Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Given that the Laguna Coupe looks so distinctive from the outside, it's a shame that the interior is lifted straight from the standard Laguna. Quality is good and the materials used have a nice feel to them, but it's fairly ordinary to look at and doesn't have a feelgood factor. On the plus side, there's an uncluttered dashboard with easy to use air conditioning controls and supportive seats.

Forward visibility is good although the rear view is compromised by the narrow rear window.

The Laguna is cosy for four rather than truly spacious, although front seat occupants have decent room. Taller occupants may find their knees becoming sore from rubbing against the door pulls on longer journeys but with electrically adjustable seats optional on GT models it should be easy to find a perfect seating position for most people. Dual-zone electronic climate control is standard and the cabin is well insulated from engine, wind and tyre noise.