The Peugeot 308 has some frugal engines, but it falls way short of its best rivals to drive and rear space is tightget the best price
Active trim is the cheapest way into a 308. It comes as standard with 16in alloy wheels, climate control, rear parking sensors, a leather steering wheel, automatic lights and wipers, a 9.7in colour touchscreen with sat-nav (plus MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring) and driver adjustable lumbar support. It’s our pick.
Engine: 1.2 PureTech 110
Delivering reasonable pace in a refined manner, the 110 offers the best balance of performance, running costs and purchase price. It can only be had with a manual gearbox, but it’s our favourite engine of the range.