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2024 Dodge Hornet Owner’s Manual

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2024 Dodge Hornet Owner’s Manual

Anticipated to be a much-needed addition to the Dodge range, the 2024 Dodge Hornet is expected to have a big impact on the small SUV market. With a dramatic and small appearance, this crossover marks Dodge’s entry into the quickly expanding market. It promises an exciting driving experience. The Hornet has a strong, aggressive exterior design that is evocative of Dodge’s history with muscle cars. It is anticipated to have a number of powerful engine options under the hood that will provide outstanding performance and responsiveness. The interior of the 2024 Dodge Hornet is probably going to be sleek and technologically advanced, with all the newest safety and connection technologies. The Hornet, which Dodge is bringing to this competitive market, is designed to win over drivers and enthusiasts who are searching for a small SUV that yet has a hint of Dodge’s storied performance DNA.

2024 Dodge Hornet Specs, Price, Features, Mileage and Review

GETTING TO KNOW YOUR VEHICLE

HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERY
Your vehicle is equipped with a Lithium-ion high-voltage battery that is used to power the electric powertrain systems and the 12 Volt vehicle electrical system. The high-voltage battery is located underneath the vehicle.

Lithium-ion batteries provide the following benefits:

  • Lithium-ion batteries are much lighter than other types of rechargeable batteries of the same size.
  • Lithium-ion batteries hold their charge; they only lose approximately three per cent of their charge per month.
  • Lithium-ion batteries have no memory, which means that you do not have to completely discharge them before recharging, as with some other batteries.
  • Lithium-ion batteries can be recharged and discharged thousands of times.

High Voltage Battery Service Disconnect
The high voltage battery service disconnect is located under the load floor of the cargo area, at the front left side. Only a qualified service technician should access the high-voltage battery service disconnect.
If your vehicle requires high-voltage battery service, see an authorized dealer.

WARNING!

  • Never try to remove the high-voltage battery service disconnect. The high-voltage battery service disconnect is used when your vehicle requires service by a qualified technician at an authorized dealership. Failure to follow this warning can result in electrical shock, toxic emissions, fire, and other hazards which can cause death or serious injury including severe burns, respiratory injuries, and blindness.
  • The high-voltage battery and battery case have no parts that you or an unqualified technician can service. Under no circumstances should you or an unqualified technician open, disassemble, penetrate, or tamper with the high-voltage battery, battery case, cables, or connectors. Damage to these components can result in electrical shock, toxic emissions, fire, and other hazards which can cause death or serious injury including severe burns, respiratory injuries, and blindness. You should take the vehicle to an authorized dealership for any service or maintenance on these high-voltage components.
  • The high voltage system can be hot during and after starting, and when the vehicle is shut off or charging. Be careful of both the high voltage and the high temperature. Failure to do so can result in severe burns.

Disposal of the High Voltage Battery
Your vehicle’s high-voltage battery is designed to last the life of your vehicle. See an authorized dealer for information on the disposal of the battery if it should require replacement.

WARNING!
Your vehicle contains a sealed Lithium-ion high-voltage battery. If the battery is disposed of improperly, there is a risk of electrical shock and toxic emissions which can cause severe burns, respiratory injuries, fires, and other hazards resulting in serious injury or death.

General Information
The vehicle is also equipped with a Battery management system that is designed to:

  • Ensure safe operation
  • Maximize driving range
  • Maximize the life expectancy of the high-voltage battery

NOTE:
During vehicle start-up and shutdown, a clicking noise may be heard from within the vehicle. When the vehicle is preparing to start, the high-voltage battery contactors inside the battery are closed to make the stored electricity inside available for vehicle use. After the vehicle is shut down, the contactors open to electrically isolate the battery from other vehicle systems. The clicking noise is the sound of these contactors as they open and close during normal operation.

In the event of a collision:

  • If your vehicle is still drivable, pull off the road and place the transmission in the PARK position, apply the parking brake, and turn the vehicle off.
  • Beware of any exposed high-voltage parts or cables. To avoid electrical shock which can result in serious injury or death, never touch wiring, connectors, and other high-voltage parts, such as the inverter unit and the Lithium-ion battery.
  • Leaks or damage to the Lithium-ion battery may result in a fire and toxic emissions which can cause severe burns, respiratory injuries, and other serious injuries or death. If you discover these leaks, contact emergency services immediately. Since the fluid leak may be Lithium Manganate from the Lithium-ion battery, never touch the fluid leak inside or outside of the vehicle. If the fluid contacts your skin or eyes, wash these areas immediately with a large amount of water and obtain immediate medical attention to help avoid serious injury.
  • If a fire occurs inside your vehicle, leave the vehicle as soon as possible. Only use a type ABC, BC, or C fire extinguisher that is meant for use on electrical fires. Using a small amount of water, or the incorrect fire extinguisher can result in serious injury or death from electrical shock.
  • If you are not able to safely assess the vehicle due to vehicle damage, do not touch the vehicle. Leave the vehicle and contact emergency services. Advise first responders that this is a hybrid-electric vehicle.
  • In the event of an accident that requires bodywork, refer to an authorized dealership.

BATTERY CONDITIONING
In extremely high temperatures, the high voltage battery may need to be conditioned and therefore is suggested to plug in the vehicle in order to have the full performance on the next use. In extremely cold temperatures, to preserve the high voltage battery, the available electrical power may be reduced and recharge time increased. The high voltage battery is equipped with systems that guarantee to operate under temperature conditions suitable for its functioning as long as the temperature is higher than -22°F (-30°C) . Do not expose the battery to lower temperatures. If the ambient temperature is 5°F (-15°C) or below at vehicle shutdown, the instrument cluster will display the message “Plug In Vehicle To Condition Battery”.

If the battery temperature is below -22°F (-30°C), or 131°F (55°C) or above, the vehicle will NOT start:

  • If the vehicle is plugged in at this battery temperature, the vehicle will not start and the instrument cluster will display the message “Please Leave Key In RUN — Battery Conditioning Needed” until battery conditioning is complete.
  • If the vehicle is not plugged in at these battery temperatures, the vehicle will not start and the “Plug In Vehicle To Condition Battery” message will be shown in the instrument cluster display.

NOTE:

  • When the “Please Leave Key In RUN — Battery Conditioning Needed” message is displayed, keep the ignition in the RUN position for the battery to recover. Place the ignition back in the OFF position when the message disappears, and then start the vehicle. When this message is displayed, do not operate any air conditioning controls.
  • Under these high or low temperatures, while the vehicle is plugged in and the ignition is in the OFF position, the vehicle may “wake up” to precondition the high-voltage battery for use.
  • It is recommended that the vehicle be plugged in overnight when possible, to maximize the electric range of the vehicle.

The messages will only be displayed when the ignition is in the RUN position and the high-voltage battery is not ready to provide propulsion power. The messages will also display if there was a failed attempt to achieve the READY state when the high-voltage battery cell temperatures were either too cold or too hot.

REGENERATIVE BRAKING SYSTEM (RBS)
Your vehicle has a RBS. The RBS replenishes the vehicle’s high-voltage battery during deceleration and is particularly useful in stop-and-go city traffic. The elec-tric motors, which propel the vehicle forward, can operate as generators when braking. The RBS recharges the high-voltage battery under certain braking conditions by recapturing energy that would otherwise be lost while braking. The electric power that is generated goes back into the high-voltage battery for later use, for example when acceleration is desired. The RBS uses conventional hydraulic friction brakes, regenerative braking, or a combination to slow the vehicle. If the system detects slippery conditions while braking, ONLY friction is used to slow the vehicle. The RBS can result in extended life of the hydraulic service brakes; however, all inspection, scheduled mainte-nance, and service intervals for the vehicle service brakes must be followed.

Coasting: Intervenes in place of the exhaust brake when the throttle is released, allowing energy recovery when slowing down, even when the brake pedal is released. It will differentiate depending on selecting the driving mode. When the accelerator pedal is released, recovers energy during the slowing-down phase of the car. It it always active regardless of the selected operat-ing mode. eCoasting is possible if the automatic transmission is in Drive. In “Natural” and “Advanced Efficiency” modes, which can be selected via the DNA system selector, roasting has a setting that favours driving comfort. While in “Dynamic” mode, roasting has a more pronounced deceleration when the accelerator pedal is released. When “Sport” mode is not selected, roasting has a setting that favours driving comfort. While in “Sport” mode, roasting has a more pronounced deceleration when the accelerator pedal is released.

Braking: braking is always active regardless of the selected operating mode, and activates the high-voltage battery charging when the brake pedal is pressed, thereby recovering energy during braking. It is useful when driving in the city, where there are continuous stops and starts. To make the most efficient use the system, the braking phase should be modulated by applying gradual pressure on the brake pedal to allow maximum energy recovery.

FAQs

What’s new in the 2024 Dodge Hornet compared to previous models?

The 2024 Dodge Hornet features a redesigned exterior, enhanced technology integration, and improved performance upgrades.

What engine options are available for the 2024 Dodge Hornet?

The Dodge Hornet offers a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine as the base option, with a more powerful V6 available in higher trim levels.

What is the estimated fuel economy of the 2024 Dodge Hornet?

The fuel economy for the 2024 Dodge Hornet varies based on the engine and trim level, with an estimated range of 25-30 mpg combined.

Are there any new safety features introduced in the 2024 Dodge Hornet?

Yes, the 2024 model comes equipped with updated driver-assistance features, including adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and automated emergency braking.

Does the 2024 Dodge Hornet offer any hybrid or electric variants? As of the 2024 release, there are no hybrid or electric versions available, but

Dodge has hinted at future plans for electrification.

What are the available trim levels for the 2024 Dodge Hornet?

The 2024 Dodge Hornet is offered in several trims, including the base model, SXT, GT, and a high-performance R/T trim.

How is the interior design and technology of the 2024 Dodge Hornet?

The interior boasts a sporty yet refined design with premium materials. It features an upgraded infotainment system with a larger touchscreen, smartphone integration, and advanced connectivity options.

Are there any off-road capabilities in the 2024 Dodge Hornet?

While primarily designed for city and highway driving, certain trims of the 2024 Dodge Hornet may offer limited off-road capabilities with optional packages or features.

What towing capacity does the 2024 Dodge Hornet have?

The towing capacity ranges from 1,000 to 1,500 pounds, depending on the engine and trim configuration.

Is there a performance-oriented version of the 2024 Dodge Hornet available?

Yes, the R/T trim is the performance-focused variant, equipped with a more powerful engine, sport-tuned suspension, and additional performance enhancements.

Does the 2024 Dodge Hornet offer customizable options or packages?

Yes, buyers can opt for various packages and accessories to customize their Hornet, including appearance packages, technology upgrades, and performance enhancements.

What kind of warranty does Dodge offer for the 2024 Hornet?

Dodge typically offers a standard warranty package covering the vehicle for three years or 36,000 miles, along with a separate powertrain warranty.

How does the handling and driving experience of the 2024 Dodge Hornet compare to competitors?

The 2024 Dodge Hornet is praised for its responsive handling and engaging driving dynamics, positioning it competitively within its segment.

Are there any specific design elements that set the 2024 Dodge Hornet apart from other vehicles?

The Hornet’s aggressive styling, distinctive grille, sleek profile, and muscular stance contribute to its unique and recognizable appearance on the road.

What is the starting price of the 2024 Dodge Hornet?

The price of the 2024 Dodge Hornet starts at $32,995 and goes up to $47,995 depending on the trim and options.

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