The Insurance Bureau of Canada has released their list of the country's most stolen cars for the year, and trucks again come out on top. We've broken down the top vehicles nationally and by region.
1999 Jeep Cherokee four-door (Atlantic provinces' 3rd most stolen)
2006 Acura MDX (Atlantic provinces' 2nd most stolen)
1999 Toyota 4Runner 4WD (Atlantic provinces' top most stolen)
Ford F-250 and F-350 4WD (Alberta's 3rd, 2nd and top most stolen)
2006 BMW X6 (Ontario's 2nd most stolen)
Acura RSX Type S (Ontario's 3rd and top most stolen)
Honda Civic two-door (Canada's 9th and 6th most stolen)
2003 Cadillac Escalade (Canada's 4th most stolen)
Ford F-250 and F-350 4WD (Canada's 10th, 8th, 7th, 5th, 3rd, 2nd and top most stolen)
While thefts across Canada were down overall, they were up slightly in Newfoundland, due to thefts of vehicles like the Jeep Cherokee.
SUVs make up the top three most-stolen vehicles on the East Coast. The 2006 MDX is runner-up most stolen, there.
Older SUVs in particular seem to be the hottest cars in the Maritime provinces; the ’99 4Runner was the most stolen in 2014.
Vehicle thefts were down across Canada, but were up 11 percent in Alberta. Specifically, the theft of Ford super-duty pickups like the 2006 and 2007 F-350 and 2007 F-250 – Alberta’s top three most-stolen vehicles, ascending in that order – was up 50 percent this year.
You’ll find several model years of Toyota Highlander on Ontario’s top-ten most-stolen list, but when it comes to the most-stolen SUV in Ontario, thieves tend to go European, targeting the ’06 ×6 in particular.
Alongside the older Honda Civic, this sporty Japanese compact is a perennial most-stolen car in Canada. The 2002 model was number three in Ontario this year, and the 2003 was number one.
The 2000 Civic SiR came in at number nine on the top-ten list this year, but the slightly less sporty 1999 two-door coupe was even hotter, at number six.
The Cadillac Escalade SUV seems year after year to remain a favourite amongst Canadian car thieves, especially the early 2003 models which have fewer anti-theft features.
Ford’s super-duty trucks are more popular (among thieves) than ever this year, claiming seven of the top 10 spots on Canada’s most-stolen list for 2014, including the number one spot. In ascending order, the hottest years in particular were: 2003 F-350s (pictured above); 2006 F-250s; 2004 F-350s; 2005 F-350s; 2007 F-250s; 2006 F-350s; and Canada’s number one, the 2007 Ford F-350 4WD.