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Here Are The Most Commonly Stolen Cars In America

Photo: Honda
Photo: Honda

Is your friend suspiciously interested in your 2000 Honda Civic? Well watch out—that’s the most commonly stolen car in America last year. Are you still sure you can call this person a friend now?


The National Insurance Crime Bureau has a new list of the most commonly stolen cars in America in 2018, based on total model thefts reported. It’s bad news for owners of those cars, though the fact that they are also the most popular cars on the road probably has something to do with it.

Here is the full list, with the most stolen model year in parentheses.

  1. Honda Civic (2000)
  2. Honda Accord (1997)
  3. Ford F-150 (2006)
  4. Chevrolet Silverado (2004)
  5. Toyota Camry (2017)
  6. Nissan Altima (2017)
  7. Toyota Corolla (2017)
  8. GMC Sierra (2018)
  9. Dodge Ram (2001)
  10. Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee (2000)

Those turn-of-the-century Hondas really prove their value and reliability, even to thieves.


Now let’s look at the most commonly stolen new cars from the 2018 model year alone:

  1. The GMC Sierra
  2. The Ford F-150
  3. The Toyota Camry
  4. Nissan Altima
  5. Chevrolet Silverado
  6. Hyundai Elantra
  7. Ford Transit
  8. Dodge Charger
  9. Toyota Corolla
  10. Chevrolet Malibu

It should be said that the only vehicle worth stealing on either of these lists is the Ford Transit. What a good little van. (Only kidding, do not steal cars.)

Now, here’s my personal list of cars that would’ve made the first two lists a bit more interesting:

  1. E28 BMW 5 Series
  2. Police cars
  3. Subaru Baja
  4. New York City street sweeper
  5. JDM Subaru Forester STI
  6. Yellow Lotus Elise
  7. Honda CR-Z
  8. The Kia buried in David Tracy’s backyard
  9. 1996-2006 Mitsubishi Galant
  10. Volvo S60 Cross Country

I know what you’re thinking. “Can you even find a 1996-2006 Mitsubishi Galant anymore?” What was once an attractive, attainable sedan now seems washed from this cold, alien reality we now populate. The Honda Civic really should be left alone, though. Those owners are just trying to live their life.


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Rusty Starship

I know what you’re thinking. “Can you even find a 1996-2006 Mitsubishi Galant anymore?”

This made me think of all the cars we used to see all the damn time that now appear to be scrubbed from the roads completely. For example, remember those ‘98-’02 Mercury Cougars? Where the hell did they go? The roads used to be crawling with these things.