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Ford Dominates List of Top 10 Most Stolen SUVs, CUVs

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 6/17/2014 Karla Sanchez

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has released a new report that looks at SUV and crossover thefts between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2013, and ranks the top 10 most stolen of the group. The study’s criteria were refined to only include 2011, 2012, and 2013 model-year vehicles, which revealed a total 21,711 SUVs and crossovers reported stolen during that period, with a variety of Fords topping the list.

With 1421 vehicles stolen, the Ford Escape sits at the top of the list, followed by the Ford Edge with 1140, and the Explorer with 958. The Jeep Grand Cherokee was fourth on the list with 912 stolen SUVs, while the Kia Sorento rounds out the top five with 725 stolen vehicles. Looking at SUV and CUV thefts by by class, crossovers dominated the chart. CUVs are broken down by compact, mid-sized, large and premium classes, with compact CUVs being the most popular with 6981 thefts followed by large CUVs with 3206 and mid-sized CUVs with 3204. 2015 Ford Explorer© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Ford Explorer

That compact CUV trend is evident in the top 10, as the Ford Escape occupies the number-one spot, while the Nissan Rogue landed in seventh with 695; the Honda CR-V in eighth with 688; the Toyota RAV4 in ninth with 665; and the Chevrolet Equinox in the tenth spot with 648. Looking closer at the chart, the Jeep Cherokee is the only SUV to make it on the list. When looking at percentage of unrecovered thefts, vehicles in the premium large SUV segment were least likely to be recovered. Of the top 10 unrecovered makes and models, the Mercedes-Benz GL Class had the highest percentage of unrecovered thefts with 37 percent, followed by the Land Rover Range Rover/Range Rover Sport with 36 percent. 2014 Nissan Rogue SL AWD© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Nissan Rogue SL AWD

Evaluating thefts by state, California had the highest number at 3531, followed by Florida with a distant 1897. Michigan and Texas weren't far behind with 1834 and 1686 thefts, respectively. New York rounds out the top five with 1577 thefts. Breaking results down by core based statistical area (CBSA) are different though, with New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA boasting the most thefts at 2530 SUVs and crossovers stolen. In second place is Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI with 1701, with Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA in third place with 1300 theftss. Below are the top 10 SUVs and crossovers stolen between 2011 and 2013, according to the NICB.

Source: NICB

Make ModelClassThefts
Ford Escape Compact CUV1421
FordEdge CUV1140
FordExplorerLarge CUV958
Jeep Grand CherokeeLarge SUV912
Kia Sorento CUV725
Chevrolet TraverseLarge CUV720
Nissan RogueCompact CUV695
HondaCR-VCompact CUV688
ToyotaRAV4Compact CUV665
Chevrolet EquinoxCompact CUV648

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