Tesla Vehicles Are The Least Stolen in US

Tesla vehicles are the least stolen, according to the Highway Loss Data Institute. The Model 3 and Model Y top the list, showing that Tesla vehicles are hard to steal.

The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) has published a list of the most stolen vehicles for all 2020-22 models in the United States. The 2020–22 model year passenger vehicles combined had a whole vehicle theft claim frequency of 0.41 claims per 1,000 insured vehicle years. The list showed which manufacturers pay special attention to anti-theft protection for their cars, and those who are not very concerned about this issue. The data showed that Tesla is one of the manufacturers that has put the most effort into safety, with Model 3 and Model Y topping the list.

According to the study, Tesla Model 3 4WD (AWD) and Tesla Model Y are the least stolen cars in the US. They received the best results among all those sold in the country. Tesla Model X 4WD (AWD) is in fourth place, Tesla Model 3 takes sixth place, and Tesla Model S 4WD (AWD) comes in 11th. Makes and models that also performed well include Volvo XC90, GMC Acadia, Volvo XC40, Chevrolet Trailblazer, and others.

Vehicles with the lowest claim frequencies for whole-vehicle theft

2020-22 model years

Vehicle size/type Relative claim frequency
(100 = average)
Tesla Model 3 4WD Midsize luxury car (electric) 3
Tesla Model Y 4WD Midsize luxury SUV (electric) 3
Volvo XC90 4WD Midsize luxury SUV 6
GMC Acadia 4WD Midsize SUV 7
Tesla Model X 4WD Large luxury SUV (electric) 8
Volvo XC40 4WD Small luxury SUV 8
Tesla Model 3 Midsize luxury car (electric) 9
Chevrolet Trailblazer 4WD Small SUV 10
Lexus UX 250 hybrid 4WD Small luxury SUV 10
Volvo XC60 4WD Midsize luxury SUV 10
Buick Envision 4WD Midsize luxury SUV 11
Cadillac XT5 Midsize luxury SUV 11
Chevrolet Traverse 4WD Midsize SUV 12
Land Rover Defender 4WD Midsize luxury SUV 13
Buick Encore GX 4WD Small luxury SUV 14
Nissan Leaf Small car (electric) 14
Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Midsize luxury SUV 15
Subaru Ascent 4WD Midsize SUV 15
Tesla Model S 4WD Large luxury car (electric) 15
Volvo XC60 Midsize luxury SUV 15


It is also worth noting separately those cars that are stolen most often. Two Dodge muscle cars, Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat and Dodge Charger HEMI, once again top the HLDI’s list of the most-stolen vehicles for model years 2020-22. Charger SRT Hellcat theft claims were more than 60 times higher than average for all 2020-22 models relative to the number on the road, while Charger HEMI theft claims were more than 20 times higher than average, according to the latest HLDI data.

Other commonly stolen 2020-2022 models include luxury cars from BMW, Infiniti, and Land Rover, as well as three large pickup trucks with powerful engines. Completing the list are relatively inexpensive models from Honda, Kia, and Nissan. Thefts of Hyundai and Kia vehicles have risen sharply in recent years after thieves discovered many of them did not have an electronic immobilizer.

Vehicles with the highest claim frequencies for whole-vehicle theft

2020-22 model years

Vehicle size/type Relative claim frequency
(100 = average)
Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Large car 6,128
Dodge Charger HEMI Large car 2,197
Infiniti Q50 Midsize luxury car 878
Dodge Challenger Large car 766
Land Rover Range Rover 4WD Large luxury SUV 611
Kia Sportage Small SUV 479
Land Rover Range Rover Sport 4WD Large luxury SUV 460
Kia Sportage 4WD Small SUV 415
Honda CR-V 4WD Small SUV 409
BMW X6 4WD Midsize luxury SUV 361
Kia Rio Minicar 359
Kia Forte Small car 357
Ford F-350 SuperCrew 4WD Very large pickup 349
BMW X7 4WD Large luxury SUV 338
Ford F-250 SuperCrew 4WD Very large pickup 337
Honda Accord Midsize car 306
Ram 3500 crew cab long-wheelbase 4WD Very large pickup 306
Infiniti Q50 4WD Midsize luxury car 287
Nissan Maxima Midsize car 284
Honda CR-V Small SUV 270
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