The Insurance Bureau of Canada has compiled a list of the 10 most frequently stolen vehicles for this year. Topping the list over the ever popular thieves’ pick, the 2000 Honda Civic SiR Coupe, is the interesting selection of the 2009 Toyota Venza.
For 2011, the Civic SiR dropped to number three on the list, but the 1999 Civic SiR still held the number two spot. Honda brands are still hot commodities among car thieves in Canada, with the 1998 and 1999 Acura Integra Coupe holding the respective 9th and 10th places on the list.
Another intriguing chart-topper in Canada is the 2001 Pontiac Aztec, oddly added to the list amongst the more usual suspects of the 2002 Cadillac Escalade, 2006 Chevy Trailblazer, and 2006 and 2007 Ford F350.
“Consumers need to be aware when they’re in the market for used vehicles or parts,” said Rick Dubin, Vice-President, Investigative Services, IBC, because, as he also notes, a good portion of the stolen cars are staying right in Canada.
“We’re doing a good job of stopping stolen vehicles at the ports. Our data indicate that we are not seeing many of these vehicles there. We have to conclude that stolen vehicles are being re-sold locally.”
The top 10 most frequently stolen vehicles in Canada are:
- 2009 Toyota Venza 4-door
- 1999 Honda Civic SiR 2-door
- 2000 Honda Civic SiR 2-door
- 2006 Ford F350 Pickup Truck 4WD
- 2002 Cadillac Escalade EXT 4-door AWD
- 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer SS 4-door 4WD
- 2007 Ford F350 Pickup Truck 4WD
- 2001 Pontiac Aztek 4-door AWD
- 1998 Acura Integra 2-door
- 1999 Acura Integra 2-door
– By: Alexandra Koken