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1997 Acura Integra Hatchback

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Acura Integra Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.8 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 140 hp @ 6300 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 22/29 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Acura Integra

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Great performance at an affordable price.

  • Cons

    None of the models are available with traction control. Cramped rear seat.

  • What's New for 1997

    Apart from the debut of the racy Type-R, no major changes.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

Love this car!

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Vehicle: 1997 Acura Integra LS 2dr Hatchback

I bought my '97 Acura Integra Hatchback (150k miles) used last year (2010) from a young woman who owned the car. Nothing was modified on the car.. it was just as it was from the factory. I've never owned an Acura before and I am VERY impressed with this car. I was very skeptical of buying a used car, especially one that was 13 years old. My previous car was a Grand Cherokee Jeep - pile of crap. At 150k miles, it was falling apart and needed major work and only got 15mpg on a good day. My Acura has been an adjustment due to how small it is, but for commuting back and forth to work and trips around town, I couldn't be happier with the gas mileage (30 city - and it's 13 years old!)

Be careful!

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Vehicle: 1997 Acura Integra LS 2dr Hatchback

Beware of used Integras! These are popular cars to modify, and when people do this, they mess things up seriously! Due to the moron who owned the car before me, my integra is endlessly dying on me for one reason after another, as soon as I fix one problem, a new one comes up. I have spent thousands of dollars trying to keep this thing on the road (I can't afford another car), and as I write it is dead at my house, won't start due to an electrical malfunction of some kind, which will probably also cost a fortune. Integras are great cars as long as they have not been modified at all, be very cautious that the one you are considering buying has not been modified at all!

Great, affordable, fun coupe

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Vehicle: 1997 Acura Integra LS 2dr Hatchback

This is the second Integra I've owned. With its well- thought-out suspension it's fun to pitch into corners. (I've owned 60's British roadsters, contemporary Japanese sports cars and campaigned a number of sports racing vehicles--from an original Shelby GT- 350 to Formula Fords--and this is still a sweet little car.) It's also a capable cruiser for long trips and terrific on gas: it turned almost 37 mpg on our last trip. Quality-built, it should last another 1/4 of a million miles.

Frost - 1997 acura integra

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Vehicle: 1997 Acura Integra LS 2dr Hatchback

I bought Frost when he was 1 year old with 9,000 miles on him. He's been a driven all over the Houston area, with a trip to Florida and another to Missouri. With 152,000+ miles later, he is still reliable and gets great gas mileage. He still has a lot of zip. I admit that the interior has some drawbacks. The inside door rest is both hard and has torn; leaving a hole within the arm rest. The hatchback, however, allows me to haul many large items; as long as they are not too tall. In town mileage 30-31 still. With 161,000+ miles I'm going to get a new paint job and replace some worn out fabric seats and a new door panel.

Good action

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Vehicle: 1997 Acura Integra LS 2dr Hatchback

This is a car I would recommend anyone to own. I've owned the car for over 6 years and have been absolutely thrilled with it. I've only replaced a radiator and items like drive belts, fuel filter, tires, brake pads, etc. One would change those items on any car over a long period of time. The only complaint I have is that the paint has faded. It has been a rock solid car and will graduate to track duty only.

I love my car!

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Vehicle: 1997 Acura Integra LS 2dr Hatchback

This has been the best first car I could have asked for! I have owned it for over 6 years, and it has been exceptionally reliable, which is extremely important to me for safety and convenience reasons. It gets great gas mileage. Also, it is so fun to drive (I have a manual)! Because of this car, I have a feeling I will be brand loyal to Acura for the rest of my life!

Full 1997 Acura Integra Review

What's New for 1997

Apart from the debut of the racy Type-R, no major changes.

Talk About The 1997 Integra

Gas Mileage


  • 22
  • cty
  • 29
  • highway
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