Heralds a new era in Dodge's storied legacy
The 2024 Dodge Hornet heralds a new era in Dodge's storied legacy, introducing its first electrified performance vehicle.
This model disrupts the compact utility vehicle (CUV) segment by merging Dodge's iconic muscular styling with cutting-edge powertrain options and unparalleled performance features. Available in two variants, the R/T performance hybrid and the GT, the Hornet is poised to set new standards in its class for power and innovation. The new Hornet R/T plug-in hybrid version provides an impressive all-electric range of up to 53 kilometres, while still delivering exhilarating performance. On the other hand, the Hornet GT comes equipped with a standard turbocharged powertrain that outperforms its competitors, guaranteeing a memorable driving experience.
The 2024 Dodge Hornet is a showcase of advanced technology, featuring a comprehensive 12.3-inch digital cockpit and a 10.25-inch Uconnect 5 infotainment system. These systems provide a combined 22.5 inches of screen space, offering a wealth of customizable display options, including hybrid drive mode displays for the R/T model. The Uconnect 5 system, based on Android, offers user-friendly operation with advanced connectivity features, including wireless integration for smartphones.
Safety is a key focus in the Hornet, with a range of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) such as automatic emergency braking and lane support. The optional Tech Pack adds even more sophisticated features, like Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control, enhancing both safety and driving convenience. The Hornet's blend of performance, advanced technology, and comprehensive safety features make it a versatile and attractive option in the Dodge lineup, appealing to a wide range of consumers looking for a high-performance, technologically advanced vehicle.
The Dodge Hornet's exterior design is a harmonious blend of Dodge's muscular aesthetics and contemporary styling cues. It features a bold front with a distinctive grille and heat extractors on the hood, projecting a powerful and assertive presence. The vehicle's LED lighting, including the daytime running lights, accentuates its aggressive front end. The Hornet R/T variant adds an extra layer of distinction with unique styling elements like the Abyss painted lower cladding and a rear valance featuring dual exhaust ports. The innovative taillamp design with an illuminated Dodge Rhombi logo at the center is a signature element that completes the Hornet's rear profile.
To cater to different tastes, Dodge offers various customization options, including the Blacktop Package for those who prefer a darker, more mysterious look, and the Track Pack for a more pronounced performance-oriented style. The introduction of the new Hornet badge is a nod to the vehicle's significance in the Dodge family, reinforcing its status as a fresh and exciting addition to the brand's lineup.
The interior of the Dodge Hornet is a fusion of functionality and refined aesthetics, centered around the driver. The layout is ergonomically designed with the driver in mind, with all controls and displays strategically positioned for ease of access and visibility. The dashboard, featuring a wrapped and stitched mid-bolster, creates a sense of spaciousness and luxury. The use of red stitching throughout the interior, including on the seats and armrest, injects a sporty energy into the cabin. The prominently placed ignition control further highlights the vehicle's performance orientation.
In addition to its visual appeal, the Hornet's interior is designed for comfort and practicality. The availability of Alcantara seats (in the Track Pack) and standard leather seating in the higher trims add a touch of elegance and comfort. The steering wheel, designed with a flat bottom and integrated drive mode controls, emphasizes the Hornet's sporting nature. This carefully crafted interior ensures a driving experience that is both enjoyable and engaging, reflecting Dodge's commitment to performance and driver satisfaction.
The 2024 Dodge Hornet showcases remarkable engine and powertrain options that highlight Dodge's dedication to performance and efficiency. The Hornet R/T model, for instance, boasts a hybrid powertrain that combines a 1.3-litre turbocharged engine with a 90-kW electric motor. This duo delivers an impressive total of 288 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque. Additionally, the model offers up to 53 kilometres of electric range, courtesy of its 15.5-kWh battery. To enhance performance further, the R/T features the unique PowerShot feature, which provides a temporary 30 horsepower boost. Notably, despite its exceptional performance, the new Hornet R/T boasts an average combined fuel consumption of just 3.1 Le/100 km.
On the other hand, the new 2024 Hornet GT is equipped with the Hurricane4 engine—an outstanding 2.0-litre turbocharged inline-four. This powertrain makes the Hornet GT the most powerful gas engine in its segment, generating an impressive 268 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. Both models come with standard all-wheel drive, which enhances their driving dynamics and stability. These powertrain options serve as a testament to the Hornet's ability to offer both exhilarating performance and advanced power management technologies.
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.
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.