A study recently published by the Highway Data Loss Institute of the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (motto: “We Order Everything In Tan”) found that nine of the 10 vehicles most highly coveted by Americans are produced by Detroit. Of course, by “10 vehicles most highly coveted by Americans”, I mean “10 vehicles most frequently stolen by Americans,” but I digress.
The list, which only covers vehicles from the 2005-2007 model years, determines a vehicle’s ranking based on the number of theft claims per thousand vehicles insured. Who claimed the number one spot?
We were shocked, SHOCKED, to learn it that was the 2007 Cadillac Escalade ESV with a reported theft average of 15 vehicles per every 1000 registered. Frankly, 15 out of 1,000 seems relatively lackluster given the Cadillac Escalade’s overwhelming popularity, but then we remembered that the HDLI’s survey only counts successful thefts, excluding all those attempted thefts that were ultimately thwarted by the driver and/or passenger’s illegal firearm. To check out the full list for yourself, suck up your liberal ideology and head to FOX News.com