September 7

2023 Dodge Hornet: What To Know

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Dodge’s recent release of the 2023 Hornet has allowed this popular automaker to venture into new territory. You can now find the power and performance of a Dodge in a convenient crossover vehicle that offers family-friendly comfort and ample technology. If you’re planning to purchase a new car, it’s worth checking out this recently released vehicle.

2023 Dodge Hornet

The 2023 Dodge Hornet is a newcomer to the Dodge lineup. This feature-packed compact SUV has enabled the automaker to increase the types of vehicles they propose. This car boasts a powerful form, along with high-performance features and ample amenities. The Dodge Hornet promises to generate quite a buzz, as it’s an affordable option in the crossover space.

What Makes It Different?

The Dodge Hornet combines the powerful lines and imposing form of a muscle car with the spaciousness of an SUV. The result is a new vehicle that’s entirely different from anything else in the Dodge lineup. The Hornet is similar to the Alpha Romeo Tonale and is a prime competitor for the Mazda CX-50, Ford Bronco Sport, Kia Sportage, and Volkswagen Tiguan.

How Much Does It Cost?

The 2023 Dodge Hornet is competitively priced, starting at $31,590. Upgrading to the GT Plus trim level will add $4,900 to the price tag. Selecting one of the optional packages will also increase the cost. Even at the upper end of the price range, the 2023 Dodge Hornet is an affordable choice for its class.

The vehicle has a limited three-year/36,000-mile warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. You can combine them with the latest dealership incentives to get the best possible deal.

Sleek Exterior

The Dodge Hornet has a distinctively muscular style with a strong, sculpted silhouette. It comes standard with 17-inch silver wheels. You’ll find that the stunning LED head and tail lights along with the sleek daytime running lamps will keep the road ahead of you well lit. This crossover is available in seven colors: Q Ball, Blu Bayou, Blue Steele, 8 Ball, Acapulco Gold, Gray Cray, and Hot Tamale.

Comfortable Interior

The interior of the 2023 Dodge Hornet includes an abundance of great features, such as a comfortably tall shift lever on the center console, an integrated ignition switch on the steering wheel, and a sizable infotainment screen tilted toward the driver for better viewing. Its seating for five also makes it a great family vehicle.

The Hornet comes standard with black upholstery and red stitching, but certain options allow you to upgrade to faux-suede or red leather. This vehicle has ample legroom, with 41.7 inches in the front and 38 inches in the back. You’ll also find 27 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats up and 54.7 cubic feet with the seats down.

Engine

Beneath the hood of the 2023 Dodge Hornet, you’ll find a Hurricane4 turbocharged engine that delivers 268 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. With this turbocharged and intercooled dual overhead camshaft 12-valve engine, you can reach a top speed of 128 miles per hour. 

If you’re hitting the road with adventure in mind, this powerful vehicle’s 2,000-pound towing capacity may come in useful. This sporty compact utility vehicle can go from zero to 60 mph in just 6.5 seconds. Other features include a nine-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive system. 

In the Hornet, you’ll get 21 mpg city and 29 mpg highway. The 13.5-gallon fuel tank provides a cruising range of 283.5 miles in the city and 391.5 miles on the highway.

Drivers looking for a hybrid experience should keep an eye out for the 2024 Dodge Hornet R/T. This performance hybrid will deliver all the stylish features and useful functionalities of the 2023 Dodge Hornet with a plug-in hybrid system that includes an electric motor and a 1.3-liter turbocharged I-4 engine.

Safety and Technology

The base-level Dodge Hornet comes with a 10.25-inch Uconnect infotainment screen. This system includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Dodge Connect, voice command, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a Bluetooth connection. This SUV comes with a ParkView Rear Back Up Camera, which makes it easy to maneuver. When you shift into reverse, the vehicle’s high-definition cameras allow you to visualize the car’s trajectory and wheel position on your touch screen.

Below are some of the vehicle’s standard safety features:

  • Forward collision warning with full stop.
  • Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection.
  • Adaptive cruise control.
  • Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. 
  • Lane-keep assist.

Trim Levels

The 2023 Dodge Hornet is available only in the GT and GT Plus trims. The base model offers a wealth of features that ensure buyers are happy with their vehicle even without the additional trim options. The GT and GT Plus have the same body and engine. However, the GT Plus offers some great perks, such as an upgraded interior and enhanced entertainment features. Below are the options available:

  • HD radio.
  • Premium 14-speaker Harman Kardon stereo.
  • Wireless smartphone charging pad.
  • Navigation system.
  • Leather seats.
  • Cooled and heated front seats.
  • A heated steering wheel.
  • Sunroof.
  • Power liftgate.

You can also upgrade your Dodge Hornet with specialty packages. The Track Pack delivers larger 20-inch Abyss wheels, an upgraded interior, and adaptive dampers for better handling. The Tech Pack adds enhanced driver-assistance features, such as traffic signal recognition, active driving assist, intelligent speed assist, and drowsy driver detection. The Blacktop Package features black badges, black mirror caps, 18-inch Abyss finish wheels, and glossy black side window moldings. The Cold Weather Package is a great addition if you spend time in chilly climates, as it adds heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and a remote start.

Test-Drive the 2023 Dodge Hornet

If you’re looking for a compact crossover with a new look, the 2023 Dodge Hornet is an outstanding choice. You can visit Huffines Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Lewisville online to see the latest vehicles on the lot, or, if you’re in the area, you can stop by our dealership to see for yourself why the 2023 Dodge Hornet is so exciting. You can even slip behind the wheel and take it for an exhilarating test drive. If you’d also like to compare the Dodge Hornet with similar vehicles, our team members will happily help you.


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