14, 1998
1999 GS 2DR Coupe $20,850 $455 October 14, 1998
1999 GS 4DR Sedan $21,400 $455 October 14, 1998
1999 GS-R 2DR Coupe $22,100 $455 October 14, 1998
1999 GS-R 4DR Sedan $22,400 $455 October 14, 1998
2000 LS 2DR Coupe $19,300 $480 September 20, 1999
2000 LS 4DR Sedan $20,100 $480 September 20, 1999
2000 GS 2DR Coupe $20,950 $480 September 20, 1999
2000 GS 4DR Sedan $21,500 $480 September 20, 1999
2000 GS-R 2DR Coupe $22,200 $480 September 20, 1999
2000 GS-R 4DR Sedan $22,500 $480 September 20, 1999
2000 Type-R 2DR Coupe $24,350 $480 September 20, 1999
2001 LS 2DR Coupe $19,400 $480
2001 LS 4DR Sedan $20,200 $480
2001 GS 2DR Coupe $21,050 $480
2001 GS 4DR Sedan $21,600 $480
2001 GS-R 2DR Coupe $22,300 $480
2001 GS-R 4DR Sedan $22,600 $480
2001 Type-R 2DR Coupe $24,450 $480

As of the 2007 model year, all Acuras are more expensive than the 2001 Type-R coupe.

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