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Top 10 Most Stolen Cars in the US


If you own one of these cars, you might want to consider theft insurance. From the Jeep Cherokee, to the Chevrolet Impala, to the Toyota Corolla, these vehicles are at high risk of being jacked.

10 most stolen cars in the United States

This information comes from the National Insurance Crime Bureau 2016 Hot Wheels Report which states what were the 10 most stolen cars throughout the country .

Number 10 : Jeep Cherokee

2000 Jeep Cherokee

Grand Cherokee, the Jeep Cherokee grew from the Jeep Wagoneer into one of the first compact SUVs and as it turns out this change attracted a lot of thieves. A combination of the Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee came in 10th placed in the bureau’s list with combined thefts of 9,245 in 2016

A brand new Jeep Grand Cherokee isn’t cheap as they can go for up to $60,000 plus and it’s consistently rated as being extremely safe and reliable. That said it doesn’t look like thieves are after brand new models as 2000 Cherokees were the most stolen model .

Number 9 : Chevrolet Impala

2008 Chevrolet Impala

The Chevy Impala has been around for a long time. Its first model year was in 1958 and a continued production until 1985 it returned briefly in the mid 1990s before coming back for good in 2000 and it has been going strong ever since. In 2014 the Impala ranked is the most affordable large car in US News and World Report.

Despite its continued affordability was the 9th most stolen car in 2016 with 9,749 reported thefts and unlike the Jeep more modern versions of the Impala seem to be the target as over 1,000 of the nearly 10,000 stolen impalas where the 2008 model .

Number 8 : Toyota Corolla

2015 Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla is one of the best-selling cars in history so, of course there’s gonna be a high degree of thefts. There’s just so many out there! The first model Corolla was seen in 1966 and it quickly became one of the most successful cars in the world.

In 1997 it surpassed the Volkswagen Beetle and became the world’s best-selling car and in July 2013, it was reported that 40 million Corollas had been sold since it first went into production. This prevalence has drawn many thieves with 11,989 parolees reported stolen in 2016 and the 2015 model being the biggest target .

Number 7: Dodge Pickup Full-size

2001 Dodge Pickup

The Dodge Ram Pickup is consistently rated as one of the best pickup trucks on the market. It is a five-time winner of motor trends “Truck of the Year” and has sold extremely well, with consistent sales of roughly 400,000 to 500,000 units per year throughout the 2000s and 2010’s .

Unfortunately, its immense popularity and reliability have made it a huge target for thieves as evidenced by the fact that 12,128 Dodge pickups were stolen throughout 2016.
The trucks full-size 2001 model was the highest target accounting for 1,288 of the 12,000 plus stolen Dodge pickups.

Number 6 : Nissan Altima

2015 Nissan Altima

The Nissan Altima has been reliable and high selling Nissan model since 1992 when it branched off from the Nissan Bluebird . The Altima received good reviews throughout the 2000s as was praised for its power space aesthetic and handling. It has remained consistently reliable and affordable throughout the years.

That positive reputation has undoubtedly drawn attention to it. 12,221 Altimas were stolen in 2016 with the 2015 Altima accounting for 1,673 of those thefts. Judging by this data turns out that newer cars are targeted a lot more than one may have thought .

Number 5 : Toyota Camry

2016 Toyota Camry

What can we say, Toyota makes some really great cars and thieves seem to agree. The Camry has been sold internationally since 1982 although it was originally a compact car rather than the mid size it is today and Toyota touted it as being the second world car after their own Corolla. Do they toot
their own horn too much ?

Well, turns out they’re right as the Camry was the best-selling passenger car in the United States from 1997 to 2016 with the exception of the year 2001. Its prevalence on the road allows criminals ample opportunity as 16,732 cameras were stolen in 2016 with 1,113 of them being the 2016 model.

Number 4 : Chevrolet Pickup Full-Size

Chevrolet Silverado

Chevrolet has produced many pickup trucks throughout the years and many of its models are still on the road including the SSR Colorado Avalanche and Silverado. The Chevy Silverado is probably its most famous line as it has remained in constant production since 1999 .Since then it is one numerous awards including three “Car and Driver” and four “Motor Trend Truck of the Year” awards.

The Chevrolet pickups are apparently pretty hot on the black market as well as a staggering 31,238 Chevy pickups were stolen throughout 2016. That’s over 85 thefts a day ! Pro tip : keep your Chevy pickup locked up tight .

Number 3 : Ford Pickup Full-Size

Ford Pickup

They may be built Ford tough but they’re not constructed to deter committed thieves. The Ford F-series is a hugely popular line of trucks that has been manufactured since 1948. It has developed a devout following over the years due to its stellar reputation and it has been the highest selling vehicle in America since 1981.

However, it is also remained one of the most consistently stolen vehicles as well and a combined 32,721 Ford pickups were stolen in 2016 to prove it. Next time you see a Ford Pickup , just think this very well, maybe is a stolen vehicle.

Number 2 : Honda Civic

1998 Honda Civic

The Civic was introduced in 1972 and has enjoyed a great reputation ever since. The initial early models were praised for their roominess reliability and fuel efficiency while the sporty or later models have turned their own fair share of heads. Over 18 million Civics have been sold and data from the mid 2010’s suggests that it’s a favorite among Millennials due to its affordable price.

However, it’s clearly a favorite amongst criminals as well as a whopping 49,547 Civics were stolen in 2016 with a 1998 model accounted for 7,578 of them . That means that about 135 Civics are stolen in the United States every day.

Number 1: Honda Accord

1997 Honda Accord

Honda should really beef up their security measures or is it that they need to dial back their appeal. Honda has manufactured the Accord since 1976 and it has consistently remained one of America’s highest selling cars since 1989.

Its prevalence on the roads and the older models lack of security means that it’s a favorite among thieves as 50,427 Accords were stolen in 2016. This means that nearly 140 Accords are stolen every day. For those curious, the 1997 Accord was the most stolen model with over 7,527 thefts throughout the year.

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