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Ford Pickup, Dodge Caravan Are 'Hottest' Cars in Missouri, Illinois

You really don't want to see your vehicle on this list.

October 24, 2018 - 4:26 pm

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - A study of the most frequently-stolen vehicles in the U.S. in 2017 shows some bad news for owners of 2004 Ford Pickups and 2003 Dodge Caravans. The report by CarInsurance.com say those specific cars were the most-stolen vehicles in Missouri (Ford Pickup) and Illinois (Dodge Caravan). 

Across the entire U.S., the 1998 Honda Civic was the overall most-stolen vehicle, followed by the 1997 Honda Accord and 2006 Ford Pickup at No. 3. You can check out the full list of most-stolen vehicles, here.

Although the Honda cars dominated the list annual list last year year, they are older, pre-"smart key" models. Since the introduction of smart keys and other anti-theft technology, Honda thefts have decreased significantly.

Below are the top-10 stolen vehicles in Missour and Illinois. 

Missouri's top-10:

1. Ford Pickup, (Full Size)2004

2. Chevrolet Pickup, (Full Size)2005

3. Dodge Pickup, (Full Size)2001

4. Chevrolet Impala, 2008

5. Honda Accord, 1997

6. Chevrolet Malibu, 2011

7. Honda Civic, 1998

8. Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee, 2000

9. Toyota Camry, 2017

10. Dodge Caravan, 2003

Illinois' top-10:

1. Dodge Caravan, 2003

2. Chevrolet Impala, 2007

3. Nissan Altima, 2016

4. Chevrolet Malibu, 2012

5. Honda Accord, 1997

6. Honda Civic, 2000

7. Toyota Camry, 2014

8. Toyota Corolla, 2016

9. Ford Pickup, (Full Size) 2006

10. Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee, 2015