HLDI: Cadillac Escalade is America’s top stolen car

2009 Cadillac Escalade

According to the Highway Loss Data Institute, the 2007 through 2009 Cadillac Escalade has the highest rate at which people file insurance claims for theft. The Escalade is followed by the Ford F-250, the Infiniti G37 and a Dodge Charger with a HEMI engine.

“Theft rates for these vehicles are 3 to 5 times as high as the average for all vehicles,” HLDI said in a statement. “Sedate family cars and fuel sippers aren’t on the hot list,” says Kim Hazelbaker, HLDI senior vice president. “Thieves are after chrome, horsepower, and HEMIs.”

HLDI said that the vehicle group with the highest overall theft losses ($82 in theft payments per year) is very large luxury SUVs. Losses for these vehicles are nearly 6 times as high as the $14 average for all passenger vehicles. Large pickups have the second highest overall theft losses, at $57 per insured vehicle year.

Hit the jump to check out the full list and see if your car made the cut.


1. Cadillac Escalade
2. Ford F-250 crew 4WD
3. Infiniti G37 2-door
4. Dodge Charger HEMI
5. Chevrolet Corvette Z06
6. Hummer H2 4WD
7. Nissan Pathfinder Armada
8. Chevrolet Avalanche 1500
9. Chevrolet Silverado 1500
10. GMC Yukon


1. Volvo S80
2. Saturn VUE 4WD (2008-09)
3. Nissan Murano (2009)
4. Saturn VUE (2008-09)
5. Honda Pilot 4WD (2009)
6. Subaru Impreza (2008-09)
7. Toyota Prius
8. Mini Cooper
9. Toyota Tacoma
10. Toyota Sienna 4WD

– By: Omar Rana