2022 Peugeot 308 Hybrid: verdict and specs

Plug-in hybrid power gives the Peugeot 308 Hybrid extra company car appeal. With two PHEV versions available, we get behind the wheel of each to see if they can pull their weight.....

Peugeot 308 Hybrid rear corner

Verdict

Crucially for company car users, the Peugeot 308 Hybrid 180 undercuts the Audi A3 40 TFSIe Sport by a healthy margin, and since it sits in the same low 8% tax band, the 308 lets you take more of your earnings home with you. In comparison, the pricier 225 with its higher BIK rating means it makes little financial sense. Even less so, when there’s little performance gain to be had.

Second-rung Allure trim is the one to go for. Although it misses out on the wireless smartphone charging and connectivity of Allure Premium, you can add a Driver Assist Pack (which includes blindspot monitoring, adaptive cruise control and rear cross-traffic alert) and it’s still cheaper than the higher trim level. 

The 308 is a smart-looking, nicely trimmed and cost-effective alternative to an A3 plug-in hybrid. If you're buying with your own hard-earned cash, we can understand why you might choose it.

Peugeot 308 Hybrid interior screen

For more information about the 308 range, see our full Peugeot 308 review

What Car? rating 4 stars out of 5

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Peugeot 308 1.6 Hybrid 180 Allure Premium

Price £33,935 Engine 4cyl, 1598cc, petrol, plus electric motor Power 178bhp (combined) Torque 266lb ft (combined) Gearbox 8-spd automatic 0-62mph 7.6sec Top speed 138mph Fuel economy 281.1mpg (combined) CO2, tax band 24g/km, 8%


Rivals:

Audi A3 40 TFSIe

Skoda Octavia iV


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