btw just for the sake of discussions not any argument i personally think and many reviewers also think that crossovers are bit of a compromise as they try to do everythign at once. a crossover is taller than sedan so cant have same handling characteristics and centre of gravity, even if you beef up the suspension to give it that handling you end with a bad ride quality compared to a sedan. a RWD sedan will always be more fun than a FWD crossover and being FWD it cant go offroad properly like a SUV. crossover are based on smaller platform, as vezel is based on fit it may be slightly bigger than a regular local saloon but not as big as a german saloon or a accord which are both wider and longer in wheelbase than a vezel. so thats why i think they are biota a compromise. not the best drive, not the best space and not th best offered, but a good agreeable combination but not excelling in anything, a german car excels in performance and handing and gadgets, a accord excells in comfort, you get the idea:)
mostly i think they are designed to be more of a city dweller fashion statement who wants something more beefy than a regular sedan and little better driving position so thats its easy to navigate in city.