General Motors unveiled the 2023 Chevy Colorado this past July, pulling the sheets on an all-new third generation for the pickup. Among the updates and changes introduced with the 2023 model year was the new StowFlex Tailgate, which is offered as a built-in storage solution for whatever you may need to bring.
The StowFlex Tailgate is accessible with the tailgate lowered, and features a 45-inch-wide, four-inch-deep compartment with a lockable lid. The storage compartment is watertight, but also includes a drain, which makes it perfect for loading up with some tasty beverages and ice, or just as a secure place to keep whatever items need to be securely locked away.
Tagged with RPO code BPC, the StowFlex Tailgate is available on all trim levels of the 2023 Chevy Colorado. For the base-model Work Truck (WT), the StowFlex Tailgate is included and only available in conjunction with the WT Convenience Package II (RPO code PCU), which is priced at $545 and requires the WT Convenience Package (RPO code PCY), which itself is priced at $415.
The LT trim level offers the StowFlex Tailgate with the LT Convenience Package (RPO code PCZ), which is priced at $1,270. Trail Boss models offer the feature via the Trail Boss Convenience II Package (RPO code PCW), which is $545 and requires the Trail Boss Convenience Package (RPO code PDA), which is priced at $375.
As for Z71 trim levels, the StowFlex Tailgate is only available from the Z71 Convenience Package II (RPO code PCX), which is $1,625. Finally, the 2023 Chevy Colorado ZR2 includes the StowFlex Tailgate feature as standard.
Under the hood, the 2023 Chevy Colorado draws motivation from GM’s turbocharged 2.7L I4 gasoline engine, which is available in three states of tune depending on the trim level selected. The base tune is tagged with RPO code L2R, and produces 237 horsepower and 259 pound-feet of torque, while the other two tunes are tagged with RPO code L3B and produce 310 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque, and 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque.