October 1, 2023


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Dodge Charger Hellcat tops most-stolen automobile record

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The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is most stolen-vehicle within the U.S. for mannequin years 2020-2022, in accordance with the Insurance coverage Institute for Freeway Security (IIHS).

The IIHS’ Freeway Loss Knowledge Institute (HLDI) on Thursday launched its its newest most-stolen automobile record, primarily based on insurance coverage claims for entire automobile theft. Claims for the Charger Hellcat sedan have been greater than 60 occasions extra frequent than the common for all 2020-2022 fashions, relative to their numbers on the street, in accordance with the IIHS.

The Hellcat is not the one model of the Charger focused for theft in excessive numbers. Non-Hellcat fashions with Hemi V-8 engines have been the second-most stolen, with claims 20 occasions increased than common. And the associated Dodge Challenger coupe had the fourth-highest frequency of theft claims.

2022 Dodge Charger

2022 Dodge Charger

Efficiency variations of the Charger and Challenger have been among the many high 5 most-stolen autos for the reason that 2011 mannequin 12 months, the IIHS famous. However the frequency of claims has grown “at a surprising fee,” in accordance with the group. Theft claims for Charger Hellcats elevated from about 18 per 1,000 insured autos for mannequin years 2019-2021 to 25 for mannequin years 2020-2022.

Different frequently-stolen 2020-2022 fashions included Ford F-Collection Tremendous Obligation and Ram 3500 pickup vehicles, and numerous BMW, Infiniti, and Land Rover fashions. The IIHS additionally famous an uptick in thefts of Hyundai and Kia fashions as a result of a web-based development that uncovered their lack of engine immobilizers.

2022 Dodge Charger

2022 Dodge Charger

EVs are typically stolen much less, maybe as a result of they’re typically parked in well-lit and comparatively safe areas for charging, in accordance with the IIHS. Twin-motor variations of the Tesla Mannequin 3 had the bottom frequency of entire automobile theft claims, adopted by the Tesla Mannequin Y. Single-motor Mannequin 3 variants, in addition to the Tesla Mannequin S, Mannequin X, and Nissan Leaf are additionally among the many 20 least-stolen autos for mannequin years 2020-2022. Six others have been Basic Motors autos.

If the low-EV-theft development holds, future Dodge homeowners might not have to fret as a lot. The present gasoline Charger and Challenger are on their manner out, and their alternative shall be an electrical muscle automotive previewed by the Charger Daytona SRT idea.

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