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Dodge is a brand that has become synonymous with American muscle. Even its SUV nameplate shares characteristics with muscle cars. Will Dodge make SUVs for 2024, or will it strictly stick to producing cars?

What Dodge SUV can drivers get in 2024?

A yellow Dodge Hornet small SUV is parked.
The 2024 Dodge Hornet | Dodge

Lineups change for better or worse. Some nameplates come and go, while others became staples. Dodge is saying goodbye to the popular Durango nameplate after 2024. So, what SUV options will the American brand offer?

Compact SUVs have taken over the world. Brands like Toyota and Nissan experience great annual sales success thanks to small SUV nameplates. Dodge is bringing a small SUV of its own to market: the Dodge Hornet.

The 2024 Dodge Hornet is a small SUV that embodies the spirit of its brand via its aggressive exterior styling and performance specs. It opts for driving verve and bold looks over efficiency and practicality. It’s an edgier family SUV that gearheads can appreciate. After all, who doesn’t want more giddyup out of their daily driver?

Is the 2024 Dodge Hornet a good SUV?

Starting MSRP$30,735
Base Engine 2.0-Liter Hurricane4 Turbo
Power Output268 Horsepower, 295 LB-FT of Torque
MPG21 City, 29 Highway
Dodge Hornet specs.

Dodge’s new small SUV is slightly more expensive than some of its competitors. It’s also less efficient than some of its rivals. However, its power output is exceptional for such a small SUV and has two engine options.

A yellow 2024 Dodge Hornet small SUV is parked.
The 2024 Dodge Hornet | Dodge

The Hornet is clearly designed for thrill seekers. It’s bringing excitement to a segment that could surely use some, considering how similar the specs of some of the best-selling compact SUVs are. Sure, practicality and efficiency are important for a family SUV, but what about driving dynamics?

The 2024 Dodge Hornet GT base model offers plenty of excitement in terms of power output, but the best features and engine are reserved for upper trim levels. Its R/T configuration is getting plenty of buzz.

The most exciting Dodge Hornet is a hybrid


American Muscle? First New Dodge SUV in a Decade is Italian Underneath

The electrification of the automotive industry has been a wild rollercoaster of a ride. Who could have predicted the success of crossovers like the Tesla Model Y or the reliability issues that countless EVs would face? After patiently watching and waiting, Dodge is striking at a key moment in the electrification saga.

The most exciting Dodge Hornet configuration is a hybrid. A PHEV, to be exact. That’s right, the new exciting Dodge SUV is offered as a plug-in hybrid.

This news may not be exciting to readers who aren’t familiar with how PHEVs work, but those who know the benefits of electric motors are jumping for joy. Why? Because electric motors often mean a significant power boost. The 2024 Dodge Hornet R/T plug-in hybrid SUV makes a massive 288 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. It can go from 0-60 in around 5.6 seconds, making it one of the quickest models in its segment.

Additionally, the PHEV can travel for 32 miles on electricity, improving its overall efficiency and driving range. The new Dodge SUV is indicative of the brand’s progress toward an electric future. It proves that electrified Dodge vehicles can still manage to be fun and edgy.