2024 Dodge Hornet
The 2024 Dodge Hornet marks a significant evolution for Dodge, venturing into the electrified performance vehicle segment for the first time.
This addition to the compact utility vehicle (CUV) market is distinctive, blending Dodge's classic muscular design ethos with top-tier performance. The Hornet features a diverse array of powertrain options, each offering a unique blend of efficiency and robust performance, along with several class-exclusive innovations. This model is poised to redefine expectations in the CUV category, embodying Dodge's longstanding heritage of high-performance vehicles with a modern twist.
What's new on the 2024 Dodge Hornet?
The 2024 Dodge Hornet stands at the forefront of automotive technology, featuring an extensive array of advanced driver assistance systems and a cutting-edge infotainment setup. It includes a 12.3-inch digital cockpit cluster and a 10.25-inch Uconnect 5 system, together providing 22.5 inches of digital display space. These systems are designed for extensive customization and feature wireless connectivity and Amazon Alexa integration, fostering a modern, connected, and intuitive driving experience.
Safety and driver assistance are core aspects of the Hornet, which comes equipped with a suite of ADAS features, including Automatic Emergency Braking and Lane Support System as standard offerings. The addition of the optional Tech Pack introduces Level 2 autonomous driving capabilities, further enhancing the vehicle's safety and operational convenience. With these advanced technological features, the Dodge Hornet not only ensures an engaging and dynamic driving experience but also maintains a strong focus on safety, comfort, and connectivity, catering to the modern driver's needs.
The 2024 Hornet epitomizes Dodge's commitment to bold, muscular aesthetics, presenting an exterior that commands attention. The front of the vehicle is highlighted by a distinctive “mail slot”-style grille and a hood equipped with integrated heat extractors, signifying its performance capabilities. The rear is equally striking, featuring a full-width taillamp that integrates the iconic Dodge Rhombi logo, adding a distinct flair to its design. The Hornet R/T model further distinguishes itself with unique design features such as Abyss painted lower cladding and a rear valance that integrates dual exhaust ports, accentuating its sporty character.
To cater to different stylistic preferences, the Hornet offers various exterior customization options. The Blacktop Package delivers an imposing all-black theme, enhancing the vehicle’s aggressive stance, while the Track Pack introduces additional performance-oriented elements like 20-inch wheels and Alcantara sport seats. These options enable owners to personalize the Hornet, ensuring it not only excels in performance but also aligns with their individual style preferences.
Inside the 2024 Dodge Hornet, there is a clear emphasis on creating a driver-centric environment, blending ergonomic design with luxurious comfort and technological advancements. The cabin is thoughtfully designed, with controls and displays strategically oriented for optimal driver accessibility. The dashboard features an upscale, wrapped and stitched mid-bolster that extends across its length, contributing to the cabin's sophisticated ambiance. The dynamic nature of the interior is further emphasized by red stitching, which adorns the seats, armrest, and other key areas, creating a cohesive and sporty aesthetic.
Dodge provides a variety of interior options in the Hornet. The Plus models offer a heightened sense of luxury, including features like leather seating and ventilated front seats, catering to those seeking a more premium experience. For enthusiasts desiring a sportier interior atmosphere, the Track Pack includes Alcantara seats with visually striking “red crust” accents. These diverse interior choices ensure the Hornet's cabin is not only practical and comfortable but also customizable to different tastes and lifestyles.
Engine and Powertrain
In the powertrain department, the 2024 Hornet demonstrates Dodge's ability to seamlessly integrate efficiency with potent performance. The R/T model features an innovative hybrid powertrain, combining a 1.3-litre turbocharged engine with a 90-kW electric motor, achieving a combined output of 288 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque. This configuration offers a balanced blend of performance and efficiency, providing a significant 53 kilometres of range from its 15.5-kWh battery, without sacrificing driving dynamics. The R/T's PowerShot feature further enhances its performance, offering a swift 30 horsepower increase for accelerated driving.
Conversely, the Hornet GT model is powered by the impressive Hurricane4 engine, a 2.0-litre turbocharged inline-four, which leads its segment with 268 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. The inclusion of standard all-wheel drive in both models amplifies their already exceptional handling and stability. These powertrain choices underscore the Hornet's commitment to delivering exhilarating driving experiences while adhering to efficient power management.
The 2024 Dodge Hornet lineup now features the plug-in hybrid R/T trim. Introduced last year, the Hornet R/T sets itself apart in the compact SUV segment with its exceptional blend of efficiency and performance. Designed for buyers seeking a practical, fuel-efficient, yet performance-driven SUV, the Hornet R/T is a top contender. This variant boasts an impressive 288 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque, making it the most powerful vehicle in its class. It offers an impressive all-electric range of 53 kilometres, thanks to its 15.5-kWh lithium-ion battery, and achieves a commendable fuel efficiency of 3.1 le/100 km. The standout innovation of the Hornet R/T is its exclusive PowerShot feature, which provides a 30-horsepower boost for rapid acceleration. With this feature, the new Hornet R/T can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in as little as 5.6 seconds. Additionally, 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.