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The Hive Has Arrived: All-new 2023 Dodge Hornet Unlocks Gateway to Dodge Muscle, Offers Quickest, Fastest, Most Powerful Compact Utility Vehicle Under $30,000

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    • All-new 2023 Dodge Hornet opens ‘gateway’ for enthusiasts to enter the Dodge Brotherhood of Muscle, brings buzz to compact utility vehicle (CUV) segment with unmistakable Dodge styling cues and performance
    • All-new 2023 Dodge Hornet delivers best-in-class performance from two models in a multi-energy powertrain roster, with each featuring a dedicated powertrain and standard all-wheel drive:
      • Dodge Hornet R/T plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) — the first-ever electrified performance vehicle from Dodge — will be the most powerful utility vehicle in the segment with 285-plus horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque, and offers more than 30 miles of all-electric range via a 15.5-kWh lithium-ion battery
      • Dodge Hornet GT, fueled by the Hurricane4 engine, a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four cylinder, debuts as the segment’s most powerful gas engine at 265-plus horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque
    • Dodge Hornet R/T – “Head of Hive” is electrified:
      • Class-exclusive, on-demand PowerShot feature for Hornet R/T PHEV supplies a burst of 25 additional horsepower, shaving a full second off the normal 0 to 60 mph time, to 6.1 seconds
      • Standard features on the R/T include 18-inch Graphite Grey wheels, Dodge-branded Brembo front fixed calipers, dual exhaust, steering-mounted paddle shifters and more
      • R/T offers Sport Mode and three hybrid driving modes: Hybrid, Electric and E-Save
    • Dodge Hornet GT – Industry’s quickest, fastest, most powerful utility vehicle under $30,000
      • Sport Mode offers sharper throttle, optimized upshifts, tighter steering and electronic limited slip differential to go from 0 to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds
    • All-new 2023 Dodge Hornet unleashes muscular Dodge DNA design vocabulary on a new segment, with characteristic Dodge styling cues, such as a hood with integrated heat extractors, ‘mail slot’-style grille opening, and a vehicle-width taillamp with center illuminated Dodge Rhombi logo — a first for a Dodge vehicle
    • Dodge Hornet interior design aligns with driver-centric cockpit feel of the entire Dodge vehicle lineup — center stack controls, display screens and HVAC vents are “tipped” to angle towards the driver
    • Hornet swarms the segment with best-in-class and class-exclusive dynamic driving features such as Koni shocks, Brembo four-piston brake calipers, dynamic torque vectoring and more to optimize suspension, braking, steering and handling performance
    • Direct Connection factory-backed performance parts from Dodge, available through Dodge Power Brokers dealers, give enthusiasts the keys to boost power of the already formidable Hornet
    • Technologically advanced, Dodge driver-centric user experience includes best-in-class 12.3-inch digital cockpit cluster screen and a 10.25-inch central display, both standard on R/T and GT, delivering more than 22.5 inches of in-vehicle display screen space
    • Android-based, easy-to-use Uconnect 5 infotainment system is standard on both Hornet models, with features including:
      • Profile content and home screens that can be personalized
      • Dual connected phone profile support
      • Wireless Android Auto and CarPlay
      • Access to vehicle settings, including EV pages for R/T
      • Amazon Alexa allows users to connect their digital lifestyle to the Hornet with in-vehicle Alexa virtual assistant with natural voice capability
    • Best-in-class Harman Kardon® premium sound system pumps out 465 watts of total system output through 14 speakers and subwoofer
    • Dodge Hornet offers available Level 2 autonomy, including Intelligent Speed Assist with Traffic Sign Recognition, Driver Attention Assist, Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control and more
    • Dodge Hornet GT will open for orders August 17, 2022, with the Hornet GT reaching dealers in December 2022 and the Hornet R/T arriving in spring 2023
    • For complete information on Dodge and the brand's Never Lift plan, which provides a 24-month road map to Dodge's performance future, visit

August 16, 2022 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Dodge is introducing the all-new 2023 Dodge Hornet, delivering the quickest, fastest, most powerful compact utility vehicle (CUV) under $30,000. The 2023 Dodge Hornet disrupts the fast-growing CUV segment, building buzz with a distinctive Dodge combination of muscular styling wrapped around best-in-class standard performance from a multi-energy powertrain roster and a swarm of class-exclusive performance features.

The all-new 2023 Dodge Hornet was revealed today at M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan, with three vehicles showcasing the Dodge brand’s new entry in the CUV segment: the “Head of the Hive” Dodge Hornet R/T; the Dodge Hornet GT, the industry’s quickest, most powerful utility vehicle under $30,000; and the Dodge Hornet GT GLH Concept, which showcases available Direct Connection performance parts upgrades for the newest entry in the four-car Dodge vehicle lineup.

“The Dodge brand’s electrified transformation has left the starting line, with the all-new Dodge Hornet R/T representing the first electrified performance vehicle from Dodge,” said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge brand chief executive officer – Stellantis. “The Dodge Hornet is poised to jolt the mainstream compact utility vehicle segment with looks, feel and performance that are unmistakably Dodge. Hornet shakes up the status quo with aggressive Dodge styling, the most power in the segment from our multi-energy lineup, the best driving dynamics, a full lineup of segment-exclusive performance features, the best standard technology, as well available Direct Connection factory-backed performance upgrades. And this is just the start of the Dodge brand’s electrification journey.”

