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3 out of 5 stars

For The Laguna has low running costs, is well equipped and comes with a good safety record. You get a lot of car for your cash

Against An overly firm ride makes the Renault's ride too uncomfortable on poor surfaces, while road noise can also intrude. The boor isn't the biggest, either.

Verdict Verdict Capable and likeable – the Laguna isn't the best family estate, but it's worth the money.

Go for… 2.0 dCi 130 Dynamique

Avoid… 2.0T 170 Initial Auto

Renault Laguna Estate
  • 1. Previous models had a stodgy ride, but this Laguna, introduced in 2007, has sharp steering and plenty of grip.
  • 2. The 110bhp 1.5-litre diesel model is the most economical option, but the 128bhp 2.0-litre unit is the best all-rounder.
  • 3. Air-con, alloys and electric windows all round are standard on entry-level Expression models.
  • 4. Axle, suspension and electric faults account for around 60% of all issues and, although the current car shows no signs of being as susceptible, you should still give these areas a thorough examination
  • 5. You might be tempted with the low running costs of the 1.5-litre diesel, but it will struggle if you load up the boot, so the 2.0 dCi 130 is the best all-rounder.
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