4 American SUVs top list of 10 most stolen

Chris Woodyard
Source: Ford

The Ford Escape is living up to its name when it comes to popularity with thieves, a new study says.

The Ford Escape was the most stolen SUV, leading two other Fords in the top three: the Edge and the Explorer, the National Insurance Crime Bureau reports. The study looked at thefts of 2011 to 2013 model-year SUVs and crossovers from 2010 to 2013. During that time, the Escape escaped from its owners in 1,421 cases.

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After the three Fords, next comes the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Kia Sorento. After that is Chevrolet Traverse, Nissan Rogue, Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Chevrolet Equinox.

Compact SUVs were stolen twice as often as full-size SUVs, the study finds.

The most popular state for SUV thefts was California, followed by Florida, Michigan, Texas, and New York.

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By Chris Woodyard, USA Today