Escalade tops most stolen list for 4th straight year

07EscaladeGrillThe insurance industry has released their annual findings of most stolen late-model vehicles.

Escalade had the highest theft insurance claims at 13 per 1000 (yep, #1 highest rate for theft is a paltry 1.3%).

Interestingly, a full 1/4 of all Escalade theft claims are in excess of $40000 (i.e. the whole vehicle was stolen).

For 2007, the new Escalade has an upgraded anti-theft system – which the insurance industry attributes to the higher than normal theft rate. It will be interesting to see if the new system improves the numbers.