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Informative Articles on Cars’ Brands and Models

Clifton Auto Centre Inc.’ experts are car lovers, just like you! Our experience and passion lead us to stay aware of the latest news regarding brands, models and performances. These articles are just further proof of our dedication to car owner’s safety and pride. Have a good read and a pleasant drive!

2018 Safest Cars according to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety


Clifton Auto knows cars accidents all too well, but we would prefer they didn't happen. The safety of our clients is paramount to us. When talking about safe cars, people usually discuss Volvo's as the safest car around, but the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not included any of the Volvo series in their list for the 2018 Top Safety Picks. Among the top winners this year for these awards go to South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai, which includes the Kia and Genesis brands.

The president of the IIHS made a state: "The improvements in occupant protection have been amazing over the past decades. All automakers now recognize the important role of safety in consumer choice, and they are increasingly receptive to working with our engineers to understand the next steps in keeping people from harm in motor vehicle crashes and to make real changes in their vehicle designs."

Criteria for the Top Safety Pick+ awards include:

• Good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests
• Acceptable or good rating in the passenger-side small overlap front test
• Advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention
• Good headlight rating

The Top Safety Pick+ awards went to the following vehicles in their respective categories:

Small Cars

Kia Forte sedan
Kia Soul

Subaru Impreza (4-door sedan & 4-door wagon)
Subaru WRX

Midsize Cars
Subaru Legacy
Subaru Outback
Toyota Camry

Large Luxury Cars
BMW 5 series
Genesis G80
Genesis G90
Lincoln Continental
Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan

Midsize SUVs
Hyundai Santa Fe
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Midsize Luxury SUV
Mercedes-Benz GLC

Clifton Auto implores all of its clientele to drive safe in any vehicle they drive. Despite any of the criteria listed above for safe vehicles, Clifton Auto places safe defensive driving and driver awareness as the thing that will keep you safe on the roads. If you have any question or need any help, don’t hesitate to contact us!

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