What's the used Renault Laguna estate like?
The Renault Laguna Sport Tourer's looks are more important than its overall load space. Even so, it carries a fair bit and it's packed with thoughtful details, such as a rear window that opens separately from the rest of the tailgate.
Inside, it's pleasantly trimmed. The cabin feels roomy, helped by its big windows, although the poor view to the back makes reversing tricky.
The Laguna led the fad for replacing conventional keys with a credit card-sized slab of plastic. It looks intriguing, but the card is too thick to carry in your wallet easily and it still needs to be slotted into the dash before the car will start. So it's more of a gimmick than a benefit.
The car rides smoothly and drives nimbly enough. However, it never displays the sharpness and feedback you'll enjoy when driving a Mondeo.