For The stylish Peugeot 308 is a quiet cruiser, with excellent diesel engines. It has an attractive interior and plenty of safety kit.
Against Not one of the best to drive: the ride is firm and the steering imprecise. Visibility isn't great, the driving position is offset and rear legroom could be better.
You'll like the Peugeot 308's plush cabin and high-speed refinement, but the 308 disappoints in too many other areas.
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There are eight engines to choose from in the Peugeot 308 range, providing performance that ranges from sufficient to searing. We reckon the sweet point in the range is the 110bhp diesel, which is flexible and smooth, and gives really impressive fuel economy and emissions.
There are six trims to choose from, too. Access models have air-conditioning, four powered windows and a CD player, but we reckon it’s worth upgrading to Active trim for its cruise control, alloys, automatic lights and wipers and Bluetooth. Allure models add part-leather seats, climate control, parking sensors and a panoramic roof. The GT model, which is only available with the 197bhp petrol engine, also has sportier styling.
The ultra-effficient Oxygo model has similar equipment levels to Active trim, to which it adds all sorts of extra energy-saving gubbins. The fleet-specific SR trim is also similar to Active, but with sat-nav thrown in.
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This is our favourite engine in the 308, and given that Active trim brings all the most important bits of kit, this version is the pick of the range.