2023 Dodge Hornet Release Date: What We Know So Far

2023 Dodge Hornet Release Date

Welcome to the 2023 Dodge Hornet, a new take on muscle that’ll put some adrenaline-pumping buzz and a high-tech sting in your daily drives. It’s a compact crossover SUV with heritage, a head-turning way to haul your family, and an awesome combination of thrills and eco-conscious power. It’s coming soon; the 2023 Dodge Hornet release date is expected for sometime in December 2022, and we can’t wait to feel the next chapter of Dodge muscle.

Read on to learn more about the 2023 Dodge Hornet, and contact our dealership to see how you can reserve yours.

2023 Dodge Hornet Engine & Performance Specs

The Dodge Hornet SUV will arrive with two powerful engines. The standard choice is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine making a hearty 265 horsepower, offering standard AWD, and pairing to a nine-speed automatic transmission. According to manufacturer estimates, this powertrain can take a 2023 Dodge Hornet from 0 to 60 mph in approximately 6.5 seconds.

Meanwhile, the available choice is a first for our new Dodge vehicle inventory: a plug-in hybrid powertrain. It uses an electric motor and a 1.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine to make 285 combined horsepower and 383 combined pound-feet of torque, providing standard AWD and unique features like PowerShot mode for a burst of 25 extra horsepower.

The 2023 Dodge Hornet will offer performance features like the beloved Dodge Performance Pages, a G-Force meter, and paddle shifters, plus the available Track Pack with Alcantara-trimmed sports seats, Brembo® brake calipers, 20-inch black wheels, and an advanced Dual-Stage Valve Suspension system. With an agile size, an aerodynamic body, and plenty of power, the 2023 Dodge Hornet is ready to show the competition what crossover SUV thrills can feel like.

2023 Dodge Hornet Engine & Performance Specs

2023 Dodge Hornet Exterior and Interior Features

2023 Dodge Hornet Exterior and Interior Features

The 2023 Dodge Hornet is an SUV built for excitement. Grab hold of the sporty steering wheel and unleash the power; once the spirited driving session is done, relax and unwind with an exciting array of cutting-edge features.

The cabin is designed with driver-centric styling, putting advanced technology like a 10.25-inch touch-screen infotainment display in your hands. Complement it with an available Harman Kardon® sound system featuring 13 speakers and a subwoofer, and use the 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster for fully-intuitive readouts.

The 2023 Dodge Hornet will offer a semi-automatic parking system, a 360-degree surround view camera, and conveniences like a power liftgate and a wireless smartphone charger. It’s just as well-equipped for safety. The 2023 Dodge Hornet will inspire confidence with automatic emergency braking, a blind-spot monitor, rear cross-path detection, a lane-support warning, and automatic counter steering. Add the Track Pack to get a driver attention warning and an active driving assist.

2023 Dodge Hornet Trims & Price

Like the new Dodge Durango for sale, the Dodge Hornet should have trims that focus on value, luxury, performance, and everything in between. So far, we’ve received confirmation that the following trims will arrive with the model’s debut:

  • 2023 Dodge Hornet GT
  • 2023 Dodge Hornet R/T

We expect other trim levels to join the party later, but we know that the Hornet GT will offer the 265-horsepower gas-engine powertrain as standard, and the Hornet R/T will boost power by offering the 285-horsepower plug-in hybrid powertrain as standard. We’ve also seen the Hornet GT GLH concept, which showcases available performance upgrades like a suspension lowering kit, exclusive wheels, an unrestricted exhaust system, and more.

A precise 2023 Dodge Hornet price has yet to be announced, but according to the brand, the 2023 Dodge Hornet GT is expected to arrive with a starting price of around $30,000 MSRP.1

2023 Dodge Hornet Trims & Price

2023 Dodge Hornet Colors

2023 Dodge Hornet Colors

Make an impression on every commute in San Antonio, TX. The Dodge Hornet backs its performance with a range of spirited color choices. For now, we’ve received confirmation of the following Dodge Hornet colors:

  • Blue Steele
  • Blu Bayou
  • Acapulco Gold
  • Hot Tamale
  • Gray Cray
  • Q Ball
  • 8 Ball

As for the 2023 Dodge Hornet interior colors, we’ve seen a black interior with red stitching and heard that red leather upholstery will be available.

Get Ready for the 2023 Dodge Hornet Release Date

The 2023 Dodge Hornet release date is expected to take place in two parts; the Hornet GT should arrive in late 2022, and the Hornet R/T is scheduled to follow suit in spring 2023. Before it arrives, get in touch with our Dodge dealer in San Antonio, TX, to discuss placing a Dodge Hornet pre-order, and swing by today to test drive the current Dodge muscle lineup.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the 2023 Dodge Hornet be released?

The 2023 Dodge Hornet release date will be split into two parts. The purely gas-powered 2023 Dodge Hornet GT is scheduled to arrive by the end of 2022, and the plug-in hybrid 2023 Dodge Hornet R/T should debut in spring 2023. Get ahead of the line today; contact San Antonio CDJR to see how you can pre-order a Dodge Hornet.

How much will the 2023 Dodge Hornet cost?

Full pricing for the 2023 Dodge Hornet has not yet been announced, but the Dodge brand has estimated that the GT-trim of this new muscle model will have a starting price of around $30,000 MSRP.1 Stay tuned for more details on the Dodge Hornet price, and once it arrives, visit San Antonio CDJR to find competitive Dodge lease deals.

What are the colors for the new Dodge Hornet?

The exterior 2023 Dodge Hornet colors are as exciting as this crossover’s performance. As of our writing, the confirmed range of exterior colors that’ll be available for the Dodge Hornet includes:

  • Blue Steele
  • Blu Bayou
  • Acapulco Gold
  • Hot Tamale
  • Gray Cray
  • Q Ball
  • 8 Ball

For more information on exterior colors or interior colors, please reach out to our team.


1Estimated starting MSRP for comparison purposes only; for more information, please see: https://www.dodgegarage.com/news/article/press-room/2022/08/the-hive-has-arrived-all-new-2023-dodge-hornet-unlocks-gateway-to-dodge-muscle-offers-quickest-fastest-most-powerful-compact-utility-vehicle-under-30000.html – 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.

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