Cars That Thieves Don’t Want

Damaged Goods?

Some things never change. Like auto theft. The Highway Loss Data Institute released its annual list of the most- and least-stolen vehicles Thursday and a perusal of the top 10 most stolen cars list indicates that thieves still favor large pickups and SUVs. The number one stolen car of the year, for instance, was the Cadillac Escalade, a large luxury SUV. Thieves are also going for large cars known for their power (or HEMI) engines, including the Chrysler 300, the Dodge Charger and the Nissan Maxima. Conversely, the cars appearing on the least-stolen list tend to be small or mid-size vehicles that are more sedate in appearance and, as senior vice president of the Highway Loss Data Institute Kim Hazelbaker says, in some cases just not worth going to jail for. “It’s a mixed bag of vehicles,” Hazelbaker says. That mixed bag includes some unexpected vehicles; read on for the details, and for Hazelbaker’s explanations for how some of them got there. Photo Credit: John Carl Johnson