Renault Laguna (2007 – 2012) Review

Renault Laguna (2007 – 2012) At A Glance


+Comfortable, with reasonable ride. Nicely styled interior. Four wheel steer GT has remarkable handling.

-Bland looks against Mondeo, Mazda 6 and Citroen C5. Non GTs ordinary to drive.

Insurance Groups are between 20–30
On average it achieves 87% of the official MPG figure

The Laguna III Sports Tourer is bigger in all respects than its predecessor: longer, wider and taller. Despite that, it’s 15-65kg lighter (depending on model). The growth certainly helps interior space: there’s plenty of legroom in the rear, with decent headroom for tall people, too. 

It also boosts luggage volume to 501 litres with all seats raised (up 26 litres) and 1593 with the seats folded (up 78 litres). There’s a clever one-touch facility that folds the rear seats without you having to grapple with them. The seat backs fold completely flat, although the seat bases don’t tumble. You’re left with a load floor that’s just over 2 metres long and, although the boot is a little narrow and the sloping tailgate intrudes on space, it’s well shaped for large objects. Another clever feature is a parcel shelf that not only slides back with a simple finger touch, it can also be stowed in a special area under the boot floor. We like the separately opening upper tailgate but it’s only standard on the Initiale – for other models, you’ll need to pay £150 extra. 

The Sports Tourer also looks much better than the hatchback, which helps explain why it will take up to 50 per cent of all Laguna sales. Significantly, the typical profile for the estate buyer is far younger: while the average age of the Laguna hatchback owner is mid-50s, the Tourer’s is more like 40. 

Real MPG average for a Renault Laguna (2007 – 2012)


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Average performance


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28–60 mpg

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I'm selling my Renault Laguna, what's the best way to do this?

"The time has come to sell my lovely reliable and comfortable Renault Laguna. It has been owned since new (2007) and is a diesel with 211000 miles. It has passed its MOT and is good to June 2024. There's a full service history. The car interior and exterior are okay for the age of the car. Its not been in any accidents. What is the best way to sell the car? And what sort of price can I expect? "
If you're looking for the best price for your Laguna, normally a private sale is the best way to achieve this. Online car buyers and dealers will offer trade-in values, which are typically lower than private sale prices and forecourt prices, although you may wish to compare these values for your own peace of mind. If you are selling privately we would suggest placing an ad online, either through social media sales pages or websites that carry classified ads. It is also worth cleaning your car and taking good quality images, as well as organising all the paperwork. You can read more in-depth advice here: As for its value, you can get a valuation for your car by following the same link.
Answered by David Ross

How good is the Renault Laguna?

"How good is the Renault Laguna and what should I look for when buying one? "
You don't say which one. The last Laguna imported to the UK was actually a very good, very well built car, but didn't sell because of the reputation acquired by previous Lagunas. All under the Renault Laguna entries in
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Megane Tourer vs Laguna Tourer - Which is best?

"I can't decide between the Renault Megane Tourer or the Renault Laguna Tourer. Both are 2009 models. Is one a better buy than the other? Is there anything specific I need to look out for?"
The Laguna is a bit bigger and I think better built, in Sandouville, Northern France rather than in Palencia, Northern Spain. See the entries in for problem areas.
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What's the best used estate for £6500?

"I have a budget of £6500 to spend, but can’t decide between a Renault Laguna 2009 Estate 2.0 dci Expression (42,000 miles) or a high mileage Ford Mondeo of a similar year. Which car would you choose?"
The latest model laguna was far better built and far more reliable than Lagunas before. But not many sold in the UK. The price is bang on Glass's Guide retail for the car, so expect a warranty.
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