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Nimble Jeep Trailpass Concept At The 2017 Easter Jeep Safari: Photos, Exclusive Video, Opinions

Posted in Moab Experience: 2017 on April 13, 2017
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Photographers: FCA

The Jeep Trailpass was one of seven concepts that Jeep and Mopar brought to the 2017 Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. The Trailpass is based on the all-new Jeep Compass Trailhawk. Its features include a 1.5-inch lift; 18-inch wheels; Jeep roof basket, roof bag; traction mats; cross rails, and rock rails; Katzkin leather seats and armrest; all-weather floor mats; and custom graphics on the exterior.”

Here you can see a collection of detailed photos, exclusive video, and our opinions on the Trailpass. Make sure to check out the other six concepts that Jeep and Mopar brought to Moab at fourwheeler.com!

Our Opinions

Ken Brubaker, editor, Four Wheeler: “I didn’t hate the Trailpass like I thought I would. As a matter of fact, I dug it. It’s fun! It’s so cute that it looks like a smiley face on wheels. More importantly, I don’t think it would kill a person’s budget to create a Trailpass-type Compass, and the little thing is actually quite capable off-road.”

Jake Headlee, contributor, The Enthusiast Network: The Trailpass is solid proof that you don’t have to build a huge Wrangler to have fun in the dirt. You won’t be boulder hopping but it is comfortable and more capable than a minivan.”

Sean Holman, content director of Truck & Off-road Group, The Enthusiast Network: “Who knew the Compass would look so much better jacked up with a bigger tire. While it’s not going on the Rubicon anytime soon, it’s a great vehicle for all-weather capability and taking you a little further off the beaten path to get you to your favorite rock climbing, snowboarding, or camping spot. Or it could be a nice commuter Jeep for those who don’t want to put the daily miles on the Wrangler.”

Rick Pewe, editor, Jp: “The newest offering is made better with an additional inch of lift and better tires. If you can get the nannies to turn off it can be a sporty, fun little nimble wheeler that’s adept in the backcountry. It’s no minivan, yet can haul people and still go wheelin for the weekend. We’d modify the tranny to not shift out of first in the sand though so the little four-popper can keep the Compass heading in the right direction.”

Fred Williams, editor-at-large, 4-Wheel & Off-Road: “The little compass is obviously the smaller sibling of the Grand Cherokee with such similar styling. And the Trailpass should be the vehicle that Subaru owners look at when they want to switch to a Jeep. For dirt road exploring and car camping this little jeep would be a great fit for an outdoors couple.”

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