The Highway Loss Data Institute has issued its yearly list of the most-stolen vehicles in the United States, with the stately and high-profile Cadillac Escalade topping the list for the 7th consecutive year with 10.8 out of every one 1,000 vehicles stolen, broken into, or stripped of parts.
The study included only cars from the most recent three model years. These cars are all equipped with anti-theft technologies such as engine immobilizers that prevent hotwiring. Many of the most stolen vehicles are trucks and SUVs, making fleets particularly vulnerable.
"That won't stop a determined thief from loading a car on a flat-bed truck," said Russ Rader, the spokesman for the HLDI.
1. Cadillac Escalade
2. Chevrolet Silverado
3. Dodge Charger
4. Chevrolet Avalanche
5. Infiniti G37 Coupe
6. GMC Sierra Crew Cab
7. Nissan Maxima
8. Hummer H2
9. GMC Yukon XL 4WD
10. Chevrolet Tahoe
Make sure your drivers are on the lookout for their vehicles and keep your fleet safe!
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