Listed! Canada's 10 Most Stolen Vehicles

Canada's best-selling truck, the Ford F-Series, tops the most stolen list.

Drive an older model Ford F-Series pickup? You better keep a close eye on it. Last year, the Insurance Bureau of Canada's (IBC) annual list of the most stolen vehicles in Canada included Ford's popular pickup in eight of the 10 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 AWD
  8. 2005 Ford F250 SD 4WD
  9. 2002 Ford F350 SD 4WD
  10. 1998 Honda Civic Si 2DR Coupe

"Th[e] list includes nine vehicles that don't have ignition immobilizers, which are devices that can prevent thieves from hot-wiring a vehicle," explains the IBC in its December 2019 release. "The lack of an ignition immobilizer is the number one reason this series of Ford trucks continues to take up the majority of spots on the list."

Auto Theft Affects Auto Insurance Rates

If you drive a vehicle that's more likely to be stolen, and you have coverage that includes losses resulting from auto theft, chances are your auto insurance premium will take this into account. Insurers will review theft rates in your region and how likely thieves are to target your vehicle to determine your coverage's premium. Even so, each insurer's assessment will differ because they also take into account their own claims experience. As a result, your premiums with one provider may be considerably different than with another, which is why it's important to shop around for the best car insurance price.

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Alberta Thieves Like Pickups, Ontario and Quebec Thieves Go for SUVs

The vehicles thieves fancy, however, vary by province. In Alberta, thieves target pickup trucks, while in Ontario and Quebec, SUVs are the preferred choice.

Alberta's Most Stolen Vehicles

Eight of the 10 most stolen vehicles in Alberta are pickup trucks:

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's Most Stolen Vehicles

Nine of the 10 vehicles most stolen in Ontario are SUVs:

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

Quebec's Most Stolen Vehicles

Lexus and Toyota drivers beware as these are the only two car brands listed:

1. 2018 Lexus RX350/RX350L/RX450h/RX450hL 4DR AWD
2. 2018 Lexus NX300/NX300h 4DR AWD
3. 2017 Lexus RX350/RX450h 4DR AWD
4. 2016 Lexus RX350/RX450h 4DR AWD
5. 2017 Toyota Highlander 4DR 4WD
6. 2018 Toyota Highlander 4DR 4WD
7. 2015 Toyota Prius V 5DR
8. 2017 Lexus NX200t/NX300h 4DR AWD
9. 2015 Lexus NX200t/NX300h 4DR AWD
10. 2016 Toyota Highlander 4DR 4WD

Tips to Protect Your Vehicle from Being Stolen

The IBC says auto theft costs Canadians close to $1 billion every year, including $542 million for insurers to fix or replace stolen vehicles. To lessen the chance that it will happen to you, the IBC offers the following tips to protect your vehicle from the prying hands of would-be thieves:

  • Don't leave your keyless entry fob in a vehicle or unprotected at the front entrance of your home. Consider storing fobs in a protective box or bag that blocks the signal.
  • Install an immobilizing device which prevents thieves from bypassing the ignition and hot-wiring a vehicle.
  • Install a tracking device that emits a signal to police or a monitoring station if a vehicle is stolen.

You're also encouraged to make it tough on thieves who may be looking to take possession of your vehicle:

  • Never leave your vehicle running when unattended.
  • Lock the doors and close all windows when parked.
  • Make sure to park in well-lit areas or in the garage.
  • Use a visible or audible device that shows thieves a vehicle is protected.
  • Consider using a deterrent like a steering wheel or brake pedal lock.
  • Don't leave personal information, like insurance and ownership documents, in the glove box when parked.

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