I rented a 2015 Traverse LTZ for a couple weeks. The Traverse and Equinox are big-time rental cars.
Looks nice from the outside
Good handling for the size
Had remote start
Mush better than a truck-based SUV/Suburban/Tahoe
Feels like a car from the mid 2000s
Old, ugly interior
Poor visibility front and rear but it had a backup camera
Gauges cluster looks like 90s GM, green monochrome info display
Infotainment system is old, slow, and has no features except bluetooth
Engine is coarse and raspy, doesn't have enough torque so you have to rev the engine a lot
I got 15 MPG. Our 15 year old minivan gets 19 MPG and it's bigger and more practical than the Traverse.
Ratings show that the Traverse is reliable. I would buy the Traverse over the Durango and Equinox because Dodge's brand reputation has been tarnished because of bad reliability and the 2nd gen Equinox is just not good. I wasn't impressed with the Traverse, but it wasn't a bad car. It's just stuck a decade in the past. The Traverse should be in its 3rd generation, but it just started its second generation. Test drive the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, and Hyundai Santa Fe. They are much better than the Equinox and Durango. The Traverse is a good car if you don't mind the oldness of the interior and powertrain. The chassis is solid and well put together. BTW the Equinox is a 5 seater.
For reliability, the 2009-2013 Traverses have problems with the power steering suddenly not working and engine failure. The 2009-2017 have problems with engine failure. Equinoxes 2010-2017 have some oil consumption issues and transmission failures.