The brand new 2023 Acura Integra, identical to the unique 1986 Acura Integra, has 4 doorways and a hatchbacked trunk. That lends it extra versatility than an everyday enclosed trunk, and judging by the official cargo capability numbers, more room, too. On paper, it wows with 24.3 cubic-feet, which might in concept be higher than some small crossovers just like the Mazda CX-30 and Subaru Crosstrek. It also needs to kick the luggage-testing snot out of the Honda Civic, with which it shares a lot. That automotive, together with the Civic Si, has a 14.8 cubic-foot trunk.
In concept, the Integra ought to have the ability to stuff 10 cubic-feet value of additional baggage in its hatchbacked cargo space than the Civic can. Let’s not bury the lede, right here: Ah, no it will probably’t. Not even shut. The Integra can carry much less stuff than a Civic sedan. Ditto a Mazda CX-30 and Subaru Crosstrek, for that matter.
It doesn’t matter what else is about to observe, although, this shot is finally an necessary one. Have a look at that opening! It is enormous and clearly makes loading a lot simpler. Take away the cargo cowl and decrease the seats, and also you even have considerably higher most cargo capability and flexibility than any sedan may present.
It additionally lets a 2-year-old do that.
OK, now that small individuals storage is out of the way in which, let’s speak concerning the cargo cowl.
It’s a gigantic mesh piece bracketed my inflexible plastic. Because of this you are just about screwed if you happen to immediately want house past what’s under the duvet. You ain’t storing this factor contained in the automotive. There’s a slight silver lining, nevertheless, which I will get to momentarily.
First, let’s examine what number of luggage match with the duvet in place (ish). As in each baggage check I do, I take advantage of two midsize curler suitcases that will have to be checked in on the airport (26 inches lengthy, 16 vast, 11 deep), two roll-aboard suitcases that simply barely match within the overhead (24L x 15W x 10D), and one smaller roll-aboard that matches simply (23L x 15W x 10D). I additionally embody my spouse’s fancy in a single day bag simply to spruce issues up a bit (21L x 12W x 12D).
That is all the large luggage up there, however as you possibly can see (above proper), the blue bag is completely smashed. I could not do this if there was truly one thing within the bag. Ergo, overlook this.
This may be the 4 largest luggage plus the flowery bag, which continues to be a bit squished however usable. There may be nonetheless a difficulty, although.
The black bag on the higher proper pressured the cargo cowl up and out of its bracket when the trunk lid was closed. The trunk nonetheless closed, although. The cargo cowl additionally did not break and nonetheless coated what was under, whereas the bag itself wasn’t squished.
I am calling this completely acceptable.
OK, now let’s take away the cargo cowl.
Eradicating the cargo cowl does permit for the small blue bag to suit atop, and subsequently all the baggage of the baggage check (OK, so minus 10% of the flowery bag).
Positive, the baggage are getting roasted within the solar beneath a greenhouse, however hey, they match.
So, how does this examine to the Civic???
All the baggage match within the Civic sedan trunk, no squishing in anyway, no problem and with some house left over on the opposite facet.
Principally, the world between the wheels is wider within the Civic and your entire house is longer.
You may see the distinction right here. The Integra didn’t have sufficient room to suit the bag on the appropriate, nor sufficient size to fully match the small blue bag on the entrance.
Principally, these additional 10 cubes for the Integra are fully up close to the rear head restraints and near the roof (I suppose). That is not terribly helpful house. Additionally, since I discussed it from the get-go, small SUVs just like the Crosstrek and CX-30 may stuff in all the baggage extra simply with out squishing and with extra room to spare. They do block your view out the again in a manner the Integra would not, so with some caveats, it is not fully a foolish comparability to say the Integra has comparable trunk house to a small SUV. It is simply that the Civic has a extra usable trunk than all of them.
All of that stated, nevertheless, do you have to examine the Integra to an Audi A3 or Mercedes CLA, it can completely swallow them entire. Each have conventional trunks within the 10-11 cubic-foot vary. They’re fairly small. The Integra’s trunk is just not.