Elevate Your Tailgating Game With The Chevy Colorado

By: Carolyn Hall | October 11, 2023
Chevy Colorado truck with cooler being loaded in the bed

Whether you’re a tailgating enthusiast or new to the pastime, one aspect you won’t want to miss during football season is cheering on your favorite team surrounded by other fans. While you may be ready to catch a football game, is your vehicle prepared for the next tailgate? Serving more than just a means to getting there, the Chevy Colorado can enhance your entire tailgating experience. 

11.3” Diagonal Display1: Perfect Views Before The Viewing

With wireless Apple CarPlayⓇ2, Android Auto™3 capability, and Google Built-in4 to this advanced color LED display, you’ll have access to cameras, navigation, and tunes all in one accessible dashboard location. Not only will this display show your directions to the stadium, but it can also help you make sure you’ve secured the best tailgating spot when parking. Visibility has never been easier as the display can show up to 10 available, best-in-class5 camera viewpoints6, no matter if you need to see forward, rear, or underbody. Squeezing into the perfect spot? The multiple camera viewpoints are essential when considering your proximity to other tailgaters.

Chevy Colorado 11.3" diagonal display, showing rear and overhead camera views
See multiple camera viewpoints with the 11.3″ Diagonal Display.

StowFlex Tailgate: Maximum Usability

When you have the tools to do it yourself, nothing can stop you from turning your vision into reality. Trailblazer offers advanced storage options for a small SUV that is versatile, powerful, and ready to get the job done

No precious truck bed space is overlooked in the Colorado. The available first-in-class7 StowFlex Tailgate8 is a storage compartment built into the tailgate. Designed with a drain, the StowFlex Tailgate also serves as the perfect cooler for your favorite beverages while you’re tailgating. If you happen to be heading away from your tailgate or want to store other items, this compartment is lockable and will keep belongings safe.

Chevy Colorado StowFlex Taligate
Store extra gear or drinks in the StowFlex Tailgate! Preproduction model shown. Actual production model may vary. Available early 2023.

Built-In Bed Power Outlet: Enhance Your Tailgating

There’s no need to fret if your perfect tailgating spot doesn’t have access to building utilities, as there is a 120-volt power outlet located within the Colorado truck bed. This is a great chance to run your speakers to keep the energy up or keep your snacks at the perfect temperature in the crockpot. So, regardless of whether you are by a building or not, you don’t have to sacrifice all the best tailgating amenities when you tailgate with the Colorado.

Chevy Colorado built-in bed power outlet. Cord being plugged in.
No need to park by a building with this in-bed outlet.

Tie Downs: Keep Your Gear Secure

Another best-in-class7 feature is the available 17 tie-downs8 to keep gear stable while you’re on the go. Whether you are in charge of bringing the canopy, grill, or tables and chairs to the tailgate, you won’t have to worry about anything shifting in the truck bed on the way. These tie-downs will assist in keeping your cargo secured during transport while helping avoid damage. Properly tying down your gear will make certain your tailgating party will go uninterrupted.

Chevy Colorado truck bed tie downs. Using straps to keep gear tied down.
Keep your gear tied down and extra secure in the Colorado’s truck bed.

Advanced Trailering System9: Haul Everything You Need

If you’re tailgating out of town, or you’re bringing all the gear, trailering with your Chevy Colorado will be a breeze. The standard package has both Hitch Guidance10 to line up your trailer and hitch, and Hitch View10, which gives a zoomed-in view for alignment. Additionally, the in-vehicle Trailering App11 is available for guidance and on-road assistance for any level of familiarity you have with trailering12. You won’t need to worry about performance issues either; with the Tow/Haul driving mode, a heavy load shouldn’t slow you down. With 7,700 lbs. max available towing, you can bring along any gear you may need13.

truck with attached trailer
Utilizing a trailer can help you bring extra gear.

Safety Assist: Your Peace of Mind

Whether you are arriving at or departing from a tailgate, Chevy’s Safety Assist10 is there to help you get to your destination safely. Features10 like Front Pedestrian Braking, Rear Pedestrian Alerts, and Rear Cross-Traffic Braking can all help with avoiding collisions in crowded tailgating areas. Surrounded by tailgating traffic? Forward Collision Alert, Auto Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, and Following Distance Indicator are available for when you’re ready to drive either way.

truck icon with safety package
Chevy Safety Assist can help you feel more confident in driving in crowded areas.

The Chevy Colorado can be a real game-changer when it comes to celebrating your favorite teams. With the innovations available, elevating your tailgating experience has never been easier. When utilizing these convenient features at the next big game, don’t be surprised if you’re asked to lead the following tailgating parties.

1Go to chevrolet.com/device-compatibility to find out which phones are compatible with the vehicle. Full Bluetooth feature functionality varies by device, model, and software version.
2Vehicle user interface is a product of Apple, and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible iPhone®, and data plan rates apply. Apple CarPlay® is a trademark of Apple Inc. Siri®, iPhone® and iTunes® are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
3Vehicle user interface is a product of Google, and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires the Android Auto app on Google Play and a compatible Android™ smartphone. Data plan rates apply. You can check which smartphones are compatible at g.co/androidauto/requirements. Android Auto is a trademark of Google LLC.
4Google built-in services are subject to limitations and availability may vary by vehicle, infotainment system and location. Select service plan required. Certain Google actions and functionality may require account linking. User terms and privacy statements apply. Google, Google Play, and Google Maps are trademarks of Google LLC.
5Based on latest available competitive data. Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information.
6Read the vehicle’s owner’s manual for important feature limitations and information. Some camera views require available accessory camera and installation.  Not compatible with all trailers.  See your dealer for details.
7Based on latest available competitive data.
8Due to current supply-chain shortages, certain features shown have limited or late availability, or are no longer available. See the window label or a dealer regarding the features on an individual vehicle.
9App functionality and features vary with vehicle equipment and trim level. Data connection may be required. Some features require active service plan and working electrical system. Terms and limitations apply.
10Safety or driver-assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for more important feature limitations and information.
11Device data connection required. Available on select Apple and Android devices. Some features require active service plan and working electrical system. Service availability, features and functionality vary by vehicle. Terms and limitations apply. See onstar.com for details.
12Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The trailering capacity of your specific vehicle may vary. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.
13Requires Colorado with available 2.7L Turbo Plus engine and Advanced Trailering Package. Maximum trailering ratings are intended for comparison purposes only.