The Dodge Charger HEMI and the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat top the list of new cars most likely to be stolen in the US, according to a new survey.
Figures from the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) show both vehicles have claim rates for theft more than five times the average for 2016-18 models, as does the Infiniti Q50.
Nearly all 20 models with the highest theft rates are either vehicles with big engines, luxury vehicles or pickups.
The car that tops the list of least stolen vehicles is the two-wheel-drive BMW 3 series. It had just one claim for whole-vehicle theft in 104,901 insured vehicle years.
Also on the least-stolen list were electric vehicles the Tesla Model S and Model X.
In a separate report last year, HLDI showed that electric vehicles, from a variety of manufacturers, have lower theft claim rates than comparable vehicles.
“The models most likely to be stolen tend to be powerful, pricey or pickups, but vehicle theft is also a crime of opportunity,” said Matt Moore, HLDI Senior Vice President. “Better security features on all vehicles would be the best way to address the problem.”
Top five vehicles with the highest claim frequencies for whole-vehicle theft (2016-18 models)
- Dodge Charger HEMI
- Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
- Infiniti Q50 4-door
- Infiniti QX80
- GMC Sierra 1500 crew cab
Top five vehicles with the lowest claim frequencies for whole-vehicle theft (2016-18 models)
- BMW 3-series 4-door
- Tesla Model S 4WD
- Tesla Model X 4WD
- Chevrolet Equinox 4WD
- Buick Encore 4WD