Ford F-250, Dodge Charger are the most stolen vehicles in the United States

Article by Anita Panait, on July 11, 2013

The Cadillac Escalade used to be the most often stolen vehicle in the United States, based on surveys by Highway Loss Data Institute. But not anymore! The Escalade that had been topping the list of most theft-prone vehicle in the US has dropped to sixth.  According to HLDI, an affiliate of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the instances of Escalade being stolen had dropped mainly due to General Motor's effort to overhaul the vehicle to prevent it from becoming a victim of thieves.

HLDI vice president Matt Moore said in a statement that GM has placed "a lot of effort into new antitheft technology," which may explain the Escalade's decline on its list. Topping HLDI's most theft-prone vehicle list was the Ford F-250 crew-cab with four-wheel drive, followed by the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Chevrolet Avalanche 1500. Completing the top five are the GMC Sierra 1500 crew and the Ford F-350 crew with four-wheel drive. HLDI's rankings covered model years 2010 to 2012.

According to GM spokeswoman Sharon Basel, the Escalade has received a number of major anti-theft upgrades, many of which were implemented for the 2012 model year. The Escalade now features the PASS-Key III+ system, which provides more sophisticated encryption for the key and key cylinder. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, on the other hand, said in its own report that the Dodge Charger is the most often stolen vehicle in the country.

According to NHTSA, the Charger was the most stolen car during the 2011 calendar year, with 4.8 thefts for every 1,000 cars produced in the year. It was followed by the Mitsubishi Galant, Hyundai Accent, Chevrolet Impala and Chevrolet HHR. Although the HLDI and the NHTSA disagrees on what vehicle is the most stolen unit in the US, they both have the same conclusion -- theft of vehicles produced lately is rapidly declining in the country. 

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