The 1998 Acura Integra classifies as a compact luxury coupe manufactured by Japanese automaker Honda Motor Company. The first generation Acura Integra debuted in 1985. It shows up on the coveted annual list of the Ten Best cars by Car and Driver magazine six times. The Acura Integra got nominated for the “Best Car? list for two consecutive years—1987 and 1988. The second generation Acura Integra debuted in 1990, while the third generation of Acura Integra began in 1994. The 1998 Acura Integra falls into the third generation of Acura Integras.
Body Styles: three-door hatchback, four-door B pillar hardtop
Engines: 1.8-liter four-cylinder
Transmissions: five-speed manual, four-speed automatic
Models: Acura Integra LS, Acura Integra GS, Acura Integra GS-R
The Acura Integra’s front end gets redesigned for 1998 to make it more aerodynamic. Apart from improved aerodynamics, the tilt and height-adjustable seat enhance all models of the 1998 Acura Integra. The LS and GS-R get new sets of alloy wheels. Also, Honda reintroduces the performance-edition Type-R.
The 1998 Acura Integra features a unique combination of modern styling and good build quality. The combination lenses and lamps get specifically redesigned to reduce the drag co-efficient. The front of the Acura Integra prominently features a thick, black rubber mold between the fascia and the edge of the hood. This cutline appears more prominent on the lighter-colored Acura Integra. Standard features for the Integra include power windows and power door locks.
The standard offering of comfort and convenience features changes with models. A majority of the standard features remain common throughout all models. Some of the comfort and convenience features offered standard in the GS-R include bucket seats, cloth seating, remote trunk release, power steering, leather steering wheel trim, an AM/FM/CD audio system, a tilt steering wheel, air-conditioning, and cruise control. Leather seating and an AM/FM/cassette audio system remain optional. Air-conditioning comes as an option only for the RS.
Performance & Handling
The 1998 Integra draws power from a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine, cranking 140 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque that proves adequate for traveling within the city. The high-flow exhaust system makes a good match for the fire-breathing engine fitted in the 1998 Acura Integra. The Type-R weighs less than other models, which ultimately increases the performance and mileage of the car.
The 1998 Acura Integra has a very short list of safety features, which includes power brakes, a four-wheel anti-locking brake system, and passenger and driver front airbags. Acura does not provide any additional safety features even as an option for any Integra.
EPA Fuel Economy
Acura Integra: 25/31 mpg city/highway
- Huge trunk area after folding back seats
- Good performance
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