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We have good news for some truck brands and bad news for others. For years the Ford F-150 was the most stolen truck in America, but now it can step back and relax. One of its rivals has surpassed it as the full-size option most targeted by thieves. 

What is the most stolen truck in America? 

As of 2023, the most stolen truck in America is the Chevrolet Silverado. It’s the fourth most stolen car overall, behind the Kia Optima, Hyundai Sonata, and Hyundai Elantra. 

According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), people reported 23,721 Chevy Silverado thefts in 2023. The Hyundai Elantra had 48,445 thefts in the top spot. 

The Ford F-150 was the most stolen truck in 2020, 2021, and 2022. So, many people expected the trend to continue. 

But in 2023, the Ford F-150 landed in ninth place with only 15,852 reports of theft. On an interesting note, these were the only two trucks to land in the top 10. 

The 2024 Chevy Silverado off-roading in the woods
2024 Chevy Silverado | Chevrolet

Ford F-150 trucks were a prized target due to part shortages for repairs. Thieves would steal the truck and strip it for valuable parts like the headlights, bumpers, and wheels. 

The 2024 Ford F-150 has new theft prevention features. Sensors will send the owner mobile alerts if anyone tries to get in your truck, tow it, or tamper with it. A GPS tracker will detect if the truck moves while the engine is off, as this could mean it’s being towed. 

An accelerometer detects if the truck is lifted for towing or to take its wheels. It will also detect if your truck is bumped or disturbed while in park. 

The Chevy Silverado 1500 could be targeted for valuable parts such as the catalytic converter. It sells for a high price and is easy to quickly remove. 

Also, the Chevrolet OnStar system, or the built-in security system is allegedly easy to hack, allowing thieves to turn off security anti-theft features. These two factors make it irresistible to criminals.