My favorite aspect is the fun factor. My wife has a 2016 BMW 340i. It’s a very powerful car but the power goes to waste in the city where we do 90% or more of our driving. The Integra’s 234 horsepower (as rated by Hondata for stock Integras) seems to be perfect for aggressive city driving. I wouldn’t change anything about this car.I am waiting for my integra to come in (expected in early September). What is your favorite part of the car and least favorite so far?
My least favorite things are fairly minor, but eat at me when I think about how cheap and easy it would have been for Acura to include/resolve.
1. Homelink is included with every other model and has been on older models for several years. How hard would it have been to slap a few buttons between the map lights? Even easier, pull one of the Homelink mirrors out of the existing parts bin and stick it on. In a car loaded with a so-called tech package, this is a glaring omission. I get adaptive suspension, limited-slip, and a heads-up display but no button to open my garage door?
2. I find the auto wipers to be way too sensitive. It seems like they flip from intermittent to the highest speed with no perceptible increase in precipitation. The wipers on my '19 TLX and '22 MDX are perfect. These are wacky. If there's a way to adjust the sensitivity, I'd love to know about it. I don't need hyper speed wipers during a moderate sprinkle.
3. My lane keep assist wants to fight me. More often than not, it wants to hug the lane on the right side, to the point where the little Integra on my dash shows the passenger mirror over the line. So when I'm running with LKAS on, it feels like I'm constantly applying resistance to the left to keep the car in the middle of the lane. Again, maybe something that can be calibrated, but it's annoying.
4. The quality of the stock carpet floor mats is abysmal. I'm sitting at about 1200 miles, and the spot where my right heel rests is already almost bare. This is less of a concern to me because I'll be picking up the all season mats soon, but again for a car at this price point the quality is super disappointing. Once again, using my '19 TLX for reference, the stock carpets are immaculate after 50,000 miles and are much higher quality.
If these features were on the cutting edge, or even just new to Acura, I'd be a little more forgiving. But they've long been perfected and should have been very easy to execute well here for little-to-no additional cost.