Was over 3 years ago I removed my console in an attempt to find the rattles in it. Has two cigar lighter type sockets, as I barely recall, the rear one was easy but I had to bend my arm in such a manner it was never intended for that front one.
On other vehicles used those DC power plugs like you find on the side of a laptop, only a 1/4" hole, much smaller and a far superior connection. Thought about doing this on my Cruze, but still under warranty.
Cigar lighter type sockets rely more on tradition than anything else, but couldn't pick a poorer connector for connectivity.
GPS and radar detectors work on 12 volts, easy, but with everything else jam a five volt power supply in that super large plug, need to find a small equipment box to house that circuit.
Also found my Motorola chargers were next to worthless with a Samsung phone, had to get a Samsung 12 V adapter for the Cruze. Least with a 2 ampere output, wife's Apple adapter works okay, has a USB output.