2023 Dodge Hornet at San Marcos Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM

Get ready; here comes the Dodge Hornet! The Hornet is the newest edition to the Dodge lineup, and it's a smaller and more efficient SUV with two powerful engine options and a look that will make it look like you are driving a Challenger or a Charger. When you look under the hood of the Hornet, you will be greeted with two impressive engine options with one of those engines is a plug-in hybrid, which is Dodge's first ever. In addition, it has a rechargeable battery that will last you a long time while also providing drivers with some incredible horsepower and torque. In addition to this power, you still get all the features you expect from Dodge. There is much to go over with the Hornet, and we have the inside scoop. Check out all it has to offer below!


Front Park Sensors

Using ultrasonic sensors located on the vehicle's front bumper, our available Front Park Sensors offer distance alerts to help drivers park with confidence.

Traffic Sign Recognition and Intelligent Speed Assist

Stay aware of the speed limit with available Traffic Sign Recognition. y using forward-facing cameras and navigation software, our high-tech systems work together to identify the legal speed limit on most roads you travel on. In addition, available Intelligent Speed Assist helps enable drivers maintain a set speed using a programmed system. Scanners observe the road ahead for traffic sign markers, then adjust vehicle speed and following distance accordingly.


Chapman Rear Suspension

The Chapman Rear Suspension uses its lower lateral link to determine wheel geometry-that adds up to the Hornet being able to corner harder, faster, and with more precision.

Available Dual-Stage Valve Suspension

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.


LED Headlamps

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.

Never Exhausted

Savor the throaty rasp produced by the dual exhaust tips on the Hornet R/T performance hybrid. Enjoy enhanced horsepower as you blow off steam in style. For a measure of performance and distinction, add the available Track Pack for four-piston Red Brembo brake calipers and 20-inch wheels to complete the look.


Blacktop Package

The available Blacktop® Package makes your Hornet look like one mean S.O.B. Its stealth appearance features all blacked-out accents and monochromatic emblems.

Track Pack

Assert your dominance on any performance circuit with the available race-inspired Track Pack.

Trims of the 2023 Dodge Hornet


  • Hurricane Four-Cylinder Engine
  • Wireless Charging
  • LED Lighting
  • Aggressive Exterior Styling


  • Premium Leather Interior
  • Plug-In Hybrid Engine
  • Automatic Headlamps
  • LED Foglamps

How Powerful is the Hornet?

When you think about Dodge, you think about power, and there are two spectacular engine options available for the Dodge Hornet, both giving you some exceptional horsepower and torque. The base engine for the GT trim is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder which kicks out a solid 285 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque and connects to a smooth nine-speed automatic transmission. If you decide on the R/T trim, that's where the plug-in hybrid engine kicks in! The engine itself is a turbocharged 1.3-liter four-cylinder that adds a battery pack and two electric motors to generate 285 horsepower, 383 lb-ft of torque, and 30 miles of all-electric range. In addition, the Hornet comes with a Powershot feature which adds 25 additional horsepower so that you can blast by other cars on the highway. The Hornet is a Dodge through and through!

Advanced Tech for the Dodge Hornet

In addition to all the power you can get with the Dodge Hornet, you also get a ton of tech features to improve your driving experience. The 2023 Dodge Hornet has a 12.3-inch digital cockpit cluster screen and a standard 10.25-inch Uconnect 5 system with a traditional central display. Combined, these two have a total of 22.5 inches. Also, there are three separate zones for the cockpit cluster display, allowing the driver to select between different display graphics. With the Uconnect 5 system, you can easily pair any device wirelessly, which you can use on the touchscreen. This will allow you to control your music preferences,   HVAC controls, and seat positions. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also standard, as are a new Harmon Kardon audio system, wireless charging, and safety systems such as rain-sensing wipers, a rear seat reminder system, automatic emergency braking, and blind spot detection.

Design Features for the Hornet

We must reiterate that the Dodge Hornet is a Dodge vehicle inside and out, and you can tell that just by looking at it. The Hornet has a distinct hood and design elements that give it its attitude. Under the hood, you will find integrated heat extractors that provide a performance-focused drive. In addition, the front grille comes with a "mail slot" style grille opening that has been sculpted right into the fascia. When you get to the R/T trim, you will see an Abyss-painted lower cladding that combines with a rear valance and the standard dual exhaust ports. The headlamps are big and bright, allowing drivers to see far down the road. You also get LED reflectors and daytime running lights for an illuminated experience. Other exterior features for the R/T include 18-inch Graphite Grey alloy wheels and the Track Package, which will allow you to blaze a trail.

Check out the Dodge Hornet at San Marcos Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM

The Dodge Hornet is an exceptional SUV that has two impressive engine options, tons of spectacular features, and a gorgeous design that is distinctly Dodge! But don't take our word for it; find out how amazing the Hornet is for yourself by heading down to San Marcos Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM and scheduling a test drive. We promise you will love everything that the Hornet has to offer, and once you do fall in love with it, our finance team will be there for you every step of the way! Our team is excited to put you behind the wheel of the Dodge Hornet here at San Marcos Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM!

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