The brand's first electrified performance vehicle.
The 2024 Dodge Hornet introduces a revolutionary chapter in Dodge's history as the brand's first electrified performance vehicle.
This vehicle challenges the norms of the compact utility vehicle (CUV) segment, offering a potent combination of Dodge's signature muscular design and top-tier performance. Powered by a versatile range of powertrains, the Hornet stands out with its best-in-class performance and unique features that are absent in its class. The Hornet is available in two distinct models: the electrified R/T and the gasoline-powered GT. The R/T model marks Dodge's entry into the realm of electrified performance, offering an impressive blend of power and efficiency, complete with a significant electric-only driving range. The GT model caters to the traditional performance enthusiast with its segment-leading gas engine. Each model reflects Dodge's commitment to high performance and bold styling, making the Hornet a noteworthy addition to the Dodge family.
Technologically advanced, the 2024 Dodge Hornet offers a suite of cutting-edge features, combined with a driver-centric interface. The vehicle includes a 12.3-inch digital cockpit cluster screen and a 10.25-inch Uconnect 5 infotainment system, totaling 22.5 inches of digital display area. These systems allow for customizable displays, with performance gauges for the Sport Mode and hybrid drive mode displays for the R/T model. The infotainment system, based on Android, offers seamless connectivity and includes wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, as well as Amazon Alexa integration.
Safety and driver assistance features in the Hornet are top-notch. Standard technologies include Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Support System, and Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Path. The vehicle also offers Level 2 autonomous driving features with the Tech Pack, which includes Intelligent Speed Assist, Driver Attention Assist, and Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control. These advanced features not only enhance safety but also provide a more engaging and responsive driving experience.
Dodge Hornet's exterior design embodies a mix of aggression and sophistication, a hallmark of Dodge's design philosophy. The hood features integrated heat extractors for a performance-focused look, while the distinctive "mail slot" grille adds to its aggressive front fascia. The vehicle's front end is further defined by LED reflectors and an illuminated daytime running light signature, creating an unmistakable presence on the road.
The Hornet's profile is accentuated by matte black molding and valances, with the R/T model featuring unique Abyss painted lower cladding and a rear valance with integrated dual exhaust ports. At the rear, the Hornet boasts a vehicle-width taillamp with a center illuminated Dodge Rhombi logo, a first for Dodge vehicles. The fender sports a unique new Hornet badge, symbolizing the model's revival and its place in Dodge's iconic vehicle lineup.
Inside the Dodge Hornet, the cabin is designed with the driver in mind. The center stack and displays are angled towards the driver, creating an engaging, cockpit-like environment. The dashboard features a wrapped and stitched mid-bolster that stretches across, enhancing the cabin's visual width and creating a sense of elegance. Red stitching accents throughout the black interior, including on the mid-bolster, seats, and armrest, underscore the vehicle's performance character.
The interior of the Hornet is also equipped with luxury touches, such as class-exclusive Alcantara seats available with the Track Pack option and embroidered with the Dodge Rhombi logo. The Alcantara seats feature distinctive “red crust” accents that fade gradually, emphasizing the unique seat perforation. Leather seating is standard in the R/T Plus and GT Plus models, with an option for red leather seats to add more of Dodge's bold style inside the vehicle.
The Dodge Hornet sets itself apart in its class with two robust engine options. The Hornet R/T combines a 1.3-litre turbocharged engine with an electric motor, delivering a combined output of 288 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque. Its hybrid system includes a 15.5-kWh lithium-ion battery, providing an electric-only range of 53 kilometres and an efficient 3.1 Le/100 km average fuel economy rating. The R/T's unique PowerShot feature enhances its performance, enabling rapid acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.6 seconds.
The Hornet GT, on the other hand, is powered by the Hurricane4 engine, a 2.0-litre turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine. This engine positions the GT as the most powerful gas-powered compact utility vehicle in its segment, with 268 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. Both models are equipped with standard all-wheel drive, ensuring superior handling and traction, and are paired with transmission systems tailored for high performance and efficiency.
The 2024 Dodge Hornet lineup introduces the plug-in hybrid R/T trim. Unveiled last year, the Hornet R/T sets itself apart in the compact SUV segment as a plug-in hybrid excelling in efficiency and performance. It targets buyers in search of a practical, fuel-efficient, yet performance-driven SUV, making it a top contender. This variant boasts an unrivaled 288 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque, making it the most powerful vehicle in its class. With its 15.5-kWh lithium-ion battery, the Hornet R/T offers a remarkable 53 kilometres of all-electric range and achieves a commendable fuel consumption of 3.1 L/100 km. The standout innovation of the Hornet R/T is the exclusive PowerShot feature, which adds a 30-horsepower boost for rapid acceleration, propelling the new Hornet R/T from 0 to 100 km/h in an impressive 5.6 seconds. The 2024 Hornet R/T is also eligible for the Canadian government's iZEV Zero-Emission Rebates program, offering up to $5,000 in incentives.
The 2024 Dodge Hornet is currently available for sale.
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.