Honda Integra DC5
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|Honda Integra (DC5)
|Assembly||Suzuka, Mie, Japan|
|Body and chassis|
Compact luxury car
|Engine||02-06 Base: 2.0L K20A3 160 hp (119 kW) I4
02-04 Type-S: 2.0L K20A2 200 hp (149 kW) I4
05-06 Type-S: 2.0L K20Z1 210 hp (157 kW) I4
02-06 Type-R: 2.0L K20A 217 hp (162 kW) I4
|Wheelbase||101.2 in (2,570 mm)|
|Length||172.2 in (4,374 mm)|
|Width||67.9 in (1,725 mm)|
|Height||2005-06: 54.9 in (1,394 mm)
2002-04: 55.1 in (1,400 mm)
|Curb weight||2,790 lb (1,266 kg)|
|Predecessor||Honda Integra DB6-DB9, DC1-DC2, DC4|
Acura ILX (US and Canada)Acura CSX (Canada)
The Honda Integra DC5 (Japanese: ホンダ インテグラ DC5) was the fourth and final generation of the Honda Integra compact sports coupe, introduced in Japan on April 13, 2001 and produced from July 2001 to July 2006. It was introduced in North America for the 2002 model year as the Acura RSX (short for Rally Sportscar eXperimental).
In concordance with the introduction of the Integra's platform mate, the seventh-generation Civic being introduced in 2000, the Integra joined the Civic in abandoning Honda's traditional double-wishbone suspension at both ends and adopted MacPherson struts in the front and double-wishbone suspension in the rear along with the new K-series engine supplanting the B-series.
The K-series engine features intelligent VTEC (or i-VTEC), which electronically adjusts valve lift, valve duration and valve timing, giving the 2.0 L engine a flatter torque curve relative to previous VTEC implementations which only adjusted valve lift and valve duration.
The Integra DC5 received a facelift in the 2005 model year. The headlight and taillight assemblies lost the so-called 'teardrop' shape. Now the assemblies are flush with the bumpers.
In Japan, the Integra was introduced in two versions, the Integra iS (later renamed Integra Type-S in the 2004 refresh) and the Integra Type R.
The JDM iS/Type-S (not to be confused with the RSX Type-S), which was essentially the same as the base Acura RSX, featured the K20A3 engine with an output of 160 hp (120 kW) and is offered with either a 5-speed automatic or a 5-speed manual transmission. Type iS is offered in 2002-2004 model years with 15-inch steel wheels with covers, or optional 16-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels. JDM Type-S was offered in 2005-2006 model years, and was equipped with a 17-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels shared with the Acura RSX Type-S. The Integra Type R, sold in Japan had reduced weight, a 220 PS / 164 kW / 217 hp K20A I4 engine (Japan-only; Oceania models have an engine similar to the Acura RSX-S), 6-speed close-ratio manual transmission, as well as a helical limited slip differential (LSD), stiffer springs and shocks, 4-piston Brembo brakes, 17-inch 5 double spoke wheels on Bridgestone Potenza tires, Recaro suede seats, leather wrapped MOMO steering wheel, body trim, and more. The Type R lacked many of the luxury features (like vanity mirrors or side airbags) in the Type-S, true to its racing heritage. C package on the Type R added various accessories like the rear window wiper, remote control folding mirrors. JDM Integras had three interior colours available. Black was standard on the Type-iS/Type-S. Type R had choices of black/blue/red interiors (including colour matching Recaro seats), depending on exterior colours. Integra iS and Type-S were available with cruise control, sunroof, and navigation systems. Additional interior and exterior accessories were available from Honda's Modulo line. Modulo accessories offered include interior trim (shift knobs, decals, etc.), foglights, aero kits (front/side/rear bumper enhancements), wing spoilers, alloy wheels, push button start, upgraded speakers, and navigation.
Australia had three models of the Integra. They were simply named Integra, Integra Luxury, and Integra Type R. The base Integra was simply the JDM Type iS, while the Luxury added accessories like leather seats, sunroof, and side driver/passenger airbags. Australian Type-Rs did not have the JDM specifications, they lacked the Brembo braking system, K20A 220PS engine (instead it has 200 hp K20A2), and the 17-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels (Regular 16-inch 5-spokes were mounted, painted in gun metal or white). However, the Australian Type R does still retain the JDM's helical limited slip differential, and full Type R interior (MOMO steering wheel, aluminum pedals+shift knob, Recaro seats and colour matched carpets)/aero (wing/front/rear bumper lips). The Honda Integra Type R was dropped in 2004, and was replaced by the Integra Type-S. The Type-S was mechanically identical to the USDM Acura RSX (though it did lack cruise control like all Integras), but badged like the JDM Type-S.
New Zealand only had two models, the Integra VTi and Type R. Integra VTi came with alloy wheels as standard, but was otherwise the same as JDM Integra iS. Type R was also replaced by the Type-S like Australia in 2004. NZDM Type R models are the same as AUDM, but did not have ABS.
Two models were available in the US: RSX and RSX Type-S. The RSX had numerous standard features such as cruise control, 4-wheel ABS, power windows and a power moonroof. The RSX used the 160 hp (120 kW) K20A3 engine throughout the entire production run. (Engine was rated 155 hp (116 kW) after SAE net revision) Sport cloth seats were standard with optional perforated leather interior. An optional 16-inch 7-spoke alloy wheel was available that is very similar to the USDM 15-inch DC2 Integra Type R alloy wheels. The RSX was available with either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed automatic with Sequential SportShift and Grade Logic Control.
