The seats, we have to start with the seats! The front ones, to be more precise. Climbing inside the Laguna Coupe, we found one of the best compromises between a lateral G repellant and a masseur. Getting into details, we have to admit that the balanced was tipped towards the comfort part. As for the rear ones, these also offer a high level of comfort, as we are not talking about a bench, but about two individual ones. And there’s more: the vehicle we tested came with a leather upholstery, which made the interior look plush.
The conclusion about the seats can also be used for the suspension. The setup manages to keep you back happy, regardless of the type of road you use. And even when you run out of road, things manage to be kept relatively under control, Just to make things clear, we are talking about running on gravel here.
Now that we’ve covered the lower area of the car, it’s time to move up. One comfort feature that we particularly liked was the two-zone automatic climate control system. Most systems of this kind have difficulties in using a smooth approach when a certain high thermal aim is set by the user. However, Renault introduced two extra buttons that allow you to set the thermal pace: “soft” and “fast”. These allow you to fine tune the way in which the system works. Of course, everything can be left just like in any other car - all you have to do is not use any of the two.
The suspended layout of the dashboard means that you always feel that here’s enough space. And even when you run out of space and start touching the interior plastics, you won’t feel discomfort, as there are soft and feel nice.
The vehicle we tested also came with certain features that earned it points for this chapter, such as a rain sensor, cruise control (a classic system, not an adaptive one), an electric hand brake (however, this is a disadvantage for the sporty part of the deal) and adaptive bi-xenon headlights (the cornering function also pleased our safe side).
The comfort - you might translate it as laziness in this case - also stays when you want to enter/exit the car. All you need to do is to have the card in the pocket. And Sesame will not only open but also close: prior to leaving the car, after a certain distance or time, a discreet horn beep is heard and this locks itself, so you never have to worry about that anymore.
It’s clear that Renault placed comfort high on the list of priorities when the Laguna Coupe was created. This can be
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