Had my second stint in the Traverse and I'll revise (somewhat) my earlier comments. First, on the interior: I very much like the STYLING of the dash in this car, and there are some specific features I like a LOT (see below), but I do take issue with the quality of the hard plastic facing on so much of the dash and door panels.
I like the organization of the controls in this car very much. With the exception of the somewhat hidden volume controls, all of the buttons on the steering wheel are clear and easy to use. Having the light(s) switch in the traditional lower left dash position is perfectly fine for me. With that and the good cruise controls on the wheel, the resulting single stalk with only wiper and highbeam duty is welcome... Moving the control for the rear wiper/washer to the center console is brilliant as well. It's right there, clearly marked and keeps the stalk controls simple. Most cars (VW and Audi leap to mind) are a virtual nightmare on this front.
The folding mirrors are a nice touch (once you recognize how to pop them back out).
Matt Tierney, Art Director