Most Stolen Cars in Tennessee

As of 2013, the most stolen cars in Tennessee include the 1994 Chevrolet Pickup, 1997 Ford Pickup, 1996 Honda Accord, 1998 Honda Civic, and the 1999 Dodge Pickup. Car thefts happen in greater numbers in and around urban areas like Knoxville or Chattanooga, but thieves can strike anywhere. Parking in a garage is the easiest defense against a car thief.

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UPDATED: Nov 8, 2020

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Vehicles are stolen every single day. Rural & suburban areas are not immune to car and truck thefts, but incidents happen in greater numbers in and around urban areas like Knoxville or Chattanooga.

Following common automobile security tips such as not having valet keys in your vehicle or parking in a garage is the foremost defense against a car thief.

Below are lists of the most stolen cars in Tennessee for various years. If your vehicle is listed, you should take additional safeguards.

Most Stolen Vehicles in Tennessee (2013)
Source: NICB
1. 1994 Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size)
2. 1997 Ford Pickup (Full Size)
3. 1996 Honda Accord
4. 1998 Honda Civic
5. 1999 Dodge Pickup (Full Size)
6. 1998 Chevrolet Pickup (Small Size)
7. 2006 Chevrolet Impala
8. 2013 Toyota Camry
9. 1994 GMC Pickup (Full Size)
10. 1998 Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee
Most Stolen Vehicles in Tennessee (2009)
Source: NICB
1. 1994 Chevrolet Pick-Up (Full Size)
2. 1994 Honda Accord
3. 2001 Ford F150 Pickup
4. 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass/Supreme/Ciera
5. 1993 Honda Civic
6. 1996 Ford Taurus
7. 1998 Ford Explorer
8. 1995 Toyota Camry
9. 2001 Dodge Ram
10. 1994 GMC Pick-Up (Full Size)
Most Stolen Vehicles in Tennessee (2008)
Source: NICB
1. 2004 Ford F150 Pickup
2. 1994 Honda Accord
3. 1989 Chevrolet Conventional Cab 4×2 Pickup
4. 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass
5. 2002 Ford Explorer
6. 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup
7. 1999 Ford Taurus
8. 1994 Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee
9. 1989 Chevrolet Caprice
10. 2005 Chevrolet Impala
Most Stolen Vehicles in Tennessee (2007)
Source: NICB
1. 1994 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Pickup
2. 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass
3. 1991 Toyota Camry
4. 1996 Honda Accord
5. 1997 Ford F150 Series
6. 1998 Ford Taurus
7. 1993 Jeep (Grand) Cherokee
8. 1994 Ford Explorer
9. 1987 Chevrolet Caprice
10. 1998 Ford Ranger
Most Stolen Vehicles in Tennessee (2005)
Source: NICB
1. 1990 Chevrolet Full Size C/K 1500 Pickup
2. 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass
3. 1997 Honda Accord
4. 1990 Toyota Camry
5. 1997 Ford F150 Series
6. 1994 Buick Century
7. 1991 Chevrolet Caprice
8. 1993 Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee
9. 1993 Ford Taurus
10. 1997 Ford Explorer
Most Stolen Vehicles in Tennessee (2004)
Source: NICB
1. 1990 Toyota Camry
2. 1994 Chevrolet Full Size C/K Pickup
3. 1989 Chevrolet Caprice
4. 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass
5. 1990 Buick LeSabre
6. 2000 Chevrolet Silverado
7. 1993 Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee
8. 1997 Ford F150 Series
9. 1989 Oldsmobile Delta 88
10. 1991 Honda Accord

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