Top 10 most stolen vehicles

Are you driving what thieves want?

Published On: Jul 09 2013 05:02:38 PM EDT
New cars

When it comes to buying a new car, do you ever wonder if yours catches the eyes of thieves?

Insurance experts say care buyers aren't the only ones with a passion for big pickup trucks. According to the Highway Loss Data Institute, full-size trucks have the highest insurance claim frequency of any group of vehicles.

The Ford F-250 Super Duty crew-cab 4x4 is considered among thieves' favorites. According to the institute, the average amount of claims received is 1.2 per 1,000 insured vehicles. However, the F-250 has a claim frequency of 7.

The Highway Loss Data Institute does not differentiate between thefts of the entire car and thefts from that vehicle, rather their data provides the average amount paid per claim.

Thieves Top 10 favorites for thieves

1. Ford F-250 crew cab 4x4
2. Chevrolet Silverado 1500 crew cab
3. Chevrolet Avalanche 1500
4. GMC Sierra 1500 crew cab
5. Ford F-350 crew cab 4x4
6. Cadillac Escalade 4x4
7. Chevrolet Suburban 1500
8. GMC Sierra 1500 extended cab
9. GMC Yukon
10. Chevrolet Tahoe

Top 10 Least Popular with thieves
Dodge Journey AWD
Volkswagen Tiguan AWD
Audi A4 four-door
Acura RDX
Toyota Matrix
Lexus S 250 hybrid
Honda CRV, 0.4
Hyundai Tucson AWD
Toyota Sienna AWD
Jeep Compass AWD