2024 Dodge Hornet
The 2024 Dodge Hornet represents a ground-breaking milestone in Dodge's history, serving as the brand's inaugural electrified performance vehicle.
Disrupting the conventions of the compact utility vehicle (CUV) segment, the Hornet seamlessly combines Dodge's iconic muscular design with exceptional performance. Boasting a versatile lineup of powertrains, the Hornet distinguishes itself with unparalleled performance and a range of unique features absent in its class. Available in two distinct models, namely the electrified R/T and the gasoline-powered GT, the Hornet showcases Dodge's unwavering commitment to high performance and distinctive styling. The R/T model signifies Dodge's foray into the realm of electrified performance, offering an impressive amalgamation of power and efficiency, together with a substantial electric-only driving range. On the other hand, the GT model caters to the preferences of traditional performance enthusiasts with its leading gas engine. Each model exemplifies Dodge's unwavering dedication to delivering ultimate performance and bold aesthetics, cementing the Hornet as a remarkable addition to the esteemed Dodge family.
What's new on the 2024 Dodge Hornet?
In the realm of technology, the 2024 Dodge Hornet stands out with its advanced driver assistance systems and a sophisticated infotainment setup. The vehicle is equipped with a 12.3-inch digital cockpit cluster and a 10.25-inch Uconnect 5 system, combining for a total of 22.5 inches of digital display area. These systems offer extensive customization options, including wireless connectivity and Amazon Alexa integration, for a modern and connected driving experience.
Safety and assistance features are integral to the Hornet, which includes standard ADAS technologies such as Automatic Emergency Braking and Lane Support System. The addition of the optional Tech Pack brings Level 2 autonomous driving features, further enhancing the vehicle's safety and convenience. With these technological advancements, the Dodge Hornet provides a dynamic and engaging driving experience, while also prioritizing safety, comfort, and connectivity.
The 2024 Hornet distinctly captures Dodge's muscular design ethos, presenting a bold and commanding exterior. The front is highlighted by a distinctive “mail slot”-style grille and a hood with integrated heat extractors, emphasizing its performance roots. The rear end features a striking full-width taillamp that integrates the Dodge Rhombi logo, adding to its distinctive design. The R/T model further distinguishes itself with unique design elements like Abyss painted lower cladding and a rear valance that incorporates dual exhaust ports.
Owners can personalize the Hornet's exterior with packages like the Blacktop Package, offering an all-black theme for a more striking look, and the Track Pack, which brings additional sporty elements including 20-inch wheels and Alcantara sport seats. These customization options ensure that the Hornet not only delivers in terms of performance but also offers a visually appealing and personalized design.
In the 2024 Dodge Hornet, the interior is crafted with a focus on driver-centric design, ergonomic comfort, and technological sophistication. The layout is strategically organized with the driver in mind, featuring easily accessible controls and displays. The dashboard is adorned with a stylish, wrapped and stitched mid-bolster that extends its length, contributing to the interior's premium ambiance. The dynamic nature of the interior is accentuated by the use of red stitching throughout, enhancing the seats, armrest, and other interior elements.
The Hornet offers varied interior options, catering to different preferences. The Plus models provide a more luxurious experience with features like leather seating and ventilated front seats, while the Track Pack is designed for enthusiasts seeking a sportier interior, featuring Alcantara seats with unique “red crust” accents. This range of options ensures that the Hornet's interior is not only comfortable and functional but also adaptable to a variety of tastes and preferences.
Engine and Powertrain
The Hornet's engine and powertrain lineup for 2024 emphasize Dodge's focus on blending performance with efficiency. The R/T model features a hybrid system that combines a 1.3-litre turbocharged engine with a 90-kW electric motor, producing a total of 288 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque. This setup delivers a balanced mix of power and efficiency, offering 53 kilometres of range on its 15.5-kWh battery without compromising on performance. The R/T's PowerShot feature adds a dynamic 30 horsepower boost, enhancing its acceleration capabilities.
In contrast, the Hornet GT is driven by the powerful Hurricane4 engine, a 2.0-litre turbocharged inline-four, making it the segment's leading gas engine in terms of power with 268 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. Both models include standard all-wheel drive, ensuring exceptional handling and stability. The Hornet's diverse powertrain options highlight its ability to deliver exciting performance while maintaining efficiency.
The 2024 Dodge Hornet lineup introduces the plug-in hybrid R/T trim. Unveiled last year, the new Hornet R/T stands out in the compact SUV segment as a plug-in hybrid that excels in both efficiency and performance. Catering to buyers seeking a practical, fuel-efficient, yet performance-driven SUV, the Hornet R/T emerges as 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. It offers an impressive 53 kilometres of all-electric range, thanks to its 15.5-kWh lithium-ion battery, and achieves a commendable fuel efficiency of 3.1 le/100 km. One standout innovation of the Hornet R/T is its exclusive PowerShot feature, which adds a 30-horsepower boost for rapid acceleration. This propels the new Hornet R/T from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.6 seconds. Furthermore, the 2024 Hornet R/T is eligible for the iZEV Zero-Emission Rebates program by the Canadian government, 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.