Design: Dodge DNA
The Dodge Hornet earns its spot in the brand’s vehicle lineup with distinctive Dodge DNA, including hood and front fascia design elements that bring to life the Dodge attitude. The hood features integrated heat extractors for a performance-focused appearance while the front also incorporates a “mail slot”-style grille opening sculpted into the fascia. The “mail slot” also reinforces the horizontal brow of the upper grille and lamp graphics – creating a serious, all-business demeanor. Flanked by two smaller inserts, these design elements telegraph a mission of performance and functionality while also delivering a muscular front-end appearance that follows the look of the Dodge vehicle lineup.

Integrating into the muscular lines of the bodyside are the matte black molded-in color lower cladding and valances. The Hornet R/T receives unique new Abyss painted lower cladding and rear valance with integrated dual exhaust ports. Headlamp signature lighting offers an unmistakable, focused down-the-road read for Hornet, with LED reflectors and an illuminated daytime running light (DRL) signature.

At the rear, the Hornet’s Dodge identity shines through. The taillamp extends the width of the vehicle and features a lighted red signature, as well as an illuminated Dodge Rhombi logo in the center — featured for the first time on a Dodge vehicle — identifying from a distance that it’s a Dodge. The illuminated taillamp and Rhombi logo, while standard on the Hornet, also serves as a subtle nod to the electrified performance of the Hornet R/T PHEV model.

A unique new exterior Hornet badge on the fender celebrates the revival of the Hornet — a name first used on the famed Hudson Hornet in the 1950s and again in 2006 as a popular Dodge concept vehicle — and joins current iconic Dodge badging lineup, such as Scat Pack, Hellcat and Hellcat Redeye. The rear R/T badge features a unique easter egg in relief that teases the model’s electrified nature. An additional exterior feature is an available external panel sunroof that gives the Hornet a fun, open-air feel.

The Hornet R/T rolls on standard 18-inch Graphite Grey alloy wheels (the GT features standard 17-inch Silver alloy wheels). A Blacktop package, available for both R/T and GT, brings to life an automotive version of a “murder Hornet” achieving a blacked-out look through:
  • 18-inch Abyss alloy wheels
  • Gloss Black badging and mirror caps
  • Gloss Black painted day light opening (DLO) molding
A Track Pack package, offering the most performance-oriented configuration, is available for both R/T and GT and upgrades to 20-inch Abyss wheels, with additional performance and interior features. The Hornet also features seven exterior hues that mirror the Hornet’s personality, featuring fun and unique color names including:
  • Acapulco Gold
  • Blu Bayou
  • Blue Steele
  • Gray Cray
  • Hot Tamale
  • Q Ball
  • 8 Ball
Inside, the performance interior follows the driver-focused design that is a calling card of the Dodge brand vehicle lineup. Center stack controls, display screens and more are subtly “tipped” toward the driver, putting the individual in the cockpit at the center of the action. The instrument panel utilizes a wrapped and stitched mid-bolster that extends through the instrument panel and achieves a cross-car read, creating a lighter feeling while adding visual width. Red stitching accents, standard on Hornet, flow throughout the black interior, including on the mid-bolster, seats and armrest. Accents on the vents and center switches provide a slim, technical detail that enhances the performance appearance of the interior.

Ignition control is positioned prominently on the accent painted finish console. Additional performance controls are placed at the fingertips with a button on the performance-oriented flat-bottom steering wheel that enables drivers to choose between Sport and Standard drive modes for the GT and hybrid driving modes for the R/T, keeping the driver connected to the car.

Premium interior touches include class-exclusive Alcantara seats, with an embroidered Dodge Rhombi logo, included on the Track Pack option. The racing-oriented Alcantara seats feature unique “red crust” accents that visually burst out and gradually fade, highlighting the unique Alcantara seat perforation. Leather seating is standard for the GT Plus and R/T Plus, and Dodge made certain to offer optional red leather seats for those seeking more Dodge attitude on the inside.

Powertrain: Multi-energy lineup offers most power in the segment
The Dodge brand is holding nothing back as it enters the CUV segment: the all-new 2023 Dodge Hornet delivers best-in-class standard performance in both of its powertrain options, as well as a unique new PowerShot horsepower boost feature on the Dodge Hornet R/T, the brand’s first electrified performance vehicle.

The Dodge Hornet R/T PHEV achieves a segment-leading 285-plus horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque. The R/T features a 1.3-liter turbocharged all-aluminum engine, part of the Stellantis Global Small Engine (GSE) family, which includes exclusive third-generation MultiAir technology that improves combustion efficiency by adjusting valve lift and timing.

The Hornet R/T offers more than 30 miles of all-electric range. An electric induction motor powers the rear axle; the 90-kW electric motor can deliver 1,844 lb.-ft. (2,500 Nm) of torque from 0 rpm. Power is further optimized by a 15.5-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, fitted with a refrigerant gas cooling circuit to keep the battery at its optimum temperature. A starter generator delivers torque to the engine belt, aiding in dynamic response and recharging of the battery. A high-power inverter and 7.4-kW charging module allow for a full battery charge to be reached in approximately 2.5 hours using a Level 2 charger. The R/T PHEV system is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.

A Sport Mode for the Hornet R/T PHEV is performance focused and accessible by a dedicated button on the center console, unlocking a sharper throttle, optimized shift schedule, access to the hybrid system's optimized power and torque, and a tighter steering wheel feel.

The Hornet R/T PHEV holds extra “sting” in reserve, ready to be unleashed through a class-exclusive PowerShot feature that provides a boost of 25 horsepower and delivers instant torque. Available only for the R/T, the PowerShot feature:
  • Shaves one second off normal 0 to 60 mph times by boosting horsepower and acceleration using bursts of extra power deployed by the battery and electric motor
  • Provides 15 seconds of extra horsepower, and can be repeated after a 15-second cool down period
  • Activates by pulling both steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters and performing a pedal kickdown
  • System checks battery charge and temperature levels before performing PowerShot function
  • When activated, a PowerShot symbol in the instrument cluster provides real-time feedback to the driver
Drivers also have the ability to select from among three hybrid driving modes to customize the Hornet R/T PHEV to best fit their driving needs. Operated by a dedicated button conveniently located on the steering wheel, available driving modes include:
  • Hybrid Mode: Provides maximum combined efficiency of the conventional engine and e-Motor, minimizing fuel consumption by setting electric priority until a minimum battery level is met
  • Electric Mode: Offers an all-electric, zero emission mode, and automatically switches to hybrid when the battery is depleted or when extra power is requested by driver pedal kickdown
  • E-Save Mode: Gives priority to the conventional engine to preserve battery charge, with a Passive option to maintain the charge and an Active option to help recharge the battery
The Hornet R/T PHEV also works to replenish battery power with a regenerative braking feature that recovers kinetic energy and stores it in the battery for future deployment, as well as an e-Coasting function, activated during throttle release, that allows for shorter stopping distances and additional energy recovery.

The entry-level Dodge Hornet GT model is the industry’s quickest, most powerful utility vehicle under $30,000. The GT is powered by the Hurricane4 engine, a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder with direct fuel injection and engine stop-start technology, providing iconic dynamic performance to the tune of 265-plus horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque, combined with low emissions. The engine is mated to a fully electronic nine-speed transmission.

The Hornet GT also features a Sport Mode, easily reachable by a dedicated button on the steering wheel, that unlocks a sharper throttle, optimized shift schedule, access to full power and torque and a tighter steering wheel feel, and a stiffer suspension setting if equipped with Dual Stage Valve shocks, helping the GT move from 0 to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds.

Both powertrains feature standard all-wheel drive. The Hornet R/T PHEV all-wheel drive system adjusts power automatically between the 1.3-liter engine that powers the front axle and the electric motor that drives the rear wheels, providing optimal traction and control to all four wheels.

Driving Dynamics: Dodge performance disrupts the segment
The all-new 2023 Dodge Hornet arrives ready to disrupt the status quo of the mainstream CUV segment with a swarm of class-exclusive and best-in-class performance features that optimize driving dynamics such as suspension, braking, steering and handling performance.

Dodge Hornet class-exclusive or best-in-class performance features include:
  • Class-exclusive Koni® frequency selective damping shocks improve handling and ride comfort — standard on the R/T and GT models
  • Class-exclusive Brembo four-piston front fixed calipers — the only front fixed calipers in the segment — offer ultimate braking power and are standard on the R/T and available on GT
  • Class-exclusive brake-by-wire Intelligent Braking System technology offers consistent performance and pedal feel under multiple driving conditions and is standard on R/T
  • Class-exclusive available dual-stage-valve suspension provides for driver-selectable suspension damping and can be customized while behind the wheel, available with the Track Pack option for R/T and GT
  • Best-in-class front and rear fully independent suspension, standard on the Hornet R/T and Hornet GT, features an optimized front MacPherson geometry and unique rear 3-link Chapman suspension
  • Best-in-class dynamic torque vectoring delivers torque with electronic precision, and when used with Sport Mode the system acts as an electronic limited slip differential — standard on R/T and GT
  • Enhanced body stiffness offers greater rigidity and gives the driver confidence and control under cornering, and best-in-class weight distribution on the Hornet R/T PHEV provides optimal balance of masses on the AWD base to optimize torque delivery and handling — standard on R/T and GT
The extensive menu of performance features isn’t simply a list of claims. Dodge Hornet performance features brought to the mainstream pay real-world dividends: the Hornet delivers best-in-class maximum lateral g-force numbers of 0.90 for the R/T model and 0.87 for the GT.

Direct Connection: The only factory-backed performance upgrades in the segment
The 2023 Dodge Hornet boasts the best-in-class standard performance in both of its powertrain options, but for many in the Dodge Brotherhood of Muscle, standard is just the starting point. The Dodge brand’s Direct Connection parts portfolio will expand with performance products developed exclusively for the Dodge Hornet to give those power-hungry enthusiasts the keys to the only factory-backed performance upgrades in the segment.

The Dodge Hornet GT GLH Concept, displayed during the Hornet global reveal at the M1 Concourse, pays homage to the high-performance Dodge Omni GLH (Goes Like Hell) produced in the mid-1980s. The Hornet GT GLH boasts a better power-to-weight ratio than the original and provides a look at one potential performance path created with Direct Connection parts.

Direct Connection content featured on the Hornet GT GLH includes:
  • Stage kit that offers stackable performance upgrades for the GT model
  • Suspension lowering kit drops the Hornet more than an inch, creating a lower center of gravity and enhanced cornering dynamics
  • Unrestricted dual exhaust with black chrome tips provide a throaty performance note
  • Exclusive Direction Connection GLH 20-inch painted and machine-faced wheels
  • Exclusive Direct Connection GLH graphics, including stripes and logos
  • Black-painted lower trim with exhaust cutout rear fascia
Direct Connection parts are exclusively available through Dodge Power Brokers dealers, with the vehicle warranty maintained when covered parts are installed by a Power Brokers dealer. Dodge Power Brokers dealers are equipped with staff trained to deliver a performance-focused customer experience.

Direct Connection parts will also be available to upgrade the Dodge Hornet R/T PHEV. Additional details, including horsepower numbers, pricing and availability of Direct Connection parts for the Hornet, will be announced at a later date. More information on Direct Connection is available at

User Experience/Technology: Distinctly Dodge
The Dodge Hornet delivers a technologically advanced user experience, maintaining the Dodge driver-centric user feel through a best-in-class standard 12.3-inch digital cockpit cluster screen and standard 10.25-inch Uconnect 5 infotainment system central display. Combined, the Hornet offers 22.5 inches of in-vehicle display screen space.

The 12.3-inch digital cockpit cluster displays three separate information zones, allowing the driver to select within each area to customize the crisp, clear display graphics. Options include an “Evolved” theme that crops gauge displays to maximize the center display area. Drivers can customize the screen to display performance Sport Mode gauges or select from one of three hybrid drive mode displays for the Hornet R/T PHEV.

The Uconnect 5 infotainment system, standard on Hornet, is Android-based, easy to use and intuitive. Favorite home screen layouts, music preferences, HVAC controls, seat positions and more can be customized and linked to individual profiles. The system can be connected to two phones simultaneously, and Wireless Android and Apple CarPlay allow easy, cord-free connectivity.

The Uconnect 5 system features content-rich features to keep occupants connected to their digital lifestyles, including Amazon Alexa in-vehicle interaction. Users can ask Alexa to perform functions such as close a garage door at home while inside the vehicle or use Alexa-enabled devices at home to start the car, lock/unlock doors and more.

Additional comfort, safety and technology features include a best-in-class Harman-Kardon® premium sound system, standard on the GT Plus and R/T Plus, equipped with 14 speakers powered by 465 watts of total system output. Wireless charging is also standard on the GT and R/T plus. A few of the many standard comfort and convenience features across all Hornet models include passive entry via the vehicle key fob, rain-sensing wipers, and a rear seat reminder system that registers rear entry/exit with each key cycle and uses a chime and message display to remind the driver to check rear seat. Optional comfort features for Hornet include a heated steering wheel, heated seats, handsfree power liftgate and many more.

The Hornet takes advantage of advanced technology to offer a slate of innovative safety features that are new for the Dodge brand. Standard Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) and safety features for the Hornet include:
  • Automatic Emergency Braking, which detects pedestrians or cyclists on the road and delivers a visual and acoustic warning, and can bring the vehicle to a full stop to mitigate collision
  • Lane Support System gives a visual and haptic warning when straying from a vehicle lane while driving and performs automatic counter steering
  • Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Path alerts drivers via a visual warning through a triangular icon on the side mirrors, chimes with a warning when the turn signal is active, and the system also detects approaching vehicles or objects when backing up
Hornet also offers three levels of parking assistance with acoustic and visual warnings displayed on the 10.25-inch main screen. Standard features include four rear parking sensors along with a high-definition back-up camera with guidelines, with additional available parking assistance on the Tech Pack.

Level 2 autonomous driving, with new ADAS features that take safety and comfort to the next level, are optional with the Tech Pack, and include:
  • Intelligent Speed Assist w/Traffic Sign Recognition detects the speed limit and provides the driver a one-click option to adjust speeds
  • Driver Attention Assist detects signs of fatigue and alerts weary drivers with a visual and acoustic warning on the cluster
  • Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control (IACC) maintains an appropriate speed and distance with functionality that supports stop and go traffic
  • Lateral Control/Lane Support system combines Lane Control and Traffic Jam Assist to keep the vehicle centered on the lane
The all-new 2023 Dodge Hornet will be built at the Giambattista Vico Stellantis plant in Pomigliano d’Arco, Naples, Italy. The 2023 Dodge Hornet GT will open for orders August 17, 2022. The Dodge Hornet GT will begin arriving in dealer showrooms in late 2022, with the Dodge Hornet R/T scheduled to hit showrooms in spring 2023.

For more than 100 years, the Dodge brand has carried on the spirit of brothers John and Horace Dodge. Their influence continues today as Dodge shifts into high gear with muscle cars and SUVs that deliver unrivaled performance in each of the segments where they compete.

Dodge drives forward as a pure performance brand, offering SRT versions of every model across the lineup. For the 2022 model year, Dodge delivers the drag-strip dominating 807-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock, the 797-horsepower Dodge Charger SRT Redeye, the most powerful and fastest mass-produced sedan in the world, and the Dodge Durango SRT 392, America’s fastest, most powerful and most capable three-row SUV. Combined, these three muscle cars make Dodge the industry’s most powerful brand, offering more horsepower than any other American brand across its entire lineup.

In 2020, Dodge was named the "#1 Brand in Initial Quality," making it the first domestic brand ever to rank No. 1 in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS). In 2021, the Dodge brand ranked No. 1 in the J.D. Power APEAL Study (mass market), making it the only domestic brand ever to do so two years in a row.

Dodge is part of the portfolio of brands offered by leading global automaker and mobility provider Stellantis. For more information regarding Stellantis (NYSE: STLA), please visit


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2023 Dodge Hornet Revives GLH ‘Goes Like Hell’ Trim
The three letters originally turned the old Dodge Omni into something worth driving, and now they’re being applied to the Hornet.

Aug 16, 2022

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The 1980s weren't the brightest days for the American auto, but back then, three little letters gave car enthusiasts hope: GLH. This abbreviation of "Goes Like Hell" signified a special trim of the humble Dodge Omni hatchback. Now, after a 36-year absence, the name has returned to the 2023 Dodge Hornet.

Omni GLHs, delivered from economy car purgatory by none other than Carrol Shelby, were performance-oriented versions of the regular car featuring stiffened suspension and turbocharged engines. These changes brought the hatchback's performance to levels well above what consumers were used to in an American economy car, and in short order, a value legend was born. The gloom around the Omni—and economy cars in general—was lifted just enough for horsepower lovers' frowns to curl into grins.

This time around, the regular car is a lot peppier. The Hornet GLH is an upgraded version of the base model GT trim, which already rocks a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine producing 268 horsepower. The GLH version promises to increase this output, as well as make several other changes to turn the Hornet from a regular, performance-adjacent crossover into something more special.

The 800-pound gorilla in the room is how much more power will be offered. Dodge has yet to show its hand there. The automaker claims the Hornet GLH will have a greater power-to-weight ratio than the original Omni GLH, but that's not saying much. Applying the 146-hp Omni's power-to-weight ratio to the Hornet nets a total output of 271 hp. Dodge says it will be above this, obviously, but 272-hp wouldn't convince many nonbelievers.

What gives us a little insight is the fact that the Hornet GLH—as well as the Hornet GT and R/T—will be available with performance stage kits from Dodge's Direct Connection catalog. Multiple stages could imply multiple power levels, so unless the automaker plans to release upgrades by means of fractional horsepower, something in the realm of 300 ponies seems reasonable.

Power adders won't be the only kits available through Direct Connection. The automaker has given details of a suspension upgrade, which will lower the car by more than an inch. This will be standard on the GLH and available for other Hornets. Likewise, the GLH will already feature other changes like exclusive 20-inch wheels, an unrestricted dual-tip exhaust, and altered aesthetics versus the GT and R/T, primarily with blacked-out trim, a revised rear fascia, and some relevant decals.

The goal of all of these parts is to take the Hornet, which is based heavily on the Alfa Romeo Tonale, into performance car territory—or, perhaps more appropriately, hot hatchback territory. Sprints to 60 mph could sink down into the five-second range, and with stiffer, lower suspension, it's likely the GLH will handle better than its looks might suggest.

Pricing for the GLH and high-performance R/T trim of the Hornet has yet to be announced. Dodge says the base GT model will start below $30,000.


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2023 Dodge Hornet: First Look!

Aug 16, 2022 The 2023 Dodge Hornet is the automaker's way of crashing the compact crossover party. It's doing so with two quick options, one of which marks the addition of plug-in electrification to the family. You have the Dodge Hornet GT, powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and the Dodge Hornet R/T, which pairs a 1.3-liter turbo four with a 90-kW electric motor. The GT makes nearly 300 lb-ft of torque, while the R/T sees 383 lb-ft of torque from its combined powerplants. 00:00 2023 Dodge Hornet 00:25 Quickest and Fastest CUV under $30k? 01:21 Hornet R/T - PHEV Power 02:20 AWD for Both 02:31 Muscled-up Exterior Style 03:04 Great Interior Tech 03:34 Factory-Backed Upgrades 03:50 This is the new Hornet

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2023 Dodge Hornet: Most Powerful Compact SUV | Hands-On First Look

Premiered 5 hours ago The all-new 2023 Dodge Hornet brings unprecedented plug-in hybrid power to the compact crossover segment. The Hornet RT is a PHEV, the first electrified performance vehicle Dodge has ever offered. Join us to learn what powers this buzzworthy new vehicle including its horsepower, torque, battery capacity, and electric range.

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What's New for 2023: Dodge

August 17, 2022

Dodge enters the 2023 model year in the midst of a transition. The small lineup from the American performance brand owned by the multinational conglomerate Stellantis reflects the global trends sweeping over the automotive industry. Dodge sheds its V-8 muscle car past while shifting to an electrified future that encompasses a range of vehicles, including the 2023 Dodge Hornet small crossover.

The transition will be celebrated. In addition to bringing back the 2023 Dodge Durango Hellcat for one more year, Dodge will launch several iterations of its beloved muscle cars, including a Challenger convertible, while promoting its aftermarket upfitter, Direct Connection, that will continue to off a high level of customization from factory-backed parts so owners can personalize their cars.
Expect Dodge to continue making news as it ends production of the Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger by the end of 2023 at its Brampton, Ontario, production facility. In the next two months, Dodge will announced seven "Buzz Models," or special limited-run versions of the muscle cars that can't be ordered ahead of time and instead will be allocated to top dealers in certain areas.
Here's a look at what's coming over the bridge of electrification from Dodge for 2023.
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2023 Dodge Hornet

2023 Dodge Hornet

2023 Dodge Hornet

2023 Dodge Hornet
  • Small crossover sharing a platform with the Alfa Romeo Tonale arrives late this year and early next year in GT and R/T models. They ride on fully independent suspensions and come with standard all-wheel drive.
  • Base GT model uses a 2.0-liter turbo-4 making 268 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. It has a 9-speed automatic and a Dodge-estimated 0-60 mph time of 6.5 seconds.
  • The R/T plug-in hybrid pairs a 1.3-liter turbo-4 with a 90-kw motor powering the rear axle, while a 6-speed automatic shuttles engine torque to the front axle. Total output is 288 hp and 383 lb-ft, with a 0-60 mph in 6.1 seconds.
  • The R/T PHEV has a 15.5-kwh lithium ion battery pack that enables at least 30 miles of electric range, and it can charge at 240-volts in 2.5 hours, according to Dodge.
  • Dodge loads the Hornet with standard safety and convenience features, including automatic emergency braking, active lane control, blind-spot monitors, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10.3-inch touchscreen with wireless Android Auto/Apple CarPlay/Amazon Alexa connectivity, and wireless smartphone charging.
  • The GT starts at $29,995 when it goes on sale late this year.

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Dodge revealed the Hornet, its entry into the small crossover SUV game, on Tuesday during its Speed Week celebration in Pontiac, Michigan, but it won't just be a daily commuter. Offered in two models with two powerful engines and a bent toward performance, the Hornet borrows from the Charger and Challenger playbook.

The Hornet will arrive this December as a GT model with a 2.0-liter turbo-4 making 268 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Paired with standard all-wheel drive and a 9-speed automatic transmission, the Hornet will be good for a 0-60 mph time of 6.5 seconds, according to Dodge.

Next spring, the Hornet R/T PHEV will arrive with a 1.3-liter turbo-4 teamed with a rear motor good for 121 hp and 184 lb-ft to make a total of 288 hp and 383 lb-ft. The rear motor provides all-wheel drive, and makes the Hornet Dodge's first electrified vehicle. A PowerShot function, activated by pulling both steering wheel paddles and kicking down the throttle, adds a boost of 25 hp for 15-second bursts (with 15-second cool downs) and cuts the 0-60 mph time one second to 6.1 seconds.

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2023 Dodge Hornet

The R/T uses a 6-speed automatic and comes with Hybrid, Electric, and E-Save driving modes so drivers can get the best efficiency, use only electricity, or save the electricity for use later, respectively. Dodge claims the R/T's 15.5-kwh battery pack will give it more than 30 miles of electric driving range, and a 7.4-kw onboard charger will allow a full charge in 2.5 hours on a Level 2 outlet.

The Hornet rides the platform of the Alfa Romeo Tonale and uses a MacPherson strut front suspension and an independent three-link Chapman strut rear suspension. Koni shocks will come standard and adjustable dampers will be optional for both models in the Track pack. Dodge says it has an enhanced body structure for better control. Standard performance bits on the R/T will include dual exhaust, steering wheel shift paddles, and Brembo front brake calipers. The Brembos will be optional for the GT. Dodge quotes skidpad traction figures of 0.9 g for the R/T and 0.87 g for the GT. A Sport mode for both models will ramp up the performance and quicken vehicle responses.

The Hornet enters a crowded small crossover market with an attitude. It takes on familiar Dodge performance styling cues, including a hood with integrated heat extractors, a mail-slot grille, and a Dodge "Rhombi" continuous taillight design. It also features matte black lower body cladding, LED headlights, and standard 17-inch wheels. The Dodge name doesn't appear on the exterior.

2023 Dodge Hornet
2023 Dodge Hornet

Inside, the Hornet features a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.3-inch center touchscreen to run the brand's Android-based Uconnect 5 infotainment system. It will also come with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus a built-in Alexa virtual assistant, and it will offer a 14-speaker, 465-watt Harman Kardon audio system. Dodge says the screens and other interior controls are tipped toward the driver for a driver-focused cockpit. A flat-bottom steering wheel and red stitching add a performance flavor. Black leather upholstery will come standard, and buyers will be able to opt for red seats for more attitude. Alcantara upholstered seats will be available in the Track pack, which will also include 20-inch wheels.

On the safety front, the Hornet will come standard with automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and bicyclist detection, active lane control, blind-spot monitors with rear cross-traffic alerts, rear parking sensors, and a rear-seat reminder system. It will also offer adaptive cruise control, a driver attention warning, and traffic sign recognition.

2023 Dodge Hornet

2023 Dodge Hornet

2023 Dodge Hornet

2023 Dodge Hornet

Dodge showed three Hornets at Speed Week: the GT, R/T PHEV, and a vehicle it called the Hornet GT GLH Concept. A reference to the Carroll Shelby-influenced Dodge Omni GLH of the 1980s, the Hornet GLH is a showcase for the brand's Direct Connection aftermarket parts portfolio. The GLH features a "Stage kit" with various performance upgrades for the GT, a kit that drops the suspension more than one inch, unrestricted dual exhaust with black chrome tips, special 20-inch wheels, GLH graphics, and black-painted lower trim with an exhaust cutout in the rear rear fascia. Buyers will be able to get these parts and more from their Dodge dealers.

Dodge says the Hornet will start under $30,000, and buyers can begin placing orders for the GT on Wednesday.


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2023 Dodge Hornet GT AWD / GT Plus AWD Pricing & Options List!
Here Is Everything You Need To Know About The All-New 2023 Dodge Hornet GT...

August 19, 2022

It was born to be the gateway into the “Brotherhood of Muscle“. It was designed to disrupt the segment. Meet the all-new 2023 Dodge Hornet, the brand’s first-ever performance C-UV.

With Dodge announcing that it had taken over 14,000 orders the newest and smallest Dodge in less than 12 hours on Wednesday, our e-mail has been flooded with questions regarding options and pricing since nothing can be found online.

We reached out to our dealer sources and thanks to them, can now provide you with an overlook at the packaging and pricing for the Hornet GT AWD and the Hornet GT Plus AWD. Since the R/T plug-in hybrid (PHEV) won’t be available until later, Dodge has refrained from letting dealers all the information on it. However, for those who are interested in being one of the first ones to own a new Hornet, the GT AWD and GT Plus AWD are the only available options at the moment.

Standard Features –

The Hornet GT is the industry’s quickest, fastest, and most powerful UV with a starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) under $30,000.

That gets you a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four-cylinder with 268 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque, a ZF-sourced 9-speed automatic transmission, a 0 to 60 mph time of 6.5 seconds, performance handling with standard all-wheel-drive (AWD), and a KONI® Frequency Selective Damping or available Dual-Stage Valve (DSV) suspension, and 4-piston Brembo® brake calipers.

As far as the exterior, the Hornet GT AWD comes standard with 17-inch aluminum wheels (18-inch and 20-inch wheels are available), full-LED headlights and taillights with Dodge signature lighting, and available sunroof and a power liftgate, as well as body-color door handles, rear spoiler, and power-folding mirrors.

Inside, there is a driver-centric, all-Black interior with 22.5-inches of combined displays including a 10.25-inch Uconnect® 5 touchscreen radio and 12.3-inch configurable instrument cluster, SiriusXM® Radio (6-month trial) with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 6-speed sound system or available Harman Kardon® premium sound, standard cloth/leatherette seats or available leather or Alcantara® seats, and dual-zone automatic HVAC.

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2023 Dodge Hornet plug-in hybrid: Everything you should know

Last Updated On: August 24, 2022 8:48 am. Original article by: Sagar Parikh

Update: ‘Price & Release Date’ section updated.
The much-awaited 2023 Dodge Hornet has been officially revealed. Dodge claims that the 2023 Hornet is America’s quickest, fastest, and most powerful compact utility vehicle priced under USD 30,000. More importantly, the range includes a 2023 Dodge Hornet PHEV as well, which is more advanced than Jeep’s Compass 4xe (platform mate) that’s sold in Europe. Here’s everything we know about the new plug-in hybrid SUV:
Contents hide
1. Design
2. Interior
3. Specifications
3.1. Powertrain
3.2. Performance and efficiency
4. Safety
5. Manufacturing
6. Price & Release Date
7. 2023 Dodge Hornet PHEV FAQs
7.1. What is the Dodge Hornet PHEV release date and price?
7.2. What are the competitors to the Dodge Hornet PHEV?
The 2023 Dodge Hornet is nothing like the original 2006 concept. It’s simply a reworked Alfa Romeo Tonale with different branding. Unlike the concept, the production Hornet is much bigger with plenty of curves and creases, sleek lights, and raked D-pillars that convey its sporty character, but the bad news is that it’s not an original Dodge design.
2023 Dodge Hornet frontThe 2023 Dodge Hornet PHEV sports the signature mail slot-style grille and a hood with two integrated heat extractors. Image Source: Dodge
The Hornet is immediately recognizable as a Dodge from its mail slot-style grille, plus there’s the Rhombi logo on the center of the grille. The headlamp cluster is simpler and includes a marker light in the corner. The lower air intake has a single, hexagonal grille, and the side air inlets look slightly wider. One more difference compared to the donor model is on the hood, with Dodge integrating two vents to extract the heat and provide a sportier styling.
On the sides, the Hornet differentiates itself with unique alloy wheels (18-inch as standard on PHEV) and Dodge-branded Brembo front fixed calipers (standard on PHEV). At the rear, the Dodge model looks sportier with dual circular exhaust tailpipes (standard on the PHEV), and it features a different design for the tail lamp cluster. Then there’s also the Rhombi logo in the center, which, for the first time on any Dodge, is an illuminated one.
2023 Dodge Hornet rearThe illuminated Dodge Rhombi logo at the rear of the 2023 Hornet PHEV of is a first for a Dodge vehicle. Image Source: Dodge Interior
The interior design of the 2023 Dodge Hornet is nearly identical to the 2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale. The main difference here is that there are distinctive outer HVAC vents “tipped” to angle towards the driver. The logo on the center cap of the steering wheel and the vehicle displayed on the screens are obviously different.
The 2023 Hornet features the UConnect 5 connectivity platform on its 10.25-inch infotainment system and the 12.3-inch digital cluster. UConnect 5 delivers faster-operating speeds and supports a host of new convenience and connected car features.
2023 Dodge Hornet interiorThe 2023 Dodge Hornet has the same dashboard as the Tonale, save for the outer HVAC vents. Image Source: Dodge
It also brings Amazon Alexa natural language voice support and remote functions like engine start and door lock/unlock through a dedicated smartphone application. The 2023 Hornet offers wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support and wireless smartphone charging as well.
The 2023 Dodge Hornet PHEV employs a 1.3L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that’s assisted by an electric motor powering the rear axle. The electric motor produces 90 kW (121 hp) and 184 lb.-ft. of torque. As for the gas engine, Dodge hasn’t released the power output, but it says that the max. torque is 199 lb.-ft. The engine and motor offer 288 hp of combined power and 383 lb.-ft. of combined torque. The company has paired the plug-in hybrid system with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Powering the electric motor is a 15.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack with a nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) cathode and a graphite anode. It operates at 306 volts and weighs 276 lbs., and it can be fully recharged in approximately two and a half hours using a Level 2 charger. The onboard charger of the 2023 Hornet PHEV can accept input at up to 7.4 kW. Instead of a conventional alternator, the new plug-in hybrid SUV has a starter generator, which delivers torque to the engine belt and helps recharge the battery pack.
Performance and efficiency
The 2023 Hornet PHEV is drivable in four modes: Hybrid, Electric, E-Save, and Sport. The Hybrid mode’s goal is to ensure maximum combined fuel efficiency, while the Electric mode offers zero-emission driving. Dodge expects the 2023 Hornet PHEV to deliver an EPA-est. pure electric range of more than 30 miles. The E-Save mode prioritizes the gas engine and preserves the energy stored in the lithium-ion battery pack for later use. It offers a Passive option to maintain the charge and an Active option to help recharge the battery pack.
The Sport mode sharpens the throttle response, optimizes the gearshift schedule, and tightens the steering wheel. The 2023 Hornet PHEV has a power boost function as well, called PowerShot. It increases the system power by 25 hp for 15 seconds and reduces the 0-60 mph acceleration time by a whole second, to 6.1 seconds. The driver can reactivate PowerBoost after a 15-second cool-down period. The 2023 Hornet PHEV can attain a top speed of 128 mph.

The 2023 Hornet PHEV comes with fully independent MacPherson struts with Frequency Selective Damping (FSD) shock absorbers at the front and a 3-link Chapman suspension at the rear. Dodge claims that it delivers a maximum lateral g-force of 0.87. Dynamic torque vectoring is standard on the new plug-in hybrid SUV. Stopping power comes from disc brakes with Brembo calipers, fitted as standard at both ends.

Aspect2023 Dodge Hornet PHEV Specification (Expected)
Length178 in.
Width (with mirrors)82 in.
Height63 in.
Wheelbase103.8 in.
Trunk Volume22.9 cu. ft. (rear seats up)/50.5 cu. ft. (rear seats folded)
Ground Clearance6.1 in.
Payload Capacity1,195 lbs.
Towing Capacity2,000 lbs.
EngineGSE 1.3L MultiAir turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline
Electric Traction MotorP4
Combined Power288 hp
Combined Torque383 lb.-ft.
0-60 mph Acceleration Time6.1 seconds
Top Speed128 mph
Battery Pack15.5 kWh lithium-ion
EPA-est. Electric Range (Dodge-targeted, yet to be certified)30+ miles
Expected 2023 Dodge Hornet PHEV specifications. Official specs awaited. Safety

The 2023 Dodge Hornet offers Level 2 autonomous driving with new advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS). Four rear parking sensors, backup camera, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Support System, and Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Path are standard. For more ADAS equipment, customers can specify an optional Tech Pack that includes Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control (IACC), Intelligent Speed Assist w/Traffic Sign Recognition, Lateral Control/Lane Support system, and Driver Attention Assist.


The production of the Dodge Hornet will take place alongside the Alfa Romeo Tonale at the Giambattista Vico plant in Pomigliano d’Arco, Italy. There’s no plan to launch the new compact SUV in Europe, though. Dodge’s biggest market continues to be the United States, where the brand is preparing to launch electric muscle car models based on the STLA Large platform starting in 2025.

Price & Release Date

The gas-powered 2023 Dodge Hornet is available to order and will start reaching dealer showrooms in America in late 2022. The 2023 Dodge Hornet PHEV will follow in spring 2023, and will be available in R/T and R/T Plus trims, priced at USD 39,995 and USD 44,995, respectively.

On August 17, 2022, one day after the SUV’s world premiere, Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis announced that the company had received 14,000 pre-orders. This indicates that Americans are loving the new Dodge SUV. We imagine that Alfa Romeo may not have taken the news well, as a high demand for the Hornet could have a negative implications for the Tonale, which is its big break after the Giulia and Stelvio failed to live up to expectations.

2023 Dodge Hornet PHEV FAQs

What is the Dodge Hornet PHEV release date and price?
The Hornet Plug-in Hybrid reaches U.S. dealers in Spring 2023 in two trims, priced at USD 39,995 and USD 44,995, respectively.
What are the competitors to the Dodge Hornet PHEV?
The 2023 Dodge Hornet PHEV will rival the 2023 Kia Niro PHEV and 2023 Toyota RAV4 Prime.

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