Audi S8 and Toyota Camry stand out on NHTSA’s most stolen cars of 2009

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released its list of most stolen 2009 passenger vehicles (excluding SUVs so no Escalade here) and the Audi S8 and Toyota Camry happened to be the shining stars on the list.

Audi’s S8 had the highest theft rate with 8.81 thefts per 1,000 vehicles built. However only 227 units were produced in 2009 and only two were stolen.

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The Toyota Camry however, was the most stolen passenger car from a statistical standpoint. A total of 781 units of best selling car of 2009 were stolen.

The Ford Shelby GT500 was right behind the S8 with 8.16 vehicles per 1,000 stolen. 581 units were made and of those 5 were stolen.

BMW’s M5 was in third with 7.58 per 1,000 copies stolen and the Dodge Charger was forth with 6.47 stolen per 1,000. The Honda S2000 closed off the top five with 5.60 per 1,000 copies stolen.

Mitsubishi’s Galant, the Chrysler 300, Infiniti M, Cadillac STS and the Mercedes-Benz CLS made up the rest of the top 10.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Automotive News