The RSX Type-S had a 200 hp (150 kW) (2002–2004) K20A2 or 210 hp (160 kW)   (Labeled in 2006 as 201hp due to SAE hp calculation revision) in 2005-2006 K20Z1 engine and a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission. An automatic transmission was not offered on the Type-S. The Type-S included additional features such as leather sport seats, a sport-tuned suspension, 11.8” ventilated front disc brakes, larger sway bars and a Bose 7-speaker (including subwoofer) audio system.
In 2005, the RSX received a refresh. On the exterior, Acura updated the headlights and taillights and the Type-S received an updated rear hatch spoiler. The Type-S now came with 17-inch 5-spoke Enkei/Asahi wheels wrapped in Michelin HX MXM4 215/45/R17 tires. 17-inch Enkei J10s alloy wheels (with Acura specific fitment and center caps) were optional. Under the hood, the RSX Type-S received the camshafts, b-pipe and muffler, 4.77 final drive ratio, crankshaft pulley and the intake snorkel duct from the Japanese DC5 Type R.
The “A-Spec Performance Package” was a dealer option package. The package included a sport suspension system, under-body spoiler kit, wing spoiler, exterior badging and 5-spoke 17-inch gun metal wheels.
The RSX had numerous exterior color options but only two interior colors: Black (Ebony) and Beige (Titanium). The exterior color choice would dictate the interior color. Some colors were available in either trim package while other colors would be available in one trim level but not the other. In 2006, the available color combinations were as follows:
|Exterior Color||Interior Color||Base||Type-S|
|Premium White Pearl||Titanium||X|
|Alabaster Silver Metallic||Ebony||X||X|
|Jade Green Metallic||Titanium||X||X|
|Vivid Blue Pearl||Ebony||X||X|
|Nighthawk Black Pearl||Ebony||X||X|
|Blaze Orange Metallic||Ebony||X|
Three models were available in Canada: Base (cloth interior, no moonroof, no ABS, no cruise control, unpainted foglight cover, unpainted side skirt, 15-inch steel wheels with wheel covers (optional 16-inch alloys), essentially an Integra Type-iS.), Premium (Leather interior standard in 2002-2004. Sport cloth standard in 2005, optional in 2005-2006. Moonroof, 16-inch alloy wheels. Heated seats are only available with leather) and Type S. 2005-2006 models had an optional A-Spec wing spoiler (with stronger hatch shocks, Type-S A-Spec wing received a smaller decklid spoiler) along with a front/side/rear lip kit. The A-Spec package was available to the Premium/Type-S models.
Type-S model wheel types varied according to model year. 2002-2004 models had either steel wheels or 16-inch 5-spoke alloy wheel. 2005-2006 had three types: 16-inch 12-spoke base, 16-inch 7-spoke premium, 17-inch 5-spoke Type-S.
The CDM RSX had the same interior as the USDM RSX, however the exterior and interior colours are different. CDM Taffeta/Premium White Pearl exterior cars came with Ebony black interiors. CDM had the same accessory wheels as its American counterparts.
|Model year||Model||Frontal driver rating||Frontal passenger rating||Side driver rating||4x2 Rollover rating|
- 0-60 mph: 7.2sec (2002-06 BASE)
- 0-60 mph: 6.3 sec (2002-04 TYPE -S)
- 0-60 mph: 6.1 sec (2005-06 TYPE -S)
- Top speed : (drag limited) 145 mph (233 km/h)
- Standing 1/4-mile: 15.8 sec(2002-06 BASE)
- Standing 1/4-mile: 15.1 sec(2002-04 TYPE -S)
- Standing 1/4-mile: 14.6 sec(2005-06 TYPE -S) @ 95 mph
- 70 mph-0 mph braking distance : 181 ft (55 m) 
- 300 feet (91 m) skidpad : 0.86 g 
- EPA Fuel Economy: 24 mpg-US (9.8 L/100 km; 29 mpg-imp) city/31 mpg-US (7.6 L/100 km; 37 mpg-imp) highway
The RSX was named to Car and Driver's 10 Best List in 2002 and 2003.
Acura won the Manufacturers' Championship of the SCCA World Challenge Touring Car class in 2006, running both RSXs and TSXs. RSX drivers finished in 5th and 9th in the Drivers' Championship. Kensai Racing is using RSXs and TSXs in the KONI Challenge Series. Badged as a Honda, the DC5 won the British Touring Car Championship with Matt Neal in 2005 and 2006, for Team Dynamics (branded as Team Halfords after the title sponsor).
- 2005 Acura Brochure http://www.auto-brochures.com/acura.html
- Acura Canada
- "2005 Acura RSX Type-S - Specs". caranddriver.com. Retrieved 2009-08-12.
- "2005 Acura RSX Type-S - Specs". EPA. Retrieved 2009-08-12.
- "Curran Tastes Victory In Speed World Challenge Touring". Archived from the original on 2007-10-14.
- "Kensai Racing Total Motorsport Performance Products". Kensairacing.com. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
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