Nearly 750,000 vehicles were stolen in 2018, according to the FBI, and very few of them were the high profile vehicles glamorized in films like "Gone in 60 Seconds," "John Wick," or all of the "Fast and Furious" films.
The vehicles most prized by car thieves were workaday models easily stolen and easily stripped for parts.
Thieves didn't strike out for the shiniest metal, either. The most stolen car was the 2000 Honda Civic at 5,290 models, and the most popular Accord was even older: 1997. The Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado followed the Hondas on thieves' take lists.
When it comes to new vehicles for model year 2018, the 2018 GMC Sierra had the highest take rate at 1,170 units, followed by the 2018 Ford F-150 at 1,017. Other hot models for 2018 were, in order, the Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, Chevy Silverado, Hyundai Elantra, Ford Transit, Dodge Charger, Toyota Corolla, and Chevrolet Malibu. Honda didn't crack the top 10 for 2018 models, indicating security measures have been tightened or their parts are less transferable.
Here's a look at the top 10 overall vehicles stolen in 2018, regardless of model year. In the meantime, the NICB recommends removing keys from the car, locking up, parking in well-lit spaces, using warning devices like VIN etching or theft deterrent decals, or investing in immobilizing devices like kill switches, or tracking devices, which are offered by some insurance companies.
10. 2000 Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee
2000 Jeep Cherokee SE
There were 9,818 Cherokee and Grand Cherokee models stolen in 2018, but the 2000 model year was most popular for thieves, with 646 units stolen.
9. 2001 Dodge Ram 1500
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Work Special
Remember when Dodge Ram was one unified brand that made trucks? Thieves do. The 2001 Dodge Ram pickup was the hottest model, with 1,155 units stolen out of 11,226 across model years.
2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali
The GMC Sierra was the only new model for 2018 that led all other years for that particular model. Thieves stole 1,170 of the 2018 Sierra out of 11,708 stolen across all model years.
7. 2017 Toyota Corolla
2017 Toyota Corolla, test drive, Ojai, California, Sep 2016
The tried and true Toyota Corolla was picked off 12,388 times, with the 2017 model most popular for thieves at 1,034 units.
6. 2017 Nissan Altima
2017 Nissan Altima
Who says sedans aren't popular? Last year, 13,284 Nissan Altima mid-size sedans were stolen, with 1,451 model year 2017s.
5. 2017 Toyota Camry
2017 Toyota Camry
2017 Toyota Camry
The perennial best-selling car is not the most-stolen car. Only 16,906 Camrys were stolen, less than half of the hot Accords, with 2017 being hottest (1,144 units).
4. 2004 Chevrolet Silverado
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LS
Big trucks make a big jump over sedans in annual thefts; 31,566 Silverado trucks were stolen in 2018, with model year 2004 most popular (2,097 units).
3. 2006 Ford F-150
2006 Ford F-150 King Ranch
America's best-selling vehicle nearly edged the Accord for second most stolen at 36,355 units. The most stolen model year was the 2006 F-Series at 3,173 units.
2. 1997 Honda Accord
1997 Honda Accord Sdn Value Pkg
Hotter still: 36,815 Honda Accord were stolen in 2018, with thieves most prizing the 1997 model at 5,029 units.
1. 2000 Honda Civic
2000 Honda Civic Sedan
So many Civics, so many thefts. Civics were the most popular and 38,246 were stolen, with 5,290 model year 2000 units stolen in 2018.