Peugeot 308 Car Reviews

The Peugeot 308 is a medium sized family car that has been in production since 2007. The car is a versatile one which is produced as a 5- door hatchback, a 5-door estate and a 2-door convertible. There are 1.4 litre and 1.6 litre petrol engines available, and 1.6 litre and 2.0 litre diesel engines. Transmission choices include 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic. The petrol engines offer the quickest acceleration while the diesel options deliver the best fuel economy.

Price Range: £-1 - £-1
Insurance Groups: N/A - N/A
MPG Range: N/A - N/A
Score: 3.5/5
Smart interior
Well refined
Good level of equipment
Ride is a little firm
Not much rear legroom
A little pricier than rivals

Latest Peugeot 308 Car Reviews:

Peugeot 308 CC Access 1.6 VTi 2dr - March 2012
Let's cut to the chase, the 308 CC is a dreadful car. It is expensive, not very nice to drive, slow and deeply embarrassing to be seen in. If you want a Peugeot 308, get the hatchback, if you want ...
Peugeot 308 CC Active 1.6 VTi 2dr - March 2012
By chopping the roof of their already fairly mediocre 308 CC, Peugeot have managed to produce on of the least desirable cars on sale today. It's not especially fast, not particularly economical and...
Peugeot 308 CC Active e-HDi with Stop and Start 2dr - March 2012
The 308 CC is well built and very economical but this fails to make up for the fact that it's slow, noisy, unrefined and deeply uncool. It's also pricey for what it is - there are much better cars ...
Peugeot 308 CC Allure 1.6 THP 2dr - March 2012
The 308 CC 1.6 THP offers decent performance credentials and good build quality. On the downside, it's expensive, unrefined, not very good to drive and expensive. You'll also look like a pillock dr...
Peugeot 308 SW Access 1.6 VTi 5dr - March 2012
The 308 SW is a very good estate car for those on a tight budget. It offers an attractive package thanks to an impressive amount of interior space, however there are better cars around for the cash.

Peugeot 308 Overview

The Peugeot 308 has good road grip and light, responsive steering. It is easy to handle and delivers an enjoyable driving experience. The ride is generally a smooth one, although the car does not cope with road imperfections or uneven surfaces very well. Refinement is very good, with very little wind or road noise to be heard inside the cabin. The engines are also smooth and quiet, particularly the diesel variants.

Complementing the stylish exterior of the 308 is a spacious and practical interior. Head and legroom is decent throughout the cabin of the estate and hatchback models, although the rear seats of the convertible are a little cramped. Boot space is also good for the hatchback and convertible models and even better in the estate.

The Peugeot 308 provides an excellent level of equipment, with air conditioning, electric windows and a CD player all coming as standard. Also standard are alloy wheels and cruise control for the convertible, with cruise control and climate control available as upgrades.

Background

The Peugeot 308 was first produced in 2007, launched as a replacement for the 307.

The model was initially produced as a hatchback, with an estate version made available in 2008 and a 2-door, 4-seater convertible released in 2009.

All versions of the Peugeot 308 received a facelift in 2011, with the updated models being unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.

A 4-door saloon 308 was also unveiled in 2011 for the Chinese market.

Summary

The Peugeot 308 is a versatile car which inevitably appeals to a broad market. The convertible offers style and luxury while the estate delivers space and practicality making a practical family car. The hatchback is a capable performer and although other cars in the class do offer a better overall package, the Peugeot should not be overlooked.

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