Get ‘Em While They’re Hot: Automakers Respond to Stolen Vehicle Rankings

Today, we learned which vehicles make the cut for most and least stolen, according to the Highway Loss Data Institute. Though trends indicated that large, expensive trucks are at the top, the results run the gamut from pickups to hybrids. What does it mean, exactly, to drive a car that’s attractive (or unattractive) to thieves?

We’re not surprised to see the Cadillac Escalade at the top of the list, as the Escalade also topped the list from 2005 to 2007. Below are some of the reactions from the spokespeople of the most- and least-stolen vehicles.

Cadillac Escalade (10.8 reported for 1000 vehicles stolen): “It speaks to the desirability of certain aspects of the Escalade.” – Nick Twork, Cadillac

Mini Cooper (0.8 for every 1000) “Each of our Minis are standouts. If you steal one, you’re stealing a highly personalized car. Not too many of them look the same, which might have something to do with it.” – Nathalie Bauters, Mini

Volvo S80 (0.8 for every 1000) “Truly worth stealing.” – Dan Johnston, Volvo

Toyota, producer of three of the least stolen cars (Prius hybrid, Sienna minivan, and Tacoma pickup) declined to comment.

Additional sourcing from Bloomberg and USA Today


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