It might seem counterintuitive, but the underpowered Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk SUV is indeed faster than the Dodge Challenger Demon. Here’s why: the Jeep Trackhawk is not limited to the same top speed as the Demon.
As video host John Fenske explains, the Dodge tops out at 168 miles per hour, while the Jeep Trackhawk continues to pull all the way up to 180 miles per hour. This is because the Demon is electronically limited to this speed that Nitto tires have been designed for. Which, for the Demon, are only rated to 168 miles per hour (W-rating). To go faster, one would need to swap out different tires and change the settings (no tuner needed). Figuring out how to remove the limiters on a Demon isn’t hard, and we assume that’s on purpose.
Or one could just buy a Hellcat, and hit 200+ miles per hour off the bat.
But if you’re dead set on owning a Dodge Demon, and the only other option you might consider is the Jeep Trackhawk, then you’ll definitely want to hit play and get the complete lowdown from this Engineering Explained video.