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With so much emphasis on safety, fuel economy and emissions these days, you might think this is a bad time for performance cars — but nothing could be further from the truth. Clean, efficient engines extract more power from each drop of fuel while modern safety gear is designed to ensure that cars go where they are pointed. Today's performance cars are quicker and sharper than ever, and few suffer from the mechanical frailty that plagued past generations of hot-rod rides. In this 2017 list you'll find both performance vehicles (including performance-oriented daily drivers and high-powered versions of mainstream cars) as well as luxury sports cars that coddle as well as thrill.

With so much emphasis on safety, fuel economy and emissions these days, you might think this is a bad time for performance cars — but nothing could be further from the truth. Clean, efficient engines extract more power from each drop of fuel while modern safety gear is designed to ensure that cars go where they are pointed. Today's performance cars are quicker and sharper than ever, and few suffer from the mechanical frailty that plagued past generations of hot-rod rides. In this 2017 list you'll find both performance vehicles (including performance-oriented daily drivers and high-powered versions of mainstream cars) as well as luxury sports cars that coddle as well as thrill.

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2018 Kia Stinger Gran Road Trip | Part 1 | Sponsored Content

Kia and Edmunds have teamed up and are setting out in the 2018 Kia Stinger to find the perfect weekend road trip to Ojai, California. Ojai offers an ideal blend of quaint, independently owned shops as well as great driving back roads. Host Jonathan Thompson takes the Kia Stinger and discovers Ojai on a Gran Road Trip.

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[MUSIC PLAYING] JONATHAN THOMPSON: Ojai, California is a perfect blend of quaint, independently-owned shops but also offers great driving back roads. Kia and Edmunds have teamed up and are setting out to find the perfect weekend road trip to Ojai, California. I'm Jonathan Thompson. Here's what we discovered on our [? grand ?] road trip. Ojai is 65 miles north of Los Angeles. Upon arrival, Beacon Coffee is the perfect place to fuel up. With highly sought after microlot coffees, Beacon has some of the best responsibly-grown beans. JOHN WHEIR: The philosophy behind Beacon is tying a sustainable buying model together with good business practices that allow everybody to feel like a good human being in a more holistic process. JONATHAN THOMPSON: And enjoy a good cup of coffee. JOHN WHEIR: And a good cup of coffee. JONATHAN THOMPSON: After a much needed caffeine fill-up, it's time to get out and see the town. Kia Stinger has five driving modes that you can switch between whatever mood or road conditions you might be in. You can customize your own modes to your liking. Even the engine noise you hear is adjustable. Cruise around in comfort mode if you are doing some sightseeing or sport mode for twisty mountain roads like these. You feel like this kind of road is made for a car like this. I mean, what's a road trip without a bit of fun? The Stinger's available all-wheel drive helps distribute power between the front and rear wheels, which is a great way to enhance grip. And it's head-up display feature-- in my line of sight I can see my speed, lane departure warning, even my nav directions. Ojai, California is a great place to get away. Stay for part 2, where we'll find the surprise mountain sunset.

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