2024 Dodge Hornet
The 2024 Dodge Hornet presents a ground-breaking chapter in the history of Dodge, serving as the brand's inaugural electrified performance vehicle.
This remarkable vehicle challenges the conventions of the compact utility vehicle (CUV) segment by combining Dodge's iconic muscular design with exceptional performance. Boasting a versatile selection of powertrains, the Hornet distinguishes itself with unrivaled performance, and exclusive features that set it apart from its competitors. The Hornet is offered in two distinct models: the electrified R/T and the gasoline-powered GT. The R/T model signifies Dodge's foray into the realm of electrified performance, delivering an impressive fusion of power and efficiency, complete with a generous electric-only driving range. Meanwhile, the GT model caters to the traditional performance enthusiast with its industry-leading gas engine. Displaying Dodge's steadfast commitment to high-performance and audacious styling, the Hornet is a noteworthy addition to the Dodge family.
What's new on the 2024 Dodge Hornet?
Technology is a key aspect of the 2024 Dodge Hornet, featuring a comprehensive suite of driver assistance systems and a modern infotainment system. It includes a 12.3-inch digital cockpit cluster and a 10.25-inch Uconnect 5 system, providing a combined 22.5 inches of digital display. These systems are highly customizable, featuring wireless connectivity and Amazon Alexa integration, ensuring a connected and intuitive driving experience.
Safety and assistance are paramount in the Hornet, equipped with ADAS technologies such as Automatic Emergency Braking and Lane Support System as standard. The optional Tech Pack introduces Level 2 autonomous driving features, enhancing the vehicle's safety and usability. With these technological features, the Dodge Hornet ensures a dynamic and engaging driving experience, while also focusing on safety, comfort, and connectivity.
The Dodge Hornet for 2024 showcases a bold, muscular exterior that reflects Dodge's design philosophy. Its front is characterized by a prominent “mail slot”-style grille and a performance-indicating hood with integrated heat extractors. The rear is marked by a distinct full-width taillamp featuring the Dodge Rhombi logo, contributing to its unique aesthetic. Additionally, the R/T model boasts specific design elements like Abyss painted lower cladding and a rear valance with dual exhaust ports, enhancing its sporty appearance.
The Hornet offers customization options to suit various tastes. The Blacktop Package provides an assertive all-black theme, while the Track Pack adds sporty 20-inch wheels and Alcantara sport seats, among other features. These customization choices allow the Hornet to not only excel in performance but also offer a visually impactful and personalized driving experience.
Inside the Dodge Hornet, the cabin is thoughtfully designed with the driver in mind. The center stack and displays are angled towards the driver, creating an engaging, cockpit-like environment. The dashboard boasts a wrapped and stitched mid-bolster that stretches across, enhancing the cabin's visual width and creating a sense of elegance. To underscore the vehicle's performance character, there are red stitching accents throughout the black interior, including on the mid-bolster, seats, and armrest.
The Hornet's interior also comes with luxury touches, such as the class-exclusive Alcantara seats available with the Track Pack option. These seats are expertly embroidered with the Dodge Rhombi logo. The Alcantara seats feature distinctive "red crust" accents that gradually fade, highlighting the unique seat perforation. For the R/T Plus and GT Plus models, leather seating is standard, with an option for red leather seats to further enhance and exhibit Dodge's bold style inside the vehicle.
Engine and Powertrain
The 2024 Dodge Hornet showcases Dodge's unwavering dedication to performance and efficiency with its remarkable engine and powertrain options. The Hornet R/T, for instance, features a hybrid powertrain consisting of a 1.3-litre turbocharged engine and a 90-kW electric motor. This combination results in an impressive total output of 288 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque. Additionally, this model offers a remarkable 53 kilometres of electric range, all thanks to its 15.5-kWh battery. Notably, the R/T's unique PowerShot feature further enhances its performance by providing an additional 30 horsepower boost when needed. Despite its mind-blowing performance, the new Hornet R/T has an impressive 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, a powerful 2.0-litre turbocharged inline-four. With an output of 268 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque, this engine makes the Hornet GT the most potent gas engine in its segment. Both the R/T and GT models feature standard all-wheel drive, promising exceptional driving dynamics and stability. These powertrain options truly highlight the Hornet's ability to deliver exhilarating performance while embracing the efficiency benefits of an electric motor.
The 2024 Dodge Hornet lineup officially introduces the plug-in hybrid R/T trim. Unveiled last year, the new Hornet R/T sets itself apart in the compact SUV segment as an exceptional plug-in hybrid with a blend of efficiency and performance. Targeting buyers in search of a practical, fuel-efficient, yet performance-driven SUV, the Hornet R/T emerges as a formidable contender. This variant boasts an impressive 288 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque, making it the most powerful vehicle in its class. With a remarkable 53 kilometres of all-electric range, courtesy of its 15.5-kWh lithium-ion battery, it achieves a commendable 3.1 le/100 km. A standout innovation of the Hornet R/T is its exclusive PowerShot feature, providing a 30-horsepower boost for rapid acceleration. This propels the new Hornet R/T from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 5.6 seconds. Furthermore, the 2024 Hornet R/T qualifies for the iZEV Zero-Emission Rebates program offered by the Canadian government, with incentives of up to $5,000 available.
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.