This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Renault Laguna Sport Tourer (08-12) review.

Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 27 - 50 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

The fuel consumption is satisfactory and major servicing intervals are reasonably spaced out. However, they can be a little more expensive than normal, especially the tyres, and waiting lists for parts and servicing can be extensive. The Sport Tourer struggles to retain its value for long, although this is often expected for new cars.

Laguna performs quite well on the eco front. With an average of 191 g/km CO2 across the model line-up, its emissions are fairly standard for a medium-sized estate. However, it’s worth noting that the line up has a high number of diesel models, bringing the average down and giving buyers more choices of low-emission versions. Diesels typically produce less CO2 than petrol engines with similar power outputs.

The range is not particularly economical, averaging 38 mpg.

There have been numerous concerns with the reliability of the Laguna, and despite improvements in 2005, older versions may still lack the resilience of their competitors. Erratic problems with the electrics are well documented, as are issues with the gearbox. However, due to many Lagunas experiencing similar problems, diagnostics and a remedy should be fairly swift.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £220 - £615
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 17 - 25
How much is it to insure?