The Honda Accord routinely earns awards for durability, dependability, performance, and style. One of the older Accord models has just received a rather dubious award: According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the most stolen car in America is the 1994 Honda Accord.

The reason? Lots of older Accords are still on the road, far more than other vehicles of the same class. The Honda Accord was 1994’s bestselling sedan, and continued to be for most of the 1990s.

Of course, many of these thefts can be easily avoided. Drivers can simply lock their vehicles, as 50 percent of vehicles stolen are unlocked.  Also, 25 percent of all vehicle thefts occur because a wallet or purse is in plain sight, and 15 percent of all stolen cars have a key in the ignition.  Sometimes avoiding being a victim of theft is just common sense.

The top ten most stolen cars in America, according to the NCIB are:

  1. 1994 Honda Accord
  2. 1998 Honda Civic
  3. 2006 Ford F-150
  4. 1991 Toyota Camry
  5. 2000 Dodge Caravan
  6. 1994 Acura Integra
  7. 1999 Chevrolet Silverado
  8. 2004 Dodge Ram
  9. 2002 Ford Explorer
  10. 1994 Nissan Sentra