Which cars make the most common targets for auto thieves? For that question, our data set comes from the official annual report on auto theft by the National Insurance Crime Bureau, who does the most extensive tracking of this type of statistics. If you own one of these cars, stay vigilant to avoid becoming a thief’s next victim.
The Nissan Altima ranks number three on America's family sedan sales charts, and that means there are millions of Altimas on today's roads. Also contributing to a high rate of theft is a basic engine design that has changed little over the years, making parts compatible with many model years and thus more valuable on the black market. That Honda and Toyota models rank higher on the list is partially due to the fact that the Nissan just isn't as reliable, meaning fewer older models still on the road.