What's the favorite target of auto thieves?
The Ford F-250 has replaced the Cadillac Escalade as their favorite target, according to a new report by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI).
The report says that's because of new antitheft technology on the Escalade, as well as its waning popularity, has made the luxury SUV less desireable for theft.
But auto thieves still continue to target large pickups and large SUVs at higher rates than other vehicles.
Here's the list, from the report:
|INSURANCE THEFT CLAIMS, 2010-12 PASSENGER VEHICLES|
|Vehicle size/type||Claim |
|Avg. loss |
|HIGHEST CLAIM RATES|
|Ford F-250 crew 4WD||very large pickup||7.0||$7,060||$50|
|Chevrolet Silverado 1500 crew||large pickup||6.7||$5,463||$37|
|Chevrolet Avalanche 1500||very large SUV||6.1||$6,163||$38|
|GMC Sierra 1500 crew||large pickup||6.0||$6,366||$38|
|Ford F-350 crew 4WD||very large pickup||5.6||$7,517||$42|
|Cadillac Escalade 4WD||large luxury SUV||5.5||$6,508||$36|
|Chevrolet Suburban 1500||very large SUV||5.4||$4,468||$24|
|GMC Sierra 1500 extended cab||large pickup||4.7||$5,908||$28|
|GMC Yukon||large SUV||4.5||$6,276||$28|
|Chevrolet Tahoe||large SUV||4.4||$5,367||$23|
|LOWEST CLAIM RATES|
|Dodge Journey 4WD||midsize SUV||0.4||$5,016||$2|
|Volkswagen Tiguan 4WD||small SUV||0.4||$10,352||$4|
|Audi A4 4-door||midsize luxury car||0.4||$13,803||$5|
|Acura RDX||midsize luxury SUV||0.4||$8,701||$3|
|Toyota Matrix||small station wagon||0.4||$7,782||$3|
|Lexus HS 250 hybrid 4-door||midsize luxury car||0.4||$2,226||$1|
|Honda CR-V||small SUV||0.4||$4,630||$2|
|Hyundai Tucson 4WD||small SUV||0.4||$4,134||$2|
|Toyota Sienna 4WD||very large minivan||0.5||$13,038||$6|
|Jeep Compass 4WD||small SUV||0.5||$5,527||$3|
|AVERAGE ALL PASSENGER VEHICLES||1.2||$6,532||$8|
|Note: Claim frequencies are per 1,000 insured vehicle years; overall losses are average payments per insured vehicle year.|