Which cars are stolen the least frequently?
- 07/03/2012 |
- by Tara Baukus Mello |
- Total Car News / Safety
Car thefts are on the decline, according to the latest data from The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) thanks to better parts marking and an increase in antitheft devices as standard equipment as well as increased public awareness and improved prosecution methods of law enforcement. While the chances of your car getting stolen are fairly low, some models are far more frequently stolen than others. The latest NHTSA report looked at the theft rates for 2010 model year cars stolen in 2010 and found that thefts ranged from 6.0433 (for the 2010 Dodge Charger) to zero (for a long list of very low production vehicles) per thousand cars manufactured.
Since no one wants to have their car stolen, Total Car Score further distilled NHTSA's data, looking at the higher volume cars (40,000 or more units produced for the 2010 model year) to see which widely-available cars had the best theft rates. It found that the least frequently stolen cars were:
|1||2010 Honda Fit||(0.1727 per 1,000 cars produced)|
|2||2010 Mazda CX-7||(0.1731)|
|3||2010 Chevrolet Equinox||(0.2077)|
|4||2010 Honda Odyssey||(0.2645)|
|5||2010 GMC Terrain||(0.2675)|