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 the controls of the Integra, have all been tailored to keep driver and passengers comfortable, relaxed and keenly aware of the environment around the vehicle. For even greater comfort, the base of the driver seat is tilt/height adjustable. For 1999 LS models now also feature a leather-wrapped steering wheeland shift knob as standard equipment, while GS-R models now come with a leather-trimmed interior.
The cabin space has been designed to divide the cabin longitudinally, providing the driver and front-seat assenger with a distinct 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 exceptional space for comfort.
The front seats features fore/aft and seat back rake adjustment, in addition to a driver's seat lumbar adjustment for proper back support. To accommodate an even wider variety of operator preferences, the driver's seat is tilt/height adjustable so that the seat base can be tilted fore or aft and the overall seat position raised or lowered. The deeply bolstered seat has three different densities of foaming 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 grip, 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.
DUAL AIR BAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
The Integra is equipped with a driver and front passenger air bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS). The driver's air bag is located in the steering wheel hub, while the passenger's air bag is located on top of the dash. Both air bags are triggered simultaneously by means of three impact sensors located in the passenger compartment. To ensure maxim reliability, the sensors use gold-plated electrical connectors. As in all Acura automobiles, the front passenger air bag is designed to deploy upward along the windshield and then back toward the occupant. This provides a large cushion to help protect the front passenger.
THREE-POINT OUTBOARD SEAT BELTS
The dual front air bags are designed to work in conjunction with the 3-point outboard seat belts. For easy access, the front buckles are attached to the driver's and front passenger's seats. The front seat belts on the Sports Sedan feature height adjusters on the B-pillars for comfort.
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 enginne, ABS status check and low-fuel indicator. The panel also features a maintenance reminder which tells the driver when scheduled maintenance is due.
All Integra models feature a compact and efficient air conditioning system as standard equipment. This system is equipped with an aluminum condenser core to enhance corrosion resistance and the system is charged with environmentally friendly, non-CFC R134a refrigerant.
The Integra features AM/FM cassette/CD audio system with six speakers designed to provide a high level to fidelity and acoustic clarity. All models feature a pair of 1.3-inch tweeters and 6-inch coaxial front speakers mounted in the front doors. The Sports Coupes have a pair of 6-inch rear speakers, while the Sports Sedans have a pair of 6x9-inch rear speakers. Sports sedans feature a printed in-glass antenna, while coupes featured a power mast-type antenna.
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 of the plastic components that can be recycled are labeled as such and can be reconstituted into sable products when the vehicle is dismantled.