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Honda Sweeps Top Two Spots on Most Stolen List

Ford F-150 takes third place, was most stolen 2014 model.

by on Sep.04, 2015

The Honda Accord was the most stolen vehicle in the U.S. in 2014, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

The Honda Accord and Civic are popular sellers, annually ranking in the top 10 in sales; however, they’re also eye-catchers for car thieves as well as the two were the most stolen vehicles in 2014.

According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s annual “Hot Wheels” report, the Honda Accord was the most stolen vehicle in America last year. Thieves nabbed 51,290 Accords in 2014 while the Honda Civic (43,936) and Ford F-Series (28,680) rounded out the top three.

Stay Informed!

Drivers of Accords and Civics may feel like they’ve got a big bulls eye on their vehicles as they were the most stolen vehicles in 2013 as well. However, statistics show that auto theft is on the decline. (more…)

Escalade Tops the List of Late-Model Stolen Cars

Caddy tops list for fourth year.

by on Aug.25, 2011

The Cadillac Escalade EXT tops the lost of stolen vehicles, according to a new report.

Bling, bling…gone.

For the fourth year in a row, the big Cadillac Escalade, a favorite among rappers and professional athletes, tops the list as the car more likely to be stolen, according to a new report by the Highway Loss Data Institute.

The trade group’s data show that four different versions of the Escalade rank high on the list of 2008 to 2010 vehicles thieves targeted, with the Cadillac Escalade EXT, an SUV/pickup blend, ranking at the top of the list.  On average, it experienced 14 claims per 1,000 registered vehicles – eight times higher than the average vehicle covered by the study.  Overall, theft claims for the Escalade resulted in average insurance payouts of $10,555.

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The HLDI study reveals that Detroit brands top the theft charts – and that thieves seem to prefer pickups and SUVs.  In fact, eight of the top 10 are either General Motors or Ford trucks.  The other two slots were filled by Chrysler, with two versions of its big 300 sedan.

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