Published 30/04/2011 | 05:00
What: Renault Laguna 5dr family hatchback, 2.0dCi diesel (1,995cc, 150bhp, 0-100kmh in 9.5 secs), 6spd manual gearbox, front-wheel-drive, CO2 of 136g/km; VRT is 16pc. €156 annual road tax.
Cost: From €24,490. Delivery, related charges extra
Target Market: Families, fleet drivers.
Plus: Looks, drive, cabin, engine, equipment, boot.
Minus: Old ghost of doubts over trade-in values; key rivals have stormed ahead.
Standard Equipment: Several airbags, safety elements, air-con, cruise control, electric windows, heated wing mirrors, ESC.
Others to consider:
- Citroen C5
- Ford Mondeo
- Mazda 6
- Opel Insignia
- Peugeot 508
- Skoda Superb
- Toyota Avensis
- Volkswagen Passat