The Dodge brand doesn’t have a ton of vehicles on its lineup. It likes to keep things trim and focused, allowing the brand to deliver the best performance machines it can. It doesn’t introduce new nameplates super often, especially in its utility vehicle lineup. In truth, the brand has only had five SUVs in its history, starting with the Ramcharger and followed up by the Raider, Durango, Nitro and Journey. Now, the 2023 model year saw the introduction of the Dodge Hornet, a compact crossover that will be available in both gas-powered and plug-in hybrid variants. We’re stoked to be able to provide this CUV to shoppers here in Fort Scott, Kansas, and the surrounding area.
Thus far, only one version of the Dodge Hornet has been introduced, the gas-powered Hornet GT. This model promises to be the quickest, fastest and most powerful utility vehicle in the industry with a price tag under $30,000. Powered by a 2.0L turbocharged Hurricane4 engine, the vehicle is capable of generating up to 268 horsepower alongside 295 pound-feet of torque. With Sport Mode triggered, you’ll be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 6.5 seconds.
Excitingly, the Dodge Hornet will also be available as a plug-in hybrid model called the Hornet R/T. This model, the brand’s first electric performance vehicle, is instead powered by a 1.3L turbocharged engine tethered to a 90-kW electric motor and 15.5-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. This trifecta works together to generate 288 hp and 383 lb-ft. of torque. With PowerShot triggered, you’ll be able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds, nearly a second faster than the GT.
Both versions of the Hornet are packed full of great content inside and out, from connectivity tech to advanced safety features. For example, it features a 12.3” digital instrument cluster, which is the largest in its class, as well as a 10.25” infotainment screen. Both of these screens are standard on both variants, and the Uconnect 5 infotainment system offers a host of great features, like Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as well as Amazon Alexa compatibility.
At the time of this page’s creation, the 2023 Dodge Hornet GT has already arrived at Briggs Fort Scott. So, make sure to check out our inventory right here on the website to see if a model that meets your needs is available. If you’re interested in the Hornet R/T, or can’t find a GT that suits your fancy, don’t hesitate to give us a call.