Battle of the HEMI V8s: Dodge Durango SRT vs Dodge Durango Hellcat vs Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

These performance family haulers from Stellantis hit the dragstrip; who are you putting your money on?

The top crop SUVs from Stellantis' portfolio hit the drag strip. Seen here is the seven-seater Dodge Durango Hellcat, which features a 6.2 L HEMI V-8 engine that produces 710 hp & 645 lb-ft of torque and weighs 5,710 lbs

From the Jeep range, we have a fourth-generation five-seater, Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, with the same 6.2 L engine found in the Durango, producing the same 710 hp. It weighs lesser than the Durango tipping the scales at 5,363 lbs

Both SUVs line up for the launch

The Hammer drops and the Trackhawk launches well, but the Hellcat isn't far behind

It keeps up with the Jeep and the quarter miles times of both these SUVs is proof of that. While the Jeep managed a time of 12.04 seconds, the Hellcat was close with a time of 12.07 seconds

Next, it was a Durango vs Durango face-off

The Hellcat goes up against the SRT seen here, which features a naturally aspirated 6.4 L 392 HEMI V-8 engine that produces 485 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque. Let's see how big is the performance difference between these two Durangos

The lights go out and the Hellcat almost immediately leaps forward and it stays in the lead all the way to the quarter-mile

The Hellcat clocked in a time of 11.84 seconds while the SRT managed 13.66 seconds. Overall, it was fun to watch these family haulers go up against each other. Swipe Up to Read More.


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