Dodge Charger, Challenger Hellcat Lead Americas Most Stolen Vehicles
The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) recently issued its list of the most stolen cars for the 2016 through 2018 model years and in addition to topping the list, the Dodge Charger and Challenger each appear on the list several times. For those wondering, the Highway Loss Data Institute is a branch of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. So in conducting this survey, the group is really looking at the impact on insurance costs more than anything, but for owners, this serves as a stark reminder to secure your Mopar muscle cars.
Dodge Charger, Challenger – America’s Most Wanted
According to the HLDI, the most commonly stolen vehicle in the United States from the 2016, 2017 and 2018 model years is the Dodge Charger Hemi. That is kind of vague, since there are a handful of trim levels packing Hemi power, but with no mention of other trim levels, we can guess that this applies to the R/T with the 5.7-liter Hemi, the Scat Pack with the 6.4-liter Hemi and the Hellcat with the supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi.
We will talk more about the V6-powered Chargers in a minute, as they are on the list as well.
The second most commonly stolen vehicle in the USA is the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. While the HLDI was vague about the Charger in the top spot, it is not vague about the second spot, detailing it down to the trim level. As one of the most powerful cars in “basic” Hellcat form, the supercharged Challenger is obviously a hot target for thieves looking to harvest the engine and transmission.
The Dodge Challenger appears again in the sixth spot without any detail, the Dodge Charger AWD is in the 11th spot and the Dodge Charger pops up again in the 15th position. So of the top 15 most commonly stolen vehicles in America, the Dodge Charger and Challenger account for a third of them.
GM Trucks are Popular, Too
After the Charger and Challenger start the list, the Infiniti Q50 sedan is third and the Infiniti QX80 is fourth, while the GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab rounds out the top five. The closely related Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab is in eighth, the four wheel drive version of the Chevy is 14th, the non-crew cab Silverado is 17th and the four wheel drive version of the GMC is 18th.
Below, we have included the HLDI list of the most commonly stolen vehicles in America, which includes the top 19 most-loved vehicles by thieves.
- Dodge Charger Hemi
- Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
- Infiniti Q50 Sedan
- Inifiniti QX80
- GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab
- Dodge Challenger
- Nissan Maxima
- Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab
- Chrysler 300 AWD
- Mercedes-Benz S-Class Long Wheelbase 4WD Sedan
- Dodge Charger 4WD
- Dodge Durango 4WD
- Land Rover Range Rover
- Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab 4WD
- Dodge Charger
- Nissan Titan Crew Cab Short Bed
- Chevrolet Silverado 1500
- GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab 4WD
- Audi A7 4WD
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