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.
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.
—By Chris Woodyard, USA Today