Dodge leads the field with regard to the most popular cars for thieves, placing 6 models on the list.  According to the Highway Loss Data Institute’s list of cars most likely to be stolen during the years 2016-2018.  Big Engines, Luxury Models and Pickups seem to be the trend. Make sure you have auto insurance in case your car is stolen.

  1. Dodge Charger HEMI                     5.44*
  2. Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat      5.29*
  3. Infiniti Q50 4-door                          5.25*
  4. Infiniti QX80                                     4.22*
  5. GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab           3.93*
  6. Dodge Challenger                            3.58*
  7. Nissan Maxima                                 3.51*
  8. Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew     3.20*
  9. Chrysler 300 4WD                            2.93*
  10. Mercedes Benz S Class 4 door       2.91*

       *Times more likely to be stolen than the average car.

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Dubious Distinction 5 Next Most Stolen

  1. Dodge Charger 4WD
  2. Dodge Durango 4WD
  3. Land Rover Range Rover
  4. Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab
  5. Dodge Charger

Conspicuously absent from the list is any version of the Cadillac Escalade which had previously dominated the list. 

This version of the Highway Loss Data Institute’s allows consumers to compare the theft risk of each type of vehicle.  The other “Most Popular Cars For Thieves” lists utilize raw total numbers of vehicle thefts and are therefore dominated by the most common vehicles on the road.