Chrysler Group products ranked among the top three in four different vehicle segments in the J.D. Power and Associates 2002 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study released Oct. 8. The Chrysler Concorde sedan, Chrysler Town & Country minivan, Dodge Dakota compact pickup and the Dodge Ram 1500 full-size pickup ranked among the top three in their respective segments. Most significant was the Dodge Ram 1500 light-duty pickup’s nearly 50-point improvement. 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.