How can you tell that the crossover segment is maturing? One excellent barometer is a vehicle like the 2013 Kia Sorento. The Kia Sorento is a crossover suv that has been designed not so much to speak to the emotional side of a buyer's decision-making process, but rather appeal to their rational left brain. The Sorento hauls kids and cargo, does so while wrapped in sheet metal that is pleasing to the eye, and it also provides respectable power for its segment. Is an adequate performance in each of the requisite categories, plus an appealing purchase price, the new standard for a competent crossover? Are buyers increasingly more interested in a crossover that borrows from the minivan playbook when it comes to driving dynamics? Read on to find out.