2024 Dodge Hornet
The 2024 Dodge Hornet heralds a new era in Dodge's storied performance legacy as the brand's inaugural entry into the electrified performance vehicle arena.
This ground-breaking model shakes up the compact utility vehicle (CUV) class by merging Dodge's signature muscular aesthetics with unparalleled performance, courtesy of its diverse powertrain options and a host of unique performance-enhancing features. The Hornet is a vivid representation of Dodge's evolution, offering a perfect blend of electrification and traditional muscle car ethos. The new Hornet R/T plug-in hybrid version offers up to 53 kilometres of all-electric range while also delivering thrilling performance. The standard turbocharged powertrain in the Hornet GT, meanwhile, delivers more performance than any of its rivals, ensuring that every drive is one to remember.
What's new on the 2024 Dodge Hornet?
At the forefront of automotive innovation, the 2024 Dodge Hornet integrates advanced driver assistance features with a user-friendly infotainment interface. It boasts a 12.3-inch digital cockpit cluster and a 10.25-inch Uconnect 5 system, offering a combined 22.5 inches of display space. These systems provide customization, wireless connectivity, and Amazon Alexa integration for a seamless in-car experience.
The Hornet is also equipped with comprehensive safety and convenience technologies, including standard Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) like Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Support System, and Blind Spot Detection. The optional Tech Pack enhances the Hornet with Level 2 autonomous driving features, elevating safety and convenience. With these state-of-the-art technologies, the Dodge Hornet ensures not only an exhilarating drive but also a safe, comfortable, and connected journey.
The Dodge Hornet's exterior is a masterclass in muscular design, tailored to set new benchmarks in the CUV category. Its front fascia is dominated by a commanding “mail slot”-style grille and hood with integrated heat extractors, emphasizing its performance pedigree. The vehicle's broad stance is accentuated by a distinctive taillamp assembly featuring an illuminated Dodge Rhombi logo, a Dodge first. The Hornet's profile is further enhanced with matte black lower cladding, while the R/T variant features a unique Abyss painted lower cladding and a rear valance with dual exhaust ports.
The Hornet exudes performance and style, blending functionality with an aesthetically pleasing design. It offers several customization options, including the Blacktop Package for a bold, all-black look and the Track Pack, which adds sporty touches like 20-inch wheels and Alcantara sport seats. These design elements ensure the Hornet not only performs with muscle but also stands out with its visually striking and aggressive design cues.
The interior of the 2024 Dodge Hornet is a sanctuary of sophistication, performance, and technological innovation. Designed with the driver in mind, the cockpit is ergonomically oriented towards the driver, offering easy access to controls and displays. The dashboard is adorned with a wrapped and stitched mid-bolster that stretches across, adding a sense of spaciousness and a luxurious touch. The cabin's sporty aesthetic is enhanced by red stitching accents that weave through the black interior, including on the mid-bolster, seats, and armrest. The ignition control takes a prominent place on the console, underscoring the performance focus.
The Hornet's interior is customizable to suit various tastes, with the Plus models offering premium features like leather seating, ventilated front seats, and a sunroof. The Track Pack adds exclusive Alcantara seats with “red crust” accents, amplifying the sporty feel. Standard leather seating in the R/T Plus and GT Plus models, with an option for red leather, adds to the luxurious and dynamic environment, perfectly complementing the Hornet's performance capabilities.
Engine and Powertrain
The 2024 Dodge Hornet showcases two potent engine options, setting it apart in its segment. The Hornet R/T represents Dodge's first foray into electrified performance, combining a 1.3-litre turbocharged engine with a 90-kW electric motor. This hybrid powertrain produces an impressive 288 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque and offers an eco-friendly 53 kilometres of all-electric range, supported by a 15.5-kWh lithium-ion battery. The innovative PowerShot feature in the R/T model adds an exhilarating 30 horsepower boost to its already robust performance. This allows the new Hornet R/T to reach 100 km/h in just 5.6 seconds which is unheard of in a compact SUV.
The Hornet GT, on the other hand, is powered by the formidable Hurricane4 engine, a 2.0-litre turbocharged inline-four, making it the segment's strongest gas engine with 268 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. All-wheel drive comes standard in both models, ensuring exceptional handling and traction. The Hornet's advanced drivetrain technologies, including its regenerative braking system and multiple driving modes like Sport, Hybrid, Electric, and E-Save, highlight Dodge's dedication to blending performance with efficiency.
The 2024 Dodge Hornet lineup officially introduces the plug-in hybrid R/T trim. Launched last year, the Hornet R/T sets itself apart in the compact SUV segment as an efficient and high-performing plug-in hybrid. Designed for buyers in search of a practical, fuel-efficient, yet performance-oriented SUV, the Hornet R/T stands as a strong competitor. With an impressive 288 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque, it holds the title of the most powerful vehicle in its class. The Hornet R/T boasts a remarkable 53 kilometres of all-electric range, thanks to its 15.5-kWh lithium-ion battery, and achieves an impressive fuel consumption of 3.1 le/100 km. One of its standout features is the exclusive PowerShot, providing a 30-horsepower boost for quick acceleration and enabling the new Hornet R/T to reach 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, offering incentives of up to $5,000.
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.