What kind of car are you driving? If it’s an SUV, it seems that you’ve got a higher chance of it being stolen, broken into or stripped. You’d think it would be safer and less attractive than perhaps a sports car, don’t you? But out of the top ten cars most stolen, there’s only two sports cars on the list versus five SUVs, two trucks and one lonely sedan.
Numbers 10, 9 and 8 are actually American cars, believe it or not. What does that say to the Big Three? There’s people out there that DO buy your cars, but more out there that steal them? It doesn’t make sense somehow! But all three hold a lot of passengers, so perhaps they have appeal to the joyriders out there.
Number 10 is the Chevrolet Tahoe with stats of 5.8 stolen, burgled or stripped out of every 1,000 cars on the road; number 9 is the GMC Yukon with 6.0 out of every 1,000; and number 8 is the Hummer H2 with 6.2 out of every 1,000. The Hummer is an interesting one—don’t get into a high-speed car chase in a Hummer! With it’s notoriously low gas mileage, you’ll probably have to stop for gas before you can get away…
Number 7 is our only sedan: the Nissan Maxima—6.5 out of every 1,000. It’s a nice looking car, and probably the most understated of all the cars on the list. Number 6 is another utility vehicle and our first truck: the GMC Sierra Crew Cab (6.7 per 1,000). It seems the most likely of anyone to steal to keep!
This next one looks like it should be number 1: racy, sleek and able to make a fast getaway. At number 5 the Infiniti G47 Coupe looks ready for a night with some Tokyo Drift action, and perhaps that’s why its stats are 7.1 out of every 1,000. Another domestic vehicle at number 4: the Chevrolet Avalanche with 7.4 out of every 1,000.
Transformers put our number 3 car back on the map and made it a favorite for Grand Theft Auto—in real life, not the video game. Although it ties on stats with the Avalanche, we at BMR prefer the Dodge Charger, but then again, we’re a sucker for the film. The Chevy sport utilities seem popular, as the Silverado gets 8.0/1,000 at number 2.
But sitting pretty at number 1 is the Cadillac of SUVs—literally. Ladies and gentlemen, we present the Cadillac Escalade, topping the list for eight years running with 10.8 out of every 1,000. All of these statistics were collated and recorded by the Highway Loss Data Institute, an objective reporting facility.
Do you have one of these cars? It may be time to look at your insurance coverage, and make sure it’s up to date and up to snuff for its record for break-ins and theft. The best time to get insurance is before you need it, and with BMR Insurance, we always offer a free quote. So stop by our office on Newport Boulevard or just give us a call–at BMR, you always get a real person at the other end of the line. (714) 838-1911