All Acura Changes 2023: What’s Good, What’s Bad

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All Acura Changes 2023: What’s Good, What’s Bad

As part of all Acura changes for 2023, Acura joins BMW, Volkswagen, Toyota, and others in giving its owners coverage for paid scheduled maintenance. For two years or 24,000 miles, Acura will perform scheduled maintenance at no charge on its new, 2023 models.

ILX

Discontinued, or replaced by the Integra: your choice of semantics.

All Acura Changes 2023: Integra

All Acura Changes 2023: Integra courtesy Acura News
2023 Acura Integra courtesy Acura News

A nameplate from Acura’s inception returns. Last seen in the United States as a 2006 model year, three-door hatchback, the Integra goes back to Acura’s first year: 1986.

The 2023 Acura Integra is a 5-door hatchback, only. It marks the return of the manual transmission to Acura’s offerings. Basically, the 2023 Integra is a cross between a Honda Civic Sport Hatchback and a Honda Civic Si. The engine is the identical one from the Si (only available as a 4-door sedan), with the added choice of a CVT automatic transmission. The Civic Si’s 6-speed manual is still offered, but only on the top-level A-Spec. Here, as in the Si, horsepower is 200 and torque is 192 pound-feet.

The brakes are an exact copy of the Civic Si’s. The suspension is also the same: front struts and a multilink independent rear setup, except that the Acura Integra A-Spec with the Technology Package comes with electronically adaptive shocks.

The Integra is almost two inches longer, over 130 pounds heavier, and over an inch wider than the Civic Si. This results overall in a car that costs $2700 more but is two-tenths of a second slower to 60 MPH and in the quarter mile. Hopefully, a Type R is being prepared, so that we can enjoy a grown-up 300+ horsepower Honda product.

2024 Acura Integra Type S
2024 Acura Integra Type S courtesy Acura News

But just wait, and a Type S with over 300 horsepower is on its way, as a 2024 model.

All Acura Changes 2023: MDX

All Acura Changes 2023: MDX stock photo
2023 Acura MDX stock photo

Three years of AcuraLink™ services are now complimentary on the MDX.

As with all 2023 Acuras, the MDX now comes with the Acura Maintenance Package, free factory-scheduled maintenance for the first 2 years or 24,000 miles.

A heated steering wheel is now a stand-alone option available on any trim.

All Acura Changes 2023: NSX

Acura’s hybrid, turbocharged supercar took its last lap in 2022 and now drives off into the sunset (at 191 MPH). It’s come back before, so…

All Acura Changes 2023: RDX

2023 Acura RDX stock photo
2023 Acura RDX stock photo

As part of a trend in the industry, the RDX will now include three years of complimentary AcuraLink services.

The RDX also comes with the Acura Maintenance Package, free factory-scheduled maintenance for the first 2 years or 24,000 miles.

Base price increases by $3320.

All Acura Changes 2023: TLX

2023 Acura TLX Type S PMC in Long Beach Blue courtesy of Acura Newsroom
2023 Acura TLX Type S PMC in Long Beach Blue courtesy of Acura Newsroom

With the NSX factory idle, it will now produce 300 special, hand-built editions of the TLX Type S. Deemed “Type S PMC,” for the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio, the special editions will come in one of three exclusive colors: Curva Red, 130R White, or Long Beach Blue. Unique carbon fiber bits include the rear spoiler, diffuser, and interior trim pieces There are lightweight copper-colored wheels with Pirelli P-Zero performance tires. A black-painted roof, antenna, door handles, black chrome exhaust tips, and glass black badges complete the look. All of this is at a $7550 premium over the standard Type S.

Three years of AcuraLink services and two years of maintenance are now included on all TLX.

A wireless phone charging station, standard on A-Spec, Advance, and Type S, is now available as an option on all other models. A heated steering wheel, previously only available and standard on Advance, is now offered as an option on all other models.

The base price for TLX is $750 higher, and $1650 for Type S.

 

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