Thinking of recreating Gone in 60 Seconds, but with mid-range SUVs? Well then, you might want to take a look at the list of the most stolen cars in Canada so far this year. Just kidding, we know our readers would never be so mean as to actually commit Grand Theft Auto. That’s what the video game is for, after all!
This year’s list was dominated by SUVs and trucks that have come out over the past few years. Hondas, Toyotas and Lexuses (Lexi?) were the most popular, with their models representing roughly 80% of the most-stolen vehicles. No sedans or coupes made the list, either.
Thieves have many motives. This year’s top 10 list confirms some key trends in auto theft that we are now seeing. Regardless of how a vehicle is stolen, auto theft is a serious threat to public safety and continues to cost all Canadians. https://t.co/daxRhV6rRO #StopAutoTheft pic.twitter.com/SSnID0hUBJ
— IBC (@InsuranceBureau) December 2, 2020
Anyway, here it is in full:
2020 List of Top 10 Stolen Vehicles in Canada
- 2018 HONDA CR-V 4DR AWD SUV
- 2017 LEXUS RX350/RX450h 4DR AWD SUV
- 2017 HONDA CR-V 4DR AWD SUV
- 2018 LEXUS RX350/RX350L/RX450h/RX450hL 4DR AWD SUV
- 2018 FORD F150 4WD PU
- 2019 HONDA CR-V 4DR AWD SUV
- 2018 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 4DR 4WD SUV
- 2017 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 4DR 4WD SUV
- 2019 LEXUS RX350/RX350L/RX450h/RX450hL 4DR AWD SUV
- 2017 DODGE RAM 1500 4WD PU
The annual report from the Insurance Bureau of Canada does offer some insight into why these cars were stolen. The availability of pickups in Alberta meant that Ford F-series and Dodge Rams were the most common targets. Meanwhile, street racing and illegal export rings in Ontario led to a higher number of Lexus models and Hondas getting stolen.
Sadly, there’s no data on what BC was looking like in the report. Bummer, we hoped it would be filled with Porsche and Ferrari models.
To check out the report on the most stolen vehicles in Canada this year, just click here!