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1997 Acura Integra

  • 1997 Acura Integra GS Coupe
    • MAX MPG
      31
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      140/127
    • ENGINE
      1.8L I4
    • MSRP
      $20,600
  • 1997 Acura Integra GS-R Coupe
    • MAX MPG
      31
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      170/128
    • ENGINE
      1.8L I4
    • MSRP
      $21,100
  • 1997 Acura Integra GS-R Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      31
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      170/128
    • ENGINE
      1.8L I4
    • MSRP
      $21,400
  • 1997 Acura Integra GS Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      31
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      142/127
    • ENGINE
      1.8L I4
    • MSRP
      $21,150
  • 1997 Acura Integra LS Coupe
    • MAX MPG
      31
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      140/127
    • ENGINE
      1.8L I4
    • MSRP
      $18,850
  • 1997 Acura Integra LS Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      31
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      142/127
    • ENGINE
      1.8L I4
    • MSRP
      $19,650
  • 1997 Acura Integra RS Coupe
    • MAX MPG
      31
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      140/127
    • ENGINE
      1.8L I4
    • MSRP
      $16,100
  • 1997 Acura Integra Type-R Coupe
    • MAX MPG
      31
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      195/130
    • ENGINE
      1.8L I4
    • MSRP
      $23,100
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1997 Acura Integra Review

Affordable performance with style.

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Overview

The 1997 Acura Integra is designed as a low-priced sports vehicle that looks as good as it drives. The sleek styling sets it apart from many models in the lineup. Quick acceleration, a respectable top speed, and excellent handling make it a joy to drive. The low price tag is one of the major advantages it has over other sports vehicles. It is cheap enough to be within reach of the budget-conscious buyer. It also misses out on some features compared to the competing vehicles in the same price range, but the performance it has can make the difference for those looking for a fun vehicle to drive. It is available in 5 trims: LS, GS, GS-R, RS, and Type R.

The Range

Body Styles: sedan, hatchback
Engines: 1.8-liter four-cylinder
Transmissions: five-speed manual, four-speed automatic
Models: Acura Integra LS, Acura Integra GS, Acura Integra GS-R, Acura Integra RS, Acura Integra Type R

What's New

The 1997 Acura Integra introduces a new model, the Type R.

Exterior

The 1997 Acura Integra is a sleek, graceful vehicle that is available as either a sedan or hatchback. A rear spoiler is available on most models. Alloy wheels and a rear spoiler are standard features.

Interior

Despite the focus on performance, the 1997 Acura Integra has a respectable amount of standard features. All models have power locks, power mirrors, power windows, power moonroof, cruise control, air-conditioning, AM/FM radio, and a cassette player as standard equipment. The front seats are comfortable enough, but the rear seats can be a bit cramped with only 36 inches of rear head room and 32.7 inches of rear leg room.

Performance & Handling

The 1997 Acura Integra has excellent performance and handling. The 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine with a five-speed manual transmission found on all models gives it fast acceleration and an impressive top speed. A four-speed automatic transmission is available as an option. The engine produces 140 hp at 6300 rpm and offers 127 lb-ft of torque. Handling and steering are also very good. The Type R stands out due to its better acceleration than the rest of the Integra line. In addition to coaxing more power of the engine, the Type R also weighs less than the other models.

Safety

The 1997 Acura Integra comes with dual-front airbags and four-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) as standard equipment. It received four stars in driver-side crash tests performed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

EPA Fuel Economy

Acura Integra, five-speed manual: 22/29 mpg city/highway
Acura Integra, four-speed automatic: 21/29 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • High performance
  • Excellent quality
  • Attractive design

You Won't Like

  • Cramped rear seat
  • Less standard features than lower performance vehicles in the same price range

Sum Up

Affordable performance with style.

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