Catalytic Converter Theft: Which Vehicles Are Targeted Most?

Catalytic converter theft has exploded – jumping more than 1,000% in just a few years! Thieves are removing catalytic converters from vehicles large and small, often cutting them away from directly beneath the vehicle. But which vehicles are most likely to be targeted? To find out, Carfax looked at service reports for catalytic converter replacements from more than 60,000 service shops across the country. We looked at service records from 2019 through the first three months of 2022. 

Carfax used this data to compile a list of the car models most likely to be targeted by catalytic converter thieves. In this article, we highlight the top 10 vehicles most likely to be targeted nationwide. Depending on where you’re located in the country, certain vehicles are targeted more heavily. That is why we also identify the top 10 vehicles most likely to be targeted in the West, Northeast, South, and Midwest. 

Read the entire article. CarFax, by Patrick Olsen, June 23, 2022