2024 Acura Integra Type S VS Subaru WRX Comparison

2024 Acura Integra Type S VS Subaru WRX: Which is a better choice?

The 2024 Acura Integra Type S combines Type R performance with improved everyday drivability, justifying its higher price compared to the 2023 Type R. It competes with all-wheel-drive models like the Audi S3, BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupe, and Mercedes-AMG CLA35, which lack a manual gearbox option. The Integra Type S excels in cornering performance with advanced differential and suspension. While the Mitsubishi Evolution ended in 2015, its rival, the Subaru WRX, continues as a more subdued version of its previous self. The WRX offers a CVT transmission, which is the quickest way to reach 60 mph, and comes standard with all-wheel drive, distinguishing it from the Hyundai Elantra N and Volkswagen GTI. The WRX maintains its roots with predictable handling and a smoother ride over bumps compared to a race-car-like stiffness.

Acura Integra Type SSubaru WRX
Dimensions171.4 in x 71.4 in x 64.1 in183.8 in x 71.9 in x 57.8 in
Engine2.0L turbocharged inline-42.4L turbocharged flat-4
Horsepower320 hp300 hp
Torque310 lb-ft273 lb-ft
0-60 MPH5.0 sec4.9 sec
0-100 MPH11.7 sec12.1 sec
Top-Speed167 mph143 mph
Specs

Acura Integra Type S

2024 Acura Integra Type S VS Subaru WRX

Engine, Power & Performance

The Acura has fine-tuned its turbocharged 2.0-liter engine to deliver an impressive 320 horsepower and increased midrange torque at part-throttle. It’s worth noting that to achieve peak horsepower, you’ll need to use 93-octane fuel, but on 91-octanes, there’s hardly any discernible difference, which is a positive outcome. The mandatory six-speed manual gearbox remains as precise and precise as ever, offering a surgical driving experience. Acura has also made a change that we wholeheartedly support. Additionally, you’ll enjoy the same high-performance 265/30ZR-19 Michelin Pilot Sport 4S summer tires and an impressive braking system equipped with four-pot Brembo front calipers and two-piece ventilated rotors.

Price & Features

The interior of the Integra offers perforated seats that strike a balance between comfort and grip, although they no longer feature shoulder-harness holes. The driver enjoys a 12-way power-adjustable seat, and both front seats come with heating functionality. The Integra lineup includes a standard 10.2-inch digital gauge cluster that can be customized to display various information in different modes. The price of the Integra Type-S is set at $51,995.

Subaru WRX

2024 Acura Integra Type S VS Subaru WRX

Engine, Power & Performance

The WRX boasts a turbocharged 2.4-liter flat-four-cylinder engine, generating 271 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It offers a choice between a six-speed manual and a CVT transmission. With the manual, it accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds and completes the quarter-mile in 13.9 seconds at 101 mph. The GT model achieves a faster zero-to-60-mph time of 5.4 seconds with the CVT but takes 14.1 seconds to finish the quarter-mile at the same 101 mph speed. All WRX models come with all-wheel drive.

Price & Features

Our preference leans towards the WRX’s Premium model, which includes a standard six-speed manual transmission. It strikes a balance between well-equipped features and affordability, unlike the pricier fully-loaded GT model with automatic transmission. The starting price for the WRX is $31,625. While every WRX variant comes with a touchscreen infotainment system, the base model features a 7.0-inch display, whereas all other trims are equipped with an 11.6-inch vertically oriented display.

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