A fine-looking, well equipped car that effectively blends two models in one. Ride and handling are good on smooth roads, and boot space is reasonable
The CC is heavier than the hatchback and that limits its performance, while it's even less engaging to drive. Wind noise is obvious with the roof up, and four six-footers won’t fit in the cabin
On the road
What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is
Choose from a 110bhp 1.6-litre petrol, a pair of 2.0 petrols and a new 2.0 diesel that develops 136bhp. Neither of the two 2.0 petrols is quick, hampered by the car’s extra weight over the basic hatchback. Better to treat the 307 CC as a relaxed cruiser, meaning you’re best off with the sweeter 140bhp petrol.
Ride & Handling
The 307 is really feeling its age next to newer competition. The body flexes over coarse surfaces and the steering feels wooden. The ride isn't terrific, but it's a better cruiser than it is a sports car.
The steeply raked windscreen helps ensure refinement is good inside the cabin, even when the roof is down. As long as you keep the windows up, there’s no need to raise voices too much, even at motorway speeds. With the roof up, though, the 307 CC is not as refined as a genuine coupe due to road and engine noise.