2023 Dodge Hornet at Southwest Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

No, your eyes don't deceive you, Dodge has come out with a new vehicle, and it's set to rival anything out there on the market. Its name is the Dodge Hornet, and it's a smaller and fuel-efficient vehicle that will give you the feeling of driving the Charger or Challenger. Under the hood, the engines feel more 21st century as the R/T trim comes with a plug-in hybrid engine, which is Dodge's first ever, that has a rechargeable battery that will last you a long time while still providing you with exceptional horsepower and torque. All this power combines nicely with the excellent features you can only get from Dodge. We have all the info on the amazing Dodge Hornet, so continue reading below for all the details!


Available Dual-Stage Valve Suspension

Depending on your driving mode of choice, the Dual-Stage Valve Suspension stiffens to minimize body roll, maximizing cornering control in Sport Mode or softening for a more comfortable ride in Normal mode.

Chapman Rear Suspension

The Chapman Rear Suspension uses its lower lateral link to determine wheel geometry-that adds up to the Hornet being able to corner harder, faster, and with more precision.


Never Exhausted

Savor the throaty rasp produced by the dual exhaust tips on the Hornet R/T performance hybrid. Enjoy enhanced horsepower as you blow off steam in style. For a measure of performance and distinction, add the available Track Pack for four-piston Red Brembo brake calipers and 20-inch wheels to complete the look.

LED Headlamps

The Hornet comes equipped with LED headlamps and Daytime Running Lamps to help keep the path lit no matter the weather or time of day.


Traffic Sign Recognition and Intelligent Speed Assist

Stay aware of the speed limit with available Traffic Sign Recognition. y using forward-facing cameras and navigation software, our high-tech systems work together to identify the legal speed limit on most roads you travel on. In addition, available Intelligent Speed Assist helps enable drivers maintain a set speed using a programmed system. Scanners observe the road ahead for traffic sign markers, then adjust vehicle speed and following distance accordingly.

Front Park Sensors

Using ultrasonic sensors located on the vehicle's front bumper, our available Front Park Sensors offer distance alerts to help drivers park with confidence.


Track Pack

Assert your dominance on any performance circuit with the available race-inspired Track Pack.

Blacktop Package

The available Blacktop® Package makes your Hornet look like one mean S.O.B. Its stealth appearance features all blacked-out accents and monochromatic emblems.

Trims of the 2023 Dodge Hornet


  • Hurricane Four-Cylinder Engine
  • LED Lighting
  • Aggressive Exterior Styling
  • Wireless Charging


  • Plug-In Hybrid Engine
  • Automatic Headlamps
  • LED Foglamps
  • Premium Leather Interior

What kind of power does the Hornet come with?

If there is one thing that Dodge is known for, it's power! Two engine options are available for the 2023 Dodge Hornet, and both will get you high horsepower and torque. The first engine we need to talk to you about is the new plug-in hybrid you can get with the R/T trim. Its base engine is a turbocharged 1.3-liter four-cylinder which adds a battery pack and two electric motors to create 285 horsepower, 383 lb-ft of torque, and 30 miles of all-electric range, which is among the best in the class. In addition, the R/T trim comes with a Powershot feature that will add some additional horsepower and a Sport mode that is performance-focused, and you can easily access it in the center console. The Sport mode also provides a sharper throttle,  optimized shift schedule, access to the hybrid system's optimized power and torque, and a tighter steering wheel feel. If you go with the GT version of the Hornet, the engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder pumping out 285 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque and pairs with a nine-speed automatic transmission.

Advanced Tech for the Hornet

Now that we have covered why the new 2023 Dodge Hornet is one of the most powerful vehicles on the planet, let's check out why it's one of the most technologically advanced as well. Inside the cabin, the Hornet comes with a 12.3-inch digital cockpit cluster screen and a standard 10.25-inch Uconnect 5 system with a traditional central display. When the two are combined, the Hornet has a total of 22.5 inches of screen space. In addition, there are three separate information zones for the cockpit cluster display, allowing the driver to select between different display graphics. The Uconnect 5 system comes standard on both the GT and R/T trim, and it will easily pair with your device, which will then display on the easy-to-use touchscreen so you can control your music preferences, HVAC controls, seat positions, and more. You can also connect two phones simultaneously to the wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other advanced tech features include a new Harmon Kardon audio system, wireless charging, several safety items with rain-sensing wipers, a rear seat reminder system, automatic emergency braking, and blind spot detection.

Unique Design of the Hornet

Trust us when we tell you that the Dodge Hornet is a Dodge vehicle inside and out, thanks to its distinct DNA, which includes a new hood and fascia design elements that certainly give the Hornet its distinctive attitude. The hood of the Hornet has integrated heat extractors that provide a more performance-focused experience. The front grille has a "mail slot"  style grille opening which is sculpted right into the fascia. The real fun begins at the R/T trim level, as this trim comes with an Abyss-painted lower cladding that combines with a rear valance and dual exhaust ports. The Hornet's headlamps allow drivers to see down-the-road and the ability to see everything that's in front of you. You also get LED reflectors and daytime running lights for the full illuminated experience. Other standard features for the R/T include 18-inch Graphite Grey alloy wheels and the option of the spectacular Track Package, which has several unique design cues.

Get More Info on the Hornet at Southwest Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

We hope you are as excited as we are about the release of the Dodge Hornet! It has Dodge's first-ever plug-in hybrid engine to go along with loads of tech and a unique design while still paying homage to Dodge's legacy. We are excited to bring you the Dodge Hornet, and if you have any further questions about it, be sure to head down to Southwest Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, where our team will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. While you're here, check out our complete Dodge inventory for your next great vehicle! Are you unable to join us at our dealership right now? Then be sure to check out our entire Dodge inventory here on our website!

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