- Dodge has announced pricing for the 2023 Hornet, a new subcompact crossover starting at $31,590.
- A fully loaded Hornet R/T plug-in hybrid costs more than $53,000.
- It is based on the Alfa Romeo Tonale and will go on sale in the US this spring.
$53,000 sounds like a lot for a Dodge subcompact SUV, but what if that SUV is based on an Alfa Romeo and offers a plug-in hybrid powertrain? Dodge is hoping that the new 2023 Hornet, which is closely related to the Alfa Romeo Tonale, will be enticing enough to live up to its ambitious pricing – at least in fully loaded form – when it goes on sale this spring. There’s also a more reasonably priced base model that starts under $32,000 and is powered by a turbocharged inline-four.
That base model is the 265-hp Hornet GT, which starts at $31,590 and comes standard with a 10.3-inch touchscreen, cloth seats, 17-inch wheels, rain-sensing wipers, and more. The $4900 GT Plus upgrade adds leather seats that are heated and cooled up front, a sunroof, a power liftgate, navigation, and more. There are also packages that include the $2995 Track Pack with larger wheels and tires, adaptive dampers and upgraded interior trim; the $1995 Blacktop package with dark trim; and the $2245 Tech Pack with driver assistance features.
The Hornet R/T is the one with the 285-hp plug-in hybrid powertrain that claims to be faster than the GT and offers an estimated 30 miles of electric driving. It starts at $41,590 — a mere $3,000 less than its Alfa Romeo sibling, which only comes as a PHEV. The R/T Plus adds equipment and starts at $46,590 and is available with the same options and packages as the GT, which explains how adding all the extras can get you above $53,000.
Dodge says that orders are now open for the Hornet GT and that those models will begin arriving at dealers in early spring. The Hornet R/T hybrid will follow a few months after that, and ordering information will be available later.