Used Renault Laguna Hatchback 2007 - 2012 review

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2007 - 2012 review
Renault Laguna Hatchback (07 - 12)
  • Renault Laguna Hatchback (07 - 12)
  • Renault Laguna Hatchback (07 - 12)
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Which used Renault Laguna hatchback should I buy?

Diesel Lagunas are the safest place for your money, because they have better long-term resale values than petrols.

The 110bhp 1.5-litre diesel model is the economical option, but the 128bhp 2.0-litre is the best all rounder. Anyone with a need for more speed should consider the 148bhp or 173bhp 2.0-litre versions.

Go for the 138bhp 2.0-litre petrol model if the price is low enough, or the turbocharged 2.0-litre automatic with 168bhp.

Air-con, alloy wheels and four electric windows are standard on the entry-level Expression. Dynamique adds half-leather seats and cruise control, while the Initial comes with electrically adjustable leather seats, parking sensors and sat-nav.

Renault introduced the GT in 2008, with its four-wheel steering and larger wheels and tyres for a more responsive drive. While the four-wheel drive improves cornering ability the bigger wheels amplify the already firm ride. The Laguna GT is available with a choice of two engine options: a 201bhp turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol and a 178bhp 2.0-litre diesel.

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