The GT is the first plug-in hybrid to hit the market in 2023, and it produces 265+ horsepower. The R/T hybrid can produce up to 285 horsepower. The GT model of the Dodge Hornet is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo-4 that generates 268 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque; the R/T plug-in hybrid vehicle has even more promise for speed.
The R/T plug-in hybrid and the GT with its 2.0-liter turbo-4 producing 268 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque have greater performance potential. Powered by a standard nine-speed automatic and with all-wheel drive, Dodge claims the base model Hornet GT can hit 60 mph in 6.5 seconds, making it the quickest sub-$30,000 crossover on the market.
Dodge claims that the 2023 Hornet, equipped with all-wheel drive as an option, can accelerate to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds. All 2023 Dodge Hornets come standard with all-wheel drive, but the R/T) AWD systems add extra functionality by dynamically distributing torque from the vehicle’s many motors and engines. The GT variant, which does not use a hybrid drivetrain, is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that generates 265 horsepower and is mated to a nine-speed automated transmission.
In contrast, the Dodge Hornet R/T is equipped with a 1.3-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine and a 90-kilowatt electric motor placed to the rear axle that is powered by a 15.5-kilowatt-hour battery pack. Do not be surprised if the production Hornets have more than 265 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque when they finally hit dealership lots. The engine in the Hurricane4 is connected to a nine-speed automatic transmission that sends power to all four wheels.