2024 Dodge Hornet

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  • Sporty design
  • Ample acceleration
  • Electric driving range with plug-in model


  • Steep base price
  • Skimpy rear legroom
  • Mediocre EPA-tested fuel economy with non-hybrid model

Battery range (EPA estimate)

30 miles

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The Dodge Hornet is a small SUV with lots of power

The 2024 Dodge Hornet is a small SUV that comes with a choice of a punchy 268-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine or as a plug-in hybrid with 288-hp and 33 miles of electric range. Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Actual mileage will vary based on things like battery age, vehicle condition and history, driving and charging habits, accessory use, and driving conditions. Battery capacity may decrease with time and use. See for more info. The latter is a new addition to the Hornet lineup, which arrived as an all-new model only last year.

Dubbed the R/T and R/T Plus, the Hornet plug-in hybrid also has what Dodge calls the PowerShot feature. This racy extra gives an added jolt of 30 horsepower for short amounts of time. No matter your chosen engine, every Hornet comes with all-wheel drive.

Based on the same platform as the Alfa Romeo Tonale, the Hornet has a higher MSRP (when new) than many competing small SUVs, but it also has more standard equipment than usual for the class, plus considerably more standard horsepower. Competitors include the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-30, Chevrolet Trailblazer, and Kia Seltos, to name only a few. With its peppy driving manners and aggressive exterior, the Hornet should appeal to SUV shoppers who desire something that’s expressive and energetic.

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5 reasons to buy the 2024 Dodge Hornet

What We Like  

  • Plug-in hybrid electric range: If your daily driving includes a short commute and mostly local errands, there’s a chance trips to refuel could be few and far between with your Hornet. When in electric mode, this pint-size Dodge is happy to zip along free from gasoline for 33 miles.

    Charging the battery takes about 2.5 hours when using a 240-volt outlet.  

  • City-friendly dimensions: The Hornet’s relatively small shape makes it perfect for darting through congested city streets. Agile handling also means it's a breeze to park too.   

  • Tech-savvy cabin: The combination of a digital instrument display and large 10.25-inch touchscreen give the Hornet’s dashboard an upscale look. Other than its user-friendly nature, the infotainment system is also notable for coming with wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, voice commands, and four USB ports.  

What Needs Improvement  

  • Cozy second row: If you frequently travel with tall adults, you might want to make sure they’ll comfortably fit in the Hornet’s second row. The amount of headroom and rear legroom in this little Dodge SUV is less than what you’ll find in many competing models.

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Dodge Hornet features and specs

GT 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leatherette & Cloth
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Automated Parking
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Remote Start
  • Suede Seats

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

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Engine type

Turbo Gas

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Max towing capacity

200/2000 lbs.



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