First Look: The 2023 Hornet Is The Most Important Dodge In Over A Decade


Compact crossovers don’t exactly get the heart racing as many are focused on value and fuel efficiency. While there’s nothing wrong with that, Dodge wants to add some spice to a rather vanilla segment and they’re doing that with the all-new Hornet.

Billed as the industry’s quickest and most powerful crossover under $30,000, the Hornet fills a sizable gap in the company’s lineup while also promising to be performance-focused and fun to drive.
While we can’t talk about the latter quite yet, we did go hands-on with the model during Dodge Speed Week and it’s clear the Journey is a distant memory.
What’s Italian For Déjà Vu?

There’s no avoiding it, so let’s just get it out of the way. The Hornet is a badge-engineered version of the Alfa Romeo Tonale and a pretty blatant one at that.  » Read More