All Specifications, Features & Acceleration of New 2023 Dodge Hornet
2023 Dodge Hornet is poised to get back into the small crossover market as a new shirt. Rather than giving a makeover to a Jeep Compass as it did with the mostly-hated Caliber, this time around the American carmaker has instead settled on sharing a platform with a Stellantis cousin, the Alfa Romeo Tonale. Under the hood lies a 265-hp turbocharged four-pot with AWD and a nine-speed automatic as the standard setup. But R/T models have a plug-in hybrid setup with 285-hp and more than 30 miles of electric driving. Not only will the Hornet offer Dodge’s first hybrid powertrain it’ll also boast the most high-tech equipment in the entire brand’s lineup. The standard features will include a digital gauge display, Uconnect 5 infotainment software, and automated emergency braking with pedestrian-and-cyclist detection.
The Hornet is a new entrant in the Dodge lineup and will sit below the mid-sized Durango. This small SUV will compete against the likes of the compact Kia Seltos, the Mazda CX-30, and the Volkswagen Taos. Judging from its Italian cousin; the Alfa Romeo Tonale. Expecting the cabin to be roomy for front-seat riders and tight for those in the back.
Engine & Performance
Hornet GT models will be powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-pot pumping-out 265 hp, mated with a nine-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is optional, and Dodge claims this powertrain is good enough to push the Hornet to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds. The R/T model will be Dodge’s first plug-in hybrid and powered by a turbocharged 1.3-liter four-cylinder and an electric motor combined for delivering 285-hp. The R/T gets a six-speed automatic but still comes standard with all-wheel drive. The powertrain can also temporarily boost output by 25 hp via a feature called PowerShot which can be activated by pulling both paddle shifters. The plug-in hybrid R/T model houses a 12.0-kWh battery pack that Dodge claims is good for over 30 miles of electric driving per charge. Also, when the PowerShot mode is engaged, the R/T PHEV can hit 60 mph in 6.1 seconds.
There are no EPA fuel economy estimates released yet for the Hornet. But expect the R/T PHEV model to be the most efficient. Stay tuned to this to check the latest information on this as soon as it gets updated.
Dimensions & Airbags
Sorry for the inconvenience, We will update this section as soon as we get the latest information regarding this. So, Stay Tuned! Expect all models to be equipped with a 10.3-inch infotainment touchscreen and a 12.3-inch digital gauge display. The software interface is powered by the latest Uconnect 5 system which is used on other Stellantis products such as the Chrysler Pacifica minivan and the Ram 1500 pickup truck. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, with Amazon Alexa connectivity as well.
Pricing of Dodge Hornet
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As for 2023, Dodge is offering the Hornet as either the GT or R/T PHEV variant, although other trims could be added later on. Dodge claims that the entry-level GT model will start at around $30,000. Stay tuned, when we find out more about the Hornet’s pricing and options, we’ll update this story with details.
Specifications, Top-Speed & 0-60mph
The 2023 Dodge Hornet is really aggressive and powerful. It can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.5 seconds and have a top speed of 140 mph expected.