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Is Your Car On This List Of The Most-Stolen Vehicles?

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The two vehicles which are most likely to be stolen aren’t from luxury brands, but they do share a couple of things in common. Both are Dodges, and both have extremely powerful engines. The two most-stolen vehicles in the U.S. are the Dodge Charger HEMI and the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.

The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) released its list of the most- and least-stolen vehicles with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). According to the data, both the loss claim rates for both Dodge vehicles are over five times the average loss claim rate for models between 2016 and 2018. The Infiniti Q50 4-door luxury vehicle’s loss claim rate is also more than five times the average.

Several other Dodge models are also on the list of the most-stolen vehicles, including the Dodge Challenger, the Dodge Charger 4WD and the Dodge Durango 4WD. The IIHS also points out that almost all of the 20 models on the list of the most-stolen vehicles have big engines or are pickup trucks or luxury vehicles.

However, what’s particularly interesting is that a luxury vehicle also tops the list of the least-stolen vehicles. There was only one claim for a stolen BMW 3-Series in nearly 105,000 insured vehicle years, which is one vehicle insured for one year. Two other models on the least-stolen vehicles list are also luxury vehicles: the Tesla Model S and Tesla Model X. The IIHS suggests that Teslas are among the least-stolen because they are typically parked in garages or in more secure areas close to houses or buildings because they must be plugged in to charge.

One other omission from the list of the most-stolen vehicles is the Cadillac Escalade, which was previously at the top of the list. The IIHS suggests that there is a lot more competition in the large luxury SUV category now, so that could be one reason why the Escalade has dropped. Another reason is likely Cadillac’s move to include more enhanced security and anti-theft features. Since 2015, the Escalade has been equipped with glass breakage sensors, motion detectors and a sensor that detects if the vehicle is inclined, like to tow it or to take the wheels off it.

Here’s the list of the most-stolen vehicles:

  1. Dodge Charger HEMI
  2. Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
  3. Infiniti Q50 4-door
  4. Infiniti QX80
  5. GMC Sierra 1500 crew cab
  6. Dodge Challenger
  7. Nissan Maxima
  8. Chevy Silverado 1500 crew cab
  9. Chrysler 300 4WD
  10. Dodge Durango 4WD
  11. Land Rover Range Rover
  12. Chevy Silverado 1500 crew cab
  13. Dodge Charger
  14. Nissan Titan crew cab short bed
  15. GMC Sierra 1500 crew cab
  16. Audi A7 4WD
  17. Infinity QX80 4WD


Here are the least-stolen vehicles:

  1. BMW 3-Series 4-door
  2. Tesla Model S 4WD
  3. Tesla Model X 4WD
  4. Chevy Equinox 4WD
  5. Buick Encore 4WD
  6. Subaru Legacy with EyeSight
  7. GMC Acadia
  8. Subaru Forester with EyeSight
  9. GMC Acadia 4WD
  10. Volkswagen New Beetle
  11. BMW 3-Series 4-door 4WD
  12. Subaru Outback with EyeSight
  13. BMW X5
  14. Subaru Crosstrek
  15. Chevy Traverse
  16. Subaru Crosstrek with EyeSight
  17. Lexus RX 450h 4WD
  18. Honda Odyssey
  19. Mazda MX-5 Miata
  20. Cadillac XT5

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