The interior layout, fit and finish
Driving position and dashboard
The i-Cockpit design in the Peugeot 308 SW is set up so you look over the small steering wheel at the standard 10in digital instrument cluster, rather than through it. If you're particularly tall or short, you might find that the steering wheel partly obscures your view and it does take some getting used to generally, but most drivers will find it easy enough to get along with.
The driving position is mostly sound, but the pedals are slightly offset from the seat and steering wheel, and that might hamper comfort on longer drives. There’s plenty of adjustment in the seat and steering wheel, so setting up your preferred position shouldn’t take too long.
Every 308 SW comes with rear parking sensors as standard, while Allure models get front and rear sensors. A 360-degree camera and a self-parking system are optional on most trims, and come as standard on GT Premium cars.
LED headlights are standard on every 308 SW, while range-topping versions get matrix LED lights which adapt their pattern to provide maximum visibility while not blinding oncoming drivers.
Sat nav and infotainment
The i-Cockpit infotainment system, presented on a 10in touchscreen in the 308 SW, is better than in previous models we’ve tried. It features clear, crisp graphics and is packed with features and customisation options. It can be a little slow to respond to your inputs, though, and a lack of proper buttons or even haptic feedback means that using it is inherently more distracting than systems using a rotary controller.