The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) recently released the list of the least and most-stolen vehicles for the 2020 through 2022 model years, based on whole-vehicle theft reports, as opposed to stolen vehicle parts or items stolen from a vehicle. Several GM models pepper the list of vehicles with the lowest claim frequencies for whole-vehicle theft, with models from the GMC, Chevy, Buick, and Cadillac brands all represented. Meanwhile, the Dodge Charger tops the list of highest claim frequencies by a significant margin.
Looking over the list of the 20 vehicles with the lowest claim frequencies for whole-vehicle theft, six are produced by General Motors. The GMC Acadia was ranked fourth, with a relative claim frequency of seven. A relative claim frequency of 100 is considered average. The Chevy Trailblazer was ranked eighth with a relative claim frequency of 10, while the Buick Envision and Cadillac XT5 were eleventh and twelfth, respectively, both with a relative claim frequency of 11. The Chevy Traverse was thirteenth and the Buick Encore GX was fifteenth.
Meanwhile, looking over the list of the top 20 vehicles with the highest claim frequencies, the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat was in first place with a relative claim frequency of 6,128, followed by the Dodge Charger Hemi with a relative claim frequency of 2,197 and the Infiniti Q50 with a relative claim frequency of 878. Meanwhile, several Kia models made the list as well, likely driven by a viral social media trend targeting Hyundai and Kia vehicles as being easy to steal.
With regard to the list of lowest claim frequencies, all four Tesla models are included, with the top-two spots going to the Tesla Model 3 sedan and Tesla Model Y crossover, respectively. Both have a relative claim frequency of 3. A total of six of the 20 models with the fewest claims are EVs, and according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), this may be because EVs are often parked in well-lit, relatively safe locations for charging.