With the 2023 Hornet, Dodge is prepared to reenter the compact crossover market.

this time, Dodge has chosen to share a platform with an Alfa Romeo Tonale cousin made by Stellantis.

The standard engine is an all-wheel drive, turbocharged four-cylinder with 265 horsepower, and a nine-speed automated transmission.

The R/T variant, however, is a plug-in hybrid with 285 horsepower and a range of more than 30 miles.

The Dodge Hornet will not only have Dodge's first hybrid powertrain but also the most advanced features available from the manufacturer.

They feature autonomous emergency braking with bicycle and pedestrian detection, a digital gauge display, and Uconnect 5 infotainment software.

By the end of 2022, non-hybrid GT vehicles are anticipated to go on sale, with R/T PHEV models following in early 2023.

The Dodge Hornet will be a brand-new model that will be positioned below the mid-size Durango in the lineup.

This compact SUV will face competition from vehicles like the Volkswagen Taos, Mazda CX-30, and the Kia Seltos.

For the 2023 model year, Dodge is only offering the Hornet in the GT or R/T PHEV trims, while further trims might be introduced later.

According to Dodge, the Hornet's base GT variant will cost roughly $30,000.

The 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine in Hornet GT variants produces 265 horsepower and is mated to a nine-speed automated transmission.

The Dodge Hornet can go from zero to sixty miles per hour in 6.5 seconds with the help of an optional all-wheel drive system, according to Dodge.