2023 Dodge Hornet Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2023 Dodge Hornet Model Overview - Germain CDJR of Sidney

Dodge Hornet

Key Features

  • Starting at $29,995 MSRP*
  • 2.0L I4 DOHC Hurricane 4 Engine producing 268 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque
  • 9-Speed 948TE Automatic Transmission
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • 17-Inch x 7.0-Inch Silver Aluminum Wheels
  • Uconnect® 5 with 10.25-Inch Touch Screen Display
  • 12.3″ Digital Instrument Cluster
  • Standard Rain-Sensitive Windshield Wipers
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
Dodge Hornet

About the Dodge Hornet

The all-new Dodge Hornet has been introduced to a market that already has quite a few compact crossovers. Dodge knew the Hornet had to be something special, and fortunately, it really is. Its 2.0-liter engine is the most powerful gasoline engine offered in this segment, and all-wheel drive comes standard. It comes extremely well equipped, with all of the latest in tech, yet remains competitively priced.

The interior is comfortable and spacious, and the 27 cubic feet of cargo space means the Hornet is practical as well. It even has a 2,000-pound towing capacity, one of the better you’ll find in this segment. To top it all off, the Hornet is just plain more stylish than its competition, and that never hurts.

What the Critics Say

The great thing about the Hornet is that you don’t need to spend more than the minimum. The base 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder “Hurricane” engine makes 268 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. With it, the Hornet hits 60 mph in 6.5 seconds, which is already quicker than just about every competing model. It has a fat power curve, so you can step on the throttle anytime and it’ll take off." — MotorTrend

The 2023 Dodge Hornet isn’t just the sportiest-looking entry in the subcompact SUV segment — it’s arguably the most attractive overall. The lighting and grille designs are clean, contemporary, and aggressive at once, and the whole package is well-proportioned. Call us fans." — Kelley Blue Book

Dodge Hornet Features

Dodge Hornet

Unrivaled Performance

Compact SUVs tend to be big on practicality, but often come up a bit short on fun. But Dodge had a different idea. The Hornet offers all of the practical advantages that you want in a compact SUV, but with a hefty dose of performance thrown in. The 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 in the Hornet is the most powerful gasoline engine in its segment, with 268 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive comes standard, and the available dual-mode suspension minimizes body roll in corners while still keeping you comfortable on bumpy roads. Opt for the Track Pack and you’ll get four-piston fixed brake calipers made by Brembo for some serious stopping power.

Dodge Hornet Interior

Exceptionally Well Equipped

The Hornet is such a standout in the performance department, you have to be careful not to miss what an excellent value for money it is too. The kind of power produced by the Hornet doesn’t come standard on the few competitors that even try to match it, and neither does all-wheel drive on most competing compact SUVs. The Hornet comes with 17-inch wheels, dual-zone climate control, a 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen, rain-sensing wipers, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Outfitting a competing vehicle with all of this equipment would cost a lot more, and it still wouldn’t look as good or take off from the lights with as much ease.

Dodge Hornet

Purposeful Design

The Hornet’s styling, like the rest of the vehicle, strikes an impressive balance. It is both elegant and aggressive, stylish but totally functional. All-LED lighting comes standard, and there are wheels up to 20 inches available, through which you can see the available red-painted brake calipers. Inside, you’ll find more performance touches, like available Alcantara seats and red contrast stitching. It’s a vehicle that confidently states its purpose.

Trims & Specs

Dodge Hornet GT


  • Starting at $29,995 MSRP*
  • 2.0L I4 DOHC Hurricane 4 Engine producing 268 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque
  • All-wheel drive
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 12.3″ Digital Instrument Cluster
  • Uconnect® 5 with 10.25-Inch Touch Screen Display
Dodge Hornet GT Plus

GT Plus

  • Starting at $35,490 MSRP*
  • Remote start system
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • 14-speaker Harman Kardon sound system
  • Sunroof
  • Leather upholstery

Order Your Dodge Hornet

Ready to experience the dynamic Dodge Hornet for yourself? Germain Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is standing by to help you custom order your Dodge Hornet directly from the factory. Better still, for a limited time, you may qualify for an additional trade-in bonus when you order a new Dodge Hornet! Our team can handle your custom order and guide you through the process from start to finish. Simply complete the brief for below and a member of our team will contact you with more information regarding the next steps.

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*MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.