The coupe incarnation of the Laguna was probably too gorgeous to be smashed, so the Euro NCAP let the saloon version of the vehicle deal with the official impacts.
The vehicle received an overall rating of 5 stars, with a score of 36 points (15.9 for the front impact and 15 for the side one), a child occupant protection rating of four stars (this can be translated into a score of 41 points), as well as getting two out of four stars (10 points) for the pedestrian protection.
The impact didn't manage to get the passenger compartment out of shape, with all the areas, except one, receiving the maximum protection score. The aforementioned area is the one of the driver's lower right leg, which, instead of the "good" rating, was rated as "adequate".
The dummies didn't complain about the side impact either, with the Laguna scoring maximum points again. The saloon lost one point though, as the rear door on the hit side opened during the impact, but we're pretty sure that this isn't the case with the coupe. The same top-level protection is offered for child occupants, but the vehicle lost some points due to the fact that the status of the front passenger airbag (activated/deactivated) wasn't clearly signalized to the driver.
However, the Laguna isn't as friendly when it comes to those who are using their own legs instead of an engine. The bonnet seems to have been borrowed from Carmageddon, as its front edge had no mercy for the pedestrians' legs and the rest of it received a predominantly poor rating for the pedestrians' heads.
We have to mention that that the coupe does come with an extra asset, in the for of a 25 percent increased body rigidity. How much does this improve the vehicle safety? We couldn't find out and hopefully you won't be able to tell us either.
However, in the real world, it's pretty hard to crash the Laguna Coupe. The front-wheel-drive, in combination with the four-wheel-steering and a clever ESP, which is assisted by systems like ABS and Emergency Braking Assistance, will keep the car on the path you ask it to follow. As for the passive safety, this relies on features such as a multitude of airbags: the driver and the front passenger get two frontal and two side ones, while all the occupants receive curtain head ones.