Fast Theft Facts for Fast Cars: How to Protect Your Sporty Vehicle
If you have one of those fast sporty cars that you’ve always wanted since childhood, know this:
Thieves want those cars too.
And thieves are especially good at swiping Chevy Camaros, Ford Mustangs, and Dodge Challengers, which are the top 3 most-stolen “sporty” vehicles in the U.S., according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB).
Here are the NICB’s top 10 most stolen sporty cars in the U.S.:
Rank Make & model Type No. of thefts
1 Chevrolet Camero Mid-sized 1,509
2 Ford Mustang Mid-sized 980
3 Dodge Challenger Mid-sized 782
4 Porsche Panamera Premium 103
5 Audi A5/S5 Compact 101
6 Chevrolet Corvette Premium 69
7 Nissan 370-Z Compact 47
8 BMW 6 Series Premium 45
9 Porsche 911 Premium 24
10 Volkswagen Eos Compact 23
Theft Tracking, Location Systems Useful for Premium Sporty Cars
Compared to other car types, sporty cars have a higher chance of staying gone once they’re stolen. But premium sporty vehicles have a very high chance of going unrecovered. For example, 44.4 percent of stolen Mercedes-Benz SL Series cars go unrecovered while 40 percent of Nissan GT-Rs go unrecovered.
That means that premium sporty car-buyers should also buy a location/tracking system like LoJack. Doing so could help get your vehicle back to you after it’s stolen.
Online Auto Insurance has been reporting on car thefts throughout July, which is Auto Theft Awareness Month. Read our other entries in our anti-theft series: