The safety of the Dodge Hornet has so far not been determined by the NHTSA or IIHS, as both of these agencies are yet to crash-test the car, so there are no local safety ratings. However, its proven platform and modern design should ensure very good safety. The structurally identical Alfa Romeo Tonale has been tested by EuroNCAP and achieved a five-star rating across the pond, so both it and its Dodge counterpart should turn in good results once tested here.
NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.
It goes without saying that all the safety features mandated by law are present and accounted for, such as a backup camera, ABS, stability control, and tire-pressure monitoring. The Hornet additionally comes with seven airbags and a host of standard driver assists. These include auto hill-hold assist, automatic LED headlights with auto high beams, rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist, traffic-sign recognition, and forward-collision warning. Additional driver assists can be obtained via the $2,245 Tech Pack that comes with semi-autonomous highway driving thanks to a lane-centering function working in conjunction with the adaptive cruise control. Other features included with this package are a surround-view camera, intelligent speed assistance, front parking sensors, and driver-drowsiness detection.
|Dodge Hornet Trims||GT||GT Plus||R/T||R/T Plus|
|Rear Parking Aid||O||O||O||O|
|Blind Spot Monitor||S||S||S||S|
|Lane Departure Warning||O||O||O||O|
|Lane Keeping Assist||O||O||O||O|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S||S||S||S|
Because it's still relatively new on the market, there is no reliability data, no recalls, and no JD Power rating yet, so we'll just have to wait for a while until more information becomes available. While there are still quite a few unknowns in terms of its potential reliability, the Dodge Hornet's warranty cover will have to do in the meantime. This is average at best, with the limited warranty only being valid for three years/36,000 and the powertrain warranty for five years/60,000 miles.
The Hornet has not been crash-tested locally, but with seven airbags, many standard driver assists, and a five-star EuroNCAP rating for the structurally identical Alfa Romeo Tonale for reference, the Hornet should be very safe.
The Hornet has seven airbags. The driver gets a front, side, and knee airbag, the front passenger gets a front and side airbag, and the heads of both rows' outboard passengers are covered by curtain airbags.