Pricing for its first plug-in hybrid vehicles is expected to range from $30,000 for GTs to $40,000 for r/T Hybrids. Dodge claims their new 2023 SUV, the Hornet, will be the fastest and most competent vehicle in its price range of around $30,000. In the end, if Dodge’s 2023 Hornet R/T is reasonably priced, it should do well in the plug-in small SUV sector.
Competition for the 2023 Dodge Hornet will come from a wide variety of small SUVs, from more affordable options like the new Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4 to more luxurious alternatives like the BMW X1 and, of course, its Italian twin, the Alfa Romeo Tonale. There are two performance tiers of the Dodge Hornet: the GT, which features a 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine good for 268 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, and the RT, which is a plug-in hybrid with even more power. Both the GT and the RT plug-in hybrid have a 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine that produces 268 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. 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.
The 2023 Dodge Hornet will feature the company’s first hybrid powertrain and the company’s most cutting-edge technology to date, including digital gauge displays, Uconnect 5 infotainment software, and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and bicycle recognition.