2014 Toyota Corolla: The 11th generation of Toyota's bestselling compact sedan literally inches closer to the mid-size Camry, with an additional 11 centimetres between the front and rear wheels. A carryover 132-horsepower four-cylinder engine is standard, with a 140-horse version optional. Available in all but the base model is a continuously variable transmission with built-in "steps" to make it feel like a conventional automatic transmission.
On average, 51 cars per year wind up in the canals of Amsterdam, Holland (pictured).
Engineer Ralph Teetor, who happened to be blind, invented cruise control in 1945. However, it wasn't until 1958 that Chrysler became the first automaker to offer it on its vehicles.
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