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.
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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
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.