2024 Dodge Hornet

The brand's first-ever electrified performance vehicle

The 2024 Dodge Hornet introduces a ground-breaking chapter in Dodge's history as the brand's first-ever electrified performance vehicle.

It aims to revolutionize the compact utility vehicle (CUV) segment with its muscular design, exceptional performance, and a plethora of innovative features. The Hornet is available in two distinct models: the R/T performance hybrid and the GT, each boasting best-in-class capabilities and a range of class-exclusive features. The new Hornet R/T plug-in hybrid variant provides an impressive all-electric range of up to 53 kilometres, alongside exhilarating performance. In comparison, the Hornet GT comes equipped with a standard turbocharged powertrain that outperforms all its competitors, guaranteeing a memorable driving experience.

What's new on the 2024 Dodge Hornet?

2024 Dodge Hornet - Technology

Technology

The 2024 Dodge Hornet is a technological tour de force, featuring a 12.3-inch digital cockpit cluster and a 10.25-inch Uconnect 5 infotainment system as standard. These systems provide 22.5 inches of combined screen space, offering customizable displays including performance gauges and hybrid drive mode indicators. The Uconnect 5 system is Android-based, offering user-friendly and intuitive operation with features like wireless connectivity and Amazon Alexa integration.


In terms of safety and driver assistance, the Hornet is equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) including automatic emergency braking, lane support, and blind-spot detection. Optional packages like the Tech Pack add even more advanced features, such as Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Support. The Hornet's introduction of these technologies represents Dodge's commitment to integrating cutting-edge technology into their lineup, providing drivers with both performance and peace of mind. This blend of performance, technology, and safety features positions the Hornet as a unique and compelling option in Dodge's lineup, appealing to both traditional muscle car enthusiasts and a new generation of eco-conscious drivers.

Exterior

The exterior of the Dodge Hornet exudes a robust and athletic aesthetic true to Dodge's design language. It features a performance-focused appearance with integrated heat extractors on the hood and a distinct "mail slot"-style grille. The LED lighting, with its unique daytime running lights, enhances the car's aggressive stance. The Hornet R/T model is distinguished by its unique Abyss painted lower cladding and rear valance with integrated dual exhaust ports, and the vehicle-wide taillamp with an illuminated Dodge Rhombi logo adds a modern touch to the classic Dodge design.


Several customization options are available, including the Blacktop Package for a blacked-out look and the Track Pack for a more performance-oriented configuration. The Hornet also introduces new fender badges, celebrating its addition to the iconic Dodge lineup. These design elements combine to create a vehicle that is not only visually striking but also retains the muscular and dynamic feel characteristic of the Dodge brand.

2024 Dodge Hornet - Exterior
2024 Dodge Hornet - Interior

Interior

The interior of the Dodge Hornet is meticulously crafted with a driver-centric approach. The center stack and display screens are strategically angled towards the driver, emphasizing the car's performance-oriented nature. The instrument panel features a wrapped and stitched mid-bolster that extends across the dashboard, adding a sense of width and sophistication. Red stitching accents throughout the black interior, including on the mid-bolster, seats, and armrest, enhance the sporty feel. Key interior elements like the ignition control are prominently positioned, and performance controls are conveniently placed within the driver's reach.


The Hornet's interior also boasts premium touches such as class-exclusive Alcantara seats with the Track Pack option and standard leather seating in the R/T Plus and GT Plus models. The seats, which can be optionally finished in red leather, feature unique "red crust" accents that highlight the Alcantara seat perforation. The flat-bottom steering wheel with integrated performance mode controls further reinforces the Hornet's sporty character. These interior features come together to create a space that is not only visually appealing but also functional and driver-focused.

Engine and Powertrain

The Dodge Hornet sets a new standard in the CUV segment with its powerful and diverse powertrain options. The Hornet R/T, as the first-ever electrified vehicle from Dodge, features a 1.3-litre turbocharged engine combined with an electric motor, delivering a total of 288 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque. This model offers a 53-kilometre all-electric range with its 15.5-kWh lithium-ion battery. The R/T also boasts the innovative PowerShot feature, providing a 30-horsepower boost and enabling swift acceleration. This allows the new Hornet R/T to reach 100 km/h in just 5.6 seconds.


On the other hand, the Hornet GT is driven by the Hurricane4 engine, a 2.0-litre turbocharged inline-four, producing 268 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque, making it the segment's most powerful gas engine. Both models come with standard all-wheel drive, ensuring optimal traction and control. The powertrains are designed to offer a blend of performance, efficiency, and the driving excitement expected from a Dodge vehicle.

2024 Dodge Hornet - Engine and Powertrain

The 2024 Dodge Hornet lineup introduces the plug-in hybrid R/T trim, a standout innovation in the compact SUV segment. This variant excels in performance and efficiency, appealing to buyers seeking a practical, fuel-efficient SUV. The Hornet R/T distinguishes itself with unrivaled power, boasting 288 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque, making it the most powerful vehicle in its class. It offers an impressive 53-kilometre all-electric range, thanks to its 15.5-kWh lithium-ion battery and achieves a commendable 3.1 le/100 km. One of the standout features of the Hornet R/T is the exclusive PowerShot, which adds a 30-horsepower boost for rapid acceleration, propelling the new Hornet R/T from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.6 seconds. Moreover, the 2024 Hornet R/T is eligible for the iZEV Zero-Emission Rebates program by the Canadian government, which offers up to $5,000 in incentives.

Frequently Asked Questions about the 2024 Dodge Hornet

When will the 2024 Dodge Hornet arrive on the market?

The 2024 Dodge Hornet is currently available for sale.

How much will the 2024 Dodge Hornet cost?

The new Dodge Hornet is available in two distinct models, GT and R/T. The 2024 Dodge Hornet GT starts at $41,465 while the top-of-the-line GT Plus trim starts at $47,465. The 2024 Dodge Hornet R/T is also available in R/T and R/T Plus trims. The Dodge Hornet R/T starts at $55,990 while the Dodge Hornet R/T Plus starts at $61,990 before the Federal iZEV zero-emission vehicle rebates of up to $5,000.

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