Most Stolen Vehicles in Canada Revealed: Is Yours Listed?

By InsuranceHotline.com Team
A thief hunched over their laptop while trying to gain access to a person's car.

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has released its annual list of the most stolen vehicles in the country and it’s not good news for owners of Ford trucks. Based on actual insurance claims, the list highlights how Ford’s best-selling vehicle isn’t just popular with drivers but with thieves as well. Ford’s popular pickup accounts for eight of the top 10 most stolen vehicles listed and took the top six spots.

  1. 2007 Ford F350 SD 4WD
  2. 2006 Ford F350 SD 4WD
  3. 2005 Ford F350 SD 4WD
  4. 2004 Ford F350 SD 4WD
  5. 2006 Ford F250 SD 4WD
  6. 2003 Ford F350 SD 4WD
  7. 2018 Lexus RX350/RX350L/RX450h/RX450hL 4DR AWD
  8. 2005 Ford F250 SD 4WD
  9. 2002 Ford F350 SD 4WD
  10. 1998 Honda Civic Si 2DR Coupe

Last year, Ford pickup trucks also took up most of the spaces on the annual ranking. However, it was the Lexus GX460 4DR AWD SUV that topped the list the year prior.

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Why These Models Are at Risk for Theft

The IBC cites one major reason the vehicles listed are so vulnerable to theft. Nine out of 10 of these models don't have an ignition immobilizer. An ignition immobilizer is an advanced anti-theft device that can prevent thieves from hot-wiring a vehicle, and without it, it's easier for a thief to gain access to, and control of, your car.

Motor Vehicle Thefts in Alberta and Ontario

The complete list uses nationwide theft data, however, in Alberta and Ontario the picture is slightly different.

Alberta

Alberta's list is similar to the nationwide data in that the Ford pickup features prominently.

  1. 2007 Ford F350 SD 4WD
  2. 2006 Ford F350 SD 4WD
  3. 2006 Ford F250 SD 4WD
  4. 2004 Ford F250 SD 4WD
  5. 2005 Ford F350 SD 4WD
  6. 2005 Ford F250 SD 4WD
  7. 2000 Honda Civic Si 2DR Coupe
  8. 1999 Honda Civic 2DR Hatchback
  9. 2004 Ford F350 SD 4WD
  10. 2007 Ford F250 SD 4WD

Ontario

In Ontario, however, SUVs are the vehicle of choice. There's no Ford pickup to be found on this list.

  1. 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 4DR 4WD
  2. 2018 Lexus RX350/RX350L/RX450h/RX450hL 4DR AWD
  3. 2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 4DR 4WD
  4. 2005 Chevrolet/GMC Tahoe/Yukon 4DR 4WD
  5. 2016 Land Rover Range Rover 4DR 4WD
  6. 2002 Chevrolet/GMC Tahoe/Yukon 4DR 4WD
  7. 2004 Chevrolet/GMC Suburban/Yukon XL 1500 4DR 4WD
  8. 2006 Chevrolet/GMC Silverado/Sierra 2500 4WD
  9. 2005 Chevrolet/GMC Suburban/Yukon XL 1500 4DR 4WD
  10. 2018 Toyota 4Runner 4DR 4WD

Take Steps to Prevent Theft

No matter what vehicle you own, you can make it harder for thieves to target it. In particular, the IBC encourages you to pay special attention to where you keep your car’s key fob. They recommend that you don’t leave your key fob in the car or near the entrance of your home as tech-savvy thieves have found ways to steal the device’s signal.

Theft by this means, electronic auto theft, is on the rise country-wide, according to Bryan Gast, the IBC’s National Director of Investigative Services.

Additionally, you can make changes to your daily driving routine to further deter theft:

  • Keep valuables stored in the car hidden
  • Park in well-lit areas
  • Close and lock windows, doors, and sunroofs anytime you leave the car
  • Don't keep the engine running when the vehicle is unattended

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