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I was looking up some info on my 2018 Sportage EX, and I came across the descriptor on the KIA webpage that said there is a 12v outlet in the cargo area. Where is it? I did a quick look this morning and I don't see one. It shows to be standard equipment on all trim levels, so it shouldn't be package specific.

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Interior Specs

12V Power Outlet locations

2 - Lower Control Stack

1 - 2nd Row

1 - Cargo Area " one in the cargo area put portable power in reach, whenever you need it."

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Can't speak for the 18, but, I checked my 17 ex and there is no power port in the cargo area.
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I contacted KIA abut it. We'll see what they come back with.
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Not one in my 2017 SX

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Our 17 EX has the cargo 12v outlet. Hopefully my description will make sense, but in ours, if you're looking in to the cargo area from the back of the vehicle...on the right hand rear pillar, about shoulder height, that is where the outlet is. Our EX had both option packages so I guess it's possible it came with one of those, but can't remember for sure. Anyway, check and see if you might have one there. I don't know if I am able, or if it's allowed to send a picture on here, but I'm sure I could take a pic of it and post if it's simple to do.
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Our 17 EX has the cargo 12v outlet. Hopefully my description will make sense, but in ours, if you're looking in to the cargo area from the back of the vehicle...on the right hand rear pillar, about shoulder height, that is where the outlet is. Our EX had both option packages so I guess it's possible it came with one of those, but can't remember for sure. Anyway, check and see if you might have one there. I don't know if I am able, or if it's allowed to send a picture on here, but I'm sure I could take a pic of it and post if it's simple to do.
Do you have the power liftgate Lewbar? I have the manual gate, and I do not have the rear cargo area speaker.
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Here is my cargo area. No outlets found.
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looking at some youtube videos, the 4th gen Sportages don't have a cargo power plug.

and according to the 2017 owners manual, only power outlets in the front and rear passenger. none in the cargo area. which is weird since the 3rd gens had them in all 3 trims, and so useful to have them in the cargo area.

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Yes, I have the power liftgate as well as the speaker in the cargo area (that could be part of one of the packages with the upgraded radio/nav system?). On another note, on our model it states something about having heated front wipers or windshield, but yet we do not have that as I later found out it's a Canadian model feature. Who knows...maybe we have one of the few with the back power outlet.
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I contacted KIA abut it. We'll see what they come back with.
So KIA actually called me back this afternoon. I described the issue and walked the lady through where I found the info on the page. She agreed that it seems to read that it is equipped on all models.

While we were talking she did a search to see if there was a forum that addressed this question. I told her you'll probably find my question asking the same thing we are discussing. She actually referenced my own question in her search because she asked if i was TexanEagleScout. Because of the contradictory information, she is submitting the question to the next level up. So the outlet is option dependent and I don't have it, or the website is wrong (or at best unclear) and needs to be addressed.

So KIA does read this forum guys. Also I have never had a auto manufacturer's customer service return a call like that. That it was that quick was really impressive. Top marks KIA NORTH America.
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