The Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD is one of the most popular, well-known, and best-renowned full-size, heavy-duty pickup trucks on the mainstream auto market. The Silverado 2500HD model is one model in a series of Silverado models, which includes other heavy-duty pickup truck models as well as light-duty and medium-duty pickup trucks. This new model will feature the 6-way tailgate that is super helpful in diverse ways.

The Chevy Silverado 2500HD is expected to hit the mainstream auto market and become available for purchase at official Chevrolet dealerships in the third quarter of 2021. This heavy-duty pickup truck was lightly refreshed and minorly restyled for the 2022 model year. One of the primary upgrades to the 2022 Silverado 2500HD is this full-size, heavy-duty pickup truck’s new Multi-Flex tailgate. 

After making its debut on the GMC Sierra AT4—it is referred to as the Multi-Pro tailgate for GMC vehicle models—the Multi-Flex tailgate became available on all models of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 for the 2021 model year. It is newly available on the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD for the 2022 model year. 

The Multi-Flex tailgate is available for all trim levels and cab and bed configurations for the 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500HD, although it will be available only as part of a package of features for lower trim levels. On its own, the Multi-Flex tailgate adds between $260 to $595 to the price of a 2022 Silverado 2500HD pickup truck model. 

The Multi-Flex tailgate includes six different functions and positions. All six of the Multi-Flex tailgate’s functions are designed specifically to make the cargo bed of the Silverado more accessible and to make loading and unloading the bed faster, easier, and more convenient so drivers can do what they need to do and get back on the road as quickly as possible. 

Keep reading to learn more about each of the six positions of the Multi-Flex tailgate and how they improve the functionality of this full-size, heavy-duty pickup truck and enhance the on-the-road experience for 2022 Silverado 2500HD drivers. 

  1. Traditional Primary Gate 

Many drivers will be relieved that the Multi-Flex tailgate’s multiple positions do not disrupt its functionality as a traditional tailgate. The primary gate of the Multi-Flex tailgate can fold down like any traditional tailgate and is accessible via a power release button on the 2022 Silverado 2500HD’s key fob, a button located inside the pickup truck, or by hand using a button that is located on the tailgate itself. 

  1. Primary Gate Load Stop 

The Multi-Flex tailgate comes with a special load stop for the primary gate of the tailgate. This load stop adds security to the 2022 Silverado 2500HD’s cargo bed by preventing items from sliding out of the back of the truck while the truck is in motion. The primary gate load stop is only functional when the primary gate of the truck is open.

6-Way Tailgate

6-Way Tailgate

As well as adding security, the primary gate load stop of the Multi-Flex tailgate extends the cargo bed of the 2022 Silverado 2500HD in order to allow drivers to safely transport more or longer items in their truck’s bed. 

  1. Foldable Inner Gate 

The Multi-Flex tailgate features both a primary gate and an inner gate. The inner gate of the tailgate is able to fold down when the primary gate is open. The foldability of the Multi-Flex tailgate’s inner gate makes it easier for 2022 Silverado 2500HD drivers to access their truck bed while loading and unloading it. 

  1. Full-Width Step 

The Multi-Flex tailgate’s inner gate can also fold all the way down to become a full-width step with a high maximum weight capacity of 375 pounds. This step allows drivers to climb in and out of their truck bed more easily, and an assist handle on the driver’s side of the cargo bed allows for safer access to the items inside the truck’s bed. 

  1. Inner Gate Load Stop 

Like its primary gate, the inner gate of the Multi-Flex tailgate also features a load stop. This load stop prevents second-tier items from sliding out of the truck’s cargo bed while the truck is in motion. 

  1. Inner Gate Work Surface 

One of the most unique and useful functions of the Multi-Flex tailgate is its inner gate work surface. 2022 Silverado 2500HD drivers can configure the inner gate of their Multi-Flex tailgate into a functional work surface that can fit a laptop, notebook, blueprints, etc. by opening it outward.

There is sure to be a use for everyone with the 6-way tailgate on the new 2500HD. Browse our lineup to find a truck for you.