Jul 14, 2020

A List Of The Most Stolen Cars

Cars most likely to be stolen

Is your vehicle on the list of most stolen cars in Canada? Vehicle choice is important. If you own a certain vehicle, you may be at greater risk of having your car stolen. It costs Canadians about $1 billion annually. More than 200 cars are stolen on a daily basis across Canada. Some 86,132 vehicles were reported stolen in 2018 alone, says Statistics Canada.

For the average driver, this means that if you own a vehicle that is one of the most stolen, it will affect your auto insurance quote and how much you pay for coverage.

As you will see in the most stolen cars lists below, some of the cars most likely to be stolen familiar brands such as :

Each year, the Insurance Bureau of Canada publishes a list of the most stolen vehicles in Canada.

Here are the list of the top 10 most stolen vehicles in Canada and Ontario from 2017 to present. Make sure you check it before you buy a used car as older models are more likely to be stolen. You'll want to make you have car theft insurance coverage on your policy.

Top 10 Most Stolen In Canada In 2019

Ford dominates the list of the most stolen cars in 2019. Here’s the top 10 list :

  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

Top 10 Most Stolen In Ontario In 2019

Most stolen car

The list of most stolen vehicles in Ontario is very different from the Canada list. While the Range Rover tops the list, Chevrolet has the most models in the top 10 :

  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

Top 10 Most Stolen In Canada In 2018

The Ford F350 is far and away the biggest target. Here’s the list of top 10 most stolen vehicles in Canada for 2018 :

  1. 2007 FORD F350 SD 4WD PU
  2. 2006 FORD F350 SD 4WD PU
  3. 2005 FORD F350 SD 4WD PU
  4. 2004 FORD F350 SD 4WD PU
  5. 2003 FORD F350 SD 4WD PU
  6. 2006 FORD F250 SD 4WD PU
  7. 2001 FORD F350 SD 4WD PU
  8. 2000 FORD F250 SD 4WD PU
  9. 2015 LEXUS GX460 4DR AWD SUV
  10. 2001 FORD F250 SD 4WD PU

Top 10 Most Stolen In Ontario In 2018

Chevy SUVs were a top target in 2018 in Ontario. Here’s the top 10 most stolen :

  1. 2004 CHEVROLET/GMC TAHOE/YUKON 4DR 4WD
  2. 2006 CHEVROLET/GMC SILVERADO/SIERRA 2500 4WD
  3. 2003 CHEVROLET/GMC TAHOE/YUKON 4DR 4WD
  4. 2007 FORD F350 SD 4WD
  5. 2003 CHEVROLET/GMC SUBURBAN/YUKON XL 1500 4DR 4WD
  6. 2002 CHEVROLET/GMC SUBURBAN/YUKON XL 1500 4DR 4WD
  7. 2003 CHEVROLET AVALANCHE 1500 4WD
  8. 2005 CHEVROLET/GMC TAHOE/YUKON 4DR 4WD
  9. 2003 CHEVROLET/GMC SILVERADO/SIERRA 2500 4WD
  10. 2002 CHEVROLET/GMC TAHOE/YUKON 4DR 4WD

Top 10 Most Stolen In Canada In 2017

Most stolen cars in Canada

Even though the Lexus GX SUV was the top target, Ford is the most sought after brand for thieves.

  1. 2015 LEXUS GX460 4DR AWD SUV
  2. 2007 FORD F350 SD 4WD PU
  3. 2006 FORD F350 SD 4WD PU
  4. 2005 FORD F350 SD 4WD PU
  5. 2001 FORD F350 SD 4WD PU
  6. 2003 FORD F350 SD 4WD PU
  7. 2004 FORD F350 SD 4WD PU
  8. 2016 TOYOTA 4RUNNER 4DR 4WD SUV
  9. 2002 FORD F350 SD 4WD PU
  10. 2006 FORD F250 SD 4WD PU

Top 10 Most Stolen In Ontario In 2017

SUVs were a prime target in Ontario in 2017 :

  1. 2016 TOYOTA 4RUNNER 4DR 4WD SUV
  2. 2015 TOYOTA 4RUNNER 4DR 4WD SUV
  3. 2006 CHEVROLET/GMC TAHOE/YUKON 4DR 4WD SUV
  4. 2003 CHEVROLET AVALANCHE 1500 2WD PU
  5. 2005 CHEVROLET/GMC TAHOE/YUKON 4DR 4WD SUV
  6. 2006 CHEVROLET/GMC SILVERADO/SIERRA 2500 4WD PU
  7. 2003 HUMMER H2 4DR AWD SUV
  8. 2002 CHEVROLET/GMC TAHOE/YUKON 4DR 4WD SUV
  9. 2014 TOYOTA 4RUNNER 4DR 4WD SUV
  10. 2005 BUICK/CHEV/GMC RAINIER/TRAILBLAZER/ENVOY 4DR 2WD SUV

IBC provide a top 10 list for each year dating back to 2003 for each province and Canada. Check out the complete list.


Most Stolen Cars FAQs

It’s natural to have questions about the most stolen cars. Here are some of the most common question :

While it may sound obvious, vehicles that are easier to steal are the most common targets. Older vehicles, 2010 or earlier, are easier to steal because many models don’t have an ignition immobilizer - a device that prevents hot wiring. Certain older parts are in demand on the black market. If thieves target newer vehicles it is so they can sell them overseas.

The Ford F Series pickup line is the most stolen in Canada. A number of the different models regularly appear on the most stolen list. Pickup trucks in general are a popular target.

Cars can get stolen from anywhere. They get stolen from large cities, small towns and everywhere in between. They get stolen from driveways and parking lots and almost any other location you can think of.

Black and white cars are commonly the most stolen colours. But, this may also have something to do with the fact they are also two of the most popular colours chosen by drivers. Colour is not necessarily a top consideration for thieves.

It’s estimated about one-sixth of stolen vehicles are never recovered. Many of these vehicles are shipped overseas or sent to chop shops to be dismantled for parts.

While most would assume Toronto is at the top of the list, it’s not even at the top of the list for Ontario. Brantford has the distinction of having the highest theft rate in the province. Fort McMurray, Alberta is rated as the city with the most stolen cars. Other cities that appear in the top 10 include Surrey and Kelowna in BC, Winnipeg, and Saskatoon.

The least stolen vehicles are the ones with the most safety measures. They have alarms and are parked in a garage. BMW Series 3, Tesla, and Subaru models are known for being some of the least likely vehicles to be stolen.


Even if your vehicle is a target for thieves, you can reduce the risk by taking steps to prevent your vehicle from being stolen. Install an alarm, park in the garage, and always lock your doors.

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