Can You Identify the Most Frequently Stolen Cars in America?

Robin Tyler

This is a favorite for car thieves. What is it?

Pickups are a popular car choice for many Americans… and for car thieves as well. The Silverado from Chevrolet is a much-wanted vehicle for those who operate on the wrong side of the law.

Are you able to identify this luxury car?

Unfortunately, BMWs have a reputation for being easy to steal. Theives use gadgets to access keyless models.

What luxury make and model shown here is often stolen?

The Mercedes-Benz C Class is a beautiful and desirable vehicle. Unfortunately, a key cloning device can be used to drive it away.

Can you identify this vehicle, a popular target for felons?

Chevrolet models of all kinds are stolen every day in America. The Cruze has became a favorite of those operating on the wrong side of the law.

Car thieves love to get their hand on this model. What is it?

It’s not just American pickups that car thieves love. The Tacoma from Toyota is also a popular target.

Even vans are a popular target for car thieves, particularly this one. It is a __________

With a Transit, you can do almost anything. That makes it a target for thieves and in 2016, the newest release of Ford’s legendary van was in the crosshairs.

SUVs are popular targets for felons, especially this brand and model. Can you name it?

Both the Cherokee and the Grand Cherokee are targeted by car thieves. The year 2000 versions of both these vehicles are regularly stolen and they were one of the most stolen cars in the United States in 2016.

Can you name this famous pickup that thieves like just as much as the American public?

Ford pickups don’t come more iconic than the F-250 series. Sadly, it is regularly stolen throughout the United States.

Any idea as to the year, make and model stolen, umm, we mean shown in this image?

In 2016, as with earlier years, the Honda Civic proved a popular target for car thieves, with the 1998 model a particular favorite.

Luxury cars are certainly not immune to theft, despite anti-theft devices. Can you name this popular luxury car that thieves love?

The Infiniti G Series is on the list of the most stolen luxury cars in the United States. The line has been rebranded with a Q.

Although not many of this make are stolen, one model does stand out. Name it, please

Chrysler models aren’t that popular for car thieves - except the 200, that is. In the last few years, the 200 has made it onto top 10 stolen lists across America.

In 2010, this was the most targeted car in America. Do you know what it is?

This sedan from Honda is a popular target for car thieves. In fact, in 2010, the 5th generation model was the most stolen car in America.

Who wouldn't want to steal that? What car is it though?

American’s love muscle cars, so do car thieves! The 2016 Dodge Charger was often a target in the same year of its release.

Can you name this car, a popular car for grand theft auto?

This sedan from Ford immediately became a target for car thieves on its release in 2016.

Which much-stolen vehicle is shown in this image?

Chevrolet models of all kinds are stolen every day in America. The Malibu has became a favorite of those operating on the wrong side of the law.

Japanese cars are certainly very popular with car thieves across America. Can you identify this model that was stolen often in 2014?

This large sedan from Nissan is a target for car thieves across America. It was the tenth most stolen vehicle in 2014.

A favorite for thieves in major cities in the United States, this vehicle is a ____________?

The Corolla is popular as a sedan model in the United States and for car thieves as well. The 2015 version was one of the most stolen vehicles in the United States in 2016.

Pickups are a regular target for grand theft auto - this one in particular. Name it, please?

Another popular pickup, another target for car thieves. It was the seventh most stolen 2016 model in 2016.

If you own one of these, make sure you park it in a safe place! What is the make and model?

Like its stablemate, the Sonata, the Hyundai Elantra has become a car thief staple in the United States. Both 2016 cars were frequently stolen in 2016.

This luxury car... well, car thieves love it. Can you name it?

Luxury cars are certainly not immune to car thieves. And Mercedes is a popular target, especially the S Class

Of course sedans are a target for grand theft auto. This one is very popular with thieves. Name it, please.

Chevrolet models of all kinds are stolen every day in America. The Impala is a favorite of those operating on the wrong side of the law.

STOLEN! Often.... but what make and model is it?

Nissan’s Alitma sedan quickly became a target for car thieves in 2016. Don't leave your vehicle unlocked!

Here's a favorite of those who love to pilfer. Can you name this pickup?

Ford pickups don’t come more iconic than the F150 series. In 2010, the 1997 Ford F150 was regularly stolen throughout the United States, so much so that it was the fifth most stolen car in the country.

Any idea as to the name of this sedan, which was the second most stolen model in the U.S. in 2010?

An extremely popular vehicle now and in the past, the Honda Civic sells by the bucketful in the United States. It is also a popular target for thieves, and not only new models. In 2010, the second most stolen car in the United States was the 5th generation of this car.

Are you able to identify this minivan that car thieves love to get their hands on?

As with pickups, car thieves also love targeting minivans, with the Dodge Caravan a particular favorite. The 2000 Caravan was one of the ost stolen vehicles in 2010.

Although this brand is defunct since 2010, which model was the ninth most stolen car in 2006?

Before the brand went belly-up, vehicles from Saturn were often targeted and stolen. The 1994 SL was the 9th most stolen car in 2006.

Car thieves love luxury vehicles, if they can get their hands on them. This is a favorite, but can you identify it?

The BMW 3 Series is available in many models, appealing to a variety of thieves. This series is BMW's best-selling.

Identify this often stolen pickup, please?

Another pickup, another popular target for thieves. The Dodge Ram is often targeted by auto thieves - especially the 2004 version.

Name this often stolen car, please?

In 2016, the Honda Accord was the most stolen car, according tho the NICB. Over the years, the 1994 model a particular favorite among thieves.

Stealing luxury models pays - especially this model. Name it, please?

The Lexus IS has been a favorite of car thieves across America. It was originally marketed in Japan as the Toyota Altezza.

If you own this car, you should make sure you install a number of anti-theft devices. What is it?

A popular sedan from Toyota all around the world, the 2016 version of the Toyota Camry was often targeted in its release year.

Can you name this car that features on stolen lists across cities in America?

In 2010, the 1999 Ford Taurus made the top 10 list for the most stolen cars in the United States. Not bad for a ten-year-old car, right?

Here's another luxury model that disappears around the United States. Any idea what it is?

This Japanese luxury brand’s TSX model is a popular car to be stolen in the United States. The TSX was discontinued in 2014.

An older model, but if you own it, secure it! Name it, please?

Even older cars are not immune from being stolen. The Oldsmobile Cutlass from 1986, although 17 years old at the time, was a popular car to steal in 2003. It made the top 10 list of the most stolen cars.

Yet another luxury model that is a massive target for grand theft auto - please identify it?

The Cadillac CTS placed fifth on the list of the most stolen luxury cars in the United States in 2013.

Another favorite pickup in the firing line - in 2010, this vehicle made the top 10 list for most stolen cars in America. What is it?

Another pickup, another popular target for thieves. The 2004 Dodge Ram is often targeted by auto thieves and in 2010, made the top 10 list for most stolen cars in American.

This Japanese model is often a target, but particularly in 2010. Can you name it?

Luxury cars are always in the sights of would-be car thieves. In 2010, they particularly took a liking to the 1994 version of the Acura Integra.

Sometimes, the larger the better for car thieves. Particularly favored is this model. What is it?

Large cars make massive targets for car thieves. The Ford Explorer is certainly no exception.

Another luxury car that thieves love - can you identify it?

The Lincoln MKZ is a target for thieves. It's also known as a Zephyr.

Here's another pickup that thieves just want to get their hands on. What is it?

Ford pickups don’t come more iconic than the F-150 series. The 2006 Ford F-150 was regularly stolen throughout the United States, especially in 2012.

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About This Quiz

Close to one million vehicles are stolen in the United States each year. That's a massive number, we are sure you would agree. Figures posted back in 2012 show this to be an average of 229 vehicles stolen for every 100,000 inhabitants of the country. Incredible.

Not only does auto theft impact people's lives but it also has an effect on the economy. Estimates put the value of the vehicles stolen at $5.9 billion in 2016, with the average dollar loss per vehicle at a little over $7,000. Luckily, effective police work is seeking to drop in vehicle theft rates which had peaked in 1991 with over 1.6 million cars stolen in that year!

Interestingly enough, in 2017 the metropolitan area with the most thefts was Albuquerque, New Mexico, with Anchorage, Alaska, and Pueblo, Colorado, rounding out the top three. 

Car thieves who commit grand theft auto do like particular brands, with sedans, luxury vehicles and pickups often in the firing line. Owning one of these types of vehicles certainly puts you at greater risk!

In this quiz, we are going to see if you can identify those vehicles that thieves seem to target. A screenshot is all you have to base your choice on.

Good luck!

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