Most Stolen Car in America Is ... '94 Honda Accord

It lacks security features of later models
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 22, 2012 2:49 PM CDT
Honda Accord, foreground, and other Japanese vehicles for export park at a Yokohama port, near Tokyo, Japan, Monday, March 29, 2010.   (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

(Newser) – What do car thieves want? Flashy sports cars? Posh luxury vehicles? Powerful trucks? Nope, nope, and nope. The most stolen car in America last year was again the humble 1994 Honda Accord, the National Insurance Crime Bureau has announced in a new report. That's because the '94 Accord was both extremely popular, and lacked the security features Honda started implementing in 1997, the Christian Science Monitor explains. Another Honda family car, the 1998 Civic, ranks second.

Perhaps the most surprising entry on the list: The 2006 Ford F-150 pickup, which comes in at No. 3, the highest a truck has ever climbed in the annual report. Here's the full top 10:

  1. 1994 Honda Accord
  2. 1998 Honda Civic
  3. 2006 Ford F-150 Pickup
  4. 1991 Toyota Camry
  5. 2000 Dodge Caravan
  6. 1994 Acura Integra
  7. 1999 Chevy Pickup
  8. 2004 Dodge Pickup
  9. 2002 Ford Explorer
  10. 1994 Nissan Sentra

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