• Driving the Jeep Trailpass Concept: The Most Dirt-Worthy Compass You Can’t Buy


    The Jeep Trailpass Concept is a jacked up (new) Jeep Compass with some nifty additions to make it more off-road worthy. We got a chance to drive the Jeep Trailpass Concept at the 2017 Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. Every year we sample fun concepts Jeep builds. Usually, they build vehicles that allow us to peer into their imaginations. With the Jeep Trailpass Concept, it’s not as banannas as other concepts, but it’s still unique.

    On top of the regular kit you get with the 2017 Jeep Compass, the Jeep Trailpass Concept has:

    • Custom hood black graphics
    • A “custom” 1.5″ lift
    • Bodyside graphics
    • 18″ “Granet Chrystal Wheels” with a unique graphics
    • Roof basket and cross rails
    • 29.5″ Continental all-terrain tires
    • Katzkin leather seats
    • Luggage carrier and traction mats
    • JPP Rock Rails
    • All weather “slush mats” and cargo tray
    • Jeep valve stems

    Many of these upgrades are available through Jeep Performance Parts.

    While our time was brief with the Jeep Trailpass Concept, we can say that the extra ride height was a benifit and it didn’t seem to negatively affect the ride. The functional/purchasable upgrades are pretty cool too. Hopefully, Jeep will build more upgrades for the Jeep Compass in the near future.

    This year’s TFL coverage of the 2017 Easter Jeep Safari is brought to you by Blackforestgear.com. Check out their web site for unique Jeep soft tops and other fun Jeep wheeling gear.

    Enjoy the video!


    Nathan Adlen
    Nathan Adlen
    Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.

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