Dodge has revealed its latest addition to its lineup, the 2023 Hornet, a subcompact SUV that shares its underpinnings with the Alfa Romeo Tonale. The Hornet is set to go on sale this spring, with a base price of $31,590 for the GT model, which is powered by a turbocharged inline-four engine. The top-of-the-line R/T hybrid model, with a plug-in hybrid powertrain, starts at $41,590 and promises an estimated 30 miles of all-electric driving.
- The 2023 Dodge Hornet is a subcompact SUV based on the Alfa Romeo Tonale.
- The Hornet GT model starts at $31,590 and is powered by a turbocharged inline-four engine.
- The Hornet R/T hybrid model, with a plug-in hybrid powertrain, starts at $41,590 and promises an estimated 30 miles of all-electric driving.
- Orders for the Hornet GT are now open, with the R/T hybrid model set to follow in a few months.
Design and Features
The 2023 Dodge Hornet boasts an athletic design, with sharp lines, sculpted sides, and a low-slung roofline. It is available in nine different colors and features 17- or 18-inch wheels, depending on the trim level. The interior is well-appointed, with a 10.3-inch touchscreen, cloth or leather seats, and plenty of driver-assistance features. The Hornet also comes with a suite of connectivity options, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Engine and Performance
The Hornet GT is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine that produces 265 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. The R/T hybrid model features the same 2.0-liter engine but adds an electric motor and a 11.4-kWh battery pack. Total output is 285 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque, and the R/T is expected to deliver up to 30 miles of electric driving.
Safety and Driver Assistance
The Hornet is equipped with a range of safety features, including adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and lane-departure warning. The Tech Pack adds a 360-degree camera system, while the Track Pack includes adaptive dampers for improved handling.
- Engine: 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four
- Horsepower: 265 hp (GT), 285 hp (R/T hybrid)
- Torque: 295 lb-ft (GT), 273 lb-ft (R/T hybrid)
- Transmission: Nine-speed automatic
- Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive (GT), PHEV (R/T hybrid)
- The Hornet GT offers a good value with a starting price under $32,000 and a range of standard features.
- Consider adding the Track Pack for improved handling and performance.
- The R/T hybrid model is a great choice for those looking for a sporty, eco-friendly option.
What is the starting price of the 2023 Dodge Hornet?
The base GT model starts at $31,590.
What is the top-of-the-line Hornet R/T hybrid model priced at?
The R/T hybrid model starts at $41,590.
What is the estimated range of the Hornet R/T hybrid’s all-electric driving?
The R/T hybrid is expected to deliver up to 30 miles of electric driving.