Our Fleet Test Drive Review: Renault Laguna coupe - 9th Report
20 November 2009
 Audio and satnav screen
|P11D price:|| £21,400|
|Key rival:|| Peugeot 407 Coupe|
The Laguna's £975 satellite navigation system is, like the audio controls previously moaned about, something of an oddball.
As soon as the next junction drops below a mile away, the nav switches to distances in feet, which isn't particularly helpful as I've no idea how far 3300ft is when you're travelling at 70mph. While every other system I've tried counts down in either metres or yards, for some reason the French car's mode of choice is large numbers of feet. The last thing I need when on a road I don't know, is to try and translate the distance to a junction.
Otherwise the system works well and is fairly intuitive, though I did have a problem when I had the postcode for a destination but wasn't sure which town it is in. The Laguna won't allow full postcode search or to put a road name in and search through the list of towns with that street, so I had to guess at five different towns before my countryside destination popped up.
|Renault Laguna coupe 2.0 dCi 150|
|Claimed combined |
|Our average consumption||39.4mpg|
|Model price range||£21,400-£27,460|
|CO2 (tax) ||157g/km (22%)|
|BIK 20/40% per month||£78/£157|
|Boot space||423 litres|
|Why we’re running it||Can Renault match style |
with substance and bring
glamour to Laguna?
|Positive||Looks, interior and |
|Negative||Unsettled ride, unintuitive |
stereo and nav