Few classes are as closely contested as the family car class, and some of its most popular models are overall UK best-sellers. It's therefore vital that manufacturers make a decent job of it - enter the Peugeot 308. It's available as a five-door hatchback and an estate, the SW, but comes with a large range of engines options and a similarly long list of trims.
It's up against some of the best all-arounders on sale, cars like Ford's Focus, Vauxhall's Astra, Volkswagen's Golf and most notably, Skoda's Octavia. All of these rivals excel in areas such as space and practicality and running costs - exactly the sort of areas families are interested in when buying a new car.
Read on over the next few pages to get our in depth impressions of the 308, along with our recommendations for which of the many trim levels and engines you should choose.