The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is one remarkable performance car but if you’re looking for comparable straight-line performance and much more practicality, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is the way to go.
Sitting at the heart of the Trackhawk is FCA’s familiar 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V8, essentially identical to the unit used in the Charger and Challenger Hellcat twins and largely the same as the Demon’s engine.
Unlike the Demon, however, the Trackhawk isn’t just a one-trick pony. Although it can’t match the Demon’s acceleration times, it actually has a higher top speed than its similarly-priced cousin, 180 mph vs 168 mph, as Engineering Explained explains below.
The reason for this is that the drag radial tires of the Demon are only rated at 168 mph and Dodge has, therefore, placed an electronic speed limiter on the car. By comparison, the Trackhawk’s road-friendly tires are much more resilient and able to easily push the SUV to 180 mph.