The 308's standard safety equipment is comparable to most rivals'. In addition, Peugeot offers a Safety Plus and Driver Assistance Pack on some models that bring several desirable extras, including adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, active lane assist, blindspot monitoring and automatic emergency braking. Security kit includes an engine immobiliser and deadlocks, and all models get an alarm.
The 308 was tested by Euro NCAP in 2013, when it received the full five-star rating. The Golf and Octavia were tested around the same time and also achieved five stars, but the 308 scored lower marks in its adult, child and pedestrian protection scores.
Security firm Thatcham Research has run its tests on the 308, too. While the car scored four stars out of a possible five for resisting being driven away, it scored only three stars for in resisting being broken into.
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