Four-cylinder models will be far cheaper to run than six-cylinder models and the list price of the 150bhp diesel is quite attractive. Although depreciation will be steeper than on premium rivals, the Laguna is a less expensive car to buy in the first place, so the amount of cash lost shouldn't be any more excessive than on something with a posher badge.
Renault servicing is good value but the dealers have a second-rate reputation for customer care.
Diesel models have low emissions, with even the potent 3.0 V6 dCi auto recording comfortably less than 200g/km. It is likely that the most popular cars will be the greener models by virtue of their lower fuel consumption - the 2.0 dCi 150 averages 47mpg.
Renault has sought to improve reliability and early indications on the Laguna are that it has improved. We would be happy to increase the rating in due course as a result of positive feedback from owners.
Estimated fuel cost per year
|Fuel type||Pence per litre||Estimated cost per year *|
|Unleaded||128p||£1,663 - £2,078 *|
|Diesel||131p||£1,103 - £1,527 *|
* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.
Highest and lowest CO2 emissions
|Engine||CO2 emissions||Road tax (12 months)|
|2.0 dCi (150bhp) Diesel||136 g/km (Min)||£145|
|3.5 V6 Petrol||238 g/km (Max)||£555|
Ongoing running costs
|Road tax (12 months)||
£145 - £555
See tax rates for all versions
30 - 39
How much is it to insure?
Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.