The 2024 Dodge Hornet is finally here and comes with the plug-in hybrid in R/T trim. Even with it having a 1.3-liter engine and its increased fuel efficiency The automaker is positioning it as a performance-oriented model thanks to its 288 horsepower (214 horsepower/292 PS) engine.
While the Hornet GT (which was first launched in 2023 and is scheduled to return for the 2024’s model year) features a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that produces 268 horsepower (200 272 PS/200 kW) The R/T’s 1.3-liter engine is powered by a 121 horsepower (90 12 kW / 122 PS) electric motor powered by a 15.5 Kilowatt lithium battery.
The battery and motor can be utilized to provide the Hornet R/T an acceleration of 15 seconds that is 30 horsepower (22 30 PS/22 kW) to cut as much as 1.5 seconds off its 60-90 miles per hour (0-96 kilometers/h) time. Together, they will propel it to speeds that are highway-friendly within 5.6 seconds.
On batteries alone, the 2024 Hornet R/T can reach as far as 32 miles (51 kilometers). When combined the motor and engine can provide drivers with 360 miles (579 km) of range due to its efficiency of 77 MPGe. In addition to the engine Apart from the powertrain, the Hornet R/T and GT will be almost identical. Dodge states that it doesn’t want to “fence off” content, so it will allow the Blacktop Package, the Track Pack, and The Tech Pack can be selected regardless of the model that buyers choose to purchase.
2024 Dodge Hornet Changes
The Blacktop Package comes with 18-inch Abyss alloy wheels with glossy black mirror caps and black badges and black-painted moldings. Its Track Pack ups the same wheel size to 20 inches It also includes dual-stage valve suspension Alcantara seats with aluminum pedals and the interior and the red brake calipers. The Tech Pack offers features like Highway Assist and traffic sign recognition Intelligent Speed Assist as well as drowsy driver detection. sensors for parking on the front as well as a 360-degree camera and parking assistance.
Additionally, customers could opt for Hornet GT or R/T Plus models. Hornet GT or R/T Plus model, which includes leather seats as well as an eight-way power seat with ventilated front seats, an Harmon Kardon audio system, a sunroof, and a hands-free liftgate. For the GT model, the option includes wireless charging as well as heated front seats. heated steering wheel remote start, as well as auto-dimming.
The mainstay in the Hornet’s R/T is its powertrain. The engine is the 1.3 Liter turbocharged I4 that is coupled with 90 kWh of electric motor at the rear axle as well as the 15.5 kWh powerhouse battery. That’s plenty to provide it with 32 miles of EV-driven range. The total output of the system is 288 hp and 383 pounds of torque.
If it is required to be recharged with the 7.4-kW charging module connected to an outlet level 2 charger can charge the battery within 2.5 hours. In contrast to other plug-in hybrids, you won’t see a CVT on this model The Hornet’s engine is coupled with a 6-speed auto.
Given the fact that this is Dodge is a brand, it would be uncharacteristic of the brand in the absence of some sort of performance enhancements. The Hornet R/T has the Powershot feature that delivers 30-hp boosts for an unknown period of duration. The time it takes to last, Dodge says it’s enough to get the Hornet R/T from 0-60 speeds in just 5.6 seconds.
If you’re looking for an even higher level of performance on your Hornet You can choose to add the Track Pack. Available for both the R/T and R/T Plus as well as the gasoline-powered Hornet GT Plus, the package costs $2,595 ( or $3,590 if opt for the R/T Blacktop Pack) and comes with 20-inch black wheels and the black Alcantara seating with accents of red as well as a dual-mode suspension and a steering wheel that is leather-wrapped.
The only downside to this package is that the 20-inch wheels come with 235/40R20 All-Season tires. They shouldn’t cause any problems as Dodge claims that the R/T will draw 0.90gs on the skidpad. Other than these features and plug-in hybrid technology, other Hornet R/T trims remain standard Hornet offerings, but the R/T Plus comes with a few more premium features like cooled front seats Harmon Kardon’s audio system, and a hands-free rear liftgate.
2024 Dodge Hornet Price & Release Date
Prices for 2024 remain constant in models like the Hornet GT, which starts at $32,330. While the Hornet R/T starts at $42,530 (both costs include an additional destination charge of $1,595). The 2024 model is expected to be available in the summer of 2024, and buyers can utilize the configurator to build the perfect crossover now.