Civic vs Integra
The Honda Integra has several distinct differences from the older Civic model. First of all, the Integra is slightly larger compared to the Civic. The difference is quite noticeable, especially in terms of height. The Integra is about 60mm taller than the older Civic. So if you’re wearing a crash helmet, you’ll be more comfortable in the Integra!
The Integra’s body is slightly stiffer than the Civic. There is a very slight weight penalty for this type of hardening, as the Integra has an additional 72kg in weight. Due to this fact, the power to weight ratio between Integra and Civic has become more interesting. Although both cars are equipped with 2-litre i-VTEC engines, the Integra is rated at 217bhp, while the Civic is 197bhp. So the Integra’s power-to-weight ratio is somewhere around 176 bhp per tonne, while the Civic is 167 bhp per tonne.
At first glance, the Civic is a quicker and quicker starter car, as it can deliver 0-60 mph acceleration in sub-7 seconds. On the other hand, the Integra will not drop below 7 seconds at the same level of acceleration. However, the Integra can easily recover against the Civic, especially at 100 mph with a slight 16.7-second lead, compared to the Civic’s 16.9 seconds.
The Integra and Civic share the same wheelbase. However, the Integra is longer by 250mm in terms of its tip-to-tail dimension. The Integra is also lower than the Civic by 35mm.
1. The Integra is slightly larger than the Civic.
2. The body of the Integra is more rigid than the body of the Civic.
3. The Integra’s power-to-weight ratio is higher than the Civic’s power-to-weight ratio.
4. The Civic accelerates faster than the Integra.
5. The Integra is slightly lower and longer than the Civic.