The Acura Integra Type S Is One Of The Best New Cars Under 0,000

The Acura Integra Type S Is One Of The Best New Cars Under $100,000

Last year the Honda Civic Type R was a top contender for our Performance Car of the Year—as it deserved. It’s one of the best front-wheel-drive cars ever sold, it’s a great performance bargain, it’s extremely successful on the track, and its back seat is big enough that you could pay for one like an Uber.

Everything I didn’t like about the Civic Type R (and by everything, I mean “both things”) was addressed by the Acura Integra Type S, a slightly sleeker, more luxurious version of the same basic package. It still has the best converter south of six figures. It still has performance and engagement tracks, as many comparisons have shown. And it’s good enough to be used as a daily driver, even in places that aren’t fully paved. They added an adjustable lumbar and Acura’s standard ELS stereo as well.

By not fixing what isn’t broken while improving a few things for the adults in the room and putting a reasonable, enthusiast-friendly price in the window, Acura has delivered one of the best new cars on sale today for under $100,000. That is why it is a main contender for the Best Performance Car of the Year 2024.

Matt Farah is a lifelong car enthusiast who began his automotive career at dealerships, rental agencies and detail shops before discovering the power of YouTube in 2006, with his channel The Smoking Tire. Farah holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania, with a concentration in Photography, helping to not only create YouTube content but also provide her own photography for her Editor-at-Large position at Road and Track.

He has produced and produced television series on NBC Sports, G4 Network, SPEED, and Esquire. The Smoking Tire Podcast is #1 in the category every week of the year. Now at 800+ episodes, the Towing Tire podcast is the definitive guest station for the who’s who of the automotive industry. Farah’s Westside Collector’s Car Park is a game-changer in luxury, third-party parking that expanded to a second location in 2023.