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For The Peugeot 308 offers low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. It’s also got a large boot and a smartly styled cabin.

Against Rear-seat space is tight, the handling is sloppy and the touch-screen system could be easier to use.

Peugeot 308 Hatchback
33 5stars

The Peugeot 308 falls some way short of the sky-high standards set by the best rivals, although the diesel models are cheap to run as company cars.

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There are 23 Peugeot 308 versions available

Hatchback 1.2 VTi 82 Access 5dr £14,895 TBA
Hatchback 1.6 THP 125 Access 5dr £16,095 TBA
Hatchback 1.2 e-THP 110 Access 5dr £16,145 TBA
Hatchback 1.6 HDi 92 Access 5dr £16,845
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 THP 125 Active 5dr £17,545 TBA
Hatchback 1.2 e-THP 110 Active 5dr £17,595 TBA
Hatchback 1.6 e-HDi 115 Access 5dr £17,645
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 HDi 92 Active 5dr £18,295
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2 e-THP 130 Active 5dr £18,345
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 THP 125 Allure 5dr £19,000 TBA
Hatchback 1.2 e-THP 110 Allure 5dr £19,045 TBA
Hatchback 1.6 e-HDi 115 Active 5dr £19,095
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 BlueHDi 120 Active 5dr £19,495 TBA
Hatchback 1.2 e-THP 130 Allure 5dr £19,795
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 THP 156 Allure 5dr £20,150 TBA
Hatchback 2.0 BlueHDi 150 Active 5dr £20,395 TBA
Hatchback 1.6 e-HDi 115 Allure 5dr £20,545
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 BlueHDi 120 Allure 5dr £20,945 TBA
Hatchback 1.2 e-THP 130 Feline 5dr £21,395
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 THP 156 Feline 5dr £21,750 TBA
Hatchback 2.0 BlueHDi 150 Allure 5dr £21,845 TBA
Hatchback 1.6 e-HDi 115 Feline 5dr £22,145
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 2.0 BlueHDi 150 Feline 5dr £23,445 TBA

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The 308 is available with 91bhp and 114bhp 1.6-litre diesel engines, while the petrol offerings are an 80bhp 1.2, plus 123bhp and 154bhp 1.6-litre turbos.

If you’re tempted by a 308, though, you’re better off waiting until the spring, when Peugeot will add 109bhp and 129bhp versions of a new three-cylinder turbo petrol engine, and two new Blue HDi diesels: a 118bhp 1.6 and a 148bhp 2.0. The 1.6 is particularly efficient, averaging a claimed 91.1mpg, and it has CO2 emissions of just 82g/km when fitted with optional energy-saving tyres.

The 123bhp petrol and 114bhp diesel are likely to be dropped from the 308 line-up before the end of the summer.

Choosing which trim to go for is easier. Entry-level Access models miss out on some desirable equipment, so go for Active, which is well priced yet comes with dual-zone climate control, sat-nav and rear parking sensors. The more expensive versions are well equipped, but they’re not such good value.

Reader test team says:

Peugeot 308 Hatchback 1.2 e-THP 130 Active 5dr

This is an update to my previous review as it does not appear to be possible to edit it. The model was listed incorrectly - it is an Active 1.2 e-THP…

Michael Friedli

5 out of 5 stars

Peugeot 308 Hatchback 1.2 VTi 82 Access 5dr

Just had my 308 Active e-THP 130 delivered this week. I had it down to a short list of one before ordering it and it has exceeded my expectations. The…

Michael Friedli

5 out of 5 stars
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