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Jeep Trailpass Concept gives the Compass some extra off-road oomph

The new Compass Trailhawk is plenty capable, but there's always room for improvement.

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Jeep's Trailpass Concept is based on the company's new-for-2018 Compass, more specifically, the Trailhawk model.

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A modest 1.5-inch lift kit adds a bit of aggression -- and ground clearance.

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This concept does a good job of adding some visual toughness to what is likely to largely be a mall crawler of an SUV.

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Note the blacked-out head- and taillamp housings.

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Those big orange boards are traction mats, useful stuff if you get stuck.

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That's a production Mopar/Thule roof rack with basket and bag.

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While the side graphics are already available in production Compass models, the hood graphic shown here is custom.

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The Trailpass is powered by FCA's 2.4-liter Tigershark four-cylinder paired to a nine-speed automatic. This has not been our favorite powertrain combination in other vehicles.

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Other minor tweaks include gloss-black mirror caps and 18-inch alloys, each with single orange pocket accents with a hidden surprise.

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Look closely at that orange pocket for one of Jeep's famous Easter Eggs.

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Yep, there it is.

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