Ford SUVs popular with auto thieves
Three Ford models are among the five most stolen sport utility vehicles (SUVs) or crossover utility vehicles (CUVs) in the U.S., according to statistics released by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB).
The top five makes and models stolen during a four-year period from 2010 to 2013 were Ford Escape (1,421), Ford Edge (1,140), Ford Explorer (958), Jeep Grand Cherokee (912) and the Kia Sorento (725).
New York was the fifth ranked state for the most SUV/CUV thefts and the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island region posted the most thefts with 2,530. It was followed by the Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan, with 1,701 and the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California, with 1,300.
1. Ford Escape(Credit: Ford)
The National Insurance Crime Bureau reported that the Ford Escape was the most stolen SUV/CUV from 2010 to 2013. The NICB report indicated that 1,421 Escapes were taken by auto thieves over the four-year period.
2. Ford Edge(Credit: Ford)
The Ford Edge was the second-most stolen SUV/CUV as ranked by the National Insurance Crime Bureau with 1,140 Edges taken between 2010 and 2013.
3. Ford Explorer(Credit: Ford)
The Explorer is the third Ford model on the National Insurance Crime Bureau's list of most-stolen SUVs/CUVs. Between 2010 and 2013, 958 Explorers were stolen, according to the NICB.
4. Jeep Grand Cherokee(Credit: Dodge/Jeep)
The Grand Cherokee has long been a popular SUV choice for many Americans. But it's also popular with car thieves. From 2010 to 2013, 912 Grand Cherokees were stolen.
5. Kia Sorrento(Credit: Kia)
The lone import among the five most stolen SUVs/CUVs is the Kia Sorrento. According to the NICB, 725 Sorrentos were stolen from 2010 to 2013.