2024 Dodge Hornet

The brand's first electrified performance vehicle.

The 2024 Dodge Hornet marks a significant milestone in Dodge's rich history of performance vehicles, introducing the brand's first-ever electrified performance vehicle.

Disrupting the compact utility vehicle (CUV) segment, the Hornet combines muscular styling with best-in-class standard performance, featuring a multi-energy powertrain roster and an array of class-exclusive performance features. This model stands out as a true game-changer, offering a blend of electrified power and traditional muscle. The new Hornet R/T plug-in hybrid version provides an impressive all-electric range of up to 53 kilometres while delivering exhilarating performance. On the other hand, the Hornet GT comes equipped with a standard turbocharged powertrain that outperforms its competitors, ensuring every drive is memorable.

What's new on the 2024 Dodge Hornet?

2024 Dodge Hornet - Technology

Technology

The 2024 Dodge Hornet is at the forefront of automotive technology, offering a blend of advanced driver assistance systems and user-friendly infotainment options. It features a 12.3-inch digital cockpit cluster and a 10.25-inch Uconnect 5 infotainment system, providing 22.5 inches of combined display space. These systems offer customizable layouts, wireless connectivity, and integrated Amazon Alexa for seamless in-vehicle interaction.


Safety and convenience technologies are a priority in the Hornet, with standard Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) such as Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Support System, and Blind Spot Detection. The Hornet also offers optional Level 2 autonomous driving features in the Tech Pack, enhancing safety and driving comfort. With these cutting-edge technologies, the Dodge Hornet not only provides exhilarating performance but also ensures a safe, comfortable, and connected driving experience.

Exterior

The Dodge Hornet's exterior design exudes a muscular and dynamic presence, setting a new standard in the compact utility vehicle segment. It features a distinctive “mail slot”-style grille and integrated heat extractors on the hood, presenting a performance-focused appearance. LED reflectors and unique daytime running lights enhance its aggressive stance. The vehicle's width is accentuated by a unique taillamp design with an illuminated Dodge Rhombi logo, a first for Dodge vehicles. The Hornet further distinguishes itself with matte black lower cladding and rear valance, with the R/T model boasting dual exhaust ports and exclusive Abyss painted cladding.


Incorporating performance-oriented design elements, the Hornet's appearance is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. The body lines seamlessly integrate into its overall design, creating a cohesive and striking look. Its performance heritage is further emphasized through optional packages like the Blacktop Package for a sleek, blacked-out look, and the Track Pack that adds sportier elements such as 20-inch wheels and Alcantara sport seats. These features ensure the Hornet stands out not only for its performance but also for its bold and distinct design.

2024 Dodge Hornet - Exterior
2024 Dodge Hornet - Interior

Interior

The interior of the 2024 Dodge Hornet is a fusion of comfort, style, and technology, designed with a driver-focused approach. The cockpit is angled towards the driver, enhancing the driving experience with easily accessible controls and displays. The instrument panel features a wrapped and stitched mid-bolster, extending across the dashboard, adding visual width and a premium feel. Red stitching accents flow throughout the black interior, including the seats and armrest, creating a cohesive and sporty design language. The ignition control is prominently placed on the console, and additional performance controls are integrated into the flat-bottom steering wheel.


For those seeking a more luxurious experience, the Hornet offers the Plus models with full leather seating, ventilated front seats, and a sunroof, among other premium features. The Track Pack option brings class-exclusive Alcantara seats with unique “red crust” accents, further enhancing the sporty ambiance. Leather seating is standard in the R/T Plus and GT Plus models, with an option for red leather seats. This combination of high-quality materials and thoughtful design elements creates an interior space that is both inviting and exhilarating, perfectly complementing the Hornet's performance credentials.

Engine and Powertrain

The Dodge Hornet sets a new benchmark in its segment with two powerful engine options. The Hornet R/T, Dodge's first electrified performance vehicle, boasts a hybrid powertrain with a 1.3-litre turbocharged engine and a 90-kW electric motor, delivering a combined 288 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque. This setup provides 32 miles of all-electric range and impressive fuel efficiency, thanks to a 15.5-kWh lithium-ion battery. The R/T model also features the unique PowerShot feature, offering an additional burst of 30 horsepower for exhilarating acceleration.


On the other hand, the Hornet GT, powered by the Hurricane4 engine, a 2.0-litre turbocharged inline-four, is the segment's most powerful gas engine. It churns out 268 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. Both models come with standard all-wheel drive, ensuring optimal traction and control. The Hornet's advanced powertrain technology, including regenerative braking and multiple driving modes like Sport, Hybrid, Electric, and E-Save, underscores Dodge's commitment to performance and efficiency.

2024 Dodge Hornet - Engine and Powertrain

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.

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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