Dodge is known for stuffing a V-8 into everything but now its transformation begins with a new performance-focused plug-in hybrid subcompact SUV.
The 2023 Dodge Hornet is an all-new subcompact SUV featuring a performance-focused plug-in hybrid.
There's also a pure gasoline Hornet that starts around $30,000 and offers similar features and options.
The Hornet is a subcompact SUV that shares a platform and other components with the Alfa Romeo Tonale. It's 178 inches long 63.8 inches tall and has a wheelbase of 103.8 inches.
It's also Dodge's first all-new model since the ill-fated Dart compact sedan. Only lasted from 2012 to 2016.
The Hornet GT is the entry point. It has a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four that makes 268 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.
The Dodge's most notable design difference is its prominent heat sink on the hood reminiscent of a muscular model.
Also seen in other performance-focused Dodgers It is a post box appearance that separates the upper and lower grilles.
Dodge says the 2023 Hornet GT will start at $29,995 so we expect its actual starting MSRP to be around $31,000.