Peugeot 308 SW review

Category: Estate car

Section: Costs & verdict

Peugeot 308 SW 2021 interior infotainment
  • Peugeot 308 SW 2021 front right tracking
  • Peugeot 308 SW 2021 rear left tracking
  • Peugeot 308 SW 2021 interior dashboard
  • Peugeot 308 SW 2021 interior rear seats
  • Peugeot 308 SW 2021 interior infotainment
  • Peugeot 308 SW 2021 front tracking
  • Peugeot 308 SW 2021 rear tracking
  • Peugeot 308 SW 2021 left tracking
  • Peugeot 308 SW 2021 rear right static
  • Peugeot 308 SW 2021 front left static
  • Peugeot 308 SW 2021 headlight detail
  • Peugeot 308 SW 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Peugeot 308 SW 2021 front badge detail
  • Peugeot 308 SW 2021 interior front seats
  • Peugeot 308 SW 2021 interior driver display
  • Peugeot 308 SW 2021 boot open
  • Peugeot 308 SW 2021 boot detail
  • Peugeot 308 SW 2021 front right tracking
  • Peugeot 308 SW 2021 rear left tracking
  • Peugeot 308 SW 2021 interior dashboard
  • Peugeot 308 SW 2021 interior rear seats
  • Peugeot 308 SW 2021 interior infotainment
  • Peugeot 308 SW 2021 front tracking
  • Peugeot 308 SW 2021 rear tracking
  • Peugeot 308 SW 2021 left tracking
  • Peugeot 308 SW 2021 rear right static
  • Peugeot 308 SW 2021 front left static
  • Peugeot 308 SW 2021 headlight detail
  • Peugeot 308 SW 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Peugeot 308 SW 2021 front badge detail
  • Peugeot 308 SW 2021 interior front seats
  • Peugeot 308 SW 2021 interior driver display
  • Peugeot 308 SW 2021 boot open
  • Peugeot 308 SW 2021 boot detail
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

The Peugeot 308 SW is priced broadly in line with its key rivals from Ford, Vauxhall, Seat and Skoda, but the lower-end trims give you the best value for money. The 1.2 Puretech 130 petrol engine in combination with Allure Premium trim, for example, looks especially good value, so that’s where our money would go as a private buyer.

Peugeot routinely offers good discounts across its model range, and we’d expect that to hold true of the new 308 SW in time too. It’s worth keeping an eye on our free What Car? New Car Deals pages for the latest Target Price offers.

Moving up to Allure – the first trim available on the two PHEV models – adds useful kit including 17in alloys and a reversing camera. Allure Premium, which is expected to be the trim level most buyers go for, comes with adaptive cruise control, wireless smartphone mirroring and wireless phone-charging.

GT and GT Premium add luxuries such as larger alloy wheels and Alcantara leather trim inside, but they cost a little too much to recommend.

Peugeot 308 SW 2021 interior infotainment

Reliability

This latest 308 SW is too new to have featured in the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey, but Peugeot as a brand came joint 22nd out of 30 manufacturers (alongside Mercedes and Vauxhall), with a score of 89.6%.

Overview

The Peugeot 308 SW is a compelling alternative to other family estate cars, with a decent boot, a pleasant interior and the option of plug-in hybrid power. It may lack the dynamic polish of the best in its class, but if you’re looking for a comfortable and classy estate that’s sure to turn heads, the 308 SW deserves a space on your shortlist.

  • Low running costs
  • Comfortable interior
  • Plug-in hybrid option
  • Cramped rear seats
  • Not as agile as a Seat Leon Estate
  • Grabby brakes on the plug-in hybrid models
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