Excellent hitch for 2017 Kia Sportage
Excellent hitch and easy install for one person. However, skip the instruction step to remove the exhaust from hanger. The hanger has a cinched collar that prevents removal from the rubber isolater. Just use a short 2x4 to swing the exhaust forward slightly while lifting hitch into place. As for design of hitch, Curt should have lifted the receiver tube an inch or so higher, to snug it against bumper cover. Then it would have more ground clearance and hang less conspicuously.
Quality Product - Installation issues
Should be a snap to plug into car's system and go, but its not. First, this install requires a dedicated fused circuit run from the battery to the left rear quarter. Next, access to all lighting system plugs requires removal of entire rear trim panel without breaking it. I tugged and tugged, but gave up to find someone who knows how to remove the trim.