Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

All-round visibility isn’t bad, but the Laguna’s front and rear ends can be difficult to judge. The driver’s seat and steering wheel both offer plenty of adjustment, so a good driving position can be found quickly. The light-coloured wooden strip which spans the dashboard on Initiale models gives the cabin an upmarket look. Older drivers may find it elegant, but younger drivers could consider it to be old-fashioned.

The interior trim on lower spec Lagunas looks more modern. The integrated audio (and optional sat-nav) system is controlled via a small dial on the centre-console. It can be a little fiddly to adapt to – particularly when inputting your destination address – though this becomes less of a problem with frequent use.

The cabin is roomy and comfortable plus the front seats are supportive, with driver’s lumbar support standard across the range. For Renault Laguna Sport Tourer comfort go for the better equipped models come with fully-adjustable electric heated front seats too. The Laguna’s rear seats are wide enough for three adults on shorter trips or three kids on a daily basis plus all models are equipped with either air conditioning or climate control.