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Honda Accord Tops ‘Most Stolen’ Vehicle List for 2016

Most Accords stolen are older models with no smart key.

by on Jul.12, 2017

The 1997 Honda Accord was the most stolen version of the Accord, which was the most stolen model in the U.S. in 2016.

For a few years, the Honda Accord was the best-selling car in the U.S., and while it gave up that title, it does retain one title of importance: Most stolen vehicle model in the U.S.

According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s new Hot Wheels report, 50,427 Honda Accords have been stolen in the last year, with the 1997 model leading the way with 7,527 in 2016. However, it’s closely followed by another Honda — the Civic with 49,547 stolen.

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In fact, the 1998 Honda Civic was the most stolen car in the U.S. last year with 7,578 stolen. The NICB notes that the vast majority of the two Honda models stolen are “pre-Smart key” versions that are much easier for thieves to nab. (more…)