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Top 10 Most Stolen Vehicles in the US in 2020

Car thieves prefer Japanese products and pickups as they make up the whole of the Top 10 most stollen vehicles


  • This is the “hot wheels” report.

  • Auto thefts increased in 2020 over 2019.

  • The best-selling Ford F-Series is the most stollen.


The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has released its annual “Hot Wheels” report detailing the Top 10 most stolen vehicles in the US. According to the release, the 2020 numbers show an increase in thefts over 2019. One fact is unchanged from year to another and that is that the Ford F-Series is #1.

2000 Honda Civic GX | Photo: Honda

In 2020, 44,014 F-Series’ were stolen, or the equivalent of 5 per hour all of last year. Chevrolet’s full-size truck came in second and showed the highest increase in thefts year-over-year. Japanese brands Honda, Toyota, and Nissan account for six out of 10 of the most stolen vehicles.

“Auto thefts saw a dramatic increase in 2020 versus 2019 in part due to the pandemic, an economic downturn, law enforcement realignment, depleted social and schooling programs, and, in still too many cases, owner complacency,” said David Glawe, president, and CEO of the NICB. “For many people, a car is the second largest investment they will ever make behind a home. No matter what kind of vehicle you have, take steps to protect your investment – lock your car and take your keys.”

Here are 2020’s Top 10 hottest wheels:

Top 10 Stolen Vehicles in 2020

#      Vehicle Make & Model  TheftsIncrease from 2019      Most Common Model Year Stolen
1Ford Full Size Pick-up  44,014            13.0%                    2006
2Chevrolet Full Size Pick-up  40,968            25.7%                    2004
3Honda Civic  34,144              2.8%                    2000
4Honda Accord  30,814              0.2%                    1997
5Toyota Camry  16,915              8.0%                    2019
6Nissan Altima  14,668              9.8%                    2020
7GMC Full Size Pick-up  13,016            16.6%                    2005
8Toyota Corolla  12,515              3.1%                    2020
9Honda CR-V  12,309             21.9%                    2000
10Dodge Full Size Pick-up  11,991               6.2%                    2001

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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