2023 Dodge Hornet at East Carolina Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

The Dodge brand has carried a reputation for its powerful muscle cars for decades, and vehicles such as the Charger and Challenger have become synonymous with the Dodge name. However, Dodge also knows how to innovate, and continues to push the boundaries when it comes to their inventory. For the 2023 model year, Dodge is releasing a landmark model known as the Hornet. The Dodge Hornet is new in so many ways, from the inside out. It's Dodge's first-ever compact-utility vehicle, adding a new silhouette to the lineup. Plus, it features a new and improved Hurricane 4 engine, with an innovative plug-in hybrid powertrain also available. Keep reading down below as we fill you in on everything you need to know about the 2023 Dodge Hornet!



The KONI (FSD) Frequency Selective Damping Suspension uses a passive spring and bypass valve system to absorb shock, helping you keep your ride smooth when the road gets unpredictable.


Depending on your driving mode of choice, the Dual-Stage Valve Suspension stiffens to minimize body roll, maximizing cornering control in Sport Mode or softening for a more comfortable ride in Normal mode.



The Hornet comes equipped with LED headlamps, and Daytime Running Lamps to help keep the path lit no matter the weather or time of day.


Get a concentrated stream of light automatically, with our reflector LED Automatic High-Beam Headlamps. The visibility obtained by our LED Automatic High-Beam Headlamps and turn signals help contribute to the overall safety and security of the Hornet.



Warm to the touch and thoughtfully crafted, our available heated steering wheel adds a measure of versatility and comfort. For the ultimate feel, the leather-wrapped steering wheel comes standard on the R/T Plus and is available as part of the Tech Pack.


Our take on luxury is an all-black interior with painted and crafted features. Top quality metals and materials accent our dashboard, tunnel bezels and upper door panels.



Gain visibility of your surroundings with our available 360-degree surround view camera.


By using visible and audible alerts, available Drowsy Driver Detection will notify and suggest to the driver to take a break when they have driven a prolonged period of time, or if steering behavior signals fatigue.

Trim Levels of the 2023 Dodge Hornet


  • 2.0L Hurricane 4
  • 265 HP, 295 LB-FT
  • Dodge Brand Exterior
  • LED Lighting

GT Plus

  • Heated Leather Seats
  • Standard AWD
  • Navigation
  • Automatic Headlamps

What are the Dodge Hornet's New Powertrain Options?

This year, the Dodge Hornet is introducing lots of new and exciting features to the Dodge lineup. For example, there are two all-new powertrains available depending on the trim level you choose. These powertrains may be different from the Dodge engines you know and love, but you can still experience the thrill of the open road with these new options! For the Hornet's GT and GT Plus trims, you'll find the new Hurricane 4 engine, which is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four that delivers 265 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The Hurricane 4 pairs with a 9-speed automatic transmission, and Hornet models with this engine also feature a Sport Mode setting. The other powertrain option is a plug-in hybrid system for the R/T, which includes a 1.3-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, as well as a 15.5-kWh lithium-ion battery. With the hybrid powertrain, you can travel for up to 30 miles on the electric charge alone!

What New Design Features does the Dodge Hornet Have?

The 2023 Dodge Hornet is combining classic Dodge aesthetics with all-new features for a totally unique look! Starting with its exterior appearance, the Hornet has a new silhouette that's larger and more robust than the Charger, but still more compact than the Durango. The Hornet is a compact-utility vehicle, which lies between a crossover SUV and a sedan. Within the three available models, you can choose a number of different exterior paint colors, and there are also many other ways to customize your Hornet's appearance, such as badges, or racing stripes. The Hornet offers available appearance packages such as the Track Pack, which features 20-inch wheels and Brembo high-performance brakes. There's also the Blacktop package for a sleek black aesthetic.

What are the Interior and Exterior Features of the Dodge Hornet?

The Hornet offers a wide range of features that create its sporty yet sleek appearance! All Hornet models come with standard LED lighting in the front and rear, with wheel options ranging from 17 to 20 inches. On the inside, the Hornet has a sleek black interior, finished with glossy black-painted accents for an impactful look. There's also a heated flat-bottom steering wheel with available leather trim for a comfortable grip! There's a console-mounted push-button ignition, as well as column-mounted paddle shifters for that sporty cockpit-inspired look. When it comes to performance, the Hornet offers an available PowerShot feature, which will add an instant increase of up to 25 horsepower! For an even and smooth drive, the Hornet also features available Macpherson fully-independent suspension.

Find New Dodge Inventory at East Carolina CDJR!

Are you interested in getting behind the wheel of your very own Dodge vehicle? We here at East Carolina Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram are more than happy to help! You can come and visit us at our showroom here in Greenville, North Carolina to check out all of our latest Dodge inventory. You can take a tour of our lot, and request a test drive of your favorite Dodge models with a member of our sales team. If you have any questions about the 2023 Dodge Hornet, or any of the other vehicles on our lot, our friendly and knowledgeable sales associates will be happy to answer them. You can also speak with our financing associates to learn about your financing options, and all of our current specials. Or, get started online by viewing our current Dodge listings on our website. Shop online, or get in touch with us today at East Carolina CDJR!

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