The Laguna's relatively low-cut window line and large glass area make it easy to judge the car's length and width. However, its front seats aren't particularly supportive, and the steering wheel could do with a wider range of movement. Most of the dashboard controls are logically positioned, but the switches for the climate control are rather small, and the stereo and sat-nav controls are far too fiddly.
Renault Laguna space & practicality
Space is not an issue up front because there's plenty of head-, leg- and shoulder room. However, the Laguna's sweeping roofline impinges on rear headroom, and rivals such as the Ford Mondeo and Volkswagen Passat offer far more kneeroom. The boot is rather shallow, too, but you can fold the rear seats forward to extend the loadbay.
Renault Laguna equipment
All models have alloy wheels, air-con, four electric windows, remote locking and keyless entry. Dynamique TomTom adds a sporty bodykit, sat-nav, part-leather sports seats and cruise control, while top-of-the-range GT Line TomTom provides electrically-operated folding door mirrors, Alcantara-trimmed heated front seats with electric operation.