Since its original introduction, the Integra has always been a driver's car. Every element of the vehicle, from the engine to the design and location of major and minor function controls, has been tailored specifically to make the driving experience safe, efficient and enjoyable. The interior architecture, seats and controls, and the spatial relationship between the driver and the equipment of the Integra, have all been tailored to keep the driver and passengers comfortable, relaxed and keenly aware of the environment around the vehicle.
The cabin space has been designed to divide the cabin longitudinally, providing the driver and front seat passenger with a discrete space separated by the center console. The interior space has been created like that of a sports car. It's simple, attractive, ergonomically designed and provides ease of operation. The dash sweeps around the driver and front passenger and the cabin provides adequate space for comfort.
The front seats feature fore/aft and rake adjustment, in addition to a driver's seat lumbar adjustment for proper back support. The deeply bolstered seat has three different densities of foam in its construction to provide proper anatomical support for the driver's comfort, even after many hours behind the wheel. Upholstery material has been chosen for its appearance, durability and grippiness, a benefit in cornering situations.
The rear seats are designed to keep the occupants at a comfortable position with regard to back rake and angle of the bottom cushion. The rear seats in the Sports Coupe are equipped with two 3-point seat belts, while the Sports Sedan has two 3-point seat belts and a center lap belt.
In order to enhance readability and allow the driver to absorb vital information quickly, the Integra features analog instrumentation. The large, white-on-black instruments are recessed in a binnacle that blocks out glare.
The instrument panel includes a speedometer, tachometer and gauges for fuel and engine temperature. Indicator lights are also provided for oil pressure, battery-charging condition, high beams, brake status, SRS diagnostic check, door-ajar indicator, seat belt indicator, check engine, ABS status check and low-fuel indicator. The panel also features a maintenance reminder, which tells the driver when scheduled maintenance is due.
The Integra LS, Special Edition and GS-R models feature a compact and efficient standard air conditioning system. This system is equipped with an aluminum condenser core to enhance corrosion resistance, and the system is charged with the environmentally friendly, non-CFC refrigerant R134a.
The Integra features an Acura-developed and -engineered AM/FM stereo/cassette sound system designed to provide a high level of fidelity and acoustic clarity. The RS, LS and Special Edition models feature a 4-speaker system. The RS has two 6-inch dual-cone front speakers and two 6-inch single-cone rear speakers, while LS and Special Edition models feature coaxial instead of dual-cone rear speakers. The Sports Sedan models add two 6x9-inch rear speakers instead of the 6-inch single-cone speakers of the Sports Coupe. The GS-R Sports Coupe and Sedan feature two additional1.3-inch tweeters mounted in the front doors, in addition to the four 6-inch speakers mounted at the front and rear.
In an effort to address environmental concerns, the Integra features a number of components that are recycled or can be recycled at the end of the vehicle's service life. The bumpers, for instance, are made of recyclable material and can be recycled if damaged. All the plastic components that can be recycled are labeled as such and can be reconstituted into usable products when the vehicle is dismantled.