Used Renault Laguna Estate 1994 - 2001 review

Category: Estate car

Section: What is it like?

1994 - 2001 review
Renault Laguna Estate (94 - 01)
  • Renault Laguna Estate (94 - 01)
  • Renault Laguna Estate (94 - 01)
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What's the used Renault Laguna estate like?

The Renault Laguna Estate is a big, boxy estate, built for space, not looks. But, despite the fact it's an old design (which makes it cheap to buy), it's okay to drive and well equipped.

There's plenty of space in the cabin as well as a trio of three-point belts across the rear seat. It's light and airy inside, although the seat fabrics look tatty after a while. The boot is very good, too, with a wide, flat cargo area.

You can find some seven-seat models, but they're rare and not really worth bothering with. Their rear-facing extra bench is suitable only for young children and, when not needed, folds to the side, which eats into luggage space.

The Laguna estate rides best when loaded but it's always smooth, although the steering is short on feedback and grip runs out early.

Euro NCAP awarded the car three stars for occupant safety, which is average for a mid-1990s design.