Chrysler Vehicles Among Top 3 in Five Categories in the J.D. Power Study
Chrysler Group products ranked among the top three in five different vehicle categories in the J.D. Power and Associates 2001 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study. The Chrysler Town & Country was rated “Most Appealing” in the compact van category, topping the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna. The Chrysler PT Cruiser, Chrysler Con-corde, Dodge Stratus Coupe, and Dodge Dakota also ranked in the top three in their categories.The APEAL study gauges which features and attributes make car and truck models stand out to their owners. The study surveys vehicle purchasers and lessees after the first 90 days of ownership. More than 100 attributes are organized into categories such as ride and handling, engine/transmission, comfort, and convenience.In the 2001 J.D. Power & Associates 2001 Initial Quality Study released in May, the Chrysler Concorde was rated the best full-size car, and ratings for the Jeep brand improved overall by approximately 20 percent.The Chrysler Group also had the highest domestic rating in six categories, with its Chrysler Concorde, Chrysler LHS, Chrysler Voyager, Dodge Intrepid, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Jeep Wrangler.