Dodge has decided it’s time to mix things up with the 2023 Dodge Hornet, a subcompact SUV set to be the brand’s first plug-in hybrid model with its key focus being on efficiency and performance. The “first electrified performance vehicle from Dodge” raises the bar high and lives up to its expectations.
As you step inside the 2023 Dodge Hornet you’ll find that the dashboard prioritizes the driver by shifting the controls to the left for easier access. The well-designed steering wheel includes shift paddles and a button to select different drive modes. Each model will feature a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and a 10.3-inch infotainment display packed with the latest Uconnect5 software. You can also expect many standard features seen on most modern Dodge vehicles like wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
While the standard interior is black cloth with dynamic red contrast stitching, you can still opt for the GT Plus or R/T Plus trims to add leather upholstery that’s also offered in red. You can expect these upper trims to add wireless smartphone charging and a higher-end sound system with the 465-watt, 14-speaker Harman Kardon unit.
The Hornet GT is the main entry variant and will most likely be the most popular variant simply because it is traditionally fuelled with gasoline. It features a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four capable of producing 268 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The engine gains strength and support from its nine-speed automatic transmission. Quick speed should never be a problem since the GT will go from zero to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds before reaching its top speed of 140 mph.
The Dodge Hornet R/T PHEV packs a punch with 285 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque. This model also features a 1.3-liter turbocharged all-aluminum engine with MultiAir technology that improves combustion efficiency by adjusting valve lift and timing. As far as travel distance, the Dodge Hornet R/T offers more than 30 miles of all-electric range on a full charge.
The Dodge Hornet delivers a technologically advanced user experience made to assist you in just about any possible situation.
You should always be prepared for the unexpected when driving, but know that Dodge has your back with the latest technology and safety measures to keep yourself and others safe. Here are a few of the most improved and important features below:
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