Honda Integra Type R vs Acura RSX Type S Comparison

The Honda Integra Type R and Acura RSX Type S are two of the most known cars and considered legends in the market. They have outstanding drivability, high-performance engine, speed, safety, and comfort. Though they are both based on the same chassis they have many differences in every aspect and features. In this article, we are going to talk about the comparison of the Honda Integra Type R and Acura RSX Type S.


(*Prices are reflective of average BE FORWARD pricings as of June 2021.) 

 Honda Integra Type RAcura RSX Type S
Capacity / Doors3 door hatchback2 door coupe
Production Period1995 - 20012001 - 2006

Torque181 Nm (133 lb-ft; 18.5 kgm) at 7500 rpm
192 Nm (142 lb-ft/19.6 kgm) at 6000 rpm,

194 N·m (143 lb-ft/19.8 kgm) at 7000 rpm
Power200 PS (197 hp; 147 kW)

at 8,000 rpm
200 hp (149 kW; 203 PS) (K20A2),

210 hp (157 kW; 213 PS) (K20Z1)
Engines1.8 L DOHC VTEC B18C
2.0 L K20A2 I4(2002–2004),

2.0 L K20Z1 I4 (2005-2006 )
Key FeaturesDual airbags, Air conditioning (optional), Recaro seat

cloth, titanium shift knob, Type R badged floor mats,

16-inch alloy wheels
Driver and passenger airbags, Front side airbags,

Child restraint system, Anti-lock braking system,

17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
Length

Width

Height
4,380 mm (172.4 in),

1,695 mm (66.7 in),

1,320 mm (52.0 in)
4,380 mm (172.4 in),

1,725 mm (68 in),

1,394 mm (54.9 in)
BE FORWARD PRICE$2,500 - $22,120$8,500 - $19,610

 

Exterior and Interior

 

Honda Integra Type R

BROWSE LOW COST USED HONDA INTEGRA TYPE R MODELS

The Honda Integra Type R was the third generation of the Honda Integra which was manufactured by Honda and introduced in 1995 to the Japanese Domestic Market. It is a 3 door hatchback with a powerful, high revving engine and handling as a result of extensive weight reduction to give more speed and outstanding drivability.

BROWSE LOW COST USED HONDA INTEGRA TYPE R MODELS

The focus was to minimize the weight while enhancing the rigidity of the car for better control, safety, and comfort. The 1996-1997 Type R has 4 lugs 15 x 6 aluminum wheels equipped with Bridgestone Potenza RE010 195/55R15 tires and Recaro front bucket seats.

BROWSE LOW COST USED HONDA INTEGRA TYPE R MODELS

In 1998, it changed to 16-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 215/45/ZR16 tires, 5 lug nut wheel hubs, and a redesigned rear bumper. It also features standard dual airbags, optional air conditioning, Typed R badged floor mats and a titanium shift knob.

 

Acura RSX Type S

BROWSE LOW COST USED ACURA RSX TYPE S MODELS

The Acura RSX Type S is one of the trim models of Acura RSX and was marketed as the successor for the Acura-badged version of the Integra in North America.

BROWSE LOW COST USED ACURA RSX TYPE S MODELS

The RSX Type S features a Bose 7-speakers including a subwoofer audio system, a new body-colored rear hatch spoiler, 17-inch 5-spoke Enkei/Asahi wheels with Michelin HX MXM4 215/45/R17 tires, sport-tuned suspension, larger sway bars, and 11.8 inch ventilated front disc brakes.

BROWSE LOW COST USED ACURA RSX TYPE S MODELS

 

Engine and Fuel Consumption

 

Honda Integra Type R

BROWSE LOW COST USED HONDA INTEGRA TYPE R MODELS

The Honda Integra Type R is a front-wheel drive equipped with a 1.8 L DOHC VTEC B18C 4 cylinder, double overhead camshaft naturally aspirated engine with a maximum power output of 200 PS (197 hp; 147 kW) at 8,000 rpm and torque of 181 Nm (133 lb-ft/18.5 kgm) at 7,500 rpm. It is also fitted with a five-speed close ratio manual transmission and a Helical limited-slip differential (LSD). The US model is fitted with the same engine and generates a maximum power output of 195 hp (198 PS; 145 kW) at 8,000 rpm, a torque of 130 lb-ft (176 Nm) at 5,700 rpm, and a 10.6:1 compression ratio.

 

Acura RSX Type S

BROWSE LOW COST USED ACURA RSX TYPE S MODELS

The Acura RSX Type S 2002-2004 was fitted with a 2.0 L K20A2 4-cylinder engine that produces a maximum output of 200 hp (149 kW; 203 PS), a torque of 192 Nm (142 lb-ft/19.6 kgm) at 6,000 rpm; and the 2005-2006 2.0 L K20Z1 4-cylinder engine with a maximum power output of 210 hp (157 kW; 213 PS), a torque of 194 Nm (143 lb-ft/19.8 kgm) at 7,000 rpm. In 2006, due to the SAE hp revision, it was changed to 201 hp @ 7800 rpm and torque of 140 lb-ft @ 7000 rpm, paired with a six-speed close ratio manual transmission.

 

Final Verdict

The Honda Integra Type R and Acura RSX Type S are indeed both worthy of every good reputation they garnered around the world. Both cars are two of the most desirable vehicles in the market since their release and even now, many car enthusiasts still want to collect or dream of having at least one of them. They do not just offer speed but comfortability, an enjoyable driving experience, and even luxury.

BROWSE LOW COST USED HONDA INTEGRA TYPE R MODELS

BROWSE LOW COST USED ACURA RSX TYPE S MODELS

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Written by: WTN Esther Abranilla